MTV EMAs: Katy Perry Leads With 7 Nominations

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It's the battle of the boy bands: One Direction vs. 5 Seconds of Summer

Katy Perry leads the way at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Topping the competition with seven nominations, the entertainer is included in the majority of the top categories, including best song (for her "Dark Horse" hit with Juicy J), best pop, best female best live and best U.S. act.

Ariana Grande follows close behind with six nominations, while new The Voice coach Pharrell Williams and Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer have five. One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and rising star Kiesza are nominated in four categories.

Competing against Perry for the top best song prize is Grande ("Problem" featuring Azalea), Eminem ("The Monster" featuring Rihanna), Williams ("Happy") and Smith ("Stay With Me"). American musicians vying for the best U.S. act are Perry, Beyonce, Eminem, Fifth Harmony and Williams.

Other notable EMA battles include: Perry vs. Taylor Swift (best female, best look), Minaj vs. Azalea (best hip hop, best look) and One Direction vs. 5 Seconds of Summer in a boy band showdown (best pop, biggest fans).

Like last year, MTV will broadcast a U.S. pre-show telecast, this time from Miami, on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the actual awards show, which will take place from Glasgow's Hydro at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The 2013 pre-show was broadcast from New York City and hosted by Glee's Darren Criss, Cher Lloyd and Andrew Schulz with performances by Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone.

Voting is open in all categories on MTVEMA.com and closes Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m. CEST.

 

The full list of nominees below.

BEST SONG
Ariana Grande - Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
Eminem - The Monster ft. Rihanna
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
 
BEST POP
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
 
BEST FEMALE
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
 
BEST MALE
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams
 
BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
One Direction
 
BEST NEW
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Kiesza
Sam Smith
 
BEST VIDEO
Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft. Rita Ora
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
Kiesza - Hideaway
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sia - Chandelier
 
BEST ROCK
Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
 
BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars
 
BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Iggy Azalea
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
 
BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Hardwell
 
BIGGEST FANS
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
 
BEST LOOK
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
 
BEST PUSH
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Cris Cab
John Newman
Jungle
Kid Ink
Kiesza
Lorde
Sam Smith
Zedd
 
BEST WORLD STAGE
Afrojack - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam
B.o.B - MTV World Stage Malaysia
Ellie Goulding - MTV World Stage Wireless London
Enrique Iglesias - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
Fall Out Boy - MTV World Stage Monterrey
Flo Rida - MTV World Stage Mexico
Hardwell - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
Imagine Dragons - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam
Kings of Leon - MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany
Linkin Park - MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany
Nicole Scherzinger - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
Pharrell Williams - MTV World Stage Wireless London
Simple Plan - MTV World Stage Monterrey
The Killers - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam

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