MTV EMA Nominations 2015: Taylor Swift Up For Nine, Miley & Nicki Competing For Best Female

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Professional awards collector Taylor Swift has the potential to add even more bounty to her stash when the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards go down on October 25. The shindig will air live this year from Milan, Italy’s Mediolanum Forum. So far, no host has been announced.

But back to Taylor — she’s up for nine awards. There were heavy debates within the EMAs organization about trying to make the “Wildest Dreams” singer eligible to be categorized as an electronic artist, a new act and a male — so she could be up for an even dozen statues — alas, it did not come to fruition. Just kidding on that…I think?

At any rate, Tay does stand to win Best Female, a category that also includes warring divas Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. Strangely, a European artist, Ellie Goulding, also found herself nominated here.

Justin Bieber is the second most-nominated act here, as he’s up for six EMAs, including Best Pop, Best Male and Best Collaboration for Skrillex and Diplo‘s “Where Are Ü Now.”

This year’s full EMAs nominees are below:

BEST SONG
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ, “Lean On”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

BEST POP
5 Seconds Of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift

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
Major Lazer
David Guetta
Martin Garrix

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 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 feat. Nicki Minaj, “Hey Mama”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

BEST VIDEO
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”
Pharrell Williams, “Freedom”
Sia, “Elastic Heart”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

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

BEST WORLD STAGE
Afrojack
Alicia Keys
B.o.B.
Biffy Clyro
Charli XCX
Dizzee Rascal
Ed Sheeran
Iggy Azalea
Jason Derulo
Jessie Ware
Kaiser Chiefs
Slash
Tomorrowland
YG

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