Lady Gaga Leads 2011 MTV EMA With Six Nominations
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:57:39
The 2011 MTV EMA celebrate music's biggest global superstars and hottest artists from every corner of the world. The EMA finds Lady Gaga leading the pack with six nods, and Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations. British songstress Adele, who stands as the top-selling artist of the year, has been nominated for three awards, with Justin Bieber and 30 Seconds to Mars also up for three! Is anyone shocked that Gaga is up for six awards?
The 18th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9 PM CET from Belfast's Odyssey Arena on MTV channels around the world.
Two of the reigning queens of pop will go head to head at this year's EMA in four of the same categories, as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry compete for Best Live, Best Pop and Best Female, as well as Best Song, with Perry nominated for "Firework" and Gaga for "Born This Way." Gaga is also nominated for Best Video for "Born This Way" and Biggest Fans. So it's like the Little Monsters are also up for an award.
Multi-talented singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is up for four awards, including Best New, Best Male, Best Push and Best Song for "Grenade." Adele has been nominated for Best Female, as well as Best Song and Best Video for "Rolling In The Deep," and Justin Bieber will compete for Best Pop, Best Male and Biggest Fans. Thirty Seconds To Mars is up for Best Alternative, Best World Stage and Biggest Fans.
As always, the MTV EMA - MTV's international celebration of the year's best in music - features nominees from across genres, recognizing today's hottest acts and global superstars. Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Lopez, LMFAO, Jessie J, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Far East Movement, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa and Kings of Leon are each up for two EMA nominations.
New to the 2011 MTV EMA is the Biggest Fans award, which will go to the most passionate fan base for a particular artist. As of right now, viewers can vote for their favorite EMA artists by visiting here. The more fans engage with the EMA content featured on the site, the more their participation and points can boost the chances for their favorite artist to win.
Also new this year is the World Wide Act category, which celebrates diversity and the breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by nominating incredible artists from all corners of the world. Fans will be able to vote for an artist/group from their respective territory in Europe as of right now. Then those local winners will vie for the European title the week of Oct. 17. The representative for Europe will be announced the week of Oct. 24, along with the regional nominees from Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East, and those five regional nominees will then battle for the "World Wide Act" distinction. The winner will be named at the show in Belfast. Vote at the above-mentioned link.
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