Swift leads MTV EMA awards


Taylor Swift has received a staggering nine MTV EMA nominations.

The European Music Awards will take place on October 25 and the stars in with a chance of winning were announced today.

Bad Blood singer Taylor broke the record with her nine nods, with her name appearing in the Best Song, Best Pop, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Video, Biggest Fans, Best Collaboration (with Kendrick Lamar), Best Live Act and Best Look categories.

Hot on her heels is Justin Bieber, who appears in five categories. It seems he’s well and truly conquered his bad boy ways and is back on top of his game with nods for Best Pop, Best Male, Best Collaboration (with Skrillex), Biggest Fans and Best Look.

Taylor and Justin face competition from 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande and One Direction in the Best Pop section.

Meanwhile Taylor’s Best Female crown could also go to Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna or Nicki Minaj.

Battling it out with Justin for Best Male are Taylor’s mate Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

Other musicians nominated include Coldplay in Best Rock, Lorde in Best Alternative and James Bay in Best New Act.

The awards will take place in Milan, Italy, on October 25.

MTV EMAs 2015 nominations:

Best Song

Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do

Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ: Lean On

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk

Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth: See You Again

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Best Female

Ellie Goulding

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj


Taylor Swift

Best Male

Ed Sheeran

Jason Derulo

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams

Best Live Act

Ed Sheeran

Foo Fighters

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Taylor Swift

Best New Act


James Bay

Jess Glynne

Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

Best Video

Kendrick Lamar: Alright

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Downtown

Pharrell Williams: Freedom

Sia: Elastic Heart

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

Best Rock



Foo Fighters


Royal Blood

Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy

Florence + the Machine

Lana Del Rey


Twenty One Pilots

Best Hip-hop


Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa

Best Electronic


Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

Best Push


James Bay

Jess Glynne


Natalie La Rose

Royal Blood


Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

Years & Years

Zara Larsson

Best Collaboration

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rhexa & Afrojack: Hey Mama

Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo: Where Are You Now?

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk

Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth: See You Again

Biggest Fans

5 Seconds of Summer

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Best Look

Justin Bieber

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

Best World Stage

Afrojack – Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014

Alicia Keys – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

B.O.B. – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014

Biffy Clyro – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

Charli XCX – Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014

Dizzee Rascal – Isle of MTV, Malta 2014

Ed Sheeran – V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014

Iggy Azalea – Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014

Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV, Malta 2015

Jessie Ware – Cork, Ireland 2014

Kaiser Chiefs – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014

Slash – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014

Tomorrowland – Belgium & Brazil 2015

YG – MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015