Rihanna and Swift top MTV EMA nods

Published Monday, 17 September 2012
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Rihanna and country singer Taylor Swift will go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards, battling it out to be named best pop star in the world.

Rihanna and Swift top MTV EMA nods

The Umbrella hitmaker is leading the nominations with nods in six categories, including best female, best song, and best video. Swift is close behind with five nominations, including best live act and best look.

The two are going up against each other in the prestigious best pop act category, alongside Justin Bieber, No Doubt, and Katy Perry, and they will also battle it out for the title of best female, with the shortlist also featuring Perry, Pink, and Nicki Minaj.

In the best male category, Bieber gets another nod but faces some tough competition from hip-hop heavyweights Jay-Z, Kanye West, Flo Rida and Pitbull.

The Baby hitmaker and Firework singer Perry have notched up a total of four nominations each, and Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Lana Del Rey are among the acts receiving three nods.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany on 11 November.

The full list of main nominations is as follows:

Best Pop Act:

Justin Bieber

No Doubt

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

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 Monae - We Are Young

Best Female:

Rihanna

Katy Perry

Pink

Taylor Swift

Nicki Minaj

Best Male:

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Jay Z

Best New Act:

Rita Ora

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One Direction

Lana Del Rey

Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Live Act:

Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga

Jay Z and Kanye West

Green Day

Muse

Best Hip Hop:

Jay Z and Kanye West

Nas

Rick Ross

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Best Rock:

Linkin Park

Green Day

Muse

The Killers

Coldplay

Best Electronic:

David Guetta

Swedish House Mafia

Avicii

Skrillex

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

Rihanna

Jack White

Taylor Swift

A$AP Rocky

Best World Stage:

Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys

B.o.B

Evanescence

Flo Rida

Jason Derulo

Joe Jonas

Justin Bieber

Kasabian

Ke$ha

LMFAO

Maroon 5

Nelly Furtado

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sean Paul

Snoop Dogg

Snow Patrol

Taylor Swift

Biggest Fans:

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Katy Perry

Best Push:

Foster The People

Lana Del Rey

Mac Miller

Michael Kiwanuka

Gotye

Rebecca Ferguson

fun.

Rita Ora

Conor Maynard

Of Monsters And Men

Carly Rae Jepsen

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