2012 MTV VMAs Predictions 3 of 11
BEST NEW ARTIST
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Who Will Win: Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Who Should Win: fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - "We Are Young"
Carly Rae Jepsen will win for her breakthrough hit “Call Me Maybe” because even though the guy in the video wouldn’t call her, everyone else seems to want to. This song was the biggest pop song of the summer with an equally as popular (and cute) video.
Of all of the nominees, fun. should win Best New Artist because they have the best chance at longevity post 2012. The epic slow-motion bar fight scene in the video for “We Are Young” makes it the coolest clip out of the nominees. Plus, Janelle Monáe is pretty rad.
It will be amusing to watch One Direction and The Wanted duke it out for Worst New Boy Band, I mean, Best New Artist. Their music videos are almost identical, featuring five guys, a beach and some hot girls who may or may not be of legal age. I say stick them in the bar fight in fun.’s video, and let them have at it. May the best boy band win and get the VMA.
Watch the nominated videos below:
fun. featuring Janelle Monáe - "We Are Young"
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"
One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
The Wanted - "Glad You Came"