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MTV EMA announces nominees – Justin Bieber leads with 8 nominations

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) have announced the nominees for the 2021 edition with Justin Bieber leading the pack.

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The Canadian star Justin leads the pack with 8 nominations including Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” “Best Video” for “Peaches,” “Best Collaboration” with The Kid LAROI, and “Biggest Fans.” And he’s competing against himself in the “Best Song” where he’s nominated for both “Peaches” AND “STAY.”

MTV EMA announces nominees - Justin Bieber leads with 8 nominations
Justin Bieber earned 8 nominations at the MTV EMA || Credit: rorykramer/Instagram

Tied for second are Doja Cat and Lil Nas X who each have six nominations. Of course, Olivia Rodrigo is in the mix, tied with The Kid LAROI and global superstar Ed Sheeran with five nominations each.

In the African category Amaarae (Ghana), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Focalistic (South Africa), Tems (Nigeria), and Wizkid (Nigeria) earned nominations.

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Wizkid got nominated in the Best African Act at the MTV EMA || Credit: Instagram

As always MTV is leaving it up to the fans to decide who this year’s winners will be. Voting is open now so get your votes in before it’s too late! And watch how everything turns out when we bring you the EMAs LIVE from Hungary on November 14th, 2021, where you can see all the winners and some out-of-this-world performances.

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Full list of Nominees

Best African Act

  • Amaarae
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Focalistic
  • Tems
  • Wizkid

Best Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Best Pop

  • BTS
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

  • ‘Kiss Me More’ – Doja Cat ft. SZA
  • ‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran
  • ‘Peaches’ – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Lil Nas X
  • ‘Driver’s License’ – Olivia Rodrigo
  • ‘STAY’ – The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber

Best Video

  • ‘Kiss Me More’ – Doja Cat ft. SZA
  • ‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran
  • ‘Peaches’ – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Lil Nas X
  • ‘Wild Side’ – Normani ft. Cardi B
  • ‘Willow’ – Taylor Swift  

Best Collaboration

  • Black Eyed Peas, Shakira – ‘GIRL LIKE ME’
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – ‘Leave the Door Open’
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – ‘INDUSTRY BABY’
  • The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – ‘STAY’
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – ‘Save Your Tears (Remix)’

Best New

  • Giveon
  • Griff
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Saweetie
  • The Kid LAROI

Best Electronic

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Joel Corry
  • Marshmello
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock

  • Coldplay
  • Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Måneskin
  • The Killers

Best Alternative

  • Halsey
  • Lorde
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty-One Pilots
  • WILLOW
  • YUNGBLUD

Best Latin

  • Bad Bunny
  • J. Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Rosalía
  • Shakira

Best Hip Hop

  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

  • BTS
  • LISA
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • ROSÉ
  • TWICE

Best Group

  • BTS
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Little Mix
  • Måneskin
  • Silk Sonic

Best Push

  • 24KGoldn
  • Fousheé
  • girl in red
  • Griff
  • JC Stewart
  • JXDN
  • Latto
  • Madison Beer
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Remi Wolf
  • SAINt JHN
  • The Kid LAROI

Biggest Fans

  • Ariana Grande
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Video for Good

  • ‘Your Power’ – Billie Eilish 
  • ‘Dancing With The Devil’ – Demi Lovato
  • ‘Serotonin’ – girl in red
  • ‘Fight For You’ – H.E.R.
  • ‘Treat People With Kindness’ – Harry Styles
  • ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Lil Nas X

Best US Act (Best Local Act)

  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

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