Swift's hit with Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood, is up for three awards, including Best Song and Best Video, and the pop star will compete against her British pal Ellie Goulding twice - in the Best Female category, along with Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, and for Best Song, with Major Lazer & DJ Snake, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, and Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth.

The Shake It Off hitmaker is also up for Best Pop, Best U.S. Act, Best Live Act, Best Look and Biggest Fans awards.

Bieber will go head-to-head with another of Swift's friends, Ed Sheeran - they will fight it out to win the Best Male award along with Jason Derulo, Kanye West and Pharrell.

Lady Gaga's collaboration with veteran crooner Tony Bennett has earned them a nod for Best Live Act alongside Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry and Swift.

The MTV EMAs will air on 25 October (15) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy.

The list of main nominations is as follows:

Best Pop:

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Best Female:

Ellie Goulding

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj


Taylor Swift

Best Male:

Ed Sheeran

Jason Derulo

Justin Bieber

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams

Best Live Act:

Ed Sheeran

Foo Fighters

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Taylor Swift

Best New Act:


James Bay

Jess Glynne

Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

Best Video:

Kendrick Lamar - Alright

MACklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown

Pharrell Williams - Freedom

Sia - Elastic Heart

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

Best Rock:



Foo Fighters


Royal Blood

Best Alternative:

Fall Out Boy

Florence + the MAChine

Lana Del Rey


Twenty One Pilots

Best Hip Hop:


Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa

Best Electronic:


Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

Best Collaboration:

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack - Hey Mama

Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo - Where Are You Now?

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth - See You Again

Biggest Fans:

5 Seconds of Summer

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Best Look:

Justin Bieber

MACklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift