Rihanna reaped a leading five bids for this year's edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. She appears on two entries in the top category of Video of the Year -- her solo effort "We Found Love" and "Take Care," her collaboration with Drake. She won this award in 2007 for "Umbrella."
Last year Katy Perry claimed this top prize for "Firework" and she is back to defend her title with "Wide Awake." Rounding out that race are Gotye for "Somebody That I Used to Know" and M.I.A. with "Bad Girls."
Rihanna also contends for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Best Visual Effects.
And Drake received additional nods for Best Male Video (as did his rival Chris Brown), Best Hip Hop Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
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Voting for the VMAs is both online and by text. Winners won't be revealed until Sept. 6 when the 29th annual awardscast airs across the MTV channel of networks from the Staple Center in Los Angeles. But right now you can log your predictions for the winners of all 15 races.