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NEW YORK/SEVILLE—OCT. 1, 2019—MTV today announced nominations for the “2019 MTV EMAs,” with frontrunner Ariana Grande securing seven nods. Grande’s nominations include “Best Artist,” “Best Video” for her viral hit “thank you, next,” as well as “Best Song” alongside Shawn Mendes and EMA nominee newcomers Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, who all follow Grande with six nods each. Latin American sensation J Balvin follows closely with five nominations including “Best Artist,” and Lizzo and Taylor Swift join the above contenders for “Best U.S. Act,” scoring four nods each.

 

To tease this year’s nominees, MTV poured fans a “taste of Seville” with beautiful coffee art reveals. As a play on the traditional Spanish cortado, the nominees for “Best Artist,” “Best Video” and “Biggest Fans” were revealed via artistic foam cream visuals. The videos premiered across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

 

The “2019 MTV EMAs” will take place at the FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain, and broadcast live on MTV in nearly 180 countries on Sunday, November 3 at 9:00pm CET.

 

Official Sponsors of the “2019 MTV EMAs” is Amazon Music.

 

The 2019 MTV EMA Red Carpet is sponsored by the upcoming film, “Charlie’s Angels.”

 

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 2nd at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today.

 

COMPLETE LIST – 2019 MTV EMA NOMINEES

 

BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande                                                   thank u, next

Billie Eilish                                                           bad guy

Lil Nas X                                                               Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

ROSALÍA, J Balvin                                              Con Altura ft. El Guincho

Taylor Swift                                                        ME! ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco

 

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande                                                   7 rings

Billie Eilish                                                           bad guy

Lil Nas X                                                               Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Post Malone, Swae Lee                                  Sunflower

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello                  Señorita

 

Best Collaboration

BTS, Halsey                                                         Boy With Luv

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus                                Old Town Road (Remix)

Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus                            Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

ROSALÍA, J Balvin                                              Con Altura ft. El Guincho

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello                  Señorita

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha                 Call You Mine

 

BEST NEW

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST LIVE

Ariana Grande

BTS

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

 

BEST ROCK

Green Day

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

 

BEST Hip-Hop

21 Savage

Cardi B

  1. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

 

BEST Alternative

FKA Twigs

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend

 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

 

Best Look

Halsey

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

 

BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

BTS

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST PUSH

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lauv

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

Mabel

ROSALÍA

 

BEST WORLD STAGE

Bebe Rexha                                        Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld                                Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Muse                                                    Bilbao, Spain 2018

The 1975                                              Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty one pilots                             Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

 

*Ariana Grande (US), Taylor Swift (US), Ed Sheeran (UK & Ireland), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Burna Boy (Africa) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions. For more detail, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.

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 ABOUT THE 2019 MTV EMA
The MTV EMAs 2019 will broadcast LIVE across the globe on 3rd  November from FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, 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. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the MTV EMAs 2019. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers.

**Check local listings.

 

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