XXL’s VMA Predictions

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    Best New Artist
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"; Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"; Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"; One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"; The Wanted, "Glad You Came"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Swim Good”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Swim Good”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/PmN9rZW0HGo?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/PmN9rZW0HGo?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Most Share-Worthy Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”; Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”; Beyonce, “Countdown”; Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”; Goyote, “Somebody That I Used To Know”<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Countdown”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Boyfriend”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2XY3AvVgDns?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2XY3AvVgDns?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best Pop Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"; Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"; Rihanna, "We Found Love"; Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"; Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Payphone”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Boyfriend”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KRaWnd3LJfs?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KRaWnd3LJfs?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best Rock Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Coldplay, "Paradise"; The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"; Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN"; Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"; Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Lonely Boy”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Paradise”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/a_426RiwST8?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/a_426RiwST8?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best Female Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Rihanna, "We Found Love"; Katy Perry, "Part of Me"; Beyoncé, "Love on Top"; Nicki Minaj, "Starships"; Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Love on Top”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “We Found Love”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vzzq4XQinb4?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vzzq4XQinb4?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best Male Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"; Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"; Drake feat.; Rihanna, "Take Care"; Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"; Usher, "Climax"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Climax”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Boyfriend”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4GuqB1BQVr4?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4GuqB1BQVr4?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best EDM Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"; Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"; Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"; Martin Solveig, "The Night Out"; Avicii, "Le7els"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Big Bad Wolf”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “First of the Year (Equinox)”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XKMoVAObbhE?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XKMoVAObbhE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>
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    Best Video With a Message
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"; Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"; Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side"; Gym Class Heroes, "The Fighter"; K'Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?"; Lil Wayne, "How to Love"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “Skyscarper”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “How To Love”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/r_8ydghbGSg?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/r_8ydghbGSg?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Video of the Year
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"; Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"; Rihanna, "We Found Love"; Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"; M.I.A., "Bad Girls"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “We Found Love”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “We Found Love”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tg00YEETFzg?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tg00YEETFzg?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    Best Hip-Hop Video
    <strong>Nominees:</strong> Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"; Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"; Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"; Watch the Throne, "Paris"; Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"<br /><strong>Who <em>XXL</em> Wants to Win:</strong> “HYFR”<br /> <strong>Who Will Win:</strong> “Mercy”<br /><object width="620" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0KCWqnldEag?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0KCWqnldEag?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>
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    <em>XXL</em>'s VMA Predictions
    This year's VMAs are set to air tonight (September 6), and, as usual, there are plenty of hip-hop acts that will be in attendance, presenting, and performing. The awards typically make for some memorable moments, clear-cut winners, and unexpected triumphs. Here, <em>XXL</em> runs through ten categories to give some predictions.