Jay Z, Beyonce, Drake, Davido, OTHERS bag 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards nominations

The 2018 MTV EMA nominees have finally been revealed and the competition is no joke this year. Camila Cabello is the most nominated artist with nods in six categories...

The 2018 MTV EMA nominees have finally been revealed and the competition is no joke this year.

Camila Cabello is the most nominated artist with nods in six categories including “Best Artist” and “Best Video” for “Havana” featuring Young Thug.

Nigerian music acts, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been nominated for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category.The two were nominated along withDistructionBoyz (South Africa), FallyIpupa (DRC), Nyashinski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa).

Commenting on the nominations, Monde Twala, Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa) said: “2018 has been an incredible year globally for African culture, music and talent.

“Once again, the 2018 MTV EMAs features Africa’s most celebrated entertainers who have the opportunity to showcase their talent through the MTV EMA Best Africa Act category at the annual awards.

He adds “Our nominees reflect the continents diversity and talent on par with international artists. Congratulations to all our Africa nominees, who continue to affirm Africa’s place on the global stage.”

The “2018 MTV EMA” event will be broadcast live from the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Barakaldo, Biscay in Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 19:00 GMT on MTV (DStv channel 130).The awards would be broadcast to more than 180 countries and territories, reaching about half a billion households.

Camila Cabello leads the nominations bagging six nominations including “Best Song” and “Best Video” for her chart-topping hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug, as well as “Best Artist” alongside Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who follow Cabello with five nomination each.

Drake and DuaLipa also join the above contenders for “Best Artist,” scoring four nods each alongside Shawn Mendes, including “Best Local Act” for all three of their respective home countries.

Several up-and-coming artists, including Hayley Kiyoko, Bazziand Jessie Reyez, have been recognized in multiple categories as well.As always, the awards will go to the artists who get the most votes and it’s up to the fans to vote for their favorites on mtvema.com!

“MTV creatively teased the nominees via a series of captivating Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos, with visuals involving floral foam smashing, paint mixing and kinetic sand slicing for the “Best Artist,” “Best Song” and “Best Video” categories.

“The mesmerizing video reveals were broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners,” the statement read.

It further added that voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3rd at 21:59 GMT. “So, fans can cast votes beginning today.”

 

BEST AFRICAN ACT

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Davido (Nigeria)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

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DistructionBoyz (South Africa)

FallyIpupa (DRC)

Nyashinski (Kenya)

Shekinah (South Africa)

 

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Drake

DuaLipa

Post Malone

 

BEST VIDEO       

Ariana Grande                        No tears left to cry

Camila Cabello                 Havana ft. Young Thug

Childish Gambino                This Is America

Lil Dicky                         Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown

The Carters                        APES**T

 

BEST SONG               

Ariana Grande         –               No tears left to cry

BebeRexha            –            Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line

Camila Cabello       –         Havana ft. Young Thug

Drake                     –           God’s Plan

Post Malone            –            Rockstar ft. 21 Savage

 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

DuaLipa

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST NEW

Anne-Marie

Bazzi

Cardi B

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez

 

BEST LOOK

Cardi B

DuaLipa

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Post Malone

 

BEST HIP HOP       

Drake

Eminem

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

 

BEST LIVE                       

Ed Sheeran

Muse

P!nk

Shawn Mendes

The Carters

 

BEST ROCK       

5 Seconds Of Summer

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Muse

U2

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE       

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Twenty one pilots

 

BEST ELECTRONIC       

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

 

BIGGEST FANS

BTS

Camila Cabello

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST WORLD STAGE                       

Clean Bandit    –    MTV Crashes Plymouth,        UK 2017

Charli XCX    –    MTV Crashes Plymouth,        UK 2017

David Guetta   –     Trafalgar Square, UK 2017

Jason Derulo   –     Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Post Malone   –     Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Migos          –       Wireless Festival, UK 2018

J Cole           –      Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Nick Jonas   –      MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Alessia Cara    –     MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

 

BEST PUSH       

Prettymuch (October 2017)

Why Don’t We (November 2017)

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)

Bishop Briggs (January 2018)

Superorganism (February 2018)

Jessie Reyez (March 2018)

Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)

Lil Xan (May 2018)

Sigrid (June 2018)

Chloe x Halle (July 2018)

Bazzi (August 2018)

Jorja Smith (September 2018)

 

BEST US ACT

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

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