2011 MTV Video Music Aid Japan

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2011 MTV Video Music Aid Japan
Date June 25, 2011
Location Makuhari Messe
Hosted by AKB48
Wei Son
Kozue Akimoto, Marie Ishikawa, Shion Miyawaki from Shibuhara Girls[1]
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV Japan

The 2011 MTV Video Music Aid Japan were held in Chiba on June 25, 2011 at the Makuhari Messe.[2] The VMAJ were the culmination of MTV Japan's Music of Hope campaign, the channel's multiplatform response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[3] The 2011 awards were marked the ten-year anniversary of the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

On May 1, a pre-event to promote the awards was held, starting at 4 PM (JST) at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Performers included the singer Nishino Kana and the boy band MBLAQ.[4] Additionally, MTV Japan donated 10 Yens per vote to the Japanese Red Cross.[5]

Lady Gaga opened the show trapped in a giant spider web for her performance of "The Edge of Glory", the latest single from her third album Born This Way. Later, Gaga climbed to the top of the stage to a custom-made spider-shaped piano inspired by Maman, the ten metre Louise Bourgeois sculpture located in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, and performed "Born This Way".

The winners were announced on July 2, on a special program. The big winner was Lady Gaga with three awards, including Video of the Year.


Video of the Year[edit]

Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"

Album of the Year[edit]

Kana NishinoTo Love

Best Male Video[edit]

Bruno Mars — "Just the Way You Are"

Best Female Video[edit]

Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"

Best Group Video[edit]

Girls' Generation — "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"

Best New Artist[edit]

Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris — "Baby"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Tokio Hotel — "Dark Side of the Sun"

Best Pop Video[edit]

Ikimono-gakari — "Arigatō"

Best R&B Video[edit]

Rihanna — "Only Girl (In the World)"

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

Eminem — "Not Afraid"

Best Reggae Video[edit]

Iyaz — "Replay"

  • Fire Ball — "Dreamer"
  • Han-Kun — "Touch The Sky"
  • Nas and Damian Marley — "As We Enter"
  • Ryo the Skywalker — "Taiyou Ni Naritai Yo"

Best Dance Video[edit]

Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Avril Lavigne — "Alice" (from Alice in Wonderland)

Best Collaboration[edit]

Eminem featuring Rihanna — "Love the Way You Lie"

Best Karaokee! Song[edit]

Girls' Generation — "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"

Live performances[edit]

Guest celebrities[edit]


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