MTV EMAs: Camila Cabello Leads Nominations, Followed by Ariana Grande and Post Malone

8:00 AM 10/4/2018

by George Szalai

Drake, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes each earned four noms.

Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello
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Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande and Post Malone lead the nominations for the 2018 MTV EMAs.

Cabello snagged six noms, including in the best song and best video categories for her hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug. She is also in the running for best U.S. artist along with Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who received five noms each.

Drake, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes earned four mentions each.

Also this year, MTV will present its first MTV EMA Generation Change Award "to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world." The nominees are all under the age of 26, and the award will be presented during the EMA red carpet preshow.

The 2018 MTV EMAs will be broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 4 from Bilbao, Spain.

A full list of nominations follows.  

Oct. 23, 8:54 a.m. Added MTV EMA Generation Change Award nominees.

  • Best Artist

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande
    Drake
    Dua Lipa
    Post Malone

  • Best Video

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - "Havana" (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande - "No Tears Left to Cry"
    Childish Gambino  -"This Is America"
    Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown - "Freaky Friday"
    The Carters - "APES**T"

  • Best Song

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - "Havana" (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande - "No Tears Left to Cry"
    Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line - "Meant to Be"
    Drake - "God's Plan"
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - "rockstar"

  • Best Pop

    Dua Lipa
    Dua Lipa
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    Dua Lipa (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande
    Camila Cabello
    Hailee Steinfeld
    Shawn Mendes

  • Best New

    Cardi B
    Cardi B
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    Cardi B (WINNER)
    Anne-Marie
    Bazzi
    Hayley Kiyoko
    Jessie Reyez

  • Best Look

    Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj
    Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

    Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
    Cardi B
    Dua Lipa
    Migos
    Post Malone

  • Best Hip-Hop

    Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj
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    Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
    Drake
    Eminem
    Migos
    Travis Scott

  • Best Live

    Shawn Mendes
    Shawn Mendes
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    Shawn Mendes (WINNER)
    Ed Sheeran
    Muse
    Pink
    The Carters

  • Best Rock

    5 Seconds of Summer
    5 Seconds of Summer
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    5 Seconds of Summer (WINNER)
    Foo Fighters
    Imagine Dragons
    Muse
    U2

  • Best Alternative

    Panic! at the Disco
    Panic! at the Disco
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    Panic! at the Disco (WINNER)
    Fall Out Boy
    The 1975
    Thirty Seconds to Mars
    Twenty One Pilots

  • Best Electronic

    Marshmello
    Marshmello
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    Marshmello (WINNER)
    Calvin Harris
    David Guetta
    Martin Garrix
    The Chainsmokers

  • Biggest Fans

    BTS
    BTS
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    BTS (WINNER)
    Camila Cabello
    Selena Gomez
    Shawn Mendes
    Taylor Swift

  • Best World Stage

    Alessia Cara
    Alessia Cara
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    Alessia Cara - MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018 (WINNER)
    Clean Bandit - MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
    Charli XCX - MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
    David Guetta - Trafalgar Square, U.K. 2017
    Jason Derulo - Isle of MTV, Malta 2018
    Post Malone - Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
    Migos - Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
    J. Cole - Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
    Nick Jonas - MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

  • Best Push

    Grace VanderWaal
    Grace VanderWaal
    Screengrab/America's Got Talent

    Grace VanderWaal (December 2017) (WINNER)
    PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
    Why Don't We (November 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 U.S. Act (Best Local Act)

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande
    Cardi B
    Imagine Dragons
    Post Malone

  • Generation Change Award

    Sonita Alizadeh, 21 years old, Afghanistan
    Sonita uses her rap lyrics and powerful voice to help end child marriage, support girls’ rights to choose their destiny and inspire people everywhere to dream bigger dreams.

    Mohamad Aljounde, 17 years old, Lebanon
    An advocate for child rights, Mohamad built a school in a refugee camp in Lebanon to give children access to an education, all while using the power of storytelling to shine a light on their realities in the wake of an ongoing war.

    Ellen Jones, 20 years old, U.K.
    An activist and content creator who focuses on LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, disability rights and feminist issues, using digital media to effect change.

    Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez, 18 years old, U.S.
    A climate activist, hip-hop artist and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.

    Hauwa Ojeifo, 26 years old, Nigeria
    A bold change maker who founded a movement of love, hope and support to give mental health a voice in Nigeria.