Nominations for the 2020 MTV EMAs are here - Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and BTS lead the pack

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  • The nominees for the MTV EMAs have been announced, and Lady Gaga leads the pack with seven nods.
  • Following closely behind Gaga is Justin Bieber and BTS with five nominations each.
  • Fans can vote for their favourites online.
  • Presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

The nominees for the 2020 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are here! 

Just like with the VMAs, Lady Gaga once again leads the pack. This time the Rain on Me singer boasts seven nominations. 

Following closely behind is Justin Bieber and K-Pop stars BTS with five nods each. 

The award show, which will take place on Sunday 8 November, has also introduced three new categories to its 2020 edition - Best Latin, Video for Good and Best Virtual Live.

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As usual, winners in each category are selected by the fans. Voting can be done through the EMAs website and on social media.

Performers and presenters for the show will be announced in the coming weeks. 

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Video

Billie Eilish -- everything i wanted

Cardi B -- WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion

DJ Khaled -- POPSTAR ft Drake starring Justin Bieber

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 -- Bang Bang Con: The Live

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

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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