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Taylor Swift leads MTV EMA nominations receiving with nine nods

Wednesday September 16 2015

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, May 17, 2015. Swift, she continues to lead the pack after being nominated for nine prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2015. PHOTO | FILE

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, May 17, 2015. Swift, she continues to lead the pack after being nominated for nine prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2015. PHOTO | FILE 

Swift domination continues with Taylor Swift receiving nominations in a record nine categories

In what has been a phenomenal year for Taylor Swift, she continues to lead the pack after being nominated for nine prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2015. Justin Bieber follows with six nominations which renews the rivalries between their two camps of fans aptly named Swifties and Beliebers.

Among the categories Swift is up for are: Best Song, Best Video and Best Collaboration for ‘Bad Blood’, her track with Kendrick Lamar, and Best Female, Best Pop and Best Live Act.

The awards, are decided by fans who crown their favourite artiste by voting on the MTV website. Swift is up against Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna for best female act. Her song “Bad Blood” whose video featured her girl squad is up against “Love Me Like You Do”, Major Lazer and DJ Snake's “Lean On”, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's “See You Again” and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Justin Bieber who is up for six accolades in total will fight it out with Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams for Best Male artiste. He is also nominated in Best Pop, Best Collaboration categories. The latter being for his hit with Diplo and Skrillex on ‘Where Are U Now’.

Ed Sheeran is up for two gongs - Best Male and Best Live Act - and other double nominees are Ellie, Katy Perry, Jess Glynne, James Bay, Kanye West, Pharrell, One Direction, Major Lazer and Mark and Bruno for their worldwide smash ‘Uptown Funk’.

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The winners will be announced at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy, on October 25.

 

Here is the full list of nominees: 

BEST SONG

Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ, “Lean On”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

 

BEST POP

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Taylor Swift

 

BEST FEMALE

Ellie Goulding

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

 

BEST MALE

Ed Sheeran

Jason Derulo

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams

 

BEST LIVE ACT

Ed Sheeran

Foo Fighters

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Taylor Swift

 

BEST NEW ACT

Echosmith

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

 

BEST VIDEO

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”

Pharrell Williams, “Freedom”

Sia, “Elastic Heart”

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

 

BEST ROCK

AC/DC

Coldplay

Foo Fighters

Muse

Royal Blood

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Fall Out Boy

Florence + the Machine

Lana Del Rey

Lorde

Twenty One Pilots

 

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa

 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

 

BEST PUSH

Echosmith

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Kwabs

Natalie La Rose

Royal Blood

Shamir

Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

Years & Years

Zara Larsson

 

BEST COLLABORATION

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”

Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo, “Where Are You Now?”

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

 

BIGGEST FANS

5 Seconds of Summer

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

One Direction

Taylor Swift

 

BEST LOOK

Justin Bieber

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

 

BEST WORLD STAGE

Afrojack Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014

Alicia Keys O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

B.O.B. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014

Biffy Clyro O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

Charli XCX Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014

Dizzee Rascal Isle of MTV, Malta 2014

Ed Sheeran V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014

Iggy Azalea Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014

Jason Derulo Isle of MTV, Malta 2015

Jessie Ware Cork, Ireland 2014

Kaiser Chiefs MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014

Slash O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

Tomorrowland Belgium & Brazil 2015

YG MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015

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