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Camila Cabello Leads ‘2018 MTV EMA’ Nominations

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 5, 2018.

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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, 7am (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 ARTIST

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

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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