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Sarkodie nominated for 2012 MTV European Music Awards

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It seems that Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie continues to have a good year after winning Best African Act at the 2012 BET Award. He has again received nomination for another international Award. MTV has unveiled the nominees for its annual MYV European Music Awards (EMA) with reigning pop princesses Rihanna and Taylor Swift topping the list with six and five nods respectively.  Africa’s hottest contemporary artists could also be in the frame for an EMA award, as Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Wizkid, Mi Casa and D’Banj fight it out for a slot in the Worldwide Act category, where they will compete against their peers in India and the Middle East (from Monday 15 October).  The final Worldwide Act nominees from each region (Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East) will be announced the week of 30 October and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt. Other notable EMA nominees include Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, who are each up for three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date. Taking place at Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday 11 November, the nineteenth annual MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 11 November at 22:00 CAT and on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Monday 12 November at 21:00 CAT. Beginning today, Monday 17 September, viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtvbase.com online. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 23:59 CAT on Friday 9 November 2012. Full List of nominations: BEST SONG Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’ Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’ Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – ‘International Love’ fun. feat. Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’   BEST NEW Rita Ora fun. One Direction Lana Del Rey Carly Rae Jepsen BEST FEMALE Rihanna Katy Perry P!nk Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj   BEST MALE Justin Bieber Kanye West Flo Rida Pitbull Jay Z   BEST POP Justin Bieber No Doubt Katy Perry Taylor Swift Rihanna   BEST LIVE Taylor Swift Lady Gaga Jay Z & Kanye West Green Day Muse   BEST HIP HOP Jay Z & Kanye West Nas Rick Ross Drake Nicki Minaj BEST ROCK Linkin Park Green Day Muse The Killers Coldplay   BEST ELECTRONIC David Guetta Swedish House Mafia Avicii Skrillex Calvin Harris   BEST ALTERNATIVE Jack White The Black Keys Arctic Monkeys Florence + The Machine Lana Del Rey   BEST VIDEO M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’ Lady Gaga – ‘Marry The Night’ Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’ Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’ PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’   BEST LOOK Nicki Minaj Rihanna Jack White Taylor Swift A$AP Rocky BIGGEST FANS Justin Bieber One Direction Lady Gaga Rihanna Katy Perry   BEST WORLD STAGE Arcade Fire Arctic Monkeys B.o.B Evanescence Flo Rida Jason Derulo Joe Jonas Justin Bieber Kasabian Ke$ha LMFAO Maroon 5 Nelly Furtado Red Hot Chili Peppers Sean Paul Snoop Dogg Snow Patrol Taylor Swift BEST PUSH Nov – Foster The People Dec – Lana Del Rey Jan – Mac Miller Feb – Michael Kiwanuka March – Gotye April – Rebecca Ferguson May – fun. June – Rita Ora July – Conor Maynard August – Of Monsters And Men September – Carly Rae Jepsen   WORLDWIDE ACT Sarkodie Camp Mulla Wizkid Mi Casa D’Banj   The “2012 MTV EMA” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the “2012 MTV EMA.”]]>

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