2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Camila Cabello is the top nominee

October 4, 2018

The following is a press release from MTV International:

MTV today announced nominations for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards 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 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.

The 2018 MTV EMAs will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CEST, 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.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3 at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today.


Best Artist
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

Best Video    
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday”
The Carters, “APES**T”

Best Song                        
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

Best Hip Hop   
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best Live                                          
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

Best Rock         
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons

Best Alternative      
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At the Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic         
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans
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)

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.


The 2018 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4th November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, 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 and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director.

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