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Rihanna and Taylor Swift go head-to-head at MTV EMAs

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.

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 (12).


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


fun.


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