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.
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