Rihanna to play at MTV Video Music Awards 2012



Rihanna is the latest big name to be announced for September's MTV Video Music Awards.

Best new artist nominee Frank Ocean will also perform alongside previously announced acts like One Direction, Taylor Swift and Green Day.

The Wanted and Ke$ha have also been added to the line-up of presenters on the night.

The MTV VMAs take place on Friday 7 September at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Rihanna is up for five awards including the main prize, video of the year, for We Found Love.

Her collaboration with Drake, Take Care, is also competing in the same category.

One Direction are in the running in two categories, best new artist and best pop video.

The full list of nominees is:

Video of the year

‪Katy Perry, Wide Awake

‪Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care

‪M.I.A., Bad Girls

Best new artist

‪Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young

‪Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

‪Frank Ocean, Swim Good

‪One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful

‪The Wanted, Glad You Came

Best hip hop video

‪Childish Gambino, Heartbeat

‪Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR

‪Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy

‪Watch the Throne, Paris

Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, Beez in the Trap

Best male video

‪Justin Bieber, Boyfriend

‪Frank Ocean, Swim Good

Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care

‪Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music

‪Usher, Climax

Best female video

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Katy Perry, Part of Me

‪Beyonce, Love on Top‬

‪Nicki Minaj, Starships

‪Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like a Love Song

Best pop video

‪One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful

‪Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Justin Bieber, Boyfriend

‪Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone

Best rock video

‪Coldplay, Paradise

‪The Black Keys, Lonely Boy

‪Linkin Park, Buen it Down

‪Jack White, Sixteen Saltines

‪Imagine Dragons, It's Time

Best electronic dance music video

‪Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf

‪Calvin Harris, Feel So Close

‪Skrillex, First of the Year (Equinox)

‪Martin Solveig, The Night Out

‪Avicii, Le7els‬

Best video with a message

‪Demi Lovato, Skyscraper

‪Rise Against, Ballad of Hollis Brown

‪Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side

‪Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter