MTV revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV EMA, the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artistes from around the globe, which will see some of the biggest names in music battle it out.

The queens of hip hop Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea will show down in two categories: Best Hip Hop and Best Look. Katy Perry leads the race with nominations in 7 categories, while Ariana Grande follows closely with nods in 6 categories. Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer are each up for 5 awards. One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith, and Kiesza all received 4 MTV EMA nominations each.

Also, rivalry continues between “frenemies” Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, as they go head-to-head for Best Female and Best Look.

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Interestingly, Aussie exports, 5 Seconds of Summer, are up against British heroes One Direction in the “Best Pop” category. Their tribes will face-off Twitter-style in the Biggest Fans category as their respective fan groups have been given the power to vote for their favourite artists for Biggest Fans via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artistes’ names.

Here are the official hashtags:

  • #EMABiggestFans1D
  • #EMABiggestFans5SOS
  • #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
  • #EMABiggestFansNickiMinaj
  • #EMABiggestFansArianaGrande

2014 MTV EMA nominees are as follows:

BEST SONG

  • Ariana Grande Problem ft Iggy Azalea
  • Eminem The Monster ft Rihanna
  • Katy Perry Dark Horse ft Juicy J
  • Pharrell Williams Happy
  • Sam Smith Stay With Me

BEST POP

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ariana Grande
  • Katy Perry
  • Miley Cyrus
  • One Direction

BEST FEMALE

BEST MALE

 

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BEST LIVE

  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Katy Perry
  • One Direction

BEST NEW

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ariana Grande
  • Charli XCX
  • Kiesza
  • Sam Smith

BEST VIDEO

BEST ROCK

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Black Keys
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park

BEST ALTERNATIVE

BEST HIP HOP

BEST ELECTRONIC

BIGGEST FANS

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ariana Grande
  • Justin Bieber
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction

2014 MTV EMA Best Look Category

BEST LOOK

  • Iggy Azalea
  • Katy Perry
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rita Ora
  • Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ariana Grande
  • Charli XCX
  • Cris Cab
  • John Newman
  • Jungle
  • Kid Ink
  • Kiesza
  • Lorde
  • Sam Smith
  • Zedd

BEST WORLD STAGE

  • Afrojack MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam
  • B.o.B MTV World Stage Malaysia
  • Ellie Goulding MTV World Stage Wireless London
  • Enrique Iglesias MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
  • Fall Out Boy MTV World Stage Monterrey
  • Flo Rida MTV World Stage Mexico
  • Hardwell MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
  • Imagine Dragons MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam
  • Kings of Leon MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany
  • Linkin Park MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany
  • Nicole Scherzinger MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
  • Pharrell Williams MTV World Stage Wireless London
  • Simple Plan MTV World Stage Monterrey
  • The Killers MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam

BEST KOREA ACT

  • B.A.P
  • BEAST
  • BTS
  • CNBLUE
  • KARA

BEST JAPAN ACT

  • Daichi Miura
  • E-girls
  • Namie Amuro
  • ONE OK ROCK
  • Perfume

BEST MAINLAND CHINA/ HONG KONG ACT

  • BiBi Zhou (周笔畅)
  • G.E.M. (邓紫棋)
  • Jason Zhang (张杰 )
  • Moraynia Liu (刘忻)
  • Wang Feng (汪峰)

BEST TAIWAN ACT

  • a MEI
  • HEBE TIEN
  • Mayday
  • sodagreen
  • Will Pan

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT

  • Agnez Mo (Indonesia)
  • Hồ Ngọc Hà (Vietnam)
  • NOAH (Indonesia)
  • Sarah Geronimo (Philippines)
  • Slot Machine (Thailand)
  • Stefanie Sun (Singapore)
  • Yuna (Malaysia)

Ready to root for your favourite artiste(s)? Voting is now open here!

The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast live from The Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, 9th November at 9pm CET* (Monday, 10th November at 4am Singapore time).

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