Taylor Swift leads MTV EMA nominations

Taylor Swift has been nominated for six MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), with Shawn Mendes following closely behind with five.

Taylor Swift. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Taylor Swift leads the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) with six nods.

The 27-year-old singer is up for Best Artist, Best Look, Best Pop, Biggest Fans, Best Video for Look What You Made Me Do and Best US Act.

And Swift could make history at the SSE Arena, Wembley, in London on 12 November as the most awards previously won in one night at the ceremony is four, a record jointly held by both Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Shawn Mendes could also challenge the record, as he's up for five awards - competing against Swift for Best Artist, Biggest Fans and Best Pop, and also Best Single for There's Nothing Holdin Me Back and Best Canadian Act - while Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran follow closely behind with four nods each.

This year sees the Best Male and Best Female categories retired and replaced instead with a Best Artist prize, which will see Swift, Mendes, Sheeran and Lamar compete against Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus for the coveted honour.

Mendes will be fighting for the Best Song award alongside Sheeran, who got the nod for Shape of You, Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie with Rockabye, Dj Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller's Wild Thoughts, and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber with Despacito.

The Best Local Act is voted for in various regions. Competing for the honour in the UK & Ireland are Sheeran, Little Mix, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, and wildcard entry Louis Tomlinson, while other notable nominees are Drake and Justin Bieber in Canada, Bruno Mars and wildcard Fifth Harmony in the US, and Kygo in Norway.

This year's EMAs will be hosted by Rita Ora, who is also in the running for the Best Look award.

MTV Europe Music Awards 2017 list of nominations:

Best Song:

  • Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

  • DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber

  • Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Best Artist:

  • Ariana Grande

  • Ed Sheeran

  • Kendrick Lamar

  • Miley Cyrus

  • Shawn Mendes

  • Taylor Swift

Best Look:

  • Dua Lipa

  • Harry Styles

  • Rita Ora

  • Taylor Swift

  • Zayn

Best New:

  • Dua Lipa

  • Julia Michaels

  • Khalid

  • Kyle

  • Rag'n'Bone Man

Best Pop:

  • Camila Cabello

  • Demi Lovato

  • Miley Cyrus

  • Shawn Mendes

  • Taylor Swift

Best Video:

  • Foo Fighters - Run

  • Katy Perry - Bon App├ętit ft. Migos

  • Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE

  • KYLE - iSpy ft. Lil Yachty

  • Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

Best Live:

  • Bruno Mars

  • Coldplay

  • Ed Sheeran

  • Eminem

  • U2

Best Electronic:

  • Calvin Harris

  • David Guetta

  • Major Lazer

  • Martin Garrix

  • The Chainsmokers

Best Rock:

  • Coldplay

  • Foo Fighters

  • Royal Blood

  • The Killers

  • U2

Best Hip Hop:

  • Drake

  • Eminem

  • Future

  • Kendrick Lamar

  • Post Malone

Best Alternative:

  • Imagine Dragons

  • Lana Del Rey

  • Lorde

  • The xx

  • Thirty Seconds To Mars

Biggest Fans:

  • Ariana Grande

  • Justin Bieber

  • Katy Perry

  • Shawn Mendes

  • Taylor Swift

Best Push:

  • Hailee Steinfeld

  • Jon Bellion

  • Julia Michaels

  • Kacy Hill

  • Khalid

  • Kyle

  • Noah Cyrus

  • Petite Meller

  • Rag'n'Bone Man

  • SZA

  • The Head And The Heart

Best World Stage:

  • Steve Aoki - Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016

  • Kings of Leon - Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016

  • Tomorrowland 2017

  • DNCE - Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

  • The Chainsmokers - Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

  • Foo Fighters - Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017