The singer, 26, is the most nominated artist in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards – eligible in four separate categories: headliner award, ultimate urban act, video star award and solo artist of 2007.
Nominated for “What Goes Around” in the video star category, Timberlake will need to beat both Kanye West and Justice.
Lavigne, who is up for three awards (solo artist, most addictive track and album of the year), said in a statement, “It’s always such a great show and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé Knowles, Fall Out Boy, Furtado, Rihanna, Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance also have three nominations each.
It is not yet clear if Timberlake will appear live at the MTV show, set to be held in Munich on Nov. 1, but Lavigne and the Foo Fighters have agreed to perform.
For the first time, viewers will vote online to decide who wins, according to event organizers.
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