Taylor Swift up for a record nine MTV Europe Music Awards
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.
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.
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.
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.