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Rihanna + Taylor Swift Lead 2012 MTV Europe Music Award Nominations

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It’s girl power at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, where Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead the pack of nominees, with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry also scoring multiple nods.

RiRi has a chance to follow-up her big win at the VMAs by dominating the EMAs. Her six nominations include Best Song and Best Video for ‘We Found Love,’ plus Best Pop, Best Female, Best Look and Biggest Fans. Swift pocketed five noms, including Best Pop, Best Female and Best World Stage.

The Best Video category pits Rihanna against Gaga’s ‘Marry the Night,’ Perry’s ‘Wide Awake,’ M.I.A.‘s ‘Bad Girls’ and Psy‘s viral smash ‘Gangnam Style.’

Even though the ladies lead the field, the guys weren’t totally overlooked. One Direction and Justin Bieber have a chance to take home multiple awards. Both are nominated for Biggest Fans, while the guys in 1D are among a talented class of Best New Artist nominees, along with Rita Ora, fun., Jepsen and Del Rey.

The 2012 EMAs air live from Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 11. Fans can help determine the winners by voting at the official EMA website.

List of 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations:

Best Song
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’ feat. Calvin Harris
Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Feat. Kimbra
Pitbull, ‘International Love’ feat. Chris Brown
fun., ‘We Are Young’ feat. Janelle Monáe

Best New
Rita Ora
fun.
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Female
Rihanna
Katy Perry
Pink
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, ‘We Found Love’ feat. Calvin Harris
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
Aug. – Of Monsters And Men
Sept. – Carly Rae Jepsen

Best UK & Ireland Act
Conor Maynard
Rita Ora
One Direction
Jessie J
Ed Sheeran

Next: Cast Your Votes for the 2012 MTV EMAs

Watch the Rihanna ‘We Found Love’ Video Feat. Calvin Harris

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