Arts/Entertainment / Celebrities / Music

Ed Sheeran hosts MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan

Ed Sheeran in Concert_OpfeMILAN (AP) — Ed Sheeran is host, nominee and performer as the music and fashion industries continue their affair in Italy’s fashion capital for the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Pharrell Williams is the opening performer at Sunday night’s award ceremony, followed by Ellie Goulding and James Bay, among others.

Williams and Sheeran will be vying for the best male vocalist award, along with Jason Derulo, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. Taylor Swift leads the female nominees with nine total nods, including for best female vocalist. She is up against Goulding, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

Rockers Duran Duran will receive the first-ever MTV video visionary award honoring music video pioneers.

The awards ceremony travels to a different European city each year and winners are selected by fans across the continent.


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.