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After a turbulent year, which included a messy break up and a plagiarism lawsuit, it looks like things are finally turning around for pop superstar Katy Perry.

The Dark Horse singer leads this year's MTV Europe Music Awards with an impressive seven nominations including the coveted best video and best song awards.

She will go head-to-head with Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift in the best female category and she has also been nominated for the best look award.

Meanwhile, Grande is also flying the flag for the ladies after bagging nominations in six categories, including best pop and best newcomer.

Although the Problem singer acted as a backstage host at last year's awards ceremony in Amsterdam, this is the first time she has been up for an award.

Singer and producer Pharrell Williams is up for five awards thanks to the success of his summer hit single, Happy, while boy band One Direction and soul singer Sam Smith are representing the UK with four nominations each.

The MTV EMAs will be held at the Hydro in Glasgow on 9 November. Fans can vote for their favourite artist at mtvema.com.

MTV EMA's Full Nominations List

Best Song

Ariana Grande - Problem ft Iggy Azalea

Eminem - The Monster ft Rihanna

Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Best Female

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

Best Male

Ed Sheeran

Eminem

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Pharrell Williams

Best Live

Beyoncé

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

One Direction

Best New

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Charli XCX

Kiesza

Sam Smith

Best Video

Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft Rita Ora

Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J

Kiesza - Hideaway

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Sia - Chandelier

Best Rock

Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy

Lana Del Rey

Lorde

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop

Drake

Eminem

Iggy Azalea

Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Hardwell

Biggest Fans

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

Nicki Minaj

One Direction

Best Look

Iggy Azalea

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

Best Push

5 Seconds of Summer

Ariana Grande

Charli XCX

Cris Cab

John Newman

Jungle

Kid Ink

Kiesza

Lorde

Sam Smith

Zedd

Best World Stage

Afrojack - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam

B.o.B - MTV World Stage Malaysia

Ellie Goulding - MTV World Stage Wireless London

Enrique Iglesias - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta

Fall Out Boy - MTV World Stage Monterrey

Flo Rida - MTV World Stage Mexico

Hardwell - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta

Imagine Dragons - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam

Kings of Leon - MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany

Linkin Park - MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany

Nicole Scherzinger - MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta

Pharrell Williams - MTV World Stage Wireless London

Simple Plan - MTV World Stage Monterrey

The Killers - MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam

Best US Act

Beyoncé

Katy Perry

Eminem

Pharrell Williams

[Last slot to be decided by MTV fans]