TAYLOR SWIFT LEADS NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 MTV EMA’S

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London calling—all the hottest artists to the global music celebration of the year, that is! MTVtoday announced nominations for the 2017 MTV EMAs, with global pop icon Taylor Swift leading the pack. Swift nabbed six nods including Best Video for her record-breaking “Look What You Made Me Do” which debuted at the MTV VMAs in August, while heartthrob singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes nearly ties Swift with five nominations, including Best Song and Best Artist—the latter category featuring the two nominees going head-to-head.

Best Artist nominees Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four nods each, including Best Local Act nods for their respective home regions (Best US Act and Best UK & Ireland Act, specifically). Sheeran’s smash single “Shape of Youwas also nominated for Best Song, along with DJ Khaled’s chart topper “Wild Thoughts,” Shawn Mendes’ pop hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s summer anthemDespacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber, and Clean Bandit’s dancehall hit “Rockabye.”

The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast live around the globe from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, November 12.

MTV unveiled the Best Artist “noms” in pop culture cookie style, via stop-motion video featuring creative interpretations of the nominees made by famed cookie studio @Bakedideas. Click hereto get a taste of the noms!

The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

Last week, MTV announced global pop superstar and Best Look nominee Rita Ora will host and perform at this year’s show in London.

See below for the full list of nominees.

 

2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES

BEST SONG

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

 

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST LOOK

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

ZAYN

 

BEST NEW

Dua Lipa

Julia Michaels

Khalid

KYLE

Rag‘n’Bone Man

 

BEST POP

Camila Cabello

Demi Lovato

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST VIDEO

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 LIVE

Bruno Mars

Coldplay

Ed Sheeran

Eminem

U2

 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

 

BEST ROCK

Coldplay

Foo Fighters

Royal Blood

The Killers

U2

 

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Imagine Dragons

Lana Del Rey

Lorde

The xx

Thirty Seconds To Mars

 

BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST PUSH

Hailee Steinfeld

Jon Bellion

Julia Michaels

Kacy Hill

Khalid

KYLE

Noah Cyrus

Petite Meller

Rag’n’Bone Man

SZA

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

Tomorrowland 2017

DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

 

BEST LOCAL ACT

Bruno Mars (US), Little Mix (UK & Ireland), Drake (Canada), Justin Bieber (Canada) and Kygo (Norway) are among those nominated for their respective home regions. For more detail, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.

Voting is open now at mtvema.com.

2017 MTV EMAs voting is now open until 11 November at 11.59pm CET so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com.

 

 

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