Kate Perry heads the nominations for MTV’s European Music Awards as she competes for seven prizes, just ahead of Ariana Grande in the running for six.
Pharrell Williams, who has enjoyed huge success on the back of his chart-topping hit Happy, competes for five trophies along with Australian pop act 5 Seconds Of Summer.
The winners will be announced at a star-studded show to be staged at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on November 9.
Other highly-decorated artists, as the shortlists were announced today, include One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and Kiesza – who find themselves up for four awards.
Perry and Grande find themselves head to head for best female – alongside Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Beyonce – and in the best pop category. Perry’s track Dark Horse and Grande’s collaboration with Iggy Azalea, Problem, will also compete in the best song category.
The best UK and Ireland category will be fought between Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, One Direction, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. Sheeran is the sole British act competing for best male.
Votes for many of the categories can be cast at MTVEMA.com