LONDON U.S. artists Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon led the nominations for November's MTV Europe Music Awards with five apiece, one ahead of compatriot Beyonce.
Underlining the dominance of U.S. pop this year, rapper Eminem and punk rockers Green Day are shortlisted for three awards each.
Confirmed to perform at the show, which takes place in Berlin on November 5, are Green Day, British singer Leona Lewis and German band Tokio Hotel, MTV said on Monday.
Of the 13 categories, 11 are chosen by MTV viewers via the website www.mtvema.com. The music channel said the competition attracted more than 100 million online votes last year and the website had four million visitors during the show.
Lady Gaga was nominated for best song ("Pokerface"), best live act, best new act, best female and best world stage performance. Kings of Leon are up for best song ("Use Somebody"), best live act, best group, best rock and best world stage performance.
Following is a full list of nominations:
- Beyonce/Halo; Black Eyed Peas/I Got A Feeling; David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland/When Love Takes Over; Kings Of Leon/Use Somebody; Lady Gaga/Pokerface
Best Live Act
- Beyonce; Green Day; Kings of Leon; Lady Gaga; U2
- Black Eyed Peas; Green Day; Jonas Brothers; Kings of Leon; Tokio Hotel
Best New Act
- Daniel Merriweather; La Roux; Lady Gaga; Pixie Lott; Taylor Swift
- Beyonce; Katy Perry; Lady Gaga; Leona Lewis; Shakira
Best European Act
- Nominations announced October 12
Best Push Artist
- Daniel Merriweather; Hockey; La Roux; Little Boots; Metro Station; Pixie Lott; The Veronicas; White Lies
- Eminem; Jay-Z; Kanye West; Mika; Robbie Williams
- Ciara; Eminem; Jay-Z; Kanye West; T.I
- Foo Fighters; Green Day; Kings of Leon; Linkin Park; U2
- Muse; Paramore; Placebo; The Killers; The Prodigy
- Beyonce/Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It); Britney Spears/Circus; Eminem/We Made You; Katy Perry/Waking up in Vegas; Shakira/She Wolf
Best World Stage Performance
- Coldplay; Kid Rock; Kings of Leon; Lady Gaga; Linkin Park
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)