2018 MTV EMAs Nominees Announcement
Camila Cabello Leads “2018 MTV EMA” Nominations,
Followed By Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Drake, Dua Lipa And Shawn Mendes For Global Show Airing Live On November 4
Mesmerizing Asmr Style Videos Reveal Nominees for Top Categories Across Mtv’s Social Platforms

04/10/2018

VOTING NOW OPEN AT MTVEMA.COM

VIEW VIDEOS HERE

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BILBAO – October 4, 2018 – MTV today announced nominations for the “2018 MTV EMAs” with Camila Cabello leading the pack. Cabello snagged six nominations including “Best Song” and “Best Video” for her chart-topping hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug, as well as “Best Artist” alongside Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who follow Cabello with five nods each. Drake and Dua Lipa also join the above contenders for “Best Artist,” scoring four nods each alongside Shawn Mendes, including “Best Local Act” for all three of their respective home countries.

MTV creatively teased the nominees via a series of captivating Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) style videos, with visuals involving floral foam smashing, paint mixing and kinetic sand slicing for the “Best Artist,” “Best Song” and “Best Video” categories. The mesmerizing video reveals were broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

The “2018 MTV EMAs” will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CEST, and across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Official sponsors of the “2018 MTV EMAs” is the movie Overlord.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3rd at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today. 

COMPLETE LIST – 2018 MTV EMA NOMINEES

Best Artist

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Drake

Dua Lipa

Post Malone

BEST VIDEO      

Ariana Grande: no tears left to cry  

Camila Cabello: Havana ft. Young Thug

Childish Gambino: This Is America

Lil Dicky: Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown  

The Carters: APES**T

BEST SONG                       

Ariana Grande: no tears left to cry  

Bebe Rexha: Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line

Camila Cabello: Havana ft. Young Thug

Drake: God’s Plan

Post Malone: rockstar ft. 21 Savage

Best Pop

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes

Best New

Anne-Marie

Bazzi

Cardi B

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez

Best Look

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP  

Drake   

Eminem              

Migos

Nicki Minaj        

Travis Scott

BEST LIVE                                          

Ed Sheeran       

Muse   

P!nk

Shawn Mendes

The Carters

BEST ROCK        

5 Seconds Of Summer

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Muse

U2         

BEST ALTERNATIVE        

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco        

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

twenty one pilots           

BEST ELECTRONIC          

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers         

BIGGEST FANS

BTS

Camila Cabello

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE                                    

Clean Bandit: MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

Charli XCX: MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

David Guetta: Trafalgar Square, UK 2017

Jason Derulo: Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Post Malone: Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Migos: Wireless Festival, UK 2018

J Cole: Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Nick Jonas: MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Alessia Cara: MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

BEST PUSH        

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)   

Why Don’t We (November 2017               )

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)     

Bishop Briggs (January 2018)     

Superorganism (February 2018)               

Jessie Reyez (March 2018)          

Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)

Lil Xan (May 2018)          

Sigrid (June 2018)           

Chloe x Halle (July 2018)              

Bazzi (August 2018)        

Jorja Smith (September 2018)   

BEST US ACT (BEST LOCAL ACT*)

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

 

*Camila Cabello (US), Post Malone (US), Dua Lipa (UK & Ireland), Drake (Canada), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Belako (Spain) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions. For more detail, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA
The 2018 MTV EMAs, in partnership with the movie Overlordwill broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4th November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com. 

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