2015 MTV EMAs: Taylor Swift up for nine awards as nomination list revealed
Published 15/09/2015 | 14:04
British acts One Direction and Ed Sheeran have received nods for the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), but it is US singer Taylor Swift who dominates this year's nominations.
Sheeran, who scooped two statuettes at the Brit Awards earlier this year, has been nominated in four categories including Best UK and Ireland Act, Best Male, Best Live Act and Best World Stage.
Having announced their plans for a hiatus after their fifth album, One Direction - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are up for three prizes, for Best UK and Ireland Act, Best Pop and Biggest Fans.
The four-piece will face Swift, Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Ariana Grande in the battle for the Best Pop act.
Other British stars who are up for prizes include Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne, but their nods pale in comparison to Swift, who leads with nine nominations including three for her hit single Bad Blood.
Canadian singer Justin Bieber follows closely behind with six EMA nods, boosted by the global success of his chart-topping track What Do You Mean?
Little Mix were chosen by fans to be the wildcard in the Best UK and Ireland Act category.
The nominees were announced through MTV's Snapchat Discover channel, and fans can cast their votes at mtvema.com
The 2015 MTV EMAs will take place at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan on Sunday October 25.