JUSTIN BIEBER LEADS “2021 MTV EMAs” NOMINATIONS FOLLOWED BY DOJA CAT, LIL NAS X, ED SHEERAN, OLIVIA RODRIGO AND THE KID LAROI FOR 28TH EDITION AIRING LIVE GLOBALLY ON NOVEMBER 14th FROM BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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VOTING NOW OPEN AT MTVEMA.COM

NEW YORK/BUDAPEST—OCT. 20, 2021—MTV today announced nominations for the “2021 MTV EMAs,” with frontrunner Justin Bieber securing eight nominations. Bieber’s nods include “Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” two “Best Song” noms for his global hits “Peaches” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon and “STAY” with The Kid LAROI, “Best Video” for “Peaches,” “Best Collaboration” alongside The Kid LAROI and “Biggest Fans.” Doja Cat and Lil Nas X follow Bieber with six nods each, both across “Best Song,” “Best Video” and “Best Collaboration.” British global superstar Ed Sheeran and EMA newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and The Kid LAROI follow closely with five nominations each, including “Best Pop” and “Best Song” for Sheeran and Rodrigo. The above artists’ nominations also include “Best Local Act” for each of their respective home countries.

 

The “2021 MTV EMAs” will take place at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary, and broadcast live on MTV channels in 180 countries on Sunday, November 14 at 9:00pm CET (November 15, SGT). Fans in Asia can catch the same-day premiere on the MTV Asia channel at 8pm (SG, MY, PH) and 7pm (WIB) on November 15.

The official MTV EMA Red Carpet is presented by Zalando.

 

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 10th at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today. 

 

COMPLETE LIST – 2021 MTV EMA NOMINEES

 

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

Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits

Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY

 

Best Video

Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits

Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

Normani ft. Cardi B - Wild Side

Taylor Swift – willow

 

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

Billie Eilish  - Your Power

Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil

girl in red – Serotonin

H.E.R. - Fight For You

Harry Styles - Treat People With Kindness

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

 

Best US Act (BEST LOCAL ACT*)

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

 

Best Southeast Asia Act

SB19 (Philippines)

Ink Waruntorn (Thailand)

JJ Lin (Singapore)

K-ICM (Vietnam)

Lyodra (Indonesia)

Naim Daniel (Malaysia)

 

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ABOUT THE 2021 MTV EMAs

The MTV EMAs 2021 will broadcast across the globe on November 14th with a celebration of “Music for ALL.” One of the biggest global music awards shows 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 180 countries. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers.

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