MTV this week announced nominations for the 2017 MTV EMAs, with pop superstar Taylor Swift once again 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 global sensation Shawn Mendes is immediately behind 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 mega pop hit “Rockabye.”
The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast around the globe from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on November 12 and will air live on MTV Asia on November 13. The repeat telecast goes out on the same day.
Last week, MTV announced global superstar and Best Look nominee Rita Ora will host and perform at this year's show in London.
MTV gave music lovers in Southeast Asia the power to vote for the seventh “wild card” nominee, and Thailand’s Palitchoke “Peck” Ayanaputra has been chosen by fans via social vote.
Elsewhere, Bruno Mars (US), Little Mix (UK & Ireland), Drake (Canada), Justin Bieber (Canada) and Kygo (Norway) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions. Wildcard nominee Fifth Harmony has been chosen by fans via social vote for Best US Act, and similarly, Louis Tomlinson has been chosen as the wildcard nominee in the Best UK & Ireland Act.
2017 MTV EMAs voting is now open until November 11 at 11.59pm Visit www.mtvema.com to cast your vote.
The full list of 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 Appetit 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 MAINLAND CHINA / HONG KONG / TAIWAN ACT
BEST JAPAN ACT
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
BEST KOREA ACT
BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)
Faizal Tahir (Malaysia)
James Reid (Philippines)
The Sam Willows (Singapore)
Slot Machine (Thailand)
Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam)