Taylor Swift leads nominations for 2017 MTV EMAs



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London calling—all the hottest artists to the global music celebration of the year, that is! MTV today announced nominations for the 2017 MTV EMAs, with pop superstar Taylor Swift leading the pack. Swift nabbed six nods including Best Video for her record-breaking “Look What You Made Me Do” which debuted at the MTV VMAs in August, while global sensation Shawn Mendes nearly ties Swift with five nominations, including Best Song and Best Artist—the latter category featuring the two nominees going head-to-head.

Best Artist nominees Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four nods each, including Best Local Act nods for their respective home regions (Best US Act and Best UK & Ireland Act, specifically).Sheeran’s smash single “Shape of You” was also nominated for Best Song, along with DJ Khaled’s chart topper “Wild Thoughts,” Shawn Mendes’ pop hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s summer anthem “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber, and Clean Bandit’s mega pop hit “Rockabye.”

The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast around the globe from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, November 12 and will air live on MTV Asia on Monday, 13 November: Red Carpet (2am WIB, 3am MY/SG) and Main Show (3am WIB, 4am MY/SG). The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Red Carpet (6pm WIB, 7pm MY/SG) and Main Show (7pm WIB, 8pm MY/SG).

MTV unveiled the Best Artist “noms” in pop culture cookie style, via stop-motion video featuring creative interpretations of the nominees made by famed cookie studio @Bakedideas. Click here to get a taste of the noms!

The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

Last week, MTV announced global superstar and Best Look nominee Rita Ora will host and perform at this year's show in London.

See below for the full list of nominees.

2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES

BEST SONG
Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
ZAYN

BEST NEW
Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels
Khalid
KYLE
Rag‘n’Bone Man

BEST POP
Camila Cabello
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Foo Fighters - Run
Katy Perry - Bon Appétit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Hailee Steinfeld
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
KYLE
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag'n'Bone Man
SZA
The Head And The Heart

BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

BEST MAINLAND CHINA / HONG KONG / TAIWAN ACT

BEST JAPAN ACT

BEST KOREA ACT

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)
Faizal Tahir (Malaysia)
James Reid (Philippines)
The Sam Willows (Singapore)
Slot Machine (Thailand)
Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam)