MTV EMAs :The Race to the Most Votes

Sabahat Nabiha, Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered how MTV award shows there are? Well there are 31 international award shows! So when’s the next one? On November 13th, MTV’s European Music Awards (EMA) is taking place in London.

Top 3 nomination count:

Taylor Swift:

  • Tops the list with 6 nominations
    • Taylor has always been the one to be at the top. As a sixteen year old, she dominated all of country music and as she became an adult, her goal is now to dominate pop. Ever since Taylor’s song, Look What You Made Me Do came out, it’s all about Taylor. Her song got so much attention worldwide that it easily topped Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and remix by Justin Bieber. Taylor connects to her fans and it’s an attribute of hers that receives a lot of attention.

Shawn Mendes

  • The 19 year old Canadian, second runner up with 5 nominations.
    • This charming yet strikingly handsome singer has been blessing our ears since 2014. His first album, Handwritten topped the charts and broke Justin’s record of being the youngest singer to have a successful album. But Shawn’s recent, There’s Nothing Holding Me Back topped the list and it’s been on repeat ever since. Shawn’s passion and love for his fans makes him good competition for the rest of the nominees.  

Ed Sheeran

  • The Englishman is close behind Mendes with 4 nominations.
    • Ed Sheeran is such a talented young man! His talent is endless and his song, Shape of You, was the most catchy song of early 2017.

Kendrick Lamar:

  • The rapper ties with Ed with 4 nominations
    • Lamar is such a HUMBLE man. His song HUMBLE, has so much meaning to it like the rest of his songs that he made sure Drake wouldn’t be able to reach up to the top 3 (in nominations).   

However, here are the rest of the categories and MY opinions on who deserves the awards.

Category Nominations:

Best US Act:

  • Bruno Mars
  • DJ Khaled
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Taylor Swift
  • Fifth Harmony

This category I believe draws down between Swift and Khaled. Controversial but truth is, they pour money into each of their music videos increasing quality and people enjoy those three or four minutes of visual pleasure.

Best Canadian Act:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

Shawn. Shawn. Shawn. All hail Shawn. The nineteen year old has almost dominated the pop industry.

Best Song:

  • Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
  • DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

This category, I’m really confused because all these songs are AMAZING!!

Best Artist:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

Personally, I’m debating between the friends, Shawn and Taylor. They’ve both shown how strong individuals and singers they are. 

Best Look:

  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • Rita Ora
  • Taylor Swift
  • ZAYN

To be honest with you, Taylor should just launch a clothing line.

Best New:

  • Dua Lipa
  • Julia Michaels
  • Khalid
  • KYLE
  • Rag’n’Bone Man

New Rules (Dua Lipa) or Young Dumb and Broke (Khalid) gets my vote.

Best Pop:

  • Camila Cabello
  • Demi Lovato
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

Taylor! Shawn! Camila! I don’t know. But because I’m a #MendesArmy, Shawn got my vote.

Best Video:

  • Foo Fighters – Run
  • Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
  • Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  • KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
  • Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

HUMBLE or Look What You Made Me Do deserves this category for new perspective each author gave about society.

Best Hip Hop

  • Drake
  • Eminem
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone

This category honestly is made of legends, but Eminem might be the Rap God.

Best Alternative:

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lorde
  • The xx
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars

Lana Del Rey has such a different tone from everyone else which makes her so unique. But for me Lorde has my Green Light.  

Biggest Fans:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

#MendesArmy sorry #Swifties

Now that we know my votes, the question still remains, whom are YOU going to vote for? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure to watch the awards on the 13th, on the EMA website, or on MTV!