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Rihanna and Taylor Swift to go head-to-head at MTV Europe Awards


Rihanna and country singer Taylor Swift will go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards, battling it out to be named best pop star in the world.

Rihanna has nominations in six categories, including Best Female, Best Song and Best Video.

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Swift is close behind with five nominations, including Best Live Act and Best Look.

The two are going up against each other in the prestigious Best Pop Act category, alongside Justin Bieber, No Doubt and Katy Perry, and they will also battle it out for the title of Best Female, with the shortlist also featuring Perry, Pink and Nicki Minaj.

In the Best Male category, Bieber has another nomination but faces some tough competition from hip-hop heavyweights Jay-Z, Kanye West, Flo Rida and Pitbull.

Bieber and Perry have notched up four nominations each, and Lady Gaga, Nicky Minaj, and Lana Del Rey are among the acts receiving three. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 11.

The full list of main nominations is as follows:

Best Pop Act: Justin Bieber, No Doubt, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna

Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"; Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, "We Found Love"; Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"; Pitbull feat. Chris Brown, "International Love"; fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"

Best Female: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj

Best Male: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Jay-Z

Best New Act: Rita Ora, fun., One Direction, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Live Act: 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, the Killers, Coldplay

Best Electronic: David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Skrillex, Calvin Harris

Best Alternative: Jack White, the Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey

Best Video: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"; Lady Gaga, "Marry the Night"; Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"; Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, "We Found Love"; PSY, "Gangnam Style"

Best Look: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Jack White, Taylor Swift, A$AP Rocky

Best World Stage: Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, B.o.B, Evanescence, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Kasabian, Ke$ha, LMFAO, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, Taylor Swift

Biggest Fans: Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry

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

Sep 17, 2012 1:04PM
taylor is gettin MORE FAMOUS for her OFF THE MUSIC shenanigans.   i had respect for her but now she is becoming trailer trash.  22 and chasing a HS senior?  she needs to get laid - maybe j. mayer did it and it wasnt that good.   riri - yeah forget a guy who beat u like a dog!   OH WAIT!  the kennedy family has a history of "messed up women"  .... marilyn monroe (jack and bobby got sum), mary jo kopechne, teddys ex wife joan...and daddy joe was playing "parlor games" with gloria swanson.  yeah taylor - great family to be part of.
Sep 17, 2012 12:37PM
I'm tired of hearing taylors songs of lost  "loves". you don't have to write a song about every guy you break up with. i feel sorry for john mayer, how many years after you stopped dating you write a song about him, all i have to say is watch out connor. as for rihanna i don't listen to her music and i don't listen to taylor either
Sep 17, 2012 12:29PM
I wish Taylor Swift would drop off the Earth.  I cannot stand her cluttering up my country stations with her pop garbage any longer. 
Sep 17, 2012 12:27PM

I'm sorry, but they both stink as far as I'm concerned.  Riri keeps pining away for someone that once beat the crap out of her AND bit her.  WOW, brilliant role model for up and coming young girls, not to mention, obvious self-esteem issues. Taylor's music on the other hand is just boring, all her songs sound the same, and I'm super tired of her making a poor me song over every d-bag she's dated. I think we've all dated some jerks in our time, suck it up and move on. And really, what do you expect when you date someone like J Mayer, who's already been in the media for for his actions towards women, does she not know how to read??!

I say give it to anyone BUT these two!


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