There are a lot of music videos nominated every year at the MMVAs, so to help you familiarize yourself with some of this year’s nominees, we’ve written some important study notes! Here is what you need to know about this year’s nominees for Dance Video of the Year.
Anjulie – You and I
About the song/video: Anjulie’s You And I shows off the singer’s acting skills as she and her boyfriend go on the run from her worried parents & the cops.
Fun fact: You and I was produced by Benny Benassi, who has also worked with Kelis, Chris Brown and Madonna.
Deadmau5 f. Chris James – The Veldt
About the song/video: Deadmau5 and Chris James’ The Veldt gets brought to life in this animated safari adventure.
Fun fact: Apparently, this video is loosely based on the video game Limbo.
Dragonette – Live In This City
About the song/video: Dragonette’s fun clip for Live in this City follows the trio as they run into a number of outrageously wild chicks until they get a bit too overwhelmed and must run away before they catch up with them.
Fun fact: Before Dragonette, lead singer Martina Sorbara released two solo albums (released in 1998 and 2000).
Grimes – Genesis
About the song/video: We’re not entirely sure what’s going on in this video, but its smorgasbord of images – deserts, swords, pythons, all of the badass ladies – somehow comes together to create a hypnotically beautiful music video.
Fun fact: Grimes’ Claire Boucher also directed this video!
Mia Martina – HeartBreaker
About the song/video: A strikingly dynamic video, Mia Martina’s HeartBreaker is a black-and-white music video that shows a number of images colliding together.
Fun fact: Mia Martina was once an intern at CP Records, home of Danny Fernandes and Massari.