Words by Fatima Barrie.
It’s that time of the year again, the MTV EMA nods are in.
Hosted by Rita Ora, the 24th annual MTV European Music Awards are airing live in London’s SSE Arena on Sunday, November 12. Leading the nomination list is pop-star Taylor Swift with six nods, while rapper Kendrick Lamar follows closely behind with four including, Best US Act, Best Artist, Best Video, and Best Hip Hop. Eminem, Drake, DJ Khaled, SZA, Future, Khalid, and Post Malone are among the many other artists up for an EMA win.
The MTV VMA’s aired in the US late August and Lamar topped the nomination list and walked away with a staggering six awards for “Humble”; Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, and Best Visual Effects. R&B singer Khalid also snatched an award for Best New Artist. Fans are now able to vote for their favorite artists online before the show premieres next month. View the EMA nominee list below.
2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES
BEST US ACT
BEST CANADIAN ACT
Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Foo Fighters – Run
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
BEST HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars
The Head And The Heart
BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017