Alicia Keys and One Direction will perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs!

At long last, we're unlocking the Pandora's box that contains the 2012 VMA nominees! Finally, I can reveal the VMA secrets (I love you too much to keep secrets from you!) I've been dying to share! Secrets like... One Direction and Alicia Keys will perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs! AND One Direction is nominated for two VMAs! Speaking of VMA nominees, hopefully Rihanna's planning on coming to the show that night, because she's nominated for FIVE VMAs, including Video Of The Year for "We Found Love." AT ATTENTION, Rihanna Navy!

Find out more about the 2012 MTV VMA nominees after the jump!

Rihanna shares the top-nominee honors with Drake, who's also nominated for five Moonmen. (October's very own may be September's very own too.) Katy Perry's nabbed four VMA nominations (no big surprise there, as she spent the year breaking records), including a Video Of The Year nomination for "Wide Awake."

Coldplay, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. also have three VMA nominations to write home about. The ingenious Frank Ocean's VMA nominations total three -- which is the same number of nominations VMA veteran Beyoncé earned this year, while Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne collaboration also pulled in three nods. Kanye's got two VMA nominations of his own, as does Justin BieberGotye, Chris Brown, Linkin Park and fun. Lana Del Rey earned two VMA nominations -- not bad for a girl whose name you probably didn't know at last year's VMAs. EDM heavyweights Skrillex and Avicii were also nominated for two VMAS apiece (EDM devotees, you'll notice that for the first time ever, the VMAs have a Best Electronic Dance Music Video category). And on that new-new tip, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and A$AP Rocky each have one VMA nomination apiece.

And some of Buzzworthy's favorite VIPs like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Gym Class Heroes, Adele, Rise Against, Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino and Kelly Clarkson each earned one VMA nomination. (Not on the list? Krispy Kreme, Kitty Purry or Ton Do-Nguyen of Beyoncé "Countdown" Snuggie fame. And none for Glen Coco. Maybe next year.)

There are even more 2012 VMA nominees where those came from, so check out the complete list of 2012 MTV VMA nominees, and VOTE NOWDescend upon us and let your unrestrained Stanship rain down upon the comments fields! And stay tuned for more performer and presenter news! And, of course, don't miss the 2012 MTV VMAs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

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