Saturday 21 October 2017

One Direction aiming for MTV awards hat-trick

One Direction
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One Direction are to face off against the likes of Katy Perry and Justin Bieber as they battle it out for the top prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards tonight.

The chart-topping boyband, comprising of Irish singer Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, have been nominated for three awards including Best Pop, Biggest Fans and Best UK and Ireland Act.

Styles' fashion sense has been recognised, with the 19-year-old also up for Best Look, alongside Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Rita Ora.

Rudimental are also up for three nominations, including Best New Act and Best UK and Ireland Act.

Timberlake and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the nominations with five apiece, followed by Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus with four nods each.

US rapper Eminem is set to be honoured with the Global Icon prize on the night, which he will receive in person.

BERLIN - NOVEMBER 05: Host Katy Perry poses for a picture at the backstage boards during the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the O2 Arena on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN - NOVEMBER 05: Host Katy Perry poses for a picture at the backstage boards during the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the O2 Arena on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Taylor Swift poses backstage in the photo room at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Heidi Klum hosts at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kim Kardashian and Psy pose in the VIP Glamour area at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2012/Getty Images for MTV)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Heidi Klum (C) hosts at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Carly Rae Jepsen performs onstage at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for MTV)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Models Irina Shayk (L) and Bar Rafaeli onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Adam Lambert poses backstage with Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen with their Global Icon award during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Alicia Keys performs during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Rita Ora performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs onstage at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown during 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Jessie J poses backstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2011/Getty Images)
Christina Aguilera during 1999 MTV EMA Arrivals at The Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Backstreet Boys and Blackstreet during 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Ke$ha poses with her Best New Act award in the studio for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 at La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Dave Hogan - MTV 2010/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Musicians Matthew Followill, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill of Kings of Leon with Rihanna attend the MTV Europe Awards 2010 at the La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Rihanna performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Katy Perry, Russell Brand and Eva Longoria Parker pose backstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 at La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Kevin Mazur - MTV 2010/WireImage)
UNSPECIFIED - UNDATED: In this handout photo provided by MTV Europe, Eva Longoria Parker is to host the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, Spain on Sunday 7th November.. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/MTV Europe - Via Getty Images)
Jay-Z and Beyonce poses backstage during the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards
BERLIN - NOVEMBER 05: Beyonce performs during the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the O2 Arena on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singers Katy Perry (L) and Adam Lambert attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 01: Singer Amy Winehouse performs "Back to Black" on stage during the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Shakira performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
SPICE GIRLS,collecting award at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Rotterdam
UNSPECIFIED - UNDATED: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS) Katy Perry will be hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards for the second year running. The show will broadcast live from Berlin on MTV on 5 November. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Britney Spears at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards in Dublin, November 12, 1999. (Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA/Newsmakers)
Bono, Bill Roedy and Mick Jagger (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
DUBLIN - NOVEMBER 11: American pop star Britney Spears performs on stage at the MTV European Music Awards at The Point on November 11, 1999 in Dublin. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Actors Pierce Brosnan and Denise Richards attend the MTV European Music awards at The Point in Dublin, Ireland on November 11th, 1999. They starred together in the James Bond film "The World is not Enough". (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
GERMANY - NOVEMBER 24: BERLIN Photo of AEROSMITH and Tom HAMILTON and Steven TYLER and Joey KRAMER and Joe PERRY and Brad WHITFORD, L-R Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton - posed at MTV Europe Awards (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Kings Of Leon are on the bill to perform at the star-studded ceremony, which will be hosted by LMFAO's Redfoo.

The singer revealed he is most excited about Cyrus's performance. She has previously made headlines for "twerking" in a skin-coloured latex bikini with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"I want to see what she's going to do. I haven't seen her in rehearsals because I want to be just as shocked as everyone else," he said.

The MTV EMAs, which will be broadcast live on MTV channels, are taking place at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

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