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In 2018, watch for the MTV EMAs to be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Barakaldo, near Bilbao, Spain.

This will be the third time that Spain has hosted the awards show.

The nominations for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards were announced on Thursday, October 4, 2018 (see below).

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Hailee Steinfeld hosts the 2018 EMAs.

Leading the pack this year is US singer Camila Cabello who is nominated in six categories including best song, best video and best artist.

Other top nominees include Ariana Grande and rapper Post Malone with five nominations, followed by Canadian artist Drake and Britain's Dua Lipa with four. Canadian singer Shawn Mendes was nominated for three awards this year.

For the first time ever your host and performer for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards is Hailee Steinfeld! Star of the Bumblebee movie, Hailee is also a nominee for Best Pop this year.

Heading the list of performances is the recipient of the Global Icon Award, legendary superstar Janet Jackson. Opening the show will be EMA host Hailee Steinfeld. Other live performances promised for awards night include Nicki Minaj, along with Halsey and Rosalia who will be making their EMA debuts.

The lineup of presenters so far include actors Michael Peña and Diego Luna.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates including a complete list of presenters and performers, plus the announcement of big winners at this year's MTV EMAs!



2018 lead nominee Camila Cabello has six nods, including best song, best video and best artist.


DID YOU KNOW? MTV EMA fun facts

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Miley Cyrus lights up at the EMAs in 2013.

• Record holders for most career EMA wins? They 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".

Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com.


2018 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

BEST VIDEO
Ariana Grande: "no tears left to cry"
Camila Cabello: "Havana ft. Young Thug"
Childish Gambino: "This Is America"
Lil Dicky: "Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown"
The Carters: "APES**T"

BEST SONG
Ariana Grande: "no tears left to cry"
Bebe Rexha: "Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line"
Camila Cabello: "Havana ft. Young Thug"
Drake: "God's Plan"
Post Malone: "rockstar ft. 21 Savage"

BEST POP
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

BEST NEW
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

BEST LOOK
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

BEST LIVE
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

BEST ROCK
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds To Mars
twenty one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE
Clean Bandit: MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
Charli XCX: MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
David Guetta: Trafalgar Square, UK 2017
Jason Derulo: Isle of MTV Malta 2018
Post Malone: Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Migos: Wireless Festival, UK 2018
J Cole: Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Nick Jonas: MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Alessia Cara: MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

BEST PUSH
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don't We (November 2017 )
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

BEST CANADIAN ACT
Alessia Cara
Arcade Fire
Drake
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd



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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