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MTV has announced the nominations for the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) with star Amapiano Focalistic securing a nomination in the Best African Act category.

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The Star of Ke The hitmaker will compete for the best African act award against Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Tems, Ghanaian singer Amaarae from Sad Girlz Luv Money fame and Diamond Platnumz of Tanzania.

Overall, Justin Bieber is the favorite with eight nominations. Bieber’s nods include Top Artist, Best Pop, and two Best Song nominations for his global hits Peaches with Daniel Caesar and Giveon and To stay with Le Kid Laroi.

British global superstar Ed Sheeran and EMA newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and The Kid Laroi follow closely behind with five nominations each, including Best Pop and Best Song for Sheeran and Rodrigo. The artist nominations above also include the best local act for each of their respective home countries.

The MTV EMA 2021 will take place at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary on Sunday November 14 and will be broadcast live on MTV channels in 180 countries. The awards will be broadcast locally on MTV Africa (DStv Channel 130) and MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322).

Voting is now open on mtvema.com until Wednesday, November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Central European Time.

Here is the full list of MTV EMA 2021 nominees:

Best African Act

Amaarae
Diamond Platnumz
Focalistics
Terms
Wizkid

Best artist

Doja cat
Ed sheeran
Justin bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Nas X
The weekend

Best Pop

BTS
Doja cat
Dua Lipa
Ed sheeran
Justin bieber
Olivia rodrigo

Best song

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss me more
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call me by your name)
Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License
Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber – Stay

Best video

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss me more
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call me by your name)
Normani ft. Cardi B – Wild Side
Taylor Swift – willow

Better collaboration

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira – Girl Like Me
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss me more
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – Industry Babe
The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – Rest
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

Overlook
Griffin
Olivia rodrigo
Rauw Alejandro
Saweetie
Kid Laroi

Best electronics

Calvin harris
David Guetta
Joel corry
Marshmello
Skrillex
Swedish house mafia

Best rock

Cold game
Foo fighters
imagine Dragons
Kings of Leon
Moneskin
The killers

Best alternative

Halsey
Lorde
Kelly machine gun
Twenty-one pilots
willow
Yungblud

Best latin

Bad bunny
J. Balvin
Maluma
Rauw Alejandro
Rosalia
Shakira

Best hip-hop

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Duck
Kanye west
Megan you stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

BTS
LISA
Monster X
NCT 127
Pink
Twice

Best group

BTS
imagine Dragons
Jonah Brothers
Small mix
Moneskin
Sonic Silk

Better push

24KGor
Crazy
girl in red
Griffin
JC Stewart
JXDN
Latto
Madison beer
Olivia rodrigo
Remi Wolf
SAINT JHN
Kid Laroi

The biggest fans

Ariana Grande
Black Rose
BTS
Justin bieber
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Video for good

Billie Eilish – Your Power
Demi Lovato – Dance with the Devil
girl in red – Serotonin
SHE – Fight for you
Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call me by your name)

Best American Act (Best Local Act)

Ariana Grande
Doja cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia rodrigo
Taylor Swift

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