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Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes had his army of fans in a frenzy as he made his red carpet entrance AFP/Getty

The stars of the music world are gathering in Rotterdam this evening for a night of glamour and great music at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards.

The beautiful people took to the red carpet at the Ahoy Rotterdam in one outlandish sartorial display after another.

Leading the fashion pack and stealing the spotlight from the music stars was British model Jourdan Dunn. The 26-year-old, who is one of the guest presenters, showed off her slender figure in an attention-grabbing chain style dress.

Bare flesh was the order of the day with Elettra Lamborghini embracing the trend in an unforgiving sheer bodysuit decorated with black squares.

Tallia Storm too wore a sheer top embroidered with flowers and a pretty frilled purple mini skirt

Hot-footing it straight from the Strictly ballroom was host Laura Whitmore who opted for a flattering plum dress with sheer panels.

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Taking a break from Strictly host Laura Whitmore arrives at the MTV EMA's AFP/Getty

And Bollywood was also represented at the music event, with Indian movie star Deepika Padukone putting in a striking appearance.

The stunning actress who stars in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage wore a stylish black and olive green ensemble for the high-profile music event.

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The Return of Xander Cage star Deepika Padukone cut a stylish figure on the red carpet AFP/Getty

Meanwhile Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes took over the red carpet as he joined Jack and Jack for an impromptu rap.

The teen idol sparked a frenzy on the red carpet as he was besieged by his army of fans.

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British singer Charli XCX strikes a pose on the red carpet at the MTV Europe Music Award AFP/Getty

The 23rd EMAs will include performances from Kings of Leon, Joe Jonas's band DNCE and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and Swedish star Zara Larsson.

Meanwhile US rockers Green Day follow in the footsteps of Eminem, Queen, Bon Jovi, and Ozzy Osbourne to win the Global Icon Award in recognition of their contribution to music over the past two decades.

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US band Green Day members (L-R) Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Durnt are to be honoured with the Global Icon award AFP/Getty

Bruce Gilmer, executive vice president of talent and music at Viacom, MTV's parent company, said: "Green Day is, without question, one of the world's most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they've introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power."

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British model of the moment Jourdan Dunn stops for a selfie with fans AFP/Getty

Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead the way with five nominations each. Beyonce is a contender in the categories for best US act, best video for Formation, best female, best live act and biggest fans, while Bieber has been named for best Canadian act, best song with Sorry, best male, best pop, and challenges the Queen Bey in the biggest fans category.

British star Adele has four nominations. Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are listed in three categories each.

Jaden Smith, Winnie Harlow, Nina Dobrev, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah and Idris Elba will be among the guests presenting the coveted trophies.


MTV VMA 2016: NOMINATIONS

Best Video

Beyonce – Formation

Coldplay – Up&Up

Kanye West – Famous

Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy

Best Song

Adele – Hello

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

Rihanna ft. Drake – Work

Best Female

Adele

Beyonce

Sia

Rihanna

Lady Gaga

Best Male

Calvin Harris

Drake

Justin Bieber

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Best Live

Adele

Beyonce

Green Day

Coldplay

Twenty One Pilots

Best New Act

Bebe Rexha

DNCE

Lukas Graham

The Chainsmokers

Zara Larsson

Best Pop

Ariana Grande

Fifth Harmony

Justin Bieber

Rihanna

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Best UK and Ireland Act

Adele

Coldplay

Little Mix

Zayn

Years & Years

Best Rock

Coldplay

Green Day

Metallica

Muse

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Alternative

Kings Of Leon

Radiohead

Tame Impala

The 1975

Twenty One Pilots

Best Hip Hop

Drake

Future

G-Eazy

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Best Electronic

Afrojack

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

Best Push

Alessia Cara

Anne-Marie

Bebe Rexha

Blossoms

Charlie Puth

DNCE

Dua Lipa

Elle King

Halsey

Jack Garratt

Jonas Blue

Lukas Graham

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

Beyonce

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Shawn Mendes

Best World Stage

Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)

Tinie Tempah – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)

Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)

Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)