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 You” was 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 anthem “Despacito” 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
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
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.
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