Cape Town - The nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories have just been announced via MTV’s international Snapchat Discover channel and the voting race is on!
Taylor Swift is leading the way with a record-breaking nine nominations, including three nods to her global smash hit Bad Blood for Best Song and Best Video, as well as brand new category Best Collaboration for her alliance with Kendrick Lamar.
The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015. Smirnoff is the official South African sponsor of the 2015 MTV EMA.
Man of the moment Justin Bieber is up for no less than six MTV EMAs, boosted by the global success of his current chart-topping track What Do You Mean? The 2015 MTV EMA will also see 2014 host Nicki Minaj and 2015 MTV VMA host Miley Cyrus face off in the Best Female category, and the world’s greatest boy bands One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer go head-to-head for both Best Pop and Biggest Fans.
Voting is now open for all categories at mtvema.com, including the Best African Act category, for which wildcard nominee DJ Arafat has been chosen by fans via social vote.
Social voting in the highly prized Biggest Fans category also went live today. Fandom groups now have the power to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter, Instagram and Vine using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists’ names. Here are the official hashtags:
• #EMABiggestFans5SOS• #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber• #EMABiggestFansKatyPerry• #EMABiggestFans1D• #EMABiggestFansTaylorSwift
Voting for the 2015 MTV EMA is open until 24 October at 23:59 CAT so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
Justin Bieber. (AP)
Here are all the nominees:
Best SongEllie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ – “Lean On”Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Best Pop5 Seconds of Summer Ariana Grande Justin Bieber One Direction Taylor Swift
Best FemaleEllie Goulding Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Rihanna Taylor Swift
Best MaleEd Sheeran Jason Derulo Justin Bieber Kanye West Pharrell Williams
Best African ActAKADavidoDiamond PlatnumzDJ ArafatYemi Alade
Best Live ActEd SheeranFoo FightersKaty PerryLady Gaga & Tony BennettTaylor Swift
Best New ActEchosmith James Bay Jess Glynne Shawn Mendes Tori Kelly
Best VideoKendrick Lamar - “Alright”Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Downtown”Pharrell Williams – “Freedom”Sia – “Elastic Heart”Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Best RockAC/DC Coldplay Foo Fighters Muse Royal Blood
Best AlternativeFall Out Boy Florence + the Machine Lana Del Rey Lorde Twenty One Pilots
Best Hip HopDrake Kanye West Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj Wiz Khalifa
Best ElectronicAvicii Calvin Harris David Guetta Major Lazer Martin Garrix Best PushEchosmith James Bay Jess Glynne Kwabs Natalie La Rose Royal Blood Shamir Shawn Mendes Tori Kelly Years & Years Zara Larsson
Best CollaborationDavid Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rhexa & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo – “Where Are You Now?”Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Biggest Fans5 Seconds of Summer Justin Bieber Katy Perry One Direction Taylor Swift
Best LookJustin Bieber Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Nicki Minaj Rita Ora Taylor Swift
Best World StageAfrojack - Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014Alicia Keys - O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014B.O.B. - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014Biffy Clyro - O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014Charli XCX - Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014Dizzee Rascal - Isle of MTV, Malta 2014Ed Sheeran - V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014Iggy Azalea - Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014Jason Derulo - Isle of MTV, Malta 2015Jessie Ware - Cork, Ireland 2014Kaiser Chiefs - MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014Slash - O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014Tomorrowland - Belgium & Brazil 2015YG - MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015
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