Puffy, Radiohead Lead MTV Europe Nominees

September 19 [10:00 EDT] — Hip-hop kingpin Puff Daddy and moody art rockers Radiohead heard their names the most when the nominees for the 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards were announced on Thursday.

Puffy and Radiohead each grabbed three nominations, with Puffy vying for Best Male Artist, Best Break-Through Act, and Best Song for “I’ll Be Missing You.” Meanwhile, Radiohead is up for Best Group, and is also nominated in two new MTV Europe award categories: Best Live Act and Best Alternative Act.

While the awards are being doled out in The Netherlands at The Ahoy Stadium, Rotterdam on November 6, U2, nominees the Spice Girls, Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, and Skunk Anansie will be on-hand to perform as well.

Here’s a list of this year’s nominees:

Best Song:

  • The Cardigans – “Lovefool”
  • Hanson – “Mmmbop”
  • No Doubt – “Don’t Speak”
  • Puff Daddy/Faith Evans – “I’ll Be Missing You”
  • Will Smith – “Men In Black”

Best
Group:

  • Oasis
  • The Prodigy
  • Radiohead
  • Spice Girls
  • U2

Best Male Artist:

  • Babyface
  • Beck
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • George Michael

Best Female Artist:

  • Björk
  • Toni Braxton
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Janet Jackson
  • Madonna

Best Rock Act:

  • Aerosmith
  • Bush
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Oasis
  • Skunk Anansie

Best Dance Act:

  • Backstreet Boys
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Daft Punk
  • The Prodigy
  • Spice Girls

Best Break-Through Act:

  • Meredith Brooks
  • Hanson
  • No Doubt
  • Puff Daddy
  • Spice Girls

New categories for this year’s show:

Best Alternative Act:

  • Beck
  • Blur
  • The Prodigy
  • Radiohead
  • The Verve

Best Live Act:

  • Aerosmith
  • Michael Jackson
  • Radiohead
  • Skunk Anansie
  • U2

Best Rap Artist:


  • Blackstreet
  • Coolio
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Puff Daddy
  • Will Smith

Best R&B Act:

  • Blackstreet
  • Toni Braxton
  • Ginuwine
  • Michael Jackson
  • R Kelly