Taylor Swift up for a record nine MTV Europe Music Awards

  • 16 September 2015
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Image caption Taylor Swift continues to dominate the music world landing a record number of nominations

British acts One Direction and Ed Sheeran have received nominations for the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), but it is US singer Taylor Swift who dominates this year's nominations.

Swift received a record nine nominations including three for her hit song Bad Blood.

The singer will also go head-to-head with Nicki Minaj for best female. The pair insist they've made up after their very public twitter row earlier this year.

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Image caption Justin Bieber's year keeps getting better after receiving six MTV Europe Music Awards nominations

Canadian star Justin Bieber follows closely behind with six EMA nods, boosted by the global success of his chart-topping track What Do You Mean?

Ed Sheeran has been nominated in four categories including Best UK and Ireland Act, Best Male, Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

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Image caption 1D are still going strong after five years getting three nominations at the MTV EMAs

Having announced their plans for a break after recording their fifth album, One Direction - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are up for three prizes, for Best UK and Ireland Act, Best Pop and Biggest Fans.

The boys will face Swift, Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Ariana Grande in the battle for the Best Pop act.

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Image caption Little Mix are up for Best UK & Ireland act after winning the wildcard vote

Other British stars who are up for prizes include Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne.

The 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards will take place at the Mediolanum Forum in the Italian city of Milan on Sunday, 25 October.

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