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The 2012 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 11 November 2012.[1] This was the fifth time the awards had been held in Germany, and the second time Frankfurt had been the host city.[2] On 17 August the nominees were announced. Rihanna received eight nominations while Katy Perry and Taylor Swift received five, leading the categories.[3]

2012 MTV Europe Music Awards
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Date11 November 2012
LocationFesthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Hosted byHeidi Klum and Ludacris
Most awardsTaylor Swift, Justin Bieber and One Direction (3)
Most nominationsRihanna (8)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkViacom International Media Networks (Europe)

This year added new regional categories to compete in the Best Worldwide Act, as well as the Best Look category, due to the presence of the same award at the Italian TRL Awards.[4] Taylor Swift, Han Geng, Justin Bieber and One Direction were the biggest winners taking home three awards each.[5][6][7][8]



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Biggest FansEdit

Best LookEdit

Best Worldwide ActEdit

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Best UK & Ireland ActEdit

Best Danish ActEdit

Best Finnish ActEdit

Best Norwegian ActEdit

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Best German ActEdit

Best Italian ActEdit

Best Dutch ActEdit

Best Belgian ActEdit

Best French ActEdit

Best Polish ActEdit

Best Spanish ActEdit

Best Russian ActEdit

Best Romanian ActEdit

Best Portuguese ActEdit

Best Adria ActEdit

Best Hungarian ActEdit

Best Ukrainian ActEdit

Best Greek ActEdit

Best Israeli ActEdit

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Best Czech & Slovak ActEdit

Best African ActEdit

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Best Indian ActEdit

Best Asian ActEdit

Best Australia & New Zealand ActEdit

Best Brazilian ActEdit

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Best Latin America South ActEdit

MTV2 US Artist About to Go GlobalEdit

Worldwide Act nominationsEdit

Best European ActEdit

Best Africa, Middle East and India ActEdit

Best Asia and Oceanic ActEdit

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  1. ^ "Heidi Klum To Host 2012 MTV EMA – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ "The 2012 MTV EMA Host City Is...Frankfurt!". MTV. 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Taylor Swift flies away with three MTV Europe Music Awards". Independent UK. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber win big, take home three awards". New York Daily News. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift triumphs with three gongs". Daily Telegraph. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen crowd surfs as she celebrates scooping two awards at the MTV EMAs". Daily Mail. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Taylor Swift and ONE DIRECTION triumph at MTV Europe Music awards". Guardian UK. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Rihanna leaves MTV Music Awards empty handed, as Taylor Swift triumphs". Irish Independent. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
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