More Than Just Bad Blood! Taylor Swift Dominates As The 2015 Mtv Ema Nominees Are Revealed

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MTV EMAs 2015 winners
  • Taylor Swift Dominates…
  • Bieber Is Back…
  • Dj Arafat Wins Wildcard Round To Become Fifth Nominee For “Best African Act”
  • Voting Is Now Open At MTVEMA.COM

The nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories have just been announced via MTV’s international Snapchat Discover channel and the voting race is on! Taylor Swift is leading the way with a record-breaking nine nominations, including three nods to her global smash hit Bad Blood for Best Song and Best Video, as well as brand new category Best Collaboration for her alliance with Kendrick Lamar.

 

The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 9PM local time on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015.

 

Man of the moment Justin Bieber is up for no less than six MTV EMAs, boosted by the global success of his current chart-topping track What Do You Mean? The 2015 MTV EMA will also see 2014 host Nicki Minaj and 2015 MTV VMA host Miley Cyrus face off in the Best Female category, and the world’s greatest boy bands One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer go head-to- head for both Best Pop and Biggest Fans.

For more information on the 2015 MTV EMA, please go to www.mtvbase.com or www.mtv.co.za  or follow @MTVBaseAfrica or @MTVza.

 

Voting is now open for all categories at mtvema.com, including the Best African Act category, for which wildcard nominee DJ Arafat has been chosen by fans via social vote.

 

Social voting in the highly prized Biggest Fans category also went live today. Fandom groups now have the power to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter, Instagram and Vine using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists’ names. Here are the official hashtags:

  • #EMABiggestFans5SOS
  • #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
  • #EMABiggestFansKatyPerry
  • #EMABiggestFans1D
  • #EMABiggestFansTaylorSwift

Voting for the 2015 MTV EMA is open until 24 October at 23:59 GMT so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

 

2015 MTV EMA Nominees in Full

BEST SONG
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ – “Lean On”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

BEST POP
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift  

BEST FEMALE
Ellie Goulding
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Ed Sheeran
Jason Derulo
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

BEST AFRICAN ACT

AKA

Davido

Diamond Platnumz

DJ Arafat

Yemi Alade

 

BEST LIVE ACT
Ed Sheeran
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ACT
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly

BEST VIDEO
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Downtown”
Pharrell Williams – “Freedom”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

BEST ROCK
AC/DC
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Muse
Royal Blood

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Florence + the Machine
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
Twenty One Pilots

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

BEST ELECTRONIC
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix

BEST PUSH
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Kwabs
Natalie La Rose
Royal Blood
Shamir
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly
Years & Years
Zara Larsson

BEST COLLABORATION
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rhexa & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”
Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo – “Where Are You Now?”
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

BIGGEST FANS
5 Seconds of Summer
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
One Direction
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Justin Bieber
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE
Afrojack – Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014
Alicia Keys – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
B.O.B. – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
Biffy Clyro – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Charli XCX – Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014
Dizzee Rascal – Isle of MTV, Malta 2014
Ed Sheeran – V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014
Iggy Azalea – Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014
Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV, Malta 2015
Jessie Ware – Cork, Ireland 2014
Kaiser Chiefs – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014
Slash – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Tomorrowland – Belgium & Brazil 2015
YG – MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015

For more information on the 2015 MTV EMA, please go to www.mtvbase.com or www.mtv.co.za

Click here to download the official 2015 MTV EMA nominees promo video.

Sally

Sally

Sally is the author of the Fish Brain series and Boys With Toys. She has written other online series like The Immortals’ Code, No heart Feelings, Novocaine Knights, To Tame a Virgin and In Pursuit of Kyenpia. She lives in Lagos with her husband and kids and loves the occasional bar lounging with friends. She blogs on www.moskedapages.com or you can follow her on Twitter @NovocainKnights

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