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Just one week after Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards with her unforgettable meat dress and eight total moonmen, the audacious pop starlet joins Katy Perry with five nominations for the 17th Annual MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), which were announced late Sunday. Gaga and Perry take the lead in the best female, song, video, and pop categories. Gaga also earned a Best Live Act nomination, while Perry is the sole female to be nominated in the Best World Stage Performance group. [BBC NEWS]
Eminem leads the male nominations with four total, while Muse will look to add three more EMAs (Best Live Act, Best Rock, and Best World Stage Performance) to their previous five awards. Additionally, 2008 X Factor champion Alexandra Burke, rapper Professor Green, and synth-pop duo Hurts are up for the Push Act award, while Gorillaz – who embarked on their first world tour in July – gained two noms, including "Best Alternative" act.
Votes from MTV viewers will determine the winner in the UK regional nomination category, where breakthrough artists such as Ellie Goulding, Rox, Tinie Tempah, Marina & the Diamonds, and Delphic will be vying for the chance to be crowned the UK & Ireland's best new act.
The MTV EMA ceremony kicks off Sunday, November 7th at 9pm CET, live from Madrid, Spain, with Katy Perry and Linkin Park already confirmed to perform at Caja Magica. For a complete list of nominees, please visit MTV's official EMA page.
Usher – "OMG"
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – "California Gurls"
Eminem feat. Rihanna – "Love The Way You Lie"
Rihanna – "Rude Boy"
Lady Gaga – "Bad Romance"
30 Seconds to Mars – "Kings and Queens"
Katy Perry – "California Gurls"
Lady GaGa feat. Beyonce – "Telephone"
Plan B – "Prayin'"
Eminem feat. Rihanna – "Love the Way You Lie"
MTV EMA 2010 Regional Nominations (UK)
Rox – "My Baby Left Me"
Delphic – "Counterpoint"
Tinie Tempah – "Frisky"
Ellie Goulding – "Starry Eyed"
Marina & The Diamonds – "Hollywood"