VMA noms announced

The AP reports Rihanna and Drake are lead the pack with five nominations each {}for this year's{}Video Music Award nominations. Katy Perry, who won big last year, has four nominations.

Two videos by Rihanna are up for video of the year. {}They are "We Found Love" and for her duet with Drake on "Take Care." {}Katy Perry's "Wide Awake"; Gotye's for "Somebody That I Used To Know"; and M.I.A. for "Bad Girls."

The VMA's take place on September 8, 2012, and the network will air it live from L. A. {}Performers include{}Alicia Keys and One Direction. {}That group is nominated for Best Pop Video for "What Makes You Beautiful."