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AUTHOR: Jocelyn Vena, MTV.com

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The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards are quickly approaching, and it seems that Rihanna is the girl to beat, with six nods. Taylor Swift isn’t far behind the Talk That Talk singer with five nominations of her own.

Swift and Rihanna will battle against each other for EMA supremacy in three categories: Best Female, Best Pop and Best Look. Each of the ladies just graced the VMA stage earlier this month with eye-popping performances.

Rihanna is also up for Best Video against M.I.A.  (“Bad Girls”), Lady Gaga (“Marry the Night”), Katy Perry  (“Wide Awake”) and viral-video sensation PSY (“Gangnam Style”). However, they have some stiff competition in Rihanna. She took home the Moonman for Video of the Year at the 2012 VMAs earlier this month for her “We Found Love” clip.

Justin Bieber and Perry (who has hosted the show twice before) are up for four prizes at the big show. Meanwhile, Gaga, Nicki MinajLana DelReyCarly Rae Jepsen and Fun. will all see if they can take home one of the three awards they are each up for.

The 2012 MTV EMA airs exclusively on MuchMusic, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Full List of 2012 MTV EMA Nominees:

Best Song

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found Love”

Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Pitbull (featuring Chris Brown), “International Love”

Fun. “We Are Young”

Best New

Rita Ora

Fun.

One Direction

Lana Del Rey

Carly Rae Jepsen

Best Female

Rihanna

Katy Perry

Pink

Taylor Swift

Nicki Minaj

Best Male

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Jay Z

Best Pop

Justin Bieber

No Doubt

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

Best Live

Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga

Jay Z and Kanye West

Green Day

Muse

Best Hip Hop

Jay Z and Kanye West

Nas

Rick Ross

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Best Rock

Linkin Park

Green Day

Muse

Killers

Coldplay

Best Electronic

David Guetta

Swedish House Mafia

Avicii

Skrillex

Calvin Harris

Best Alternative

Jack White

The Black Keys

Arctic Monkeys

Florence and the Machine

Lana Del Rey

Best Video

M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Lady Gaga, “Marry the Night”

Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”

Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found Love”

PSY, “Gangnam Style”

Best Look

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Jack White

Taylor Swift

A$AP Rocky

Biggest Fans

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Katy Perry

Best World Stage

Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys

B.o.B

Evanescence

Flo Rida

Jason Derülo

Joe Jonas

Justin Bieber

Kasabian

Ke$ha

LMFAO

Maroon 5

Nelly Furtado

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sean Paul

Snoop Dogg

Snow Patrol

Taylor Swift

Best PUSH

Foster the People

Lana Del Rey

Mac Miller

Michael Kiwanuka

Gotye

Rebecca Ferguson

Fun.

Rita Ora

Conor Maynard

Of Monsters And Men

Carly Rae Jepsen

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