Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Psy, Super Junior, Hangeng Nominated in 2012 MTV EMA | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines  - Korean rapper Psy is on a roll.
His hit song "Gangnam Style" has been nominated for best video in the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), which will be held on Nov. 11 in Frankfurt, Germany.

"Gangnam Style" will be competing in the category against Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night," Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" and Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris' "We Found Love."
"OMG~!!! I am nominated 'BEST VIDEO' at #EMA~!!!" Psy tweeted upon learning the good news.
"Gangnam Style" has opened the door for Psy to be invited to the MTV Music Video Awards and TV shows in the US.
The viral music video has surpassed the 200-million view mark on YouTube. As of today, "Gangnam Style" has been viewed 207 million times.
"Got 200 million views !!! Thx everybody!!!" Psy posted on Twitter along with a screenshot of the YouTube page.
After performing on "The Today Show" in the US last week, Psy will be going back to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Sept. 19 to perform "Gangnam Style."
Psy appeared briefly on "Ellen" last week to teach Britney Spears the song's horse-riding dance.
(Clockwise from top left) Jolin Tsai, Psy, Super Junior, Yuna, EXILE and Hangeng
(Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com, MTV, Jolin Tsai Facebook page,  Zel-Atif Ishak and Rhythm Zone)
On the other hand, in some sort of a twist of fate, Korea's Super Junior will be competing with their former member Hangeng (China) in the MTV EMA's Best Asia Act under the Worldwide Act category.
Other nominees are Jolin Tsai from Taiwan, EXILE from Japan and Yuna from Malaysia.
Fans will be voting in three phases for the category. According to MTV, from Sept. 17 to Oct. 14, fans in Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea may vote for the five nominees to select the Best Asia Act.
The Best Asia Act winner will be announced on Oct. 15.
Fans in Australia and New Zealand will also be selecting their Best Australia/New Zealand Act along with other fans worldwide who will be voting their own regional favorites.
In the second phase, to be held on Oct. 15 to 29, viewers will have to choose between the winners of the Best Asia Act and Best Australia/New Zealand Act to determine the Worldwide Act Asia Pacific winner.
The winner will represent the Asia Pacific region at the 2012 MTV EMA for the Worldwide Act category.
"Likewise, viewers from the rest of the world will be voting towards their own continental region representatives. Results from this knock-out round will be announced online on 30 October," according to MTV.
In the last phase, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 (Nov. 10 in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong), fans can vote for the winning artists to select the winner of the Worldwide Act award.
Here's the complete list of nominees in the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards:
BEST SONG
Carly Rae Jepsen – "Call Me Maybe"
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – "We Found Love"
Gotye – "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – "International Love"
fun. feat. Janelle Monáe – "We Are Young"

BEST NEW ARTIST
Rita Ora
fun.
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen

BEST FEMALE
Rihanna
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj

BEST MALE
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Jay Z

BEST POP
Justin Bieber
No Doubt
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Rihanna

BEST LIVE
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Jay Z & Kanye West
Green Day
Muse

BEST HIP HOP
Jay Z & Kanye West
Nas
Rick Ross
Drake
Nicki Minaj

BEST ROCK
Linkin Park
Green Day
Muse
The Killers
Coldplay

BEST ELECTRONIC
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Avicii
Skrillex
Calvin Harris

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Jack White
The Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys
Florence + The Machine
Lana Del Rey

BEST VIDEO
M.I.A. – "Bad Girls"
Lady Gaga – "Marry The Night"
Katy Perry – "Wide Awake"
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – "We Found Love"
PSY – "Gangnam Style"

BEST LOOK
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Jack White
Taylor Swift
A$AP Rocky

BIGGEST FANS
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Katy Perry

BEST WORLD STAGE
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
B.o.B
Evanescence
Flo Rida
Jason Derulo
Joe Jonas
Justin Bieber
Kasabian
Ke$ha
LMFAO
Maroon 5
Nelly Furtado
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sean Paul
Snoop Dogg
Snow Patrol
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Nov – Foster The People
Dec – Lana Del Rey
Jan – Mac Miller
Feb – Michael Kiwanuka
March – Gotye
April – Rebecca Ferguson
May – fun.
June – Rita Ora
July – Conor Maynard
August – Of Monsters And Men
September – Carly Rae Jepsen

BEST ASIA ACT
Yuna
Han Geng
Jolin Tsai
EXILE

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