MTV EMAs: Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes Lead List of Nominees

3:19 PM 9/30/2019

by Annie Howard

Grande leads with seven noms, for best U.S. act, best song, best artist, best video, best pop, best live and biggest fans. Mendes scored six mentions, along with first-time nominees Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande leads the 2019 MTV EMA nominations with seven nominations, for best U.S. act, best song, best artist, best video, best pop, best live and biggest fans.

Shawn Mendes scored six nominations along with EMA first-time nominees Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish.

The MTV EMAs are fan voted, and fans make their picks for their favorite artists at mtvema.com and on social media.

The 2019 MTV European Music Awards are set to broadcast live on Nov. 3 from the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Center in Seville, Spain.

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Best Canadian Act

    Shawn Mendes
    Shawn Mendes
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    Alessia Cara
    Avril Lavigne
    Carly Rae Jepsen
    Johnny Orlando
    Shawn Mendes

  • Best US Act

    Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift
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    Ariana Grande
    Billie Eilish
    Lil Nas X
    Lizzo
    Taylor Swift
  • Best Song

    Ariana Grande
    Ariana Grande
    Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana Grande
    "7 rings," Ariana Grande
    "bad guy," Billie Eilish
    "Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
    "Sunflower," Post Malone & Swae Lee
    "Señorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • Best Artist

    Miley Cyrus
    Miley Cyrus
    John Lamparski/WireImage
    Ariana Grande
    J Balvin
    Miley Cyrus
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift
  • Best Video

    Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish
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    "thank u, next," Ariana Grande
    "bad guy, Billie Eilish
    "Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
    "Con Altura," ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho
    "ME!," Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
  • Best Collaboration

    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
    Kevin Mazur/WireImage

    BTS & Halsey, "Boy With Luv"
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road (Remix)"
    Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus, "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart"
    ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho, "Con Altura"
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, "Señorita"
    The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha, "Call You Mine"

  • Best New

    Lizzo
    Lizzo
    Theo Wargo/Getty Images
    Ava Max
    Billie Eilish
    Lewis Capaldi
    Lil Nas X
    Lizzo
    Mabel
  • Best Pop

    Jonas Brothers
    Jonas Brothers
    Brian Ach/Getty Images for MTV
    Ariana Grande
    Becky G
    Camila Cabello
    Halsey
    Jonas Brothers
    Shawn Mendes
  • Best Live

    Ed Sheeran
    Ed Sheeran
    Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
    Ariana Grande
    BTS
    Ed Sheeran
    P!NK
    Travis Scott
  • Best Rock

    Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons
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    Green Day
    Imagine Dragons
    Liam Gallagher
    Panic! At The Disco
    The 1975
  • Best Hip-Hop

    21 Savage
    21 Savage
    Roy Rochlin/Getty Images
    21 Savage
    Cardi B
    J. Cole
    Nicki Minaj
    Travis Scott
  • Best Alternative

    FKA Twigs
    FKA Twigs
    Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
    FKA Twigs
    Lana Del Rey
    Solange
    twenty one pilots
    Vampire Weekend
  • Best Electronic

    Marshmello
    Marshmello
    Jeff Kravitz/AMA2017/FilmMagic for dcp
    Calvin Harris
    DJ Snake
    Marshmello
    Martin Garrix
    The Chainsmokers
  • Best Look

    Halsey
    Halsey
    Pierre Suu/Getty Images

    Halsey
    J Balvin
    Lil Nas X
    Lizzo
    ROSALÍA

  • Biggest Fans

    BTS
    BTS
    Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
    Ariana Grande
    Billie Eilish
    BTS
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift
  • Best Push

    H.E.R.
    H.E.R.
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images
    Ava Max
    Billie Eilish
    CNCO
    H.E.R.
    Jade Bird
    Juice WRLD
    Kiana Ledé
    Lauv
    Lewis Capaldi
    Lizzo
    Mabel
    ROSALÍA
  • Best World Stage

    Hailee Steinfeld
    Hailee Steinfeld
    Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Republic Records
    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