Gaga And Perry Lead MTV EMAs

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September 20, 2010 | 8:50am EST

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are set to go head-to-head at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) with five nominations apiece.

The pop stars are leading the field ahead of the awards show in November with nods in categories including Best Pop, Best Female and Best Song – and they will compete against Rihanna in all three categories.

Miley Cyrus and Usher join the trio in the Best Pop category, while Shakira and Cyrus are also up for Best Female.

The Best Song prize will be a competition between Gaga’s Bad Romance, Perry’s California Gurls and Usher’s OMG, while Rihanna features twice with Rude Boy and her Eminem collaboration Love the Way You Lie. The pair’s rap collaboration will also go up against Gaga’s Telephone and Perry’s California Gurls in the Best Video category, along with Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Kings and Queens and

Plan B’s Prayin’.

Gaga will take on her rock contemporaries in the Best Live act category – going up against Bon Jovi, Muse; Kings of Leon and Linkin Park, while in the Best Rock category Kings of Leon, Muse and Linkin Park will fight it out with Thirty Seconds To Mars and Ozzy Osbourne.

For the Best Male honour, Justin Bieber is nominated alongside his hero Kanye West, as well as Eminem, Usher and Enrique Iglesias, while the teen star will also compete for the Best New Act honour along with Ke$ha, B.o.B., Jason Derulo and Plan B.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain on 7 November.

The full list of main nominations is as follows:

Best Pop:

Lady Gaga

Usher

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Rihanna

Best Rock:

Kings of Leon

Linkin Park

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Muse

Ozzy Osbourne

Best Live Act:

Bon Jovi

Lady Gaga

Muse

Kings of Leon

Linkin Park

Best Male:

Eminem

Justin Bieber

Usher

Enrique Iglesias

Kanye West

Best Female:

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Shakira

Rihanna

Best New Act:

Ke$ha

B.o.B.

Jason Derulo

Plan B

Justin Bieber

Best Alternative:

Gorillaz

Gossip

Paramore

Vampire Weekend

Arcade Fire

Best Hip Hop:

T.I.

Eminem

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Snoop Dogg

Best Song:

Usher – OMG

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls

Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie

Rihanna – Rude Boy

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

Best Video:

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls

Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce – Telephone

Plan B – Prayin’

Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie

Best World Stage Performance:

Green Day

Muse

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Katy Perry

Gorillaz.

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