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Lady Gaga, Amuro, K-pop groups among nominees for MTV Video Music Awards Japan

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Lady Gaga, Okinawan singer Namie Amuro and Korean pop groups KARA and Girls Generation are among the nominees for MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012. Justin Bieber and Rihanna have also been nominated.

The award ceremony will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on June 23. Awards will be given out in 16 categories. EXILE, 2NE1, 2PM, J Soul Brothers and other artists are going to attend.

List of nominees:

BEST MALE VIDEO - Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Hoshino Gen, Naoto Inti Raymi

BEST FEMALE VIDEO - Namie Amuro, Ayaka, BJORK, Kana Nishino, Rihanna

BEST GROUP VIDEO - Coldplay, Ikimono-gakari, Maroon 5, Monkey Majik, 2PM

BEST NEW ARTIST VIDEO - CN BLUE, James Blake, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, LMFAO, 2NE1

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR – EXILE, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Girls Generation, Tokyo Jihen

BEST ROCK VIDEO - Bon Iver, One Ok Rock, RadWimps, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sakanaction

BEST POP VIDEO - Namie Amuro, Beyonce, Ikimono-gakari, Rihanna, J-Soul Brothers

BEST R&B VIDEO – AI, Amy Winehouse, Jason Derulo, Miliyah Kato, Mayer Hawthrone

BEST HIP POP VIDEO – Drake, JAY Z and Kanye West, KREVA, SICK TEAM, Tyler the Creator

BEST REGGAE VIDEO – ARARE, PUSHIM, Sean Paul, Super Heavy, The Heavymanners

BEST DANCE VIDEO - David Guetta, James Blake, Perfume, SBTRKT, Etsuko Yakushimaru and DVD

BEST VIDEO FROM A FILM – Bruno Mars, Bump of Chicken, Foo Fighters, Ziyoou-vachi, Superfly

BEST COLLABORATION VIDEO - Namie Amuro (featuring AfterSchool), Jay-Z and Kanye West, Miliyah Kato and Shota Shimizu, Maroon 5 (feat. Christina Aguilera) and SPECIAL OTHERS and KJ (from Dragon Ash)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY – Beyonce, Chris Brown, LMFAO, Perfume, SHINee

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Coldplay, Juju, KARA, Lady Gaga, Girls Generation

BEST KARAOKE SONG – Ayaka, CHE’NELLE, Lady Gaga, Kana Nishino, Sonar Pocket

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Gaga = Hideoous misinterpretation/rip off of Madonna. No awards required.

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Gaga = Hideoous misinterpretation/rip off of Madonna. No awards required.

I agree. Anyway, it seems like Gaga mania has peaked, her last 'era' didn't do what it should have, certainly not on same the level as what The Fame Monster did. No monster hits, apart from Born This Way and people in general just got tired of her obvious attention seeking, outlandtish outfits and switched over to Adele, someone whose success in 2011 was based entirely on music she wrote and performed, no gimmicks required. I hope Namie Amuro wins in the categories she was nominated in, best female Japanese pop star IMO. Still relevant 15 years after her solo debut, even Seiko Matsuda burned out after 10 years and was reduced to the 'dinner party concert' circuit and doing CMs to keep her name out there.

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MTV Music Awards in Japan are a joke.

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These Japan against the world awards are pretty stupid, just keep it domestic & keep it away from ME!

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Wow, no AKB 48! Thank you, MTV!

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An what happens if a foriegner was to win? Are they going to be there to accept the awards too?

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MTV Music Awards in Japan are a joke.

They're a joke everywhere, the only good thing about the American VMAs are the many memorable performances that have taken place over the years. The actual awards themselves are worthless, no matter what version of the MTV Music Awards takes place in whatever country.

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Lady GaGa is a dangerously BAD influence to young minds in America. Her sounds through that mic CANNOT be considered music.

Japan should heed these words and shun "Lady" ( if you can call her that ) Gaga.

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Lady GaGa is a dangerously BAD influence to young minds in America. Her sounds through that mic CANNOT be considered music.

She's annoying and derivative, but I don't get how she's a 'dangerously BAD' influence. Care to explain?

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as Kurumazaka said, something is wrong here: where's AKB?? can we be so lucky?

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"but I don't get how she's a 'dangerously BAD' influence.."

She may inspire others to wear meat suits resulting in widespread Ecoli outbreaks that could bring down the entire global economy!! :)

or

She may just bore us all to death with her music.

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These Japan against the world awards are pretty stupid, just keep it domestic & keep it away from ME!

Stay away from them, then. I've found that Japanese pop music can be better than American the American kind.

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Bruno Mars and Adele for the winz!

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Q: How do you annoy Lady Gaga?

A: Poke her face.

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Hey, where's Arashi? They should be on there.

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More Korean-american-wannabe-rubbish pop,

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tkoind2Mar. 22, 2012 - 09:04AM JST

Gaga = Hideoous misinterpretation/rip off of Madonna. No awards required.

Oh yeah, like Madonna and her amazing talent deserved all that praise. Who are you kidding tkoind2? I'm no fan, but anyone would agree that at least gaga can sing better than Madonna.

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No Engelbert Humperdinck?

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Namie Amuro is better than Gaga, well I mean she is not a world class singer or performer but at least she is not that boring like Gaga and has a pleasant appearance. Every time I see Gaga's photo , again in the present one she looks like a gargoyle, I have to go to the kitchen and pour some glasses of Jagermeister to cure my stomach.

I think if Namie Amuro had a promotion team that Gaga has, she could be far before her.

What was her song or the best female video that the article mentioned is it on youtube?

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