Rihanna Vs Taylor Swift For MTV EMA Domination

09/17/2012
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Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead the nominations for the 2012 MTV EMAs with six and five nods each, respectively. MTV sent over these details and the list of nominees:

Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have each scored four EMA nominations, followed by a slew of buzzworthy acts, including Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and newcomers Carly Rae Jepsen and fun., earning three nominations each. The 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live on Sunday, 11th November at 9PM CET* from Frankfurt's historic Festhalle on MTV channels around the world.

Rihanna and Taylor Swift will both compete for the Best Female and Best Pop titles, and will vie against other well-known trend-setters in the brand new Best Look category, which highlights the most unique and eye-catching personal styles emanating from the music world. Rihanna is also up for Best Song and Best Video for her smash hit "We Found Love" and Biggest Fans, while Swift received nods for Best Live and Best World Stage. Hot off his wins last year for Best Male and Best Pop, Justin Bieber could repeat in those two categories, and he also landed nods for Best World Stage and Biggest Fans, while two-time EMA host Katy Perry will battle for Best Female, Best Pop, Best Video for "Wide Awake" and Biggest Fans. Also, given the resurgence of electronic music, MTV is reintroducing the Best Electronic category to honor the biggest names in that genre.

Other notable EMA nominees include Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, who are each up for three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

BEST SONG
Carly Rae Jepsen – 'Call Me Maybe'
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – 'We Found Love'
Gotye – 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
fun. feat. Janelle Monαe – '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
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
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

BIGGEST FANS
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Katy Perry

BEST WORLD STAGE
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
B.o.B
Evanescence
Flo Rida
Jason Derulo
Joe Jonas
Justin Bieber
Kasabian
Ke$ha
LMFAO
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

*A few nominations are not listed above, you can see the full list here.

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