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Rihanna and Taylor Swift Lead the MTV EMA 2012 Nominations

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Sep 17, 2012 | 6:16am EDT

rihanna mtv ema 2012The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards nominations are in, and two non-Europeans are taking this year's show by storm. Barbadian superstar Rihanna is up for wins in six categories while American country cutie Taylor Swift hot on her heels with five nods. 

Rihanna and Swift are also set to face-off in three categories: Best Female, Best Pop, and Best Look. But besides the battle of these musical beauties, there are a few other stars that have earned their own nominations. Here is the full list of 2012's EMA nominees:

Best Song:

Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"

Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), "We Found Love"

Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Pitbull (featuring Chris Brown), "International Love"

Fun. "We Are Young"

Best New:

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

Killers

Coldplay

Best Electronic:

David Guetta

Swedish House Mafia

Avicii

Skrillex

Calvin Harris

Best Alternative:

Jack White

The Black Keys

Arctic Monkeys

Florence and the Machine

Lana Del Rey

Best Video:

M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Lady Gaga, "Marry the Night"

Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

Rihanna (featuring 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 Derülo

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

Lana Del Rey

Mac Miller

Michael Kiwanuka

Gotye

Rebecca Ferguson

Fun.

Rita Ora

Conor Maynard

Of Monsters And Men

Carly Rae Jepsen

The 2012 MTV EMAs air in the U.S. on MTV2 at 11 PM ET on Nov. 11. Will you be tuning in to cheer on your favorite musical talents?

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[Photo Credit: DailyCeleb.com]

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