Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead MTV EMA nominations

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Rihanna and Taylor Swift have picked up the most nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

The pair are up for six and five awards respectively, and go against each other in the best female, best pop and best look categories.

Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are in the running for four awards each, while Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are among those up for three.

The MTV EMAs take place on 11 November in Frankfurt, Germany.

Rihanna is also up for the biggest fans award, as well as best song and best video for her hit We Found Love.

The star will be hoping to do better than the recent US version of the awards, where she only won in one out of five categories.

Taylor Swift's other nods at the EMAs come in the best live and best world stage categories.

The US version of the event took place earlier this month with One Direction leading the way with three trophies.

However, this time around the group are only up for two awards, best new act and biggest fans.

The public have from 17 September until 9 November to vote in all the categories.

Last year's awards, which took place in Belfast, pulled in 39 million television viewers, a record for the event.

The full list of nominations is:

Best song

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - International Love

fun. feat. Janelle MonĂ¡e - We Are Young

Best new (act)

Rita Ora

fun.

One Direction

Lana Del Rey

Carly Rae Jepsen

Best female

Rihanna

Katy Perry

P!nk

Taylor Swift

Nicki Minaj

Best male

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Jay Z

Best pop

Justin Bieber

No Doubt

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

Best live

Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga

Jay Z & Kanye West

Green Day

Muse

Best hip-hop

Jay Z & Kanye West

Nas

Rick Ross

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Best rock

Linkin Park

Green Day

Muse

The Killers

Coldplay

Best electronic

David Guetta

Swedish House Mafia

Avicii

Skrillex

Calvin Harris

Best alternative

Jack White

The Black Keys

Arctic Monkeys

Florence + The Machine

Lana Del Rey

Best video

M.I.A. - 'Bad Girls'

Lady Gaga - 'Marry The Night'

Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'

Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - 'We Found Love'

PSY - 'Gangnam Style'

Best look

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Jack White

Taylor Swift

A$AP Rocky

Biggest fans

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Katy Perry

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.

Conor Maynard

Of Monsters And Men

Carly Rae Jepsen

Best UK & Ireland act

Conor Maynard

Rita Ora

One Direction

Jessie J

Ed Sheeran