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5: NUMBER OF NOMS EACH RECEIVED BY RIHANNA & DRAKE
Drake and Rihanna lead the pack at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with five nominations each, making it an interesting showdown between the Barbadian singer and the Canadian hip-hop star, who've been linked in a love triangle with her ex, Chris Brown. Oh, it gets better: Rihanna's also featured on Drake's nominated single, "Take Care" – so if he wins, it's anybody's guess what he'll say in his acceptance speech.
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4: TIMES A GROUP HAS WON BEST POP VIDEO
Since 1999, group acts have won best pop video only four times: 'N Sync in 2000 and 2001 and No Doubt in 2002 and 2004. But 2012 could be the game changer: This year's awards are fan-voted, meaning legions of One Direction fans could usher the first-time nominees onto the podium in a category previously dominated by solo female artists such as Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Pink and Kelly Clarkson.
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3: TMI STAGE SMOOCHES
The VMAs have played host to some OMG instances of PDA, most famously Michael Jackson and bride Lisa Marie Presley's 1994 lip-lock and Madonna's 2003 double kiss with Spears and Christina Aguilera. The X Factor judge was nearly cornered into the kissing booth again in 2011, when Lady Gaga's alter ego Joe Calderone tried to get to first base with the pop star.
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2: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH CRASHERS
Kanye West's infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's best female video acceptance speech in 2009 has become the show's most talked-about moment of stage crashing, but it wasn't the first. In 2000, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford climbed a set piece as Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst accepted the award for best rock video – and stayed there until he was later arrested.
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1: BABY BUMP REVEAL
It was the baby news seen around the world! While walking the 2011 VMAs red carpet, Beyoncé cradled her belly and declared, "I have a surprise!" Later, she took the stage to perform "Love on Top" and told the crowd, "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me." So what's going to be this year's big surprise? Join us tonight to find out!
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