Rihanna set for EMAs success 

added: 17 Sep 2012 // by: Newsdesk 

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Rihanna has been nominated for six MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

The Barbados-born singer is leading the way at the annual ceremony, receiving nods in major categories including Best Female, Best Song and Best Pop.

Taylor Swift is in the running for five prizes. She and Rihanna will battle it out in the Best Female category, along with Katy Perry, Pink and Nicki Minaj.

The two stars are also both vying for the Best Pop prize, with Justin Bieber, No Doubt and Katy Perry providing them with stiff competition.

Justin and Katy could take home four MTV EMAs each, while Lady Gaga and Nicki are among those in the running for three gongs.

In with a chance of taking home the Best Song trophy is Carly Rae Jepsen for Call Me Maybe and Gotye for Somebody That I Used To Know. Several collaborations also get a look in, with Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris' song We Found Love and Pitbull featuring Chris Brown's track International Love nominated.

The group is rounded out with fun. featuring Janelle Monáe's song We Are Young.

Competing for the eagerly-anticipated Best Male award are Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Jay-Z.

The MTV EMAs will be held at Frankfurt's Festhalle on November 11. It is not yet known who will present the ceremony.

2012 MTV EMA nominations in full:

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


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

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