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The 2018 MTV EMA nominees have finally been revealed and the competition is no joke this year.

Fairly representing the African continent are Fally Ipupa, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Distruction Boyz and Shekhinah.
Last year, Davido who secured a nomination in the same category eventually won.

Overall, Camila Cabello is the most nominated artist with nods in six categories including “Best Artist” and “Best Video” for “Havana” featuring Young Thug. Ariana Grande and Post Malone are very close behind with five nominations each. Drake, Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa also snagged an impressive number of nods with nominations in four categories each.

Several up-and-coming artists, including Hayley Kiyoko, Bazzi and Jessie Reyez, have been recognized in multiple categories.

The 2018 MTV EMA will be broadcasted live around the globe on 4 November from Bilbao Exhibition Centre.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Artist

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande No tears left to cry
Camila Cabello Havana ft. Young Thug
Childish Gambino This Is America
Lil Dicky Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown
The Carters APES**T

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande No tears left to cry
Bebe Rexha Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line
Camila Cabello Havana ft. Young Thug
Drake God’s Plan
Post Malone Rockstar ft. 21 Savage

Best Pop

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New

Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look

Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP

Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

BEST LIVE

Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

BEST ROCK

5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Fall Out Boy
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds To Mars
twenty one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS

BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido – Nigeria
Distruction Boyz – South Africa
Fally Ipupa – DRC
Nyashinski – Kenya
Shekhina – South Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

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)

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