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JUSTIN BIEBER LEADS “2021 MTV EMAs” NOMINATIONS

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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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.   The 2021 MTV EMAs is sponsored by [CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL SPONSORS].    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)   


Justin Bieber (Canada), Doja Cat (US), Lil Nas X (US), Ed Sheeran (UK & Ireland), Olivia Rodrigo (US) and The Kid LAROI (Australia) are among those nominated for Best Local Act in their respective home regions. 

For more details, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.   

For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com. To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.   

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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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