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Burna Boy, Teni, Nasty C & More Battle For Best African Act At The 2019 MTV EMAs

MTV today announced nominations for the “2019 MTV EMAs,” including six top acts from the African Continent; BET Award winner Burna Boy & BET Award nominee Teni, South African rapper Nasty C and hitmaker Prince Kaybee were nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Togo’s duo Toofan and Tanzanian musician Harmonize. The “2019 MTV EMAs” will take place at the FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain, and will broadcast live on MTV base (DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72) on Sunday, November 3 at 19:00 WAT.

 

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International commented “The Best African Act at the 2019 MTV EMAs has been a powerful platform for elevating African talent and music since its inception.  We are excited to reveal this year’s incredible group of nominees who are making waves in Africa and around the world.”

Internationally, Ariana Grandeleads with 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.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 2nd at 01:30am CAT, so fans can cast votes beginning today.

COMPLETE LIST – 2019 MTV EMA NOMINEES

BEST AFRICA ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

TooFan (Toga)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Teni (Nigeria)

Harmonize (Tanzania)

 

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

J. 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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