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mtv emaWhen: Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3PM ET
Where: Televised live on MTV from PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany

Get ready for another exciting round of nominees and big winners when the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show is televised live on MTV from PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany .

Meanwhile, keep it here for the latest updates on who will be nominated at the 2022 MTV EMAs with the complete list announced in October!

2021 MTV EMAs rewind

Budapest, Hungary was the scene of the 2021 MTV EMAs which was televised in the US live on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3PM ET live from the Papp László Sports Arena in Budapest.

In wake of Hungary’s new anti-gay laws, the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards stood in solidarity with the LBTQ+ community featuring this year's theme, "Music for All".

2021 MTV EMA nominees (also see WINNERS, below) had Justin Bieber leading the pack with 8 nominations while Doja Cat and Lil Nas X scored 6 nominations each. Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo, and The Kid Laroi followed with five nods each.

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Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and Lil Nas X lead the pack at last year's EMAs.

2021 MTV EMA performers & presenters

Hosting this year's ceremony for the first time ever was Saweetie, (this year's winner of best new artist).

She joined a stellar lineup of performers including Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic,.J.I.D., and Yungblud, Also performing were 2021 EMA nominees Maluma and Måneskin, along with Griff, German pop star Kim Petras, and Norwegian singer girl in red.

Saweetie hosted the 2021 EMAs.

The 2021 MTV EMAs also featured a star-studded lineup of presenters including singer Rita Ora, model Winnie Harlow, musician and producer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, WWE star Drew McIntyre, singer-songwriter Olly Alexander, DJ and producer Joel Corry and Brazilian singer-actor Manu Gavassi.

An international group of LGBTQ+ activists were also awarded as 2021 MTV EMA Generation Change Honorees. The winners included Amir Ashour (Iraq), Matthew Blaise (Nigeria), Sage Dolan-Sandrino (USA), Erika Hilton (Brazil), and Viktória Radványi (Hungary). The five recipients received their awards during the show via a taped message from Drew Barrymore.

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of nominees and all of this year's WINNERS, along with trivia and fun facts on the MTV Europe Awards ....


miley cyrus lights up a joint at the 2013 emas
Miley Cyrus lights up at the EMAs in 2013.

• Record holders for most career EMA wins include Justin Bieber with 20, followed by Eminem with 15, and Lady Gaga with 10.

• Metallica caused a backstage uproar at the 1996 EMAs when they performed the songs "So What?" instead of their scheduled single, "King Nothing". The expletive-laden "So What?" was heard unedited during the live telecast, but was deleted in all later rebroadcasts.

• The most dazzling entrance ever at the EMAs happened during the show in 2000, when Jennifer Lopez entered the stage from the ceiling in a specially built plane to perform "Love Don't Cost a Thing".

• Despite winning the award for Best Hip-Hop at the 2006 awards, Kanye West was so disappointed at not winning for Best Video that he crashed the stage in protest. A tirade quickly followed in which Kanye said he should have won the prize for his video "Touch the Sky" because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons!"

• More controversy erupted at the 2013 EMAs when Miley Cyrus appeared to light up a joint on stage after accepting the Best Video Award for "Wrecking Ball".

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2021 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees & WINNERS

Best artist
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Best song
Doja Cat ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More"
Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits" - WINNER
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)" - WINNER
Normani ft. Cardi B - "Wild Side"
Taylor Swift – "willow"

Best collaboration
Black Eyed Peas, Shakira - "Girl Like Me"
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) - "Leave the Door Open"
Doja Cat ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More" - WINNER
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - "Industry Baby"
The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – "Stay"
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears" (remix)

Best group
Imagine Dragons
Jonas Brothers
Little Mix
Silk Sonic

Best new
Olivia Rodrigo
Rauw Alejandro
Saweetie - WINNER
The Kid Laroi

Best pop
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Olivia Rodrigo

Best electronic
Calvin Harris
David Guetta - WINNER
Joel Corry
Swedish House Mafia

Best rock
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Kings Of Leon
Måneskin - WINNER
The Killers

Best alternative
Machine Gun Kelly
Twenty One Pilots
Yungblud - WINNER

Best Latin
Bad Bunny
J. Balvin
Maluma - WINNER
Rauw Alejandro

Best hip hop
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj - WINNER

Best K-pop
Monsta X
NCT 127

Best push
girl in red
JC Stewart
Madison Beer
Olivia Rodrigo - WINNER
Remi Wolf
The Kid Laroi

Biggest fans
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Video for good
Billie Eilish - "Your Power" - WINNER
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 U.S. act
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift - WINNER

MTV EMAs on the Web

Elsewhere around the Web, surf around for related news and updates, the complete list of nominees & winners, background info on past EMA presentations, plus pictures and red carpet appearances by the world's top pop and rock stars...

EMA - The official site of the Europe Music Awards with official online voting, nominees and winners, pictures, video clips, news & updates.

MTV Europe Music Awards - Good overview from Wikipedia with a list of EMA awards hosts and cities dating back to 1994, plus complete winner lists from recent years.

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