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Rihanna leads MTV EMA nominations

17 September 2012, 16:55

 Los Angeles - Rihanna leads the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA) nominations with six nods.

The We Found Love hitmaker is up for a host of top accolades, including Best Pop Act, Best Look, Biggest Fans and Best Female - a category which will see her battle Katy Perry, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Taylor has five nominations in total, including Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

Justin Bieber and Katy - who will both take on Taylor and Rihanna for the title of Best Pop act - received four nods each, while several acts picked up a hat-trick of nominations including Nicki, Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen, who faces stiff competition from Lana Del Rey, One Direction, fun. and Rita Ora for Best Newcomer.

Best World Stage category

Justin will do battle with Kanye West, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Jay-Z for Best Male.

Other notable nominees include Green Day, Jack White, Flo Rida, Muse and Ed Sheeran, who will do battle with One Direction, Jessie J, Conor Maynard and Rita for the title of Best UK & Ireland newcomer.

No less than 18 acts are up for the Best World Stage category - which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world - such as Sean Paul, Snow Patrol, Maroon 5 and B.o.B.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, on 11 November, with performers at the event yet to be announced.

MTV viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best Newcomer, Best Live Act and more from 17 September by visiting www.mtvema.com.

MTV European Music Awards 2012 nominations:

Best Song:

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - International Love
fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - We Are Young

Best Newcomer:
Rita Ora
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Female:

Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj

Best Male:

Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Flo Rida

Best Pop:

Justin Bieber
No Doubt
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Best Live:

Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Jay Z & Kanye West
Green Day

Best Hip Hop:

Jay Z & Kanye West
Rick Ross
Nicki Minaj

Best Rock:

Linkin Park
Green Day
The Killers

Best Electronic:

David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Calvin Harris

Best Alternative:

Jack White
The Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys
Florence + The Machine
Lana Del Rey

Best Video:

M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Lady Gaga - Marry The Night
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
PSY - Gangnam Style

Best Look:

Nicki Minaj
Jack White
Taylor Swift
A$AP Rocky

Biggest Fans:

Justin Bieber
One Direction
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Best World Stage:

Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Flo Rida
Jason Derulo
Joe Jonas
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Nelly Furtado
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sean Paul
Snoop Dogg
Snow Patrol
Taylor Swift

Best Push:

Nov - Foster The People
Dec - Lana Del Rey
Jan - Mac Miller
Feb - Michael Kiwanuka
March - Gotye
April - Rebecca Ferguson
May - fun.
June - Rita Ora
July - Conor Maynard
August - Of Monsters And Men
September - Carly Rae Jepsen

Best UK & Ireland Act:

Conor Maynard
Rita Ora
One Direction
Jessie J
Ed Sheeran

- BangShowBiz


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