Sep 19, 2011

MTV EMA release 2011 nominees list: Wizkid, Cabo Snoop, Fally Ipupa nominated

MTV today announced the nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA” with Lady Gaga leading the pack with six nominations, and Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations. British songstress Adele, who stands as the top-selling artist of the year, has been nominated for three awards, with Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds To Mars also up for three. The 18th annual MTV EMA will take place on Sunday 6 November at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena, airing on MTV channels around the world including MTV (DStv 321) and MTV Base (DStv 322).
New this year is the World Wide Act category, which celebrates diversity and the breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by nominating incredible artists from all corners of the world. Fans will be able to vote for an artist/group within five different regions (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Africa/India/Middle East and Europe). The nominee from each region with the most votes (to be announced the week of 24th October) will then battle for the “World Wide Act” distinction - to be bestowed at the show in Belfast.
Two of the reigning queens of pop will go head to head at this year’s EMA in four of the same categories, as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry compete for Best Live, Best Pop and Best Female, as well as Best Song, with Perry nominated for “Firework” and Gaga for “Born This Way”. Gaga is also nominated for Best Video for “Born This Way” and Biggest Fans. Multi-talented singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is up for four awards, including Best New, Best Male, Best Push and Best Song for “Grenade.” Adele has been nominated for Best Female, as well as Best Song and Best Video for “Rolling In The Deep”, and Justin Bieber will compete for Best Pop, Best Male and Biggest Fans. Thirty Seconds To Mars is up for Best Alternative, Best World Stage and Biggest Fans.
As always, the MTV EMA – MTV’s international celebration of the year’s best in music – features nominees from across genres, recognizing today’s hottest acts and global superstars. Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Lopez, LMFAO, Jessie J, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Far East Movement, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa and Kings of Leon are each up for two EMA nominations.
Also new to the “2011 MTV EMA” is the Biggest Fans award, which will go to the most passionate fan base for a particular artist. Beginning Monday, 19th September, viewers can vote for their favourite EMA artists by visiting The more fans engage with the EMA content featured on the site, the more their participation and points can boost the chances for their favourite artist to win.
Here is the list of nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA”:
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull – “On The Floor”
Katy Perry – “Firework” Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Foo Fighters Katy Perry
Lady Gaga Red Hot Chili Peppers
Britney Spears
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga Rihanna BEST NEW
Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Jessie J LMFAO Wiz Khalifa
Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Eminem Justin Bieber Kanye West
Lil Wayne
JAY Z & Kanye West Pitbull
Snoop Dogg BEST ROCK
Foo Fighters Linkin Park
Kings of Leon Red Hot Chili Peppers
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Beyoncé – “Run The World (Girls)”
Justice – “Civilization”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys My Chemical Romance The Strokes
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Arcade Fire
The Black Eyed Peas
Diddy Dirty Money
Enrique Iglesias
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance Ozzy Osborne Snoop Dogg
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Alexis Jordan
Big Time Rush
Bruno Mars Far East Movement Jessie J
Katy B
Neon Trees Theophilus London Wiz Khalifa
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Thirty Seconds To Mars
AFRICA/INDIA/MIDDLE EAST (Top vote-getter will represent Africa/India/Middle East in the World Wide Act category)
Abdelfattah Grini
Cabo Snoop
Fally Ipupa
Black Coffee
The “2011 MTV EMA” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world. Richard Godfrey and Bruce Gillmer are Executive Producers for the “2011 MTV EMA.”
The “2010 MTV EMA”, held in Madrid, was the event’s most watched telecast ever with a total of 22.2 million viewers tuning in to MTV and VIVA channels around the world.