Justin, Christina, Stripes Lead MTV Europe Music Awards Nominees

Aguilera will host; Beyoncé, Sean Paul, Kylie Minogue will perform.

Justified and Stripped or Justified and Striped, take your pick — either works as a theme for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes each earned four nominations for the 10th annual event, topped only by — who else? — Justin Timberlake. The ‘NSYNC singer will vie for five awards at the November 6 ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, including Best Album (Justified), Best Song (“Cry Me a River”), Best Male, Best Pop and Best New Act. Aguilera will host the show, which will feature performances by Beyoncé, Sean Paul, Kylie Minogue, the Chemical Brothers, the Flaming Lips and Travis.

Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction will be presenters, along with others to be announced, MTV Europe announced Monday.

Following Timberlake, Aguilera and the White Stripes are four acts with three nominations apiece: 50 Cent, Evanescence, Sean Paul and Robbie Williams. Eminem, Good Charlotte, Metallica, Beyoncé, Pink, Kylie Minogue and Craig David each have two nominations.

Nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2002:

Best Group:


  • Coldplay
  • Evanescence
  • Metallica
  • Radiohead
  • The White Stripes

Best Song:


  • Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z – “Crazy in Love”
  • Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
  • Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life”
  • Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”
  • Sean Paul – “Get Busy”

Best Female:


  • Beyoncé
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Madonna
  • Pink

Best Male:


  • Craig David
  • Eminem
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Robbie Williams
  • Sean Paul

Best Hip-Hop:


  • 50 Cent
  • Eminem
  • Jay-Z
  • Missy Elliott
  • Nelly

Best New Act:


  • 50 Cent
  • Evanescence
  • Good Charlotte
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Sean Paul

Best R&B:


  • Ashanti
  • Beyoncé
  • Craig David
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Mary J. Blige

Best Album:


  • 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
  • Christina Aguilera – Stripped
  • Justin Timberlake – Justified
  • Robbie Williams – Escapology
  • The White Stripes – Elephant

Best Dance:


  • Junior Senior
  • Moby
  • Panjabi MC
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • The Chemical Brothers

Best Rock:


  • Good Charlotte
  • Linkin Park
  • Metallica
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The White Stripes

Best Pop:


  • Christina Aguilera
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Pink
  • Robbie Williams

Best Video:


  • Missy Elliott – “Work It”
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With the Flow”
  • Sigur Rós – “Untitled 1″
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
  • U.N.K.L.E. – “An Eye for an Eye”

Best MTV2 UK


  • Funeral for a Friend
  • The Coral
  • The Darkness
  • The Libertines
  • The Thrills