MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2012 nominations announced, Rihanna, Taylor Swift lead (Complete List)

By on Sep 17, 2012 in Entertainment, Europe, Music Comments

Updated: November 12, 2012 4:45 p.m.

Read MTV EMA 2012 winners announced, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Psy win big (Complete List)

Rihanna led the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2012 nominations, which was followed by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, as announced by MTV EMA on Monday, September 17, 2012. The complete list of nominees is available below, wherein fans can vote online for their favorite artists.

MTV EMA 2012 logo

MTV EMA 2012 logo
Image Credit: UK.MTVEMA.com

As noted by MTV EMA that day, Rihanna had six nominations including Best Female, Best Look, Biggest Fans, as well as Best Song and Best Video for her “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris. Taylor Swift had five nods, and will go against Rihanna for the Best Female, Best Pop, and Best Look awards.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry received four nominations each, and will compete with One Direction, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga for the Biggest Fans award. Gaga, who was last year’s big winner, had three nominations, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Lana Del Rey, and new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj.

Apparently, voters around the world can also vote for their favorite local artists, who will then compete with other artists in their region. Local nominees for the Best Worldwide Act will be announced on Monday, October 15, while the regional nominees to be announced on Tuesday, October 30.

Fans are being invited to vote online at UK.MTVEMA.com starting today, Monday, September 17, which will be closed at 11.59 p.m. Central European Time on Friday, November 9, 2012. The MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 will be held at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

*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 Act:

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 and Kanye West
Green Day
Muse

*Best Hip-Hop:

Jay-Z and 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:

Foster the People (November 2011)
Lana Del Rey (December 2011)
Mac Miller (January 2012)
Michael Kiwanuka (February 2012)
Gotye (March 2012)
Rebecca Ferguson (April 2012)
fun. (May 2012)
Rita Ora (June 2012)
Conor Maynard (July 2012)
Of Monsters and Men (August 2012)
Carly Rae Jepsen (September 2012)

*Best UK and Ireland Act (feeder category for ‘Best Worldwide Act’):

Conor Maynard
Ed Sheeran
Jessie J
One Direction
Rita Ora



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