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Davido, Tiwa Savage nominated for 2018 MTV EMAs [Full list of nominees]

MTV has announced nominations for the 2018 MTV EMAs, including six top acts from the African continent; Davido (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyanshinski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa).

The ceremony will be globally broadcast live from The 2018 MTV EMAs at Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Barakaldo, Biscay on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CAT.

Camila Cabello leads the nominations with six nods 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.

Monde Twala, Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa) said: “2018 has been an incredible year globally for African culture, music and talent.”

“Once again, the 2018 MTV EMAs features Africa’s most celebrated entertainers who have the opportunity to showcase their talent through the MTV EMA Best Africa Act category at the annual awards.

“Our nominees reflect the continents diversity and talent on par with international artists. Congratulations to all our Africa nominees, who continue to affirm Africa’s place on the global stage.”

Complete list of 2018 MTV EMA nominees below:

BEST AFRICAN ACT


Davido (Nigeria)


Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)


Distruction Boyz (South Africa)


Fally Ipupa (DRC)


Nyashinski (Kenya)


Shekinah (South Africa)

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 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 201


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)

BEST US ACT


Ariana Grande


Camila Cabello


Cardi B


Imagine Dragons


Post Malone

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