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Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend" (pictured)
Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes,” should be in here, but he got no MTV love this year. Like other categories, this is a total popularity contest , which means Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” will win. It’s a fine clip, but it doesn’t have the artistry of “Take Care,” the story of “Climax” or “Swim Good,” or the dance moves of “Turn Up the Music.” If you’re reading into this that “Boyfriend” is the weakest video in a strong category, you’re right.
Should Win: Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Will Win: Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”