British hopefuls go for gongs at MTV Europe Music Awards

Rita Ora will share a stage with stars including Taylor Swift, Muse and Alicia Keys at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) tonight - less than six months after releasing her debut album.

Pop star Rita Ora. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

The singer, who was born in Yugoslavia but grew up in London, is nominated for the Best New Act at the event in Frankfurt, Germany.

She is up against fellow Brit hopefuls, One Direction, for the award.

Also nominated are US group fun., Lana Del Rey and Carly Rae Jepson.