2021 MTV EMA nominees bared: BTS, Lisa, Monsta X, NCT 127, Rosé, TWICE, SB19

Published October 20, 2021, 7:58 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

MTV announced the nominees for the 2021 MTV EMAs, which will be held on Nov. 14 (Nov. 15 in the Philippines) at Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary and will be broadcast in 180 countries.

“The MTV EMAs are our biggest night in global music, uniting fans from every corner of the world,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events of ViacomCBS. “The 2021 EMAs will be an epic event as we return, live from Hungary, to light up the stage with incredible performances in celebration of all music fans and the artists they love.”

(Clockwise from top left) BTS, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, BLACKPINK’s Rosé, Monsta X, SB19, TWICE and NCT 127 (Instagram, Twitter)

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until Nov. 10th at 11:59 p.m. CET (5:59 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the Philippines).

The nominees for Best K-pop are BTS, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, Monsta X, NCT 127, BLACKPINK’s Rosé and TWICE. BTS also got nominated for Best Pop, Best Group and Biggest Fans.

For Best Southeast Asia Act, the nominees are SB19 (Philippines), Ink Waruntorn (Thailand), JJ Lin (Singapore), K-ICM (Vietnam), Lyodra (Indonesia) and Naim Daniel (Malaysia).

Fans in the Philippines can catch the same-day premiere of MTV EMA on the MTV Asia channel at 8 p.m. Philippine time.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2021 MTV EMAs:

Best Artist

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

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 – Drivers License

The 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

Best 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 BABY

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

Giveon

Griff

Olivia Rodrigo

Rauw Alejandro

Saweetie

The Kid LAROI

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Joel Corry

Marshmello

Skrillex

Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock

Coldplay

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Kings Of Leon

Måneskin

The Killers

Best Alternative

Halsey

Lorde

Machine Gun Kelly

Twenty One Pilots

WILLOW

YUNGBLUD

Best Latin

Bad Bunny

J. Balvin

Maluma

Rauw Alejandro

Rosalía

Shakira

Best Hip Hop

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Kanye West

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

BTS

LISA

Monsta X

NCT 127

ROSÉ

TWICE

Best Group

BTS

Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Little Mix

Måneskin

Silk Sonic

Best Push

24KGoldn

Fousheé

girl in red

Griff

JC Stewart

JXDN

Latto

Madison Beer

Olivia Rodrigo

Remi Wolf

SAINt JHN

The Kid LAROI

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

BLACKPINK

BTS

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Video for Good

Billie Eilish – Your Power

Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil

girl in red – Serotonin

H.E.R. – Fight For You

Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness

Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

Best US Act (BEST LOCAL ACT)

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Best Southeast Asia Act

SB19 (Philippines)

Ink Waruntorn (Thailand)

JJ Lin (Singapore)

K-ICM (Vietnam)

Lyodra (Indonesia)

Naim Daniel (Malaysia)

 
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