With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and Pharrell Williams (five apiece).

Katy is in the hunt for best pop, best female, best live, best look and her Prism hit “Dark Horse” ft. Juicy J is up for best song and best video. She’s also nominated in the curiously-titled biggest fans category, where her band of followers will face off against supporters of 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and One Direction.

One Direction has chances in four categories, as do Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and Kiesza.

The annual gala will take place for the first time at the 13,000-capacity Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9, and it’ll be beamed to MTV channels around the world. MTV will host the EMA U.S. pre-show telecast from Miami at 7:00 p.m. ET on the big day. The music TV broadcaster will announce performers for the main show and the U.S pre-show telecast in due course.

The MTV EMAs was first held in Berlin back in 1994. This year’s 20th anniversary marks just the second time the gala has been hosted by Scotland, following an edition in Edinburgh in 2003. The decision to visit Glasgow makes a lot of sense. The city hosted the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, and all eyes are currently trained on Scotland as its residents prepare to vote this Thursday on the independence referendum.

Voting on the MTV EMAs, however, is already open for all categories at mtvema.com.

Full list of nominations for 2014 MTV EMAs in Glasgow:

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

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