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2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Performances!

Last night the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The big winner and stars of the night were British boy group One Direction who picked up three awards including Best New Artist. Other big winners included Rihanna with Video of the Year for “We Found Love” and Chris Brown with Best Male Video and Best Choreography. The night was filled with solid performances from Alicia Keys, P!nk, Frank Ocean and Taylor Swift. Check out the full list of winners and performances below!

Video of the Year: Rihanna – We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
Best Male Video: Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj – Starships
Best New Artist: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best Pop Video: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best Rock Video: Coldplay – Paradise
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake – HYFR (feat. Lil Wayne)
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
Best Video with a Message: Demi Lovato – Skyscraper
Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best Direction in a Video: M.I.A. – Bad Girls (Director: Romain Gavras)
Best Choreography in a Video: Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music
Best Visual Effects in a Video: Skrillex – First of the Year (Equinox)
Best Art Direction in a Video: Katy Perry – Wide Awake (Art Director: Benji Bamps)
Best Editing in a Video: Beyoncé – Countdown (Editors: Alexander Hammer and Jeremiah Shuff)
Best Cinematography in a Video: M.I.A. — Bad Girls (Director of Photography: André Chemetoff)

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RihannaCockiness (feat. A$AP Rocky) + We Found Love

P!nkGet The Party Started + Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

Frank OceanThinkin’ Bout You

One DirectionOne Thing

2 Chainz & Lil WayneYuck + No Worries

Green DayLet Yourself Go

Alicia KeysGirl On Fire (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Taylor SwiftWe Are Never Getting Back Together

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