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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier tonight.

The 22-year-old "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer and the 18-year-old Canadian popstar scooped three awards each at the star-studded event hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum in Frankfurt, Germany.

Performer Taylor - who made her first appearance at the annual awards ceremony and recently released her new album Red - picked up awards for Best Female, Best Live and the debut Best Look award. "I am so excited about tonight. It doesn't even feel real, to get to my first EMAs and to win three awards is unbelievable, I am blown away. I had a blast during the performance that was the most production I've ever got to do during a performance with all the circus acrobats it was so much fun," she said.

"As Long As You Love Me" singer Justin - who was unable to attend the event as he has a concert in Brooklyn tomorrow and is due to meet Selena Gomez for crisis talks following their split last week - picked up Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage.

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Deadmau5Deadmau5 wants to write a concept album like Pink Floyd's The Wall.

The dance musician has just released his sixth album, >Album Title Goes Here<, made during a hectic period of DJ performances around the world, but he's hoping to take a year off and create something completely different, with a concept, like British psychedelic band's 1979 classic.

">Album Title Goes Here< is like a poster book of my year and the work I got done in the chaos kind of thing. Hopefully next time - and I know I say this every f***ing time - that I'll have this year off of touring and put together something that's like Pink Floyd's The Wall. Something that tells a story and has a big package thing [around it]," he told MTV.

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Heidi KlumHeidi Klum is to host the MTV Europe Music Awards.

The German supermodel will take control of the ceremony when it takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday, November 11 and can't wait for the event to take place in her home country. "I'm honored to host the 2012 MTV EMAs in its return to my home country of Germany. The MTV EMAs are one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I'm thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We're going to have a blast!" she said in a statement.

Rihanna is the most nominated artist for the ceremony with nods in six categories, including Best Pop Act, Best Look, Biggest Fans and Best Female. Taylor Swift follows with five nominations for prestigious prizes such as Best Live Act and she will battle Rihanna for the Best Female statuette as well as Katy Perry, Pink and Nicki Minaj. Justin Bieber and Katy received four nods each, while several acts picked up a hat-trick of nominations including Nicki, Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen.

The event takes place at the Festhalle Frankfurt and fans can vote for the winners by visiting www.mtvema.com.

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ColdplayColdplay, Pink Floyd and Kylie Minogue are to be dropped by their label.

Troubled British record company EMI is undergoing a takeover by Universal Music Group, and the European Commission ruled today it can go ahead on condition it sells off most of its smaller record labels.

Acts who will now find themselves without a parent label include David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz, Cliff Richard, David Bowie, Tina Turner and Duran Duran, who are all signed to Parlophone. Chrysalis - home to Depeche Mode and Moby - will also have to go, as will Mute, home to the Ramones and Jethro Tull.

One act EMI will be keep are The Beatles, a hugely lucrative band, who still sell millions of albums even though they split in 1970.

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LMFAOLMFAO have split up. The duo - made up of Redfoo and Sky Blu - have decided to break up after drifting apart and going in different directions.

"I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family. He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle. I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time," Redfoo said.

Redfoo will now be focusing on his solo material but insists it will still have a LMFAO-feel to it. "All the music that I'm going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish... I love all the topics that we talk about. I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music," Redfoo added.

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No Doubt

No Doubt say their music is a series of "accidents and mistakes." The "Just a Girl" hitmakers have never had a specific plan when it comes to recording music and admit their new album Push and Shove was created by trial and error.

"We don't know what we're doing. Everything's basically a series of accidents and mistakes," singer Gwen Stefani jokingly told MTV News. Tony Kanal, the band's bassist, added, "Honestly ... we just make music that we love and we want to play. We get inspired by something, and we kind of go with it."

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One Direction at the MTV VMAs

One Direction was the big winner at the MTV Video Music Awards last night. The X Factor 2010 contestants scooped up three prizes at the ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan won Most Share-Worthy Video, and Best Pop Video for their track "What Makes You Beautiful" and Best New Artist. The boys dedicated their Best Pop Video gong to their fans and joked about their clumsy ways after a mishap. "This one's for our fans, you're amazing. This one's for you," Niall told the audience. Liam joked, "We've had this award two seconds and we've already broken it."

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UsherUsher kicked off the iTunes festival in London last night.

The "Yeah!" hitmaker got the party started on the opening night of the month-long free festival at the city's Roundhouse venue with a hit packed set and his trademark super-smooth dance moves. The muscular singer may have slipped up as he performed "You Make Me Wanna," but after a cheeky suggestion from his backing dancers, did 40 push-ups for the crowd to make up for it.

The singer's set featured hits including "Burn," "OMG," "Climax," "Scream" and his collaboration with David Guetta, "Without You."

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Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga

Lindsay Lohan will appear in Lady Gaga's next video.

The controversial actress is set to star in the promo after with her new friend Gaga, who she spent time with at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood recently. "Lady Gaga and Lindsay caused a stir last month when they had their 'sleepover' at the Chateau. And now it turns out that Lindsay will be starring in Gaga's new video from her upcoming album," a source told The New York Post.

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Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera is working on a dance music comeback track.

The "Genie in a Bottle" singer is preparing to make her comeback in August, with a song produced by Max Martin, who has previously written hits for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.

A source told Billboard.com that the unnamed track is based around the chorus line, "All I want to do is what you wanted." Christina's last album, Bionic, was released in 2010 but was only a moderate success by the star's standards. However, she since she has contributed eight tracks to the soundtrack to the film "Burlesque" - which she also starred in - and appeared on Maroon 5's huge single "Moves Like Jagger" last year.

Christina - who is also a mentor on reality show The Voice - has previously told of her plans to release new music before the end of 2012: "I've been in the studio, hard at work. Different producers I'm working with have just excited me so much and have given me amazing tracks and beats and material I've been writing to. It's gonna come out later this year, and I'm very, very excited to share it with my fans, finally."

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