By Kara Warner
As we inch closer and closer to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards , our favorite way to while away the hours and temper our excitement for this year’s star-studded, highly anticipated show is to look back upon highlights and “Best Of” moments from VMA year’s past.
This year, we’re focusing on footage from the last five years of Video Music Award history as the foundation for our “Best Of” polls. Today’s installment asks you to select the hottest VMA debut and the competition is as fierce as it is diverse. In narrowing down and naming the contenders, it’s amazing to see how new some of our artists are to the show, despite the fact that they seem like they’ve been around forever.
So whose inaugural appearance was the best? Adele’s stripped-down, goose bump-inducing vocal fireworks on display with last year’s performance of “Someone Like You?” Lady Gaga’s jaw-dropping and bloody theatrics on display in her 2009 performance of “Paparazzi?” What about Justin Bieber’s squeal-invoking drum solo during his “U Smile” medley in 2010? And Katy Perry’s VMA introduction via her smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” and a cover of “Like a Virgin?”
As we mentioned previously, the competition is fierce. Now it’s your turn to tell us which artist had the hottest VMA debut.
Cast your vote and be sure to watch for results on AMTV Tuesday, Sept. 4.
By: Elizabeth Lancaster (@lizzydl)
It’s a big day in the music world, especially for two of pop’s biggest diva superstars!
The 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations are out and they bring real-life friends Katy Perry and Rihanna together in the Best Female Video and Video of the Year categories. Perry is celebrating another Rihanna-affiliated achievement this morning as well: Her hit “Wide Awake” rises to #1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, tying her with Ri’s record.
As Perry’s latest smash moves from second place to the pole position – “Awake” is sitting pretty at #3 on the Hot 100 as well – she and Rihanna now have an amazing, record-setting nine pop chart-toppers apiece. They are followed by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Pink, who each have seven #1s on the Pop Songs chart, and Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who have six chart leaders.
Looks like Katy and Rihanna have plenty to celebrate this morning! Rihanna and Drake lead the overall VMA nominations with five nods each, and Perry is close behind with four.
Check out the nominated videos for “Wide Awake” and “We Found Love” after the jump!
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Who do you think will take home the Moonman? Let us know in the comments below!
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