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MTV EMA UNVEIL 2011 NOMINEES.FAST-RISING ACT,WIZKID NOMINATED

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MTV today announced the nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA” with Lady Gaga leading the pack with six nominations, and Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations.

British songstress Adele, who stands as the top-selling artist of the year, has been nominated for three awards, with Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds To Mars also up for three.

Fast-rising act, Wizkid also nominated alongside other acts Fally Ipupa, Black Coffee & Cabo Snoop, Abdelfattah Grini, and Scribe in the Africa/ India/ Middle East category.

Five regions are under the newly added category, World Wide Act - Africa/India/Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Europe.

The nominee with the highest vote in each regions will be nominated for worldwide act.

According to mtv, the newly added category " celebrates diversity and the breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by nominating incredible artists from all corners of the world."

The 18th annual MTV EMA will take place on Sunday 6 November at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, airing on MTV channels around the world including MTV (DStv 321) and MTV Base (DStv 322).

Acts like Dbanj, 2face are past winners.

Voting starts today on mtvema.com and the nominees for the world wide act will be revealed on October 24.

Here is the list of nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA”:

BEST SONG

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull – “On The Floor”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST LIVE

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST POP

Britney Spears
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

BEST NEW

Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Jessie J
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa

BEST FEMALE

Adele
Beyoncé
Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Kanye West

BEST HIP HOP

Eminem
Lil Wayne
JAY Z & Kanye West
Pitbull
Snoop Dogg

BEST ROCK

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Kings of Leon
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST VIDEO

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Beyoncé – “Run The World (Girls)”
Justice – “Civilization”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
My Chemical Romance
The Strokes
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST WORLD STAGE

Arcade Fire
The Black Eyed Peas
Diddy Dirty Money
Enrique Iglesias
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance
Ozzy Osborne
Snoop Dogg
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST PUSH

Alexis Jordan
Big Time Rush
Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Jessie J
Katy B
LMFAO
Neon Trees
Theophilus London
Wiz Khalifa

BIGGEST FANS

Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Paramore
Selena Gomez
Thirty Seconds To Mars

AFRICA/INDIA/MIDDLE EAST (Top vote-getter will represent Africa/India/Middle East in the World Wide Act category)

Abdelfattah Grini
Cabo Snoop
Fally Ipupa
Black Coffee
Wizkid
Scribe