September 10, 2012 12:00 PM

>MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

BEST NEW ARTIST

• Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Fun., “We Are Young”

Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”

One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

The Canadian pop phenom’s clip is like a screwball comedy—a story with an unexpected (but funny) twist.

BEST MALE VIDEO

• Drake, “Take Care”

Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”

Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Usher, “Climax”

Drake and Rihanna ooze sex appeal in this stylishly shot clip, but the real animal attraction comes from the slo-mo footage of a wild bull.

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Katy Perry, “Part of Me”

Beyoncé, “Love on Top”

Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Selena Gomez & the Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Ri Ri shoplifts, parties and hooks up with a Chris Brown lookalike in a video that captures how intoxicating it is to fall in love—and how bad the hangover can be.

BEST ROCK VIDEO

• The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”

Coldplay, “Paradise”

Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”

Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”

Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Big budgets are for losers. This clip, of a security guard shimmying to the Keys’ gospel-steeped rocker, is awesome in its simplicity.

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