MTV EMAs 2011 Nominees Announced
Lady Gaga tops the list of stars who could be coming to Belfast's Odyssey on November 6
A tantalizing preview of the stars who may soon be heading to Belfast has been revealed with the announcement of the 2011 MTV EMA nominees.
Award success seems inevitable for Lady Gaga with a massive six nominations, including Best Video for 'Born This Way'.
Katy Perry will have some stiff competition from the newest Queen of Pop, as she'll be going head to head with Lady Gaga in each of the four categories in which she's been nominated – Best Live, Best Pop, Best Female and Best Song.
But it's unlikely Gaga will be able to see off the notorious Beliebers in the new category for 2011, the Biggest Fans award. It's just one of three categories in which Justin Bieber has been nominated, as he'll also be competing for Best Pop and Best Male.
Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is also up for Best Male, as well as Best New, Best Push and Best Song for 'Grenade.'
The Best UK & Ireland act sees heavyweights Coldplay up against current powerhouse Adele, with Florence + The Machine, Jessie J and Kasabian also nominated. Adele has also been nominated for Best Female, as well as Best Song and Best Video for 'Rolling In The Deep'.
All awards are open to the public vote, and the Biggest Fans award will be decided based on which artist's fans offer them the most support on the MTV EMA website.
The World Wide act is also new for this year, with fans across the globe encouraged to vote for a group or artist from their region, with each of the five regional nominees from Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East due to compete for the 'World Wide Act' distinction.
Other artists up for nominations include rockers Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park, rapper Snoop Dogg, and many other acts across a mulitude of genres such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kings of Leon.
More than 1.2 billion people are expected to tune in to the 18th annual awards on November 6, broadcasting to over 640 million households across the world.