2010 MTV EMA NOMINEES


The nominees are in for the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards & the voting is now open...


Best Song:
Eminem feat. Rihanna 'Love the Way You Lie'
Rapper Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He’s also won 11 Grammys, an Oscar and an unprecedented 9 EMAs! His latest album, Recovery, charted at number one in several countries.

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg 'California Gurls'
Katy Perry’s blockbuster debut album, One of the Boys, was certified platinum and has sold five million copies worldwide. Her follow-up, Teenage Dream, has already spawned the record-shattering single, ‘California Gurls.’ Katy was our EMA host in 2008 and 2009.

Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance'
International pop superstar Lady Gaga burst unto the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, The Fame. Since then, the captivating performer has sold more than 13 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She won the Best New Act EMA last year.

Rihanna 'Rude Boy'
From her breakthrough multi-platinum album A Girl Like Me to her ubiquitous global smash Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna has helped redefine the path of popular music for a new generation. Her latest hit album is entitled Rated R.

Usher 'OMG'
The quintessential contemporary icon, Usher’s considerable achievements include over 45 million records sold worldwide and a stable of five Grammy Awards. His monumental latest album is entitled Raymond vs. Raymond.


Best Live Act:
Bon Jovi
Over the course of their 26-year career, consummate rock band Bon Jovi have sold 120 million records and played over 2600 concerts to over 34 million fans in 50 countries. Their latest album, The Circle, is a top ten global record, debuting at #1 in several countries.

Kings of Leon
Throughout their career, King of Leon’s sound has morphed from southern rock and blues to mega-hit arena-rock. Their last album, Only by the Night, entered the UK Album Charts at #1, went platinum and won them four Grammy awards.

Lady Gaga
International pop superstar Lady Gaga burst unto the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, The Fame. Since then, the captivating performer has sold more than 13 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She won the Best New Act EMA last year.

Linkin Park
Linkin Park have sold 50 million albums, netted two Grammy Awards and solidified their reputation as one of the world’s premier and most innovative rock bands. Their highly-anticipated latest album is called A Thousand Suns.

Muse
British supergroup Muse has sold over ten million albums worldwide, received five EMAs, four Q Awards, seven NME Awards and two Brit Awards. Their latest album, The Resistance, topped the album charts in 19 countries.


Best Pop:
Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s blockbuster debut album, One of the Boys, was certified platinum and has sold five million copies worldwide. Her follow-up, Teenage Dream, has already spawned the record-shattering single, ‘California Gurls.’ Katy was our EMA host in 2008 and 2009.

Lady Gaga
International pop superstar Lady Gaga burst unto the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, The Fame. Since then, the captivating performer has sold more than 13 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She won the Best New Act EMA last year.

Miley Cyrus
Singer, actress and teen phenomenon Miley Cyrus’s latest album is entitled Can’t Be Tamed and continues in the vein of the dance-pop sound she introduced with her worldwide hit single, ‘Party in the U.S.A.’

Rihanna
From her breakthrough multi-platinum album A Girl Like Me to her ubiquitous global smash Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna has helped redefine the path of popular music for a new generation. Her latest hit album is entitled Rated R.

Usher
The quintessential contemporary icon, Usher’s considerable achievements include over 45 million records sold worldwide and a stable of five Grammy Awards. His monumental latest album is entitled Raymond vs. Raymond.


Best New Act:
B.o.B.
Rapper/artist/producer B.o.B scored a record deal while he was still in high school. His debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is a huge international success with its singles ‘Nothin’ on You’ and ‘Airplanes’ both reaching the top of the charts.

Jason Derülo
Jason Derülo’s smash hit debut single ‘Whatcha Say’ had downloads of over two million and heralded the arrival of a powerful, chart-topping and major new star. His first three singles have all reached number one on the UK R&B charts.

Justin Bieber
All it takes is one listen to 16-year-old soul-singing phenomenon Justin Bieber to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers. His latest album, My World 2.0, was certified platinum in less than two months of release.

Ke$ha
Singer-songwriter Ke$ha burst on to the scene in 2009 with the release of her debut single ‘Tik Tok,’ which reached number one in 11 countries. Her debut album, Animal, has already sold over one million copies.

Plan B
After starting his career as a rapper and actor, Plan B, a.k.a. Ben Drew, released his breakthrough soul album The Defamation of Strickland Banks this year. The album has hit the number one spot twice and propelled Ben Drew to becoming a bona fide modern day soul star.


Best Female:
Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s blockbuster debut album, One of the Boys, was certified platinum and has sold five million copies worldwide. Her follow-up, Teenage Dream, has already spawned the record-shattering single, ‘California Gurls.’ Katy was our EMA host in 2008 and 2009.

Lady Gaga
International pop superstar Lady Gaga burst unto the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, The Fame. Since then, the captivating performer has sold more than 13 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She won the Best New Act EMA last year.

Miley Cyrus
Singer, actress and teen phenomenon Miley Cyrus’s latest album is entitled Can’t Be Tamed and continues in the vein of the dance-pop sound she introduced with her worldwide hit single, ‘Party in the U.S.A.’

Rihanna
From her breakthrough multi-platinum album A Girl Like Me to her ubiquitous global smash Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna has helped redefine the path of popular music for a new generation. Her latest hit album is entitled Rated R

Shakira
Global superstar Shakira boasts a string of chart-topping hits and sales of over 50 million records. Her latest single, ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’ was the official song of the 2010 World Cup and an international smash hit.


Best Male:
Eminem
Rapper Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He’s also won 11 Grammys, an Oscar and an unprecedented 9 EMAs! His latest album, Recovery, charted at number one in several countries.

Enrique Iglesias
Madrid-born Enrique Iglesias’s fusion of pop, R&B, Latin and rock rhythms has made him into one of the world’s biggest stars with worldwide sales of over 55 million albums. His latest album, Euphoria, features the international smash ‘I Like It.’

Justin Bieber
All it takes is one listen to 16-year-old soul-singing phenomenon Justin Bieber to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers. His latest album, My World 2.0, was certified platinum in less than two months of release.

Kanye West
Kanye West’s four albums, starting with 2004’s The College Dropout, have been massively successful, garnering a whopping 12 Grammys. His latest album will feature collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, T.I and Drake - to name just a few!

Usher
The quintessential contemporary icon, Usher’s considerable achievements include over 45 million records sold worldwide and a stable of five Grammy Awards. His monumental latest album is entitled Raymond vs. Raymond.


Best Hip Hop:
Eminem
Rapper Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He’s also won 11 Grammys, an Oscar and an unprecedented 9 EMAs! His latest album, Recovery, charted at number one in several countries.

Kanye West
Kanye West’s four albums, starting with 2004’s The College Dropout, have been massively successful, garnering a whopping 12 Grammys. His latest album will feature collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, T.I and Drake - to name just a few!

Lil Wayne
With well over ten million in sales, unquestionable street credibility, critical acclaim, industry accolades and four Grammy wins, Lil Wayne has firmly laid to rest all doubt that he is anything less than the best rapper alive today.

Snoop Dogg
Throughout ten releases and numerous side projects, Snoop Dogg has remained a constant force in hip hop and a household name around the world. It’s his universal appeal that’s kept him at the forefront of the rap game and at the apex of popular culture.

T.I.
Since his 2001 debut LP, I'm Serious, T.I. has become one of the rare hip hop artists who can not only say that his fan base and record sales have increased with each new release, but that the critical accolades have continued to flow as well.


Best Rock:
Kings of Leon
Throughout their career, King of Leon’s sound has morphed from southern rock and blues to mega-hit arena-rock. Their last album, Only by the Night, entered the UK Album Charts at #1, went platinum and won them four Grammy awards.

Linkin Park
Linkin Park have sold 50 million albums, netted two Grammy Awards and solidified their reputation as one of the world’s premier and most innovative rock bands. Their highly-anticipated latest album is called A Thousand Suns.

Muse
British supergroup Muse has sold over ten million albums worldwide, received five EMAs, four Q Awards, seven NME Awards and two Brit Awards. Their latest album, The Resistance, topped the album charts in 19 countries.

Ozzy Osbourne
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne has sold over 32 million albums worldwide. In a career that has spanned over 40 years, Ozzy shows no signs of stopping, releasing his tenth album, Scream, in the spring of this year.

Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars's newest album, This Is War, is a triumphant, sonically epic game-changer that builds on the vision laid out in their 2002 self-titled debut and 2005’s multi-platinum A Beautiful Lie. The band has already won three EMAs.
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Best Alternative:
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire’s breakthrough album Funeral was chosen by Rolling Stone as the number one album of the ‘00s. With their latest album, The Suburbs, the band explores more breadth and beauty than on any of their previous recordings.

Gorillaz
Since 1998, Gorillaz have become one of the world’s most popular bands, achieving success in ways entirely groundbreaking in popular music. Their latest album, Plastic Beach, is a 16-track tour through pop, rap, dub, soul, and electronica.

Gossip
Indie punk trio Gossip broke through with 2006's Standing In The Way Of Control. Their latest album, Music for Men, is direct and visceral, pulsing with a raw and unapologetic animal energy. The album has been a huge success throughout Europe, selling over a million copies worldwide.

Paramore
Nashville-based Paramore is one of the most popular rock outfits in recent history. Their latest album, Brand New Eyes, topped the charts in many countries and has been the band’s most successful album to date.

Vampire Weekend
Fresh off of their critically-acclaimed, highly-successful debut album, Vampire Weekend’s latest, Contra, is a heavily layered, kinetic and emotional feat which cements their reputation as one of the world’s most unique bands.


Best Video:
Eminem feat. Rihanna 'Love the Way You Lie'
Rapper Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He’s also won 11 Grammys, an Oscar and an unprecedented 9 EMAs! His latest album, Recovery, charted at number one in several countries.

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg 'California Gurls'
Katy Perry’s blockbuster debut album, One of the Boys, was certified platinum and has sold five million copies worldwide. Her follow-up, Teenage Dream, has already spawned the record-shattering single, ‘California Gurls.’ Katy was our EMA host in 2008 and 2009.

Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé 'Telephone'
nternational pop superstar Lady Gaga burst unto the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, The Fame. Since then, the captivating performer has sold more than 13 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She won the Best New Act EMA last year.

Plan B 'Prayin'
After starting his career as a rapper and actor, Plan B, a.k.a. Ben Drew, released his breakthrough soul album The Defamation of Strickland Banks this year. The album has hit the number one spot twice and propelled Ben Drew to becoming a bona fide modern day soul star.

Thirty Seconds to Mars 'Kings and Queens'
Thirty Seconds to Mars's newest album, This Is War, is a triumphant, sonically epic game-changer that builds on the vision laid out in their 2002 self-titled debut and 2005’s multi-platinum A Beautiful Lie. The band has already won three EMAs.
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Best UK & Ireland New Act:
Delphic
A combination of rock and electronica, trio Delphic’s debut album blends flourishing techno beats with melodic songwriting. 2010 has seen the band take their live show across Europe including a series of show-stealing festival performances.

Ellie Goulding
Folk-pop siren Ellie Goulding is well on her way to achieving platinum status with sales of her debut album, Lights, totalling over 200.000. She has also amassed nearly half a million single sales with her releases ‘Under The Sheets,’ ‘Starry Eyed’ and ‘Guns And Horses.’

Marina and the Diamonds
Marina is the complete songwriter/performer. With virtually no musical schooling, she’s a girl for whom heart scorching choruses miraculously seem to appear at the tips of her fingers. Her debut album, The Family Jewels, is a romping, pulsing pop record.

Rox
Half-Jamaican/half-Iranian South Londoner Rox is seeking to re-establish British soul as a force to be reckoned with. Her debut album, Memoirs, and its latest single, ‘Rocksteady,’ have been rapturously received.

Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah’s single, ‘Pass Out,’ was the standout track of the summer, and led to him playing every significant stage from Wireless to Glastonbury. His debut album, Disc-Overy, features collaborations from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Kelly Rowland and Emile Sande.


Best Push Act:
Alexandra Burke
After winning The X Factor, Alexandra Burke released her debut album, Overcome, an album of 21st century techno future-pop that showcases her soulful voice and undeniable starpower. The album debuted at number one in the UK.

B.o.B
Rapper/artist/producer B.o.B scored a record deal while he was still in high school. His debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is a huge international success with its singles ‘Nothin’ on You’ and ‘Airplanes’ both reaching the top of the charts.

The Drums
The Drums have been one of the most talked about new bands of the year. Off the back of their critically acclaimed Summertime! EP, they took the coveted opening slot of the NME tour. Their self-titled debut album was released this year.

Hurts
British pop duo Hurts consists of singer-songwriters Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft. Their uncomplicated relationship with contemporary music allows them to connect with songwriting in an unrestricted way, creating a sound that’s refreshing, unguarded and emotional.

Jason Derülo
Jason Derülo’s smash hit debut single ‘Whatcha Say’ had downloads of over two million and heralded the arrival of a powerful, chart-topping and major new star. His first three singles have all reached number one on the UK R&B charts.

Justin Bieber
All it takes is one listen to 16-year-old soul-singing phenomenon Justin Bieber to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers. His latest album, My World 2.0, was certified platinum in less than two months of release.

Ke$ha
Singer-songwriter Ke$ha burst on to the scene in 2009 with the release of her debut single ‘Tik Tok,’ which reached number one in 11 countries. Her debut album, Animal, has already sold over one million copies.

Mike Posner
Mike Posner’s debut album, 31 Minutes To Takeoff, is an eclectic, lovingly crafted collection of soulful tunes. His explosive first single, ‘Cooler Than Me,’ has conquered nearly every chart available and has sold over one million downloads.

Professor Green
Littering his lyrics with wry pop culture references and a sharp sense of humour, Professor Green is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in 2010. His debut album, Alive Til I’m Dead, was led by hit singles ‘I Need You Tonight’ and ‘Just Be Good to Green.’

Selena Gomez and the Scene
Selena Gomez’s debut album, Kiss and Tell, sold over a million copies and went gold, propelling the teen sensation even further into the stratosphere. Her latest, A Year Without Rain, promises to deliver even more glossy pop hits.


Best World Stage Perfomance:
Gorillaz
Since 1998, Gorillaz have become one of the world’s most popular bands, achieving success in ways entirely groundbreaking in popular music. Their latest album, Plastic Beach, is a 16-track tour through pop, rap, dub, soul, and electronica.

Green Day
Punk trio Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, hit number one in 14 different countries, obtaining gold or platinum status in each, and achieved the band’s best chart performance to date. They won the EMA for Best Rock last year.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s blockbuster debut album, One of the Boys, was certified platinum and has sold five million copies worldwide. Her follow-up, Teenage Dream, has already spawned the record-shattering single, ‘California Gurls.’ Katy was our EMA host in 2008 and 2009.

Muse
British supergroup Muse has sold over ten million albums worldwide, received five EMAs, four Q Awards, seven NME Awards and two Brit Awards. Their latest album, The Resistance, topped the album charts in 19 countries.

Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars's newest album, This Is War, is a triumphant, sonically epic game-changer that builds on the vision laid out in their 2002 self-titled debut and 2005’s multi-platinum A Beautiful Lie. The band has already won three EMAs.
yayyyyyy

Tokio Hotel
The biggest act to come out of Germany in 20 years, Tokio Hotel has gone ten-times platinum, scored four number one singles and sold out arenas and stadiums across Europe. They scored a Best New Artist VMA in 2008 and have won 3 EMAs.



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