MTV released the nominations list for the 2020 MTV EMAs, and Nigerian artists Burna Boy and Rema as well as Master KG, Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa from South Africa, Sheebah (Uganda), and Gaz Mawete (DRC) have all been nominated in the Best African Act category. Vote here.
Lady Gaga leads the pack with seven nominations which include “Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” and “Best Video” for her duet with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me,” which also secured her a position in the “Best Song” and “Best Collaboration” categories.
Asian music group, BTS and Justin Bieber each received five nods, within categories including “Biggest Fans” and “Best Pop.”
The nominations include three new categories: “Best Latin,” “Video for Good” and “Best Virtual Live.” The “Best Local Act” category returns, with nominations including Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B for “Best US Act,” Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd for “Best Canadian Act” and Dua Lipa for “Best UK & Ireland Act,” and more.
Marking the 27th edition of one of the biggest nights in global music, the 2020 MTV EMAs will unite fans at home with the world’s hottest names in music. The two-hour 2020 MTV EMAs will air globally on MTV in 180 countries and territories on Sunday, November 8, 2020.