MTV Japan Unveils Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009

 MTV

Tokyo/ Singapore/ Hong Kong – MTV Japan today announced nominees for the 8th annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN (MTV VMAJ 09), taking place at the Saitama Super Arena on Saturday, May 30 and hosted this year by stand-up comedian, Gekidan Hitori. Coldplay, NE-YO and Namie Amuro each received three nominations, while Franz Ferdinand, Katy Perry and Britney Spears all received two nominations apiece.

 Making the trip to Japan to perform at the MTV VMAJ 09 show are Green Day, BLACK EYED PEAS and Katy Perry, as well as local artists EXILE and 9mm Parabellum Bullet. Guest celebrities attending include (in alphabetical order) AI, Blue Man Group, Girl Next Door, Kimaguren, Maximum The Hormone, Meisa Kuroki, Natsuki Kato, Shonan No Kaze, Thelma Aoyama, and w-inds. Additional performing acts and guest celebrities will be announced accordingly.

The MTV VMAJ 09 awards are decided by the viewers and music fans who can vote for either Japanese or international artists nominated in the same category. The voting period is from March 18 through May 1 and can be accessed via web and mobile at www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj.

The 8th annual show will premiere live on MTV Japan, Saturday May 30 at 18h to over 7.2 million homes in Japan. (Portions of the program will be aired on MTV Asia and MTV China, air dates and times will be announced later.)

The complete lists of nominees for the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2009 are:

Best Male Video
KANYE WEST “Heartless”
KREVA “Akasatanahamayarawawon”
MOTOHIRO HATA “Forever Song”
NE-YO “Closer”
USHER “Love in This Club feat. YOUNG JEEZY”

Best Female Video
BEYONCE “If I Were a Boy”
BRITNEY SPEARS “Womanizer”
HIKARU UTADA “Prisoner Of Love”
NAMIE AMURO “NEW LOOK”
THELMA AOYAMA “Nandomo”

Best Group Video
EXILE “Ti Amo (Chapter2)”
FRANZ FERDINAND “Ulysses”
SHONAN NO KAZE “Koishigure”
THE KILLERS “Human”
TOHOSHINKI “Jumon -MIROTIC-“

Best New Artist Video
DUFFY “Mercy”
GIRL NEXT DOOR “Guzen no Kakuritsu”
KATY PERRY “I Kissed a Girl”
KIMAGUREN “LIFE”
MIHO FUKUHARA “CHANGE”

Best Video of the Year
BRITNEY SPEARS “Womanizer”
COLDPLAY “Viva La Vida”
EXILE “Ti Amo (Chapter2)”
NAMIE AMURO “NEW LOOK”
SOUTHERN ALL STARS “I AM YOUR SINGER”

Best Rock Video
ACIDMAN “I stand free”
FALL OUT BOY “I Don’t Care”
FRANZ FERDINAND “Ulysses”
MAXIMUM THE HORMONE “Tsume Tsume Tsume”
9MM PARABELLUM BULLET “Living Dying Message”

Best Pop Video
IKIMONOGAKARI “Kimagure Romantic”
KATY PERRY “I Kissed a Girl”
LILY ALLEN “The Fear”
PERFUME “Dream Fighter”
RIP SLYME “Taiyo to Bikini”

Best R&B Video
AKON “Right Now (NaNaNa)”
JUJU feat. Spontania “Sunao ni Naretara”
MILIYA KATO “19 Memories”
NAMIE AMURO “Sexy Girl”
Ne-Yo “Miss Independent”

Best Hip Hop Video
KANYE WEST “Heartless”
KREVA “Akasatanahamayarawawon”
LIL WAYNE “Lollipop feat.STATIC”
TERIYAKI BOYZ® “ZOCK ON! feat.Pharrell & Busta Rhymes”
T.I. “Live Your Life feat. RIHANNA”

Best Reggae Video
HAN-KUN “HOTTER THAN HOT”
KARDINAL OFFISHALL “Dangerous feat. AKON”
MIGHTY JAM ROCK “U.P. STAR”
NATTY “Cold Town”
RYO the SKYWALKER “EVER GREEN”

Best Dance Video
DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP “Thou Shalt Always Kill”
KRAAK & SMAAK “Squeeze Me feat. BEN WESTBEECH”
THE BPA “Toe Jam feat. DAVID BYRNE & DIZZEE RASCAL”
TOWA TEI “Mind Wall feat. Miho Hatori”
UKAWANIMATION! feat. Takkyu Ishino x Kenichi Hagiwara “Wakusei no Portrait 5 Okuman Gaso”

Best Video from a Film
AI “Okuribito” from “Okuribito(Departures)”
JACK WHITE & ALICIA KEYS “Another Way to Die” from “Quantum of Solace”
MADONNA “4 Minutes feat. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & TIMBALAND” from “Get Smart”
MONOBRIGHT “Ano Toumeikan to Shonen” from “Afterschool”
REMIOROMEN “Yume no Tsubomi” from “Kansen Retto”

Best Collaboration Video
ANNA TSUCHIYA feat. AI “Crazy World”
MADONNA “4 Minutes feat. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & TIMBALAND”
NELLY and FERGIE “Party People”
SCHADARAPARR+KAELA KIMURA “Hey! Hey! Alright”
T.I. “Live Your Life feat. RIHANNA”

Best Album of the Year
AYAKA “Sing to the Sky”
COLDPLAY “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends”
HIKARU UTADA “Heart Station”
Mr.Children “Supermarket Fantasy”
NE-YO “Year of the Gentleman”

Best Karaokee! Song
AQUA TIMEZ “Niji”
COLDPLAY “Viva La Vida”
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS “Kibou no Uta”
KIMAGUREN “LIFE”
MARIAH CAREY “Touch My Body”

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