Internationally popular Barbadian R&B idol Rihanna led with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, which were announced today, followed by five for country sensation Taylor Swift and four apiece for pop superstars Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Reportedly Rihanna is shortlisted for the categories of Best Song (“We Found Love”), Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Video (“We Found Love”), Biggest Fans and this year’s all new category, Best Look. Taylor Swift is also in contention for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, and Best Look, in addition to being nominated for Best Live Performance and Best World Stage Act. The ceremony will take place at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11.
Last year’s awards, held in Belfast, were dominated by Lady Gaga. This year she is nominated for three awards – Best Live Act, Best Video (for “Marry the Night”) and Biggest Fans. Other acts performing at the event include Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Kanye West, who all scored three nominations each.
Take a look at We Found Love from the RihannaVEVO channel.
Here is the complete list of 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 NEW: Rita Ora; fun.; One Direction; Lana Del Rey; Carly Rae Jepsen
BEST FEMALE: Rihanna; Katy Perry; P!nk; Taylor Swift; Nicki Minaj
BEST MALE: Justin Bieber; Kanye West; Flo Rida; Pitbull; Jay-Z
BEST POP: Justin Bieber; No Doubt; Katy Perry; Taylor Swift; Rihanna
BEST LIVE: Taylor Swift; Lady Gaga; Jay-Z & Kanye West; Green Day; Muse
BEST HIP HOP: Jay-Z & 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.