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Ed Sheeran to host MTV Europe Music Awards 2015

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Ed Sheeran is nominated for four MTV Europe Music Awards

Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be hosting this year's MTV Europe Music Awards.

The star says he's "so happy" he's been given the job at the event, which will take place on 25 October in Milan, Italy.

US singer Taylor Swift dominates this year's nominations.

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

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Taylor Swift continues to dominate the music world landing a record number of nominations

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

One Direction are up for the Best UK and Ireland Act, Best Pop and Biggest Fans prizes.

Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding and Little Mix are all up for awards too.