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RIHANNA LEADS 2012 MTV EMA NOMINATIONS

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. After winning Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards, the pop star leads the pack with six nominations at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.

RiRi scores nods in categories including Best Female, Best Pop, and Best Video for “We Found Love.” In the latter, she will compete against M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls,” Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night,” Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake,” and PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”

Taylor Swift picks up five nominations, while Justin Bieber and Katy Perry earn four. Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen, and fun. were nominated for three EMAs each.

Jay-Z and Kanye West will vie for Best Hip-Hop against Drake, Nas, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj, while Rihanna battles Pitbull and Chris Brown, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, and fun. for Best Song.

The 2012 MTV EMA will air live from Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 11.

2012 MTV EMA Nominees

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”

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
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

SOURCE: RAP-UP

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