Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Big Bang, 2PM, TVXQ Nominated In MTV VMAJ 2013

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy bands 2PM, Big Bang and TVXQ have received nominations in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ).
MTV Japan announced the nominees, the hosts and the first three performers of the awards ceremony, which will be held on June 22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Carly Rae Jepsen, indie rock band Imagine Dragons and J-pop star Kana Nishino will perform at the VMAJ, which will be hosted by Nobuaki Kaneko and Atsuko Maeda.
2PM's "Legend of 2PM," released last February, has been nominated for Best Album of the Year. The boy band will compete in the category against Carly Rae Jepsen's "Kiss," One Direction's "Take Me Home," Linkin Park's "Living Things" and Kana Nishino's "Love Place."
The Korean boy band will be making their comeback to the K-pop scene with a new album in May.
Big Bang bagged the nomination for Best Dance Video for "Fantastic Baby." The other nominees are Group_inou's "9," Livetune adding Megumi Nakajima's "Transfer," Skrillex's "Bangarang" and Zedd's "Spectrum" (featuring Matthew Koma).
TVXQ's "Catch Me-If You Wanna" is nominated for Best Group Video along with Fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), Maroon 5's Payphone (featuring Wiz Khalifa), One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and J Soul Brothers III's "Hanabi."
Bruno Mars, Fun., One Direction, Taylor Swift and Kana Nishino received three nominations each.
According to MTV Japan, fans can vote in all 16 categories on the MTV Japan official Facebook page until 5PM of June 11. It said MTV VMAJ 2013 will be broadcast worldwide on MTV channels, with potential viewership expected to reach over half-billion households.
Here's the complete list of nominees in the MTV VMAJ 2013:
Best Male Video       
BRUNO MARS - “Locked Out of Heaven”
EXILE ATSUSHI - “MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~”
GOTYE - “Somebody That I Used to Know feat. KIMBRA”
JUSTIN BIEBER - “Beauty and a Beat feat. NICKI MINAJ”
Daichi Miura - “Two Hearts”
                       
Best Female Video
ALICIA KEYS -  “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ”
JUJU - “Arigatou”
Kana Nishino - “Always”
RIHANNA - “Diamonds”
TAYLOR SWIFT - “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
                       
Best Group Video
FUN. - “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE”
MAROON 5 - “Payphone feat. WIZ KHALIFA”
ONE DIRECTION - “What Makes You Beautiful”
TVXQ (aka TOHOSHINKI) - “Catch Me -If You Wanna"
J Soul Brothers III - “Hanabi”
                       
Best New Artist Video
CARLY RAE JEPSEN - “Call Me Maybe”
FUN. - “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE”
GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE - “BRAVE IT OUT”
ONE DIRECTION - “What Makes You Beautiful”
SALU - “The Girl On A Board feat. H.TEFRON”
Best Video of the Year
Namie Amuro - “In The Spotlight (TOKYO) (from ALBUM "Uncontrolled")”
BRUNO MARS - “Locked Out of Heaven”
EXILE TRIBE - “24karats TRIBE OF GOLD”
Mr. Children - “Marshmallow day”
MUSE - “Follow Me (Tekken Version)”
                       
Best Rock Video
FUN. - “We are Young feat. JANELLE MONAE”
MAN WITH A MISSION - “distance”
MUSE - “Follow Me (Tekken Version)”
ONE OK ROCK - “The Beginning”
Sakanaction - “Yoru no Odoriko”
                       
Best Pop Video
GReeeeN - “Orange”
JUSTIN BIEBER - “Beauty and a Beat feat. NICKI MINAJ”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - “Fashion Monster”
NEGOTO - “nameless”
TAYLOR SWIFT - “We Aare Never Ever Getting Back Together”
                       
Best R&B Video
ALICIA KEYS  - “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ”
Namie Amuro - “In The Spotlight(TOKYO)(from ALBUM "Uncontrolled")”
FRANK OCEAN - “Pyramids”
MILIYAH KATO - “LOVERS part II feat. waka-danna”
RIHANNA - “Diamonds”
                       
Best Hip Hop Video
AKLO - “RED PILL”
AK-69 - “START IT AGAIN”
A$AP ROCKY - “F**kin' Problems feat. DRAKE, 2 CHAINZ & KENDRICK LAMAR”
KENDRICK LAMAR - “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
CYPRESS UENO & ROBERTO YOSHINO - “YOKOHAMA SHIKA feat.OZROSAURUS”
                       
Best Reggae Video
HAN-KUN - “ROAD TO ZION”
lecca - “Clown Love”
PUSHIM - “Yuuhi”
SEAN KINGSTON - “Back 2 Life (Live it Up) feat. T.I.”
SEAN PAUL - “Dream Girl (Remix feat. lecca)”
                       
Best Dance Video
BIGBANG - “FANTASTIC BABY -Ver. Final”
group_inou - “9”
livetune adding Megumi Nakajima - “Transfer”
SKRILLEX - “Bangarang”
ZEDD - “Spectrum feat. MATTHEW KOMA”
                       
Best Video from a Film
ADELE - “Skyfall (Lyric Video)” from "Skyfall"
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - “Breath of Life” from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
Mr.Children - “Inori ~Namida no kidou” from "Bokura ga Ita Zenpen"
ONE OK ROCK - “The Beginning” from "Rurouni Kenshin"
PITBULL - “Back in Time (featured in "MEN IN BLACK III")” from "Men in Black 3"
                       
Best Collaboration Video    
BACK DROP BOMB - “The Beginning and The End feat. AKLO”
CALVIN HARRIS - “Sweet Nothing feat. FLORENCE WELCH”
MAROON 5 - “Payphone feat. WIZ KHALIFA”
MIYAVI vs YUKSEK - “DAY 1”
Keiichiro Shibuya + Hiroki Azuma feat. Hatsune Miku - “Initiation”
                       
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”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - “Fashion Monster”
Kana Nishino - “Always”
TAYLOR SWIFT - “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
J Soul Brothers III - “Hanabi”
                       
Best Choreography
CHRIS BROWN - “Turn Up the Music”
Momoiro Clover Z - “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachiyo”
P!NK - “Try”
WILLY MOON - “Yeah Yeah”
WORLD ORDER - “PERMANENT REVOLUTON”  


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