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D’banj battles Wizkid for MTV EMA Awards

Its the 19th edition of the MTV EMA Awards, an event that celebrates the biggest musical artists from around the globe.
The event will take place at Frankfurt Historic Festhalle on November 11 in Germany.

Africa’s hottest contemporary artists are also in the frame for an EMA award, as Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Wizkid, Mi Casa and D’Banj fight it out for a slot in the Worldwide Act category, where they will compete against their peers in India and the Middle East (from Monday 15 October).

The final Worldwide Act nominees from each region (Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East) will be announced in the last week of October.

Pop princesses Rihanna and Taylor Swift are topping the list with six and five nods each, respectively.

Justin Bieber and Katy Perry each have four EMA nominations, followed by a roll call of buzzworthy acts, including Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and newcomers Carly Rae Jepsen and fun earning three nominations each.

Rihanna and Taylor Swift will both compete for the Best Female and Best Pop titles. Rihanna is also up for Best Song and Best Video for her smash hit “We Found Love” and “Biggest Fans”, while Swift received nods for Best Live and Best World Stage.

Other notable EMA nominees include Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, who are each up for three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

Here is the full list of nominees for the “2012 MTV EMA”:

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
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

WORLDWIDE ACT
Sarkodie
Camp Mulla
Wizkid
Mi Casa
D’Banj

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