SB19 among MTV EMA 2021 nominees

Published October 22, 2021, 11:26 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Filipino boy band SB19 is competing at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

Composed of Josh, Pablo, Stell, Ken, and Justin, the group is up for Best Southeast Asia Act along with Indonesia’s Lyodra, Thailand’s Ink Waruntorn, Malaysia’s Naim Daniel, Singapore’s JJ Lin, and Vietnam’s K-ICM.

Fil-Am stars like Olivia Rodrigo and H.E.R. also made it to the list.

According to the award-giving body, the awarding ceremony will be held live in Budapest, Hungary.

The MTV Europe Music Awards are awards presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honor artists and music in pop culture.

SB19, which debuted in 2018, is the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated in the Billboard Music Awards for the Top Social Artist category.

They are also the first Southeast Asian act to enter the top 10 of Billboard Social 50 weekly and year-end charts.