MTV World Stage VMAJ 2010


03.31.2010 – MTV Japan today announced nominees and the first four performers to be featured in its newly rebranded music awards event, MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010, set to take place at the Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, on Saturday, May 29.

Pop queen Lady Gaga received five nominations while Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, Asian diva Namie Amuro, Miliyah Kato, and JUJU all received three nominations each. Scheduled to perform live are four of the top groups in Asia: BIGBANG, EXILE, Superfly and w-inds.. Guest celebrities include (in alphabetical order) Miho Fukuhara, ICONIQ, JAY’ED, Juliet, Shonan no Kaze and VANNESS. Additional performers and guest celebrities will be announced in the weeks leading up to the big event, and nominations in all fifteen award categories are listed below.

MTV Video Music Awards Japan debuted in 2002 as one of the biggest music award shows in Japan, showcasing the best of both international and local artists and celebrities. This year, the awards show unites with MTV WORLD STAGE combining the award presentations and more live performances staged in front of a live audience of 10,000 music fans in Japan. MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010 will air live to over 7.5 million homes on MTV Japan Saturday 29 May at 6 pm and will be broadcast worldwide on MTV channels in June (exact air dates to be announced).

Winners of the MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010 awards are determined by viewers and music fans who vote for either Japanese or international artists nominated in each category. The voting period is from March 31 through May 9 and can be accessed via web and mobile

The VMAJs have always had all the elements of a massive global music event - big stars, top notch performers and the excitement of the biggest names in music vying for awards,” said Indra Suharjono, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks North & Southeast Asia. “As a special installment of MTV World Stage, all the excitement from Yoyogi National Stadium will now be beamed out around the world to MTV's massive audience across more than 160 countries.”

MTV WORLD STAGE showcases the biggest artists on the globe live in concert, reaching an audience of over 550 million households. Filmed at exclusive gigs, renowned music festivals, unique concert venues all over the world, and featuring the most popular acts in pop, rock and hip-hop, MTV WORLD STAGE is the “front row seat” for music lovers to experience every Friday night without having to leave the comfort of their sofas. MTV WORLD STAGE first premiered on February 27th 2009 and featured Coldplay live in Tokyo. Other artists playing on MTV World Stage are AC/DC, Amy Winehouse, Green Day, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Metallica, Oasis, Pussy Cat Dolls and R.E.M..

The special sponsors of The MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010 are Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc., DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., Coca-Cola, MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD. and DARTSLIVE.

The complete lists of nominees for the MTV WORLD STAGE VMAJ 2010 are:

Best Male Video
• JAY’ED “Everybody”
• JAY-Z “Empire State of Mind feat. ALICIA KEYS”
• KREVA “Shunkan speechless”
• SEAN PAUL “So Fine”
• Shota Shimizu “Utsukushiki Hibi yo”

Best Female Video
• Namie Amuro “FAST CAR”
• ayaka “Minna Sora no Shita”
• Kaela Kimura “Butterfly”
• LADY GAGA “Poker Face”
• RIHANNA “Russian Roulette”

Best Group Video
• BACKSTREET BOYS “Straight Through My Heart”
• BLACK EYED PEAS “I Gotta Feeling”
• Remioromen “Kachofugetsu”
• TOHOSHINKI “Share The World”
• Tokyo Jihen “Noudouteki Sanpunkan”

Best New Artist Video
• Mao Abe “Itsu no Hi mo”
• BIGBANG “Gara Gara GO!!”
• KERI HILSON “Knock You Down feat. NE-YO & KANYE WEST”
• TAYLOR SWIFT “You Belong with Me”
• the telephones “Monkey Discooooooo”

Best Video of the Year
• ALICIA KEYS “Doesn’t Mean Anything”
• Namie Amuro “FAST CAR”
• ayaka “Minna Sora no Shita”
• EXILE “Futatsu no Kuchibiru”
• LADY GAGA “Poker Face”

Best Rock Video
• GREEN DAY “Know Your Enemy”
• 9mm Parabellum Bullet “Inochi no Zenmai”
• MUSE “Uprising”
• RADWIMPS “Oshakashama”
• Superfly “Dancing On The Fire”

Best Pop Video
• BIGBANG “Koe wo Kikasete”
• Ikimono-gakari “YELL”
• Kumi Koda “Lick me♥”
• P!NK “Please Don’t Leave Me”

Best R&B Video
• ALICIA KEYS “Doesn’t Mean Anything”
• JASMINE “sad to say”
• JUJU with JAY’ED “Ashita ga Kurunara”
• Miliyah Kato “Aitai”

Best Hip Hop Video
• EMINEM “We Made You”
• FLO RIDA “Right Round feat. KESHA”
• JAY-Z “Empire State of Mind feat. ALICIA KEYS”
• KREVA “Shunkan speechless”

Best Reggae Video
• PUSHIM “My Endless Love”
• RYO the SKYWALKER “Koko ni Aru Ima wo Tomo ni Aruki Dasou”
• SEAN KINGSTON “Fire Burning”
• SEAN PAUL “So Fine”

Best Dance Video
• COS / MES “Chaosexotica”
• DAVID GUETTA “When Love Takes Over feat. KELLY ROWLAND”
• LADY GAGA “Poker Face”
• LA ROUX “I’m Not Your Toy”
• Perfume “One Room Disco”

Best Video from a Film
• flumpool “MW ~Dear Mr. & Ms. Picaresque~” from “MW”
• JUJU with JAY’ED “Ashita ga Kurunara” from “Yomei Ikkagetsu no Hanayome”
• LEONA LEWIS “I See You” from “Avatar”
• PARAMORE “Decode” from “Twilight”
• Shonan no Kaze “Tomo Yo” from “Drop”

Best Collaboration Video
• BEYONCE “Video Phone feat. LADY GAGA”
• JAY-Z “Empire State of Mind feat. ALICIA KEYS”
• JUJU with JAY’ED “Ashita ga Kurunara”
• Miliyah Kato x Shota Shimizu “Love Forever”
• w-inds. x G-DRAGON(BIGBANG) “Rain Is Fallin’”

Best Album of the Year
• Namie Amuro “PAST < FUTURE”
• EXILE “Aisubeki Mirai e”
• GREEN DAY “21st Century Breakdown”
• Superfly “Box Emotions”

Best Karaoke Song
• BLACK EYED PEAS “I Gotta Feeling”
• Miliyah Kato x Shota Shimizu “Love Forever”
• Kaela Kimura “Butterfly”
• LADY GAGA “Poker Face”
• Kana Nishino “Motto…”

For more information about MTV World Stage VMAJ 2010 (Japanese language only), visit

Source: KONNICHIWA and
ARAMATHEYDIDNT bc that's where I read it from lol, shout out to arama hayyyyyyyy

ok mods, so I overlooked the real source, sorry lmao I hope the html came out ok, I checked the preview and it looks fine....