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2012 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees Announced

Foster the People and Coldplay
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With only a month to go before 2012′s MuchMusic Video Awards winners are handed their trophies at the ceremony on June 17, it’s time to announce the nominees — an eclectic list of acts that includes Coldplay, Foster the People, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes and Maroon 5.

The awards, now in their 22nd year, focus on Canadian artists, but the list of the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards nominees makes room for a number of faces that will be familiar to American audiences, from established pop stars like Arcade Fire and Katy Perry to up-and-coming acts such as Lights and Arkells, whose latest album, already a hit in Canada, recently made its U.S. debut.

Take a look at a list of the alt-rock nominees below, and head over to the MuchMusic Video Awards site for the complete rundown and more information about this year’s show, scheduled for Sunday, June 17 at 9PM ET.

2012 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees:

MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year

‘Michigan Left,’ Arkells
‘Queen Of Hearts,’ F—ed Up
‘I Feel You,’ Sam Roberts Band
‘I Don’t Know,’ The Sheepdogs
‘Chick Came Back,’ Theory of a Deadman

MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year

‘Cool Boyz,’ A-Game
‘The Hangover,’ Classified Feat. Kayo and Jim Cuddy
‘The Motto,’ Drake f. Lil Wayne and Tyga
‘Come On,’ Harvey Stripes Feat. Lloyd
‘Is Anybody Out There?,’ K’Naan Feat. Nelly Furtado

MuchFACT Indie Video of the Year

‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains),’ Arcade Fire
‘Fragile Bird,’ City and Colour
‘Hit Me Up,’ Danny Fernandes Feat. Josh Ramsay and Belly
‘She’s Dope,’ Down With Webster
‘Banner,’ Lights

International Video of the Year – Group

‘Lighters,’ Bad Meets Evil Feat. Bruno Mars
‘You Make Me Feel,’ Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi
‘Paradise,’ Coldplay
‘Houdini,’ Foster the People
‘Stereo Hearts,’ Gym Class Heroes Feat. Adam Levine
‘Sexy And I Know It,’ LMFAO
‘Moves Like Jagger,’ Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
‘One Thing,’ One Direction
‘Love You Like A Love Song,’ Selena Gomez and the Scene
‘Glad You Came,’ the Wanted

UR Fave International Artist

Katy Perry
One Direction

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