Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By May Ng

Nominations for MTV VMAJ 2013 has been announced!

Find out if your favourite artists are on the nominees list for MTV VMAJ 2013.


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Best Male Video       

  • BRUNO MARS “Locked Out of Heaven” (Dir: Cameron Duddy)
  • EXILE ATSUSHI “MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~” (Dir: Tetsuo Inoue)
  • GOTYE “Somebody That I Used to Know feat. KIMBRA” (Dir: Natasha Pincus)
  • JUSTIN BIEBER “Beauty and a Beat feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Jon M. Chu)
  • Daichi Miura “Two Hearts” (Dir: tatsuaki)
     

Best Female Video

  • ALICIA KEYS “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Sophie Muller)
  • JUJU “Arigatou” (Dir: Tsugihisa Tanaka)
  • Kana Nishino “Always” (Dir: Nobu Sueyoshi)
  • RIHANNA “Diamonds” (Dir: Anthony Mandler)
  • TAYLOR SWIFT “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Dir: Declan Whitebloom)
     

Best Group Video

  • FUN. “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE” (Dir: Marc Klasfeld)
  • MAROON 5 “Payphone feat. WIZ KHALIFA” (Dir: Samuel Bayer)
  • ONE DIRECTION “What Makes You Beautiful” (Dir: John Urbano)
  • TOHOSHINKI “Catch Me -If you wanna-“ (Dir: JAE-HYUK JANG)
  • J Soul Brothers III “Hanabi” (Dir: Mika Ninagawa)
     

Best New Artist Video

  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN “Call Me Maybe” (Dir: Ben Knechtel)
  • FUN. “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE” (Dir: Marc Klasfeld)
  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE “BRAVE IT OUT” (Dir: Shigeaki Kubo)
  • ONE DIRECTION “What Makes You Beautiful” (Dir: John Urbano)
  • SALU “The Girl On A Board feat. H.TEFRON” (Dir: SITE)
     

Best Video of the Year

  • Namie Amuro “In The Spotlight(TOKYO)(from ALBUM "Uncontrolled")” (Dir: Shigeaki Kubo)
  • BRUNO MARS “Locked Out of Heaven” (Dir: Cameron Duddy)
  • EXILE TRIBE “24karats TRIBE OF GOLD” (Dir: Shigeaki Kubo)
  • Mr.Children “Marshmallow day” (Dir: Shinji Kawamura+Kazuaki Seki+Kei Takahashi)
  • MUSE “Follow Me (Tekken Version)” (Dir: Tekken)
     

Best Rock Video

  • FUN. “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE” (Dir: Marc Klasfeld)
  • MAN WITH A MISSION “distance” (Dir: Takayuki Kojima)
  • MUSE “Follow Me (Tekken Version)” (Dir: Tekken)
  • ONE OK ROCK “The Beginning” (Dir: maxilla)
  • Sakanaction “Yoru no Odoriko” (Dir: Yusuke Tanaka)
     

Best Pop Video

  • GReeeeN “Orange” (Dir: Taro Okagawa)
  • JUSTIN BIEBER “Beauty and a Beat feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Jon M. Chu)
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Fashion Monster” (Dir: Jun Tamukai)
  • NEGOTO “nameless” (Dir: Kazuaki Seki)
  • TAYLOR SWIFT “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Dir: Declan Whitebloom)
     

Best R&B Video

  • ALICIA KEYS “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Sophie Muller)
  • Namie Amuro “In The Spotlight(TOKYO)(from ALBUM "Uncontrolled")” (Dir: Shigeaki Kubo)
  • FRANK OCEAN “Pyramids” (Dir: Nabil Elderkin)
  • MILIYAH KATO “LOVERS partII feat.waka-danna” (Dir: Tomoo Noda)
  • RIHANNA “Diamonds” (Dir: Anthony Mandler)
     

Best Hip Hop Video

  • AKLO “RED PILL” (Dir: Ryoji Kamiyama)
  • AK-69 “START IT AGAIN” (Dir: RIK CORDERO)
  • A$AP ROCKY “F**kin' Problems feat. DRAKE, 2 CHAINZ & KENDRICK LAMAR” (Dir: Sam Lecca)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (Dir: JeromeD)
  • CYPRESS UENO & ROBERTO YOSHINO “YOKOHAMA SHIKA feat.OZROSAURUS” (Dir: GhettoHollywood)
     

Best Reggae Video

  • HAN-KUN “ROAD TO ZION” (Dir: Tsuyoshi Nakakuki)
  • lecca “Clown Love” (Dir: tatsuaki)
  • PUSHIM “Yuuhi” (Dir: PUSHIM)
  • SEAN KINGSTON “Back 2 Life (Live it Up) feat. T.I.” (Dir: Benny Boom)
  • SEAN PAUL “Dream Girl (Remix feat. lecca)” (Dir: Masaki Ohkita)
     

Best Dance Video

  • BIGBANG “FANTASTIC BABY -Ver. Final-” (Dir: Hyun Seung Seo)
  • group_inou “9” (Dir: Ryu Okubo)
  • livetune adding Megumi Nakajima “Transfer” (Dir: fantasista utamaro × Kazuma Ikeda)
  • SKRILLEX “Bangarang” (Dir: Tony T. Datis)
  • ZEDD “Spectrum feat. MATTHEW KOMA” (Dir: Petro)
     

Best Video from a Film

  • ADELE “Skyfall (Lyric Video)” from "Skyfall" (Dir: Nick Chappell)
  • FLORENCE + THE MACHINE “Breath of Life” from "Snow White and the Huntsman" (Dir: Scott Murray)
  • Mr.Children “Inori ~Namida no kidou” from "Bokura ga Ita Zenpen" (Dir: Genki Ito)
  • ONE OK ROCK “The Beginning” from "Rurouni Kenshin" (Dir: maxilla)
  • PITBULL “Back in Time (featured in "MEN IN BLACK III")” from "Men in Black 3" (Dir: David Rousseau)
     

Best Collaboration Video    

  • BACK DROP BOMB “The Beginning and The End feat. AKLO” (Dir: Hiromasa Sasaki)
  • CALVIN HARRIS “Sweet Nothing feat. FLORENCE WELCH” (Dir: Vincent Haycock)
  • MAROON 5 “Payphone feat. WIZ KHALIFA” (Dir: Samuel Bayer)
  • MIYAVI vs YUKSEK “DAY 1” (Dir: Yasuhiko Shimizu)
  • Keiichiro Shibuya + Hiroki Azuma feat. Hatsune Miku “Initiation” (Dir: YKBX)
     

Best Album of the Year

  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN “KISS”
  • LINKIN PARK “LIVING THINGS”
  • Kana Nishino “Love Place”
  • ONE DIRECTION “TAKE ME HOME”
  • 2PM “LEGEND OF 2PM”
     

Best Karaokee! Song

  • BRUNO MARS “Locked Out of Heaven” (Dir: Cameron Duddy)
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Fashion Monster” (Dir: Jun Tamukai)
  • Kana Nishino “Always” (Dir: Nobu Sueyoshi)
  • TAYLOR SWIFT “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Dir: Declan Whitebloom)
  • J Soul Brothers III “Hanabi” (Mika Ninagawa)           
     

Best Choreography

  • CHRIS BROWN “Turn Up the Music” (Dir: Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarz)
  • Momoiro Clover Z “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachiyo” (Dir: Hideki Kuroda)
  • P!NK “Try” (Dir: Floria Sigismondi)
  • WILLY MOON “Yeah Yeah” (Dir: Alex Courtes)
  • WORLD ORDER “PERMANENT REVOLUTON” (Dir: GENKI SUDO)
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