The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009 nominations have been announced, with Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro landing three apiece.
With domestic and overseas artists nominated in all 15 categories, the awards on May 30 will be something of a test for the international sector, which has been losing market share in recent years.
Franz Ferdinand, Britney Spears and Katy Perry are up for two awards, as is local hip-hop artist Kreva. Perry will be making the trip to perform at the ceremony at the 12,000-capacity Saitama Super Arena, just north of Tokyo, along with Black Eyed Peas, Green Day and local artists Exile and 9mm Parabellum Bullet. More acts will be added to the line-up in the weeks ahead.
More on this at the Coldplay forum here [thanks mimixxx]