Big news: The artists nominated for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards have been revealed! Hip hop hitmaker Drake and pop music upstart Carly Rae Jepsen are poised for big wins (they have five and four nominations, respectively), with Arcade Fire, Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne also up for awards. But it's Vancouver pop-punk outfit Marianas Trench who lead with an incredible seven nominations. That's five more than Canada's pop culture ambassador/hottest export, Justin Bieber.
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You can see the full list of nominees—and vote for who you want to snag the "UR Fave Artist" category—over at MMVA.MuchMusic.com. And definitely check out photos of the 2012 MMVA Nominees, featuring everyone from Adele to Avril Lavigne to Nickelback to Nicki Minaj.
So, who do you think should win big at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards? Tell us in the comments below.