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One Direction take to the stage this week on the MTV VMA awards Photo by: Google Images

One Direction get three 2012 MTV European Music Awards nominations

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One Direction take to the stage this week on the MTV VMA awards Photo by: Google Images

One Direction have been nominated as best newcomer for the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA). The hit boy band are also nominated for the biggest fan award and best UK and Ireland act.

Rihanna leads the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA) nominations with six nods. The 'We Found Love' hitmaker is up for a host of top accolades, including Best Pop Act, Best Look, Biggest Fans and Best Female - a category which will see her battle Katy Perry, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Taylor has five nominations in total, including Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

Justin Bieber and Katy - who will both take on Taylor and Rihanna for the title of Best Pop act - received four nods each, while several acts picked up a hat-trick of nominations including Nicki, Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen, who faces stiff competition from Lana Del Rey, One Direction, fun. and Rita Ora for Best Newcomer. Justin will do battle with Kanye West, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Jay-Z for Best Male.

Other notable nominees include Green Day, Jack White, Flo Rida, Muse and Ed Sheeran, who will do battle with One Direction, Jessie J, Conor Maynard and Rita for the title of Best UK & Ireland newcomer.

No less than 18 acts are up for the Best World Stage category - which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world - such as Sean Paul, Snow Patrol, Maroon 5 and B.o.B.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 11, with performers at the event yet to be announced.

MTV viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best Newcomer, Best Live Act and more from Monday by visiting www.mtvema.com.
 
MTV European Music Awards 2012 nominations:
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 NEWCOMER:

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
 
BEST UK & IRELAND ACT:
Conor Maynard
Rita Ora
One Direction
Jessie J
Ed Sheeran

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