MTV EMAs: Taylor Swift Leads Nominations

4:00 AM 10/4/2017

by Georg Szalai

She is up for six honors at the November awards show in London, followed by Shawn Mendes with five noms.

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Taylor Swift
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Viacom's MTV on Wednesday unveiled the nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), with Taylor Swift leading the pack with six nominations.

Shawn Mendes nabbed five nominations, while Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four each.

The 2017 MTV EMAs will air live from London's SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, Nov. 12. Rita Ora was recently announced as this year's host and will also perform at the show. 

Check out the full nominations below:

Voting takes place at mtvema.com.

  • Best Song

    Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
    DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
    Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
    Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
  • Best Artist

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    Ariana Grande
    Ed Sheeran
    Kendrick Lamar
    Miley Cyrus
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift
  • Best Look

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    Dua Lipa
    Harry Styles
    Rita Ora
    Taylor Swift
    Zayn
  • Best New

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    Dua Lipa
    Julia Michaels
    Khalid
    Kyle
    Rag‘n’Bone Man
  • Best Pop

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    Camila Cabello
    Demi Lovato
    Miley Cyrus
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift
  • Best Video

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    Foo Fighters - "Run:
    Katy Perry - "Bon Appetit" ft. Migos
    Kendrick Lamar - "Humble"
    Kyle – "iSpy" ft. Lil Yachty
    Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
  • Best Live

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    Bruno Mars
    Coldplay
    Ed Sheeran
    Eminem
    U2
  • Best Electronic

    Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
    Calvin Harris
    David Guetta
    Major Lazer
    Martin Garrix
    The Chainsmokers
  • Best Rock

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    Coldplay
    Foo Fighters
    Royal Blood
    The Killers
    U2
  • Best Hip Hop

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    Drake
    Eminem
    Future
    Kendrick Lamar
    Post Malone
  • Best Alternative

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    Imagine Dragons
    Lana Del Rey
    Lorde
    The xx
    Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • Biggest Fans

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    Ariana Grande
    Justin Bieber
    Katy Perry
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift

  • Best Push

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    Hailee Steinfeld
    Jon Bellion
    Julia Michaels
    Kacy Hill
    Khalid
    Kyle
    Noah Cyrus
    Petite Meller Rag'n'Bone Man
    SZA
    The Head And The Heart
  • Best World Stage

    Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
    Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016, Tomorrowland 2017
    DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
    The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
    Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017
  • Best Local Act

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    Bruno Mars (U.S.), Little Mix (U.K. & Ireland), Drake (Canada), Justin Bieber (Canada) and Kygo (Norway) are among those nominated for their respective home regions. In the Best U.S. Act voting category, wildcard nominee Fifth Harmony has been chosen by fans via social vote. Similarly, Louis Tomlinson has been chosen by fans via social vote for Best U.K. & Ireland Act.

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