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<b>MUSIC'S BIGGEST STARS CELEBRATED AROUND THE GLOBE AS 2015 MTV EMA NOMINEES REVEALED</b>

VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT MTVEMA.COM

The nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories have just been announced via MTV's international Snapchat Discover channel and the voting race is on. Taylor Swift is leading the way with a record-breaking nine nominations, including three nods to her global smash hit Bad Blood for Best Song, Best Video and in the brand new category Best Collaboration for her alliance with Kendrick Lamar. The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across the globe on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET* from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015.
 
  • Man of the moment Justin Bieber is up for no less than six MTV EMAs, boosted by the global success of his current chart-topping track What Do You Mean? The 2015 MTV EMA will also see 2014 MTV EMA host Nicki Minaj and 2015 MTV VMA host Miley Cyrus face off in the Best Female category, and the world's greatest boy bands One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer go head to head for both Best Pop and Biggest Fans.
 
  • Voting is now open for all categories at mtvema.com.
 
  • Social voting in the highly prized Biggest Fans category also went live today. Fandom groups now have the power to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter, Instagram and Vine using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists' names. Here are the official hashtags:
    • #EMABiggestFans5SOS
    • #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
    • #EMABiggestFansKatyPerry
    • #EMABiggestFans1D
    • #EMABiggestFansTaylorSwift
 
  • 2015 MTV EMA voting is open until 24 October at 11:59pm CET so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
 
See below for the full list of nominations.
Click here to download the official 2015 MTV EMA nominees promo video.
 
About the 2015 MTV EMA
The 2015 MTV EMA, sponsored by Tezenis Underwear and Guitar Hero Live, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET* from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMA brings music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2015 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2015 MTV EMA. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com
*Check local listings.

About MTV
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. 

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2015 MTV EMA Nominees

BEST SONG
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ - Lean On
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood
Wiz Khalifa featuring 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                                                           
Rihanna                                                                 
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
Echosmith                                                             
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 featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

BEST ROCK
AC/DC                                                                   
Coldplay                                                                
Foo Fighters                                                         
Muse                                                                     
Royal Blood                                                          

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy                                                          
Florence + the Machine                                    
Lana Del Rey                                                        
Lorde                                                                    
Twenty One Pilots                                               

BEST HIP HOP
Drake                                                                    
Kanye West                                                          
Kendrick Lamar                                                   
Nicki Minaj                                                           
Wiz Khalifa                                                                           

BEST ELECTRONIC
Avicii                                                                     
Calvin Harris                                                         
David Guetta                                                        
Major Lazer                                                          
Martin Garrix                                                       

BEST PUSH
Echosmith                                                             
James Bay                                                             
Jess Glynne                                                          
Kwabs                                                                    
Natalie La Rose                                                    
Royal Blood                                                          
Shamir                                                                   
Shawn Mendes                                                    
Tori Kelly                                                              
Years & Years                                                       
Zara Larsson                                                         

BEST COLLABORATION
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & 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