Best Artist Nominees Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift Revealed in Stop-Motion Videos Featuring Creations by Celebrity Cookie Shop Baked Ideas
Filipino pop star James Reid will be representing the Philippines in the MTV EMAs
London calling—all the hottest artists to the global music celebration of the year, that is! It’s high time to make your vote count as MTV recently announced nominations for the 2017 MTV EMAs, with pop superstar 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 global sensation 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 mega pop hit “Rockabye.”
The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast around the globe from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London and will air LIVE on MTVph on November 13, Monday—Red Carpet at 3 AM and Main Show at 4 AM. The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Red Carpet at 7 PM and Main Show at 8 PM.
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 here to 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.
MTV also announced global 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 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)
Here in the Philippines, actor and pop star James Reid is up for the Best Southeast Asian Act Award. He released his new album Palm Dreams earlier this year, and has won over a multitude of fans across the country. Follow this link and cast your vote all day! http://www.mtvema.com/en-asia/vote#best-southeast-asia-act
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 11 November at 11:59 PM, so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote! For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com.
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