Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards announced

Plus Justin Timberlake confirmed to host 2006 ceremony

The nominations for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards have been announced tonight (September 19).

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the way, picking up four nominations, while Madonna, Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West and Muse have all got three nods.

The ceremony takes place on November 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Justin Timberlake set to host.

This year’s full nominations are:

Best Male

Justin Timberlake

Kanye West

Pharrell

Robbie Williams

Sean Paul

Best Female

Beyoncé

Christina Aguilera

Madonna

Nelly Furtado

Shakira

Best Group

Black Eyed Peas

Depeche Mode

Keane

Pussycat Dolls

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Rock

Evanescence

Keane

The Killers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Strokes

Best Hip-Hop

Busta Rhymes

Kanye West

Missy Elliott

P Diddy

Sean Paul

Best Alternative

Arctic Monkeys

Korn

Muse

The Raconteurs

System Of A Down

Best R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

OutKast

Pharrell

Rihanna

Best Pop

Christina Aguilera

Justin Timberlake

Madonna

Robbie Williams

Shakira

Best Song

Gnarls Barkley – ‘Crazy’

Nelly Furtado – ‘Maneater’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Dani California’

Rihanna – ‘SOS’

Shakira Ft Wyclef Jean – ‘Hips Don’t Lie’

Best Album

Christina Aguilera – ‘Back To Basics’

Madonna – ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’

Muse – ‘Black Holes And Revelations’

Nelly Furtado – ‘Loose’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Stadium Arcadium’

Best Video

Gnarls Barkley – ‘Crazy’

Justice Vs Simian – ‘We Are Your Friends’

Kanye West – ‘Touch The Sky’

Ok Go – ‘A Million Ways’

Pink – ‘Stupid Girls’

Meanwhile in the local categories, the following are nominated for the UK and Ireland’ best act:

Arctic Monkeys

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Kooks

Lily Allen

Muse