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mtv emaWhen: Sunday, November 10, 2024
Where: Televised live on MTV from Manchester UK

Watch for the return of MTV's Europe Music Awards in Manchester UK this year on Sunday, November 10, 2024 as the awards mark its landmark 30th anniversary.

Televised from the Manchester venue Co-op Live, the 2024 EMAs will be broadcast on MTV in over 150 countries and will also be available to watch on Pluto TV and Paramount+.

2024 MTV EMA nominees are expected to be announced this October.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates including a complete list of nominees along with who will host, presenters, performers, and the announcement of big winners on awards night!

2023 MTV EMA rewind

2023 MTV EMA nominees (also see this year's WINNERS revealed in an untelevised announcement - see below) had Taylor Swift leading the pack with a total of seven nominations, including Best Artist, Best Song and Best Video, followed by Olivia Rodrigo and SZA with six nods each.

Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and SZA led the pack of nominees announced in October 2023

As we await the return of the MTV EMAs in 2024, check out the complete list of 2023 nominees and WINNERS along with EMA trivia and fun facts just up ahead:


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 22, 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".

• Although a truly international event, the UK has hosted the MTV EMAs a record seven times beginning in London in 1996, followed by Edinburgh (2003), Liverpool (2008), Belfast (2011), Glasgow (2014), and London (in 2017 and again in 2019).


Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to

2023 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees & WINNERS

Best Artist
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Doja Cat
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song
WINNER: Jung Kook feat. Latto, "Seven"
Doja Cat, "Paint the Town Red"
Miley Cyrus, "Flowers"
Olivia Rodrigo, "vampire"
SZA, "Kill Bill"
Taylor Swift, "Anti-Hero"
Rema with Selena Gomez, "Calm Down"

Best Video
WINNER: Taylor Swift, "Anti-Hero"
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion,"Bongos"
Doja Cat, "Paint the Town Red"
Little Simz, "Gorilla"
Miley Cyrus, "Flowers"
Olivia Rodrigo, "vampire"
SZA, "Kill Bill"

Best Collaboration
Central Cee x Dave, "Sprinter"
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray, "Baby Don't Hurt Me"
Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage, "Creepin'"
PinkPantheress, Ice Spice, "Boy's a Liar Pt. 2"
Rema with Selena Gomez, "Calm Down"

Best New
WINNER: Peso Pluma
Coi Leray
Ice Spice
Reneé Rapp

Best Pop
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best Afrobeats
Aya Nakamura
Ayra Starr
Burna Boy

Best Rock
WINNER: Måneskin
Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

Best Latin
WINNER: Anitta
Bad Bunny
Peso Pluma

Best K-Pop
WINNER: Jung Kook
Stray Kids

Best Alternative
WINNER: Lana Del Rey
Fall Out Boy
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Best Electronic
WINNER: David GuettaAlesso
Calvin Harris
Swedish House Mafia
Peggy Gou

Best Hip-Hop
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Cardi B
Central Cee
Lil Wayne
Lil Uzi Vert
Metro Boomin
Travis Scott

Best R&B
WINNER: Chris Brown
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker

Best Live
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Burna Boy
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Best Push
Flo Milli
Reneé Rapp
Sam Ryder
Armani White
Ice Spice
Lauren Spencer Smith
Benson Boone

Best Local Act Awards

Best African Act: Diamond Platnumz
Best Asia Act: BE:FIRST
Best Australian Act: Kylie Minogue
Best Brazilian Act: Matue
Best Canadian Act: Shania Twain
Best Caribbean Act: Young Miko
Best Dutch Act: FLEMMING
Best French Act: Bigflo & Oli
Best German Act: Kontra K
Best Hungarian Act: ajsa luna
Best India Act: Tsumyoki
Best Italian Act: Måneskin
Best Lat Am North Act: Kenia OS
Best Lat Am Central Act: Feid
Best Lat Am South Act: Lali
Best New Zealand Act: SIX60
Best Nordic Act: Käärijä
Best Polish Act: Doda
Best Portuguese Act: Bispo
Best Spanish Act: Samantha Hudson
Best Swiss Act: Gjon's Tears
Best UK & Ireland Act: Tom Grennan
Best US Act: Nicki Minaj

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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