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 5 NOVEMBER

AFGAN, IV OF SPADES, JOE FLIZZOW, MINH HẰNG, SLOT MACHINE AND THE SAM WILLOWS NOMINATED IN BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT

THE “2018 MTV EMA” WILL AIR LIVE ON MTV ASIA ON MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER AT 2AM (WIB) AND 3AM (SG/MY) FOR THE RED CARPET, 3AM (WIB) AND 4AM (SG/MY) FOR THE MAIN SHOW. CATCH THE FIRST ENCORE TELECAST ON THE SAME DAY AT 6PM (WIB) AND 7PM (SG/MY) FOR THE RED CARPET, 7PM (WIB) AND 8PM (SG/MY) FOR THE MAIN SHOW

SINGAPORE, 5 OCTOBER 2018 — MTV Asia 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 EMA 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.

 

In Southeast Asia, a total of over 28k votes were cast by fans on Twitter to select the seventh ‘social wildcard’ nominee, Twopee Southside emerge as the seventh nominee to compete for the Best Southeast Asia Act. The seven nominees for the Best Southeast Asia Act are: Afgan (Indonesia), IV of Spades (Philippines), Joe Flizzow (Malaysia), Minh Hằng (Vietnam), Slot Machine (Thailand), The Sam Willows (Singapore) and social wildcard winner, Twopee Southside (Thailand).

 

The “2018 MTV EMAs” will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. Catch the live broadcast on Sunday, 5 November at 2am (WIB) and 3am (SG/MY) for the red carpet, 3am (WIB) and 4am (SG/MY) for the main show, 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. Catch the first encore telecast on the same day at 6pm (WIB) and 7pm (SG/MY) for the red carpet, 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (SG/MY) for the main show.

 

Music fans will determine the night’s winners by voting for their favorite artists leading up to the show. Voting is now open at mtvema.com until 3 November at 11:59pm CET.

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.

 

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT - View and download assets here

Afgan

IV of Spades

Joe Flizzow

Minh Hằng

Slot Machine

The Sam Willows

Twopee Southside

 

*Afgan (Indonesia), IV of Spades (Philippines), Joe Flizzow (Malaysia), Minh Hằng (Vietnam), Slot Machine (Thailand), The Sam Willows (Singapore) and ‘social wildcard’ winner, Twopee Southside (Thailand) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions.

 

BEST GREATER CHINA ACT

Alex To

LaLa Hsu

Loura Lou

Stringer Zhang

Sulong Wang

 

BEST JAPAN ACT

Daoko

Glim Spanky

Little Glee Monster

Wednesday Campanella

Yahyel

BEST KOREA ACT

(G)I-DLE

Golden Child

Loona

Pentagon

Cosmic Girls

 

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA: The 2018 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE 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.

 

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