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.
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.

Leaders of the MTV pack announced

music October 07, 2017 12:35

By The Nation

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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:

 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 Appetit 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 MAINLAND CHINA / HONG KONG / TAIWAN ACT

Wang Sulong

Pakho Chau

Huo Zun

He Jie

Bii

 

BEST JAPAN ACT

BABYMETAL

KOHH

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Rekishi

Wednesday Campanella

 

BEST KOREA ACT

Highlight

Mamamoo

Wanna One

Seventeen

Gfriend

 

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT

Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)

Faizal Tahir (Malaysia)

James Reid (Philippines)

The Sam Willows (Singapore)

Slot Machine (Thailand)

Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam)