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Perry tops European MTV awards list

Kate Perry h eads the nominations for MTV's European Music Awards as she competes for seven prizes, just ahead of Ariana Grande in the running for six.

Pharrell Williams, who has enjoyed huge success on the back of his chart-topping hit Happy, competes for five trophies along with Australian pop act 5 Seconds Of Summer.

The winners will be announced at a star-studded show to be staged at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on November 9.

Other highly-decorated artists, as the shortlists were announced today, include One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and Kiesza - who find themselves up for four awards.

Perry and Grande find themselves head to head for best female - alongside Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Beyonce - and in the best pop category. Perry's track Dark Horse and Grande's collaboration with Iggy Azalea, Problem, will also compete in the best song category.

The best UK and Ireland category will be fought between Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, One Direction, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. Sheeran is the sole British act competing for best male.

Votes for many of the categories can be cast at MTVEMA.com

Here are some of the main categories:

:: Best Song

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem

Eminem feat. Rihanna - The Monster

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

:: Best Pop

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

:: Best Female

Ariana Grande

Beyonce

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

:: Best Male

Ed Sheeran

Eminem

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Pharrell Williams

:: Best Live

Beyonce

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

One Direction

:: Best New

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Charli XCX

Kiesza

Sam Smith

:: Best Video

Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - Black Widow

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse

Kiesza - Hideaway

Pharrell Williams -Happy

Sia - Chandelier

:: Best Rock

Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

:: Best Hip-Hop

Drake

Eminem

Iggy Azalea

Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

:: Best Electronic

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Hardwell

:: Best UK & Ireland Act

One Direction

Calvin Harris

Sam Smith

Ed Sheeran

Cheryl

:: Best US Act

Beyonce

Katy Perry

Eminem

Pharrell Williams

Fifth Harmony

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