Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead MTV Europe Music Award Nominees

“Fly” collaborators Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are leading nominees at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Nominated for awards based on their efforts “Talk That Talk” and “Pink Friday,” they join fellow nominees including Jay Z, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rita Ora and Justin Bieber.
With a strong six nominations, Rihanna leads the pack overall. Her nods include Best Female, Best Pop, Best Look, Best Song, and Best Video.
With three nominations, Nicki Minaj is tied with Lady Gaga, Jepsen, and Lana Del Ray.
The 2012 MTV EMAs are due to air live from Frankfurt’s Festhalle Sunday, November 11.
Performers and presenters are to be announced at a later date.
Please see the complete list of nominations below:
Best Song
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Rihanna – ‘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
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj
Pink
Best Male
Justin Bieber
Jay-Z
Pitbull
Flo Rida
Kanye West
Best Pop
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
No Doubt

Best New Artist
Rita Ora
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen
Fun.
Best Live
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Green Day
Muse
Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj
Drake
Kanye West & Kay-Z
Rick Ross
Nas
Best Video
Lady Gaga – ‘Marry The Night
Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’
Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’
M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’
PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’
Best Look
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Jack White
A$AP Rocky

Biggest Fans
One Direction
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Lady Gaga
Best Electronic
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex
Avicii
Swedish House Mafia
Best Alternative
Jack White
Florence & The Machine
Lana Del Rey
Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Best Rock
Coldplay
The Killers
Green Day
Linkin Park
Muse

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
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