Lady Gaga and BTS lead MTV EMA 2020 nominations – see the full list here

This year's ceremony will take place next month

The nominations for the MTV EMAs 2020 have been announced – you can find the full list below.

Leading the way with seven nods in total is Lady Gaga, who’s in the running for Best Artist as well as Best Song, Best Collaboration, and Best Video for ‘Rain On Me’, her joint single with Ariana Grande.

BTS, meanwhile, are up for five gongs – Best Song (‘Dynamite’), Best Pop, Best Group, Biggest Fans, and Best Virtual Live – with Justin Bieber following with four nominations, including Best Artist and Best Pop.


Elsewhere, Yungblud faces competition from the likes of DaBaby, Roddy Ricch and Doja Cat in the Best New category, while Dua Lipa is gunning for Best Pop and Best Song (‘Don’t Start Now’).

Featured in the Best Alternative category are The 1975, Hayley Williams, FKA Twigs and Machine Gun Kelly, while Tame Impala, Liam Gallagher, The Killers and more will battle it out for the Best Rock crown.

This year’s MTV EMAs will take place on November 8, with organisers promising “a night of jaw-dropping performances from the hottest artists while celebrating the power of music in 2020!” Details of hosts and participating artists have yet to be revealed.

Voting officially opened today (October 6) – visit here to have your say.

A statement reads: “It’s no secret that 2020 has been an absolutely WILD year so far. From virtual livestream performances to the birth of a plethora of amazing quarantine content, the world sure has rolled with the punches and embraced these unpredictable changes!


“Obviously, the MTV EMA will be no different!”

The MTV EMA 2020 nominations are as follows:

Best Video
Billie Eilish – everything i wanted
Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion
DJ Khaled – POPSTAR ft Drake
Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
Taylor Swift – The Man
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Artist
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
The Weeknd

Best Song
BTS – Dynamite
DaBaby – Rockstar ft Roddy Ricch
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
Roddy Ricch – The Box
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Collaboration
BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez – Ice Cream
Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion
DaBaby – Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch
Justin Bieber – Intentions ft Quavo
Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
Sam Smith, Demi Lovato – I’m Ready

Best Pop
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Little Mix

Best Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Chloe x Halle
Little Mix

Best New
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Roddy Ricch

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Best Latin
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Karol G

Best Rock
Green Day
Liam Gallagher
Pearl Jam
Tame Impala
The Killers

Best Hip Hop
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Alternative
FKA twigs
Hayley Williams
Machine Gun Kelly
The 1975
twenty one pilots

Video for Good
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown
David Guetta & Sia – Let’s love
Demi Lovato – I Love Me
H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe
Jorja Smith – By Any Means
Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Best Push
AJ Mitchell
Conan Gray
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Lil Tecca
Tate McRae

Best Virtual Live
BTS – Map Of The Soul Concert Live Stream
J Balvin – Behind The Colores Live Experience
Katy Perry @ Tomorrow Land – Around The World
Little Mix – UNCancelled
Maluma – Papi Juancho Live
Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

Meanwhile, Gaga recently said that she felt “used up” by her alter-ego prior to the release of her latest album ‘Chromatica’, which came out in May.

“I just totally gave up on myself,” she said of the period before her new record. “I hated being famous. I hated being a star. I felt exhausted and used up.”

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