The 19th annual MTV European Music Awards (EMA) have been unveiled with Rihanna and Taylor Swift topping the list with six and five nods each respectively.
The event recognises the biggest musical artists from all over the globe.
Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have each scored four EMA nominations, followed by acts including 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.
The ceremony will broadcast live on MTV channels around the world on Sunday, November 11 at 9PM CET from Festhalle, Frankfurt’s.
Rihanna and Taylor Swift will both compete for the Best Female and Best Pop titles.
Rihanna is also up for Best Song and Best Video for her Calvin Harris collaboration We Found Love and Biggest Fans, while Swift received nods for Best Live and Best World Stage.
Justin Bieber is up for Best Male, Best Pop, Best World Stage and Biggest Fans Awards, 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 honour the biggest names in the genre.
MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.
For the second year in a row, MTV is inviting fans to have a say in which artist deserves the Biggest Fans award. Since August 30, viewers have been voting for their favorite EMA artists from a pool of 20 acts; their votes have helped narrow down the field to the five official nominees announced today (September 17). The more fans engage with the EMA content featured on MTV’s digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more their participation and points can boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans prize on November 11.
Also returning this year is the Worldwide Act category, which showcases global artists. Fans will be able to vote for an artist/group from their respective territory starting today, (September 17), and then the local winners will vie for the regional title starting October 15. The Worldwide Act nominees from each region (Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East) will be announced the week of October 30, and battle for the Worldwide Act distinction. The winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.
Beginning today, Monday, September 17, viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtvema.com online or http://m.mtvema.com on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on November 9, 2012.
The list of nominees for the 2012 MTV EMA is:
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’
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jay Z & Kanye West
BEST HIP HOP
Jay Z & Kanye West
Swedish House Mafia
The Black Keys
Florence + The Machine
Lana Del Rey
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 WORLD STAGE
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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
The 2012 MTV EMA will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s 200+ digital media properties around the world.
The 2011 MTV EMA, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the event’s most watched telecast ever with more than 39 million viewers tuning in to MTV and VIVA channels around the world. The 18th annual show saw a double-digit increase year-on-year with the coveted P12-34 demographic and enjoyed a +29% increase in unique visitors to the EMA website on show day. The 2011 MTV EMA also drew a total of 158 million votes worldwide, growth of +236% year over year.