Britney, BSB Top Nominations For MTV Europe Awards; Spears, Mariah, Puffy, Manson To Perform

Our friends at MTV Europe have just announced the performers, presenters, and nominees for the 1999 MTV Europe Awards, and the list is heavy with U.S. acts familiar from both the Stateside charts as well as this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys appear to be as popular across the drink as they are in their homeland; each received four nominations, the most of any artist. Other multiple nominees include Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, the Cardigans, Boyzone, Jamiroquai, The Offspring, TLC, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The lineup of performers promises to rival the domestic VMA roster, with Spears, the Cardigans, Mariah Carey, the Corrs, Jamiroquai, Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Whitney Houston, and Underworld lined up for the show.

Presenters for the show, which will be hosted by Ronan Keating of Boyzone,

include Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, Carmen Electra, Christina Aguilera, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Jay-Z, L.L. Cool J, and Mary J. Blige, among others.

The awards show will take place at The Point in Dublin on November 11; stay tuned for broadcast dates and times.

Here's the complete lowdown on who is up for what:

Best Male Artist:
  • Ricky Martin
  • George Michael
  • Sasha
  • Will Smith
  • Robbie Williams
Best Female Artist:
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Whitney Houston
  • Madonna
  • Britney Spears
Best Pop Artist:
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Boyzone
  • Five
  • Ricky Martin
  • Britney Spears
Best Breakthrough Artist:
  • Eminem
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Britney Spears
  • Vengaboys
  • Westlife
Best Group:
  • Backstreet Boys
  • The Cardigans
  • Jamiroquai
  • The Offspring
  • TLC
Best R&B Artist:
  • Mariah Carey
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Whitney Houston
  • Jennifer


  • TLC Best Hip-Hop Artist:
    • Beastie Boys
    • Busta Rhymes
    • Eminem
    • Sean "Puffy" Combs
    • Will Smith
    Best Dance Artist:
    • Basement Jaxx
    • Chemical Brothers
    • Fatboy Slim
    • Jamiroquai
    • Mr. Oizo
    Best Rock Artist:
    • The Cardigans
    • Lenny Kravitz
    • Marilyn Manson
    • The Offspring
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Best Album:
    • Backstreet Boys, "Millennium"
    • Boyzone, "By Request"
    • Lauryn Hill, "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill"
    • The Offspring, "Americana"
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication"
    Best Song:
    • Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way"
    • Madonna, "Beautiful Stranger"
    • George Michael with Mary J. Blige, "As"
    • Britney Spears, "Baby One More Time"
    • TLC, "No Scrubs"
    Best Video:
    • Aphex Twin, "Windowlicker"
    • Bjork, "All Is Full Of Love"
    • Blue, "Coffee And TV"
    • Fatboy Slim, "Praise You"
    • George Michael with Mary J. Blige,
  • "As" Best UK & Ireland Act:

    • Basement Jaxx
    • Boyzone
    • Lynden David Hall
    • Manic Street Preachers
    • Texas
    • Westlife
    Best Italian Act:
    • Alex Britti
    • Elio e le Storie Tese
    • Jovanotti
    • Negrita
    • Vasco Rossi
    Best German Act:
    • Absolute Beginner
    • Freundeskreis
    • Guano Apes
    • Xavier Naidoo
    • Sasha
    Best Nordic Act:
    • Jennifer Brown
    • The Cardigans
    • Andreas Johnson
    • Lene Marlin
    • Petter

    -- Brian Ives