Katy Perry looks set to dominate in Scotland at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow after scoring a massive seven nominations. The pop superstar topped the list when the nominations were announced on Tuesday (16Sep14) - just two days before Scots go to the polls to vote on independence from the U.K. - landing two nods for her hit track Dark Horse, including Best Song and Best Video.
Perry will compete against her chart rivals Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for the Best Female title, and she will face Problem hitmaker Grande again in the Best Pop category along with Miley Cyrus, One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.
The Firework hitmaker will also compete for Best Live, Best Look and Biggest Fans.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Glasgow on 9 November (14).
The list of main nominations is as follows:
Katy Perry - Dark Horse featuring Juicy J
Ariana Grande - Problem featuring Iggy Azalea
Eminem - The Monster featuring Rihanna
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer
Katy Perry - Dark Horse featuring Juicy J
Iggy Azalea - Black Widow featuring Rita Ora
Kiesza - Hideaway
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sia - Chandelier
The Black Keys
Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars
5 Seconds of Summer
DJ Calvin Harris has scored his fifth number one single on the U.K. music charts with Blame. The track, featuring English singer John Newman, has beaten Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz's Prayer in C to the top of the charts.
Harris' previous number one singles include I'm Not Alone, Sweet Nothing, Under Control and Summer.
He also featured on two other top songs; Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me and Rihanna's We Found Love.
Rounding out the top five are Sam Smith's I'm Not the Only One, Taylor Swift's Shake It Off and Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's Black Widow.
Meanwhile on the albums chart, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant has scored this week's (ends14Sep14) highest new entry with Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar.
Plant's 10th solo album debuted at number two behind Smith's In The Lonely Hour.
Ed Sheeran's X, Royal Blood's self-titled Mercury Music Prize-favoured eponymous album and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage sound out the new top five.
Coldplay, Rita Ora, Arctic Monkeys, Cheryl Cole and DJ act Clean Bandit are competing for a nomination at the MTV European Music Awards - via fan votes. Supporters can choose their favourite artist via Twitter.com and the winner will be included in the Best U.K. & Ireland Act category alongside One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris. The ceremony will take place on 9 November (14) in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Pop star Justin Bieber proved he has a model body by stripping down to his underwear during the 2014 Fashion Rocks event on Tuesday night (09Sep14).
The Baby hitmaker took to the stage with supermodel Lara Stone to introduce Rita Ora at the music and runway event at the Barclays Center in New York City, but he told the crowd that he doesn't "feel comfortable" unless he is in his underwear. Bieber then shed his pants, bright blue blazer and black tank top, as he flexed his muscles for the crowd.
In addition to Ora, who covered David Bowie's hit Fashion, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Duran Duran, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and KISS all took the stage for the event, which coincides with New York Fashion Week.
British pop star Rita Ora suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on Thursday (04Sep14) when her pants split on the night she launched her new clothing collection. The R.I.P. hitmaker turned out to present her Rita Ora for Adidas Originals Collection at London's Mode venue and she wore a form-fitting floral jumpsuit with sports jacket from her latest line.
After the event, she headed off for a late night snack with her rumoured boyfriend Ricky Hil, and she was photographed with split pants as she climbed into her car.
Pictures show a large rip on the backside of her outfit, revealing her black G-string underwear.
Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
Upcoming shows by pop veterans Marc Almond and Wet Wet Wet and Welsh singer Aled Jones have been cancelled due to a problem with the gigs' site in Essex, England. Organisers at UK Events and Production announced on Monday (01Sep14) that the three shows, which had been due to take place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, had been axed as the grounds were not "acceptable to put on our concerts".
Hylands Park is the same venue where thousands of revellers recently gathered for the V Festival, which featured sets by Justin Timberlake, Blondie, Lily Allen, Rita Ora and reunited girl group All Saints.
A spokesperson for UK Events and Production says, "This is the first time that we have cancelled an event in the history of our trading so the decision was not taken lightly.
"The site was recently used for the V Festival and after a recent site visit, we do not feel that the area within the park we are using is acceptable to put on our concerts.
"UK Events prides itself on putting on quality outdoor concerts and we feel that going forward with this event would harm our reputation and potentially spoil consumers experience."
Jones had been booked to headline the Last Night of the Proms gig on Sunday (07Aug14), while Almond was expected to join From the Jam and Billy Ocean to perform at the Eighties-themed Flashback Festival on 13 September (14), followed by Wet Wet Wet's concert at the same venue on 14 September (14).
Pals Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora teased fans with a super-sexy performance at Los Angeles' first Made in America festival on Saturday (30Aug14).
The 24-year-old Australian rapper and her 23-year-old British sidekick hit the stage at Grand Park to perform their collaborative hit Black Widow and almost locked lips.
The blondes squatted on the stage and faced off with one another, coming just inches from a same sex kiss that clearly turned the crowds on. Fancy hitmaker Azalea was on a bill that also included Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Afrojack as Jay Z's festival came to Los Angeles for the first time three years after its launch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
An estimated 26,000 fans attended the inaugural festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, and despite police reports suggesting 29 people were arrested at Grand Park for drugs and alcohol-related crimes, officers say a majority of the revellers were well behaved.
Made In America, which is a two-day event, spans across the U.S. as it not only takes place in L.A., but also simultaneously in Pennsylvania's capital city. Ora is expected to hit the stage again on Sunday (31Aug14), alongside Saturday's Philadelphia Made in America headliner Kanye West, AWOLNation, John Mayer, Weezer and Cypress Hill.
Sunday's Philadelphia line-up features Tiesto, Pharrell Williams and Kings of Leon, who are planning to make their stage comeback after having to scrap a series of shows following a tour bus crash that left drummer Nathan Followill with broken ribs and other injuries. In a post on Twitter.com on Sunday, the drummer wrote, "It's show day Philly. I haven't melted faces in a few weeks so I'll be bringing some extra heat."
Rita Ora was convinced she would have to scrap her second prizegiving performance in as many weeks after her collaborator Iggy Azalea fell off stage two days before the MTV Video Music Awards.
The R.I.P. hitmaker had to axe her set at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month (Aug14) after her ex-boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, refused to grant her permission to sing their collaborative track I Will Never You Let You Down. She had also booked an awards appearance with Azalea at the VMAs, but Ora feared she would have to scrap that performance too after the Australian rapper took a nasty tumble during a benefit concert two days before the big show.
However, Azalea was not seriously hurt and the pair was able to take to the stage together to perform their track Black Widow on Sunday night (24Aug14).
Ora tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Bless her. I was just happy she was OK because, God forbid, we couldn't perform together after all that. Can you imagine? We've been doing three performances a day together to make sure when we release this song it was about unity. To us, this is a duet about female empowerment. We wanted to do a song where it's two blondes coming together as a unit."
Iggy Azalea turned down Rita Ora's plan to emulate Madonna's onstage kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop superstar caused controversy by giving the two singers a passionate smooch during their performance at the prizegiving in 2003, and Ora wanted to recreate the stunt with Azalea during their turn on stage at the 2014 ceremony on Sunday (24Aug14).
However, the Australian rapper rejected the singer's suggestion.
Ora tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I said to Iggy we should just make out on stage, kiss during our performance. She told me that would be crazy because it's already been done. Britney Spears and Madonna kissing was my favourite VMA performance ever."
The pair teamed up to perform their collaboration Black Widow at the show.
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