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FRENEMIES FACE-OFF AT THE 2014 MTV EMA

SHOWDOWN BETWEEN 1D AND 5SOS – AND THEIR FANS;<br/>KATY PERRY AND TAYLOR SWIFT GO HEAD-TO-HEAD;<br/>BATTLE OF THE HIP HOP QUEENS

VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT MTVEMA.COM

London / New York, 16 September 2014: MTV today revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV EMA, the world's annual music awards show that celebrates the year's hottest artists from around the globe, which will see some of the biggest names in music battle it out. Aussie exports 5 Seconds of Summer are up against British heroes One Direction in the Best Pop category, and their tribes will face-off Twitter-style in the Biggest Fans category. The rivalry continues between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, as they go head-to-head for Best Female and Best Look. The queens of hip hop Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea will show down in two categories: Best Hip Hop and Best Look. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast live from The Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, 9 November at 9:00pm CET*.

  • Katy Perry leads the race with nominations in seven categories, while Ariana Grande follows closely with nods in six categories. Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer are each up for five awards. One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and Kiesza all received four MTV EMA nominations each. To view nominees in all award categories please visit mtvema.com.
  • Nominees in the Biggest Fans category were also announced today. Fan groups have been given the power to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists' names. Here are the official hashtags:
    • #EMABiggestFans1D
    • #EMABiggestFans5SOS
    • #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
    • #EMABiggestFansNickiMinaj
    • #EMABiggestFansArianaGrande
  • 2014 MTV EMA voting is now open for all categories at mtvema.com, including local award categories around the world, for which wild card nominees have been chosen via fan vote. The wild card fan vote saw a staggering 19 million votes flood in from around the world. More digital activations are set to follow throughout the 2014 MTV EMA campaign.
  • Voting will close on 8 November 2014 at 11:59pm CEST.

The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast on MTV channels around the world Sunday, November 9th at 9:00PM CET* from The Hydro in Glasgow. The MTV EMA – MTV's global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find us on Instagram or Facebook. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com or follow us @VIMN_PR.  
*Check local listings.
 
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2014 MTV EMA NOMINEES:
 
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
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

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
Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft Rita Ora
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J
Kiesza - Hideaway
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sia - Chandelier

BEST ROCK
Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Iggy Azalea
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Hardwell

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

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