Europe Loves Rihanna, Singer Snags Six EMA Nominations

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The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards nominees have been announced and the usual suspects have hopped the pond for another round of statues. Rihanna leads all nominees with six; A$AP Rocky finds himself in stylish company; and PSY’s “Gangnam Style” competes for night’s top award.  

Taylor Swift comes in behind Rihanna with five nominations, including one in the “Best Female” category, which also includes Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Pink.  

Jay-Z and Kanye West have snagged two nominations together and one each separately in the “Best Male” category, which also includes Flo Rida, Pitbull and Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky gets a nod in the “Best Style” competition, alongside Jack White, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj. 

At the MTV Music Video Awards, A$AP made his MTV Awards debut earlier this month while performing with Rihanna. He made headlines when he grabbed her butt during the performance. 

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Another standout among categories is PSY’s viral video, “Gangnam Style,” which is competing with Rihanna (“We Found Love”), M.I.A. (“Bad Girl”), Lady Gaga (“Marry The Night”) and Katy Perry (“Wide Awake”) for “Best Video” honor. 

The show will air live in Frankfurt, Germany this weekend. You can check out a complete of the nominees below. –E. Parker, CBS Local

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

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