The heat is on in Rotterdam this November! MTV have announced the nominations for the 2016 MTV EMAs, with cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber leading the pack with five nominations each. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees Coldplay, Best New Act nominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes. Rihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Song nomination for their hit collaboration 'Work.' Adele’s record-shattering hit 'Hello,' Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track 'Sorry,' Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad '7 Years' and the Seeb remix of Mike Posner’s dance smash 'I Took A Pill In Ibiza' also earned nominations for Best Song.
The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Monday, November 7th from 8am, only on MTV - SKY Channel 015.
To celebrate a year of international artistry in a digital era that inspires creative connection between artists and fans more than ever, MTV unveiled the Best Song nominees in a vocal cover medley by Spanish rising artist/Internet sensation Leroy Sanchez. The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s digital platforms and a coalition of media partners - click here to view .
Tune into the 2016 MTV European Music Awards on Monday, November 7th from 8am, only on MTV - SKY Channel 015.
2016 MTV EMAs NOMINEES
BEST SONG Adele - Hello Justin Bieber - Sorry Lukas Graham - 7 Years Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) Rihanna ft. Drake - Work
BEST VIDEO Beyoncé - Formation Coldplay - Up&Up Kanye West - Famous Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
BEST FEMALE Adele Beyoncé Lady Gaga Rihanna Sia
BEST MALE Calvin Harris Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
BEST LIVE Adele Beyoncé Coldplay Green Day Twenty One Pilots
BEST NEW Bebe Rexha DNCE Lukas Graham The Chainsmokers Zara Larsson
BEST POP Ariana Grande Fifth Harmony Justin Bieber Rihanna Selena Gomez Shawn Mendes
BEST ROCK Coldplay Green Day Metallica Muse Red Hot Chili Peppers
BEST ALTERNATIVE Kings of Leon Radiohead Tame Impala The 1975 Twenty One Pilots
BEST HIP HOP Drake Future G-Eazy Kanye West Wiz Khalifa
BEST ELECTRONIC Afrojack Calvin Harris David Guetta Major Lazer Martin Garrix
BEST PUSH Alessia Cara Anne-Marie Bebe Rexha Blossoms Charlie Puth DNCE Dua Lipa Elle King Halsey Jack Garratt Jonas Blue Lukas Graham
BIGGEST FANS Ariana Grande Beyoncé Justin Bieber Lady Gaga Shawn Mendes
BEST WORLD STAGE Duran Duran - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015) Ellie Goulding - Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015) Jess Glynne - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016) Martin Garrix - Isle of MTV, Malta (2015) One Republic - MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016) Tinie Tempah- MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015) Tomorrowland - Belgium (2016) Wiz Khalifa - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
BEST WORLDWIDE ACT AUSTRALIA Tkay Maidza Troy Sivan The Veronicas Vance Joy Flume
BEST WORLDWIDE ACT NEW ZEALAND Broods Kings MAALA LadyHawke Sachi
Voting for Best World Wide Act New Zealand and Australia now open at MTVEMA.COM
The 2017 MTV EMAs opened with Best Hip Hop winner Eminem doing a thrilling orchestra-backed performance, along with guest artist Skylar Grey, of his newly dropped track 'Walk on Water', taking the mic in a London pub before joining the EMA stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
In the mid to late 90's, when grunge began to wither away and MTV strived to find the next easy to access label to attach to new batch of up and coming rock bands, global attention started to shine on the Alt Rock scene.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis'The Third', the sibling trio are back stronger than ever, harnessing their ability to create pop-infused soul, blues, rock n roll and a large mix of genres to perfection, in the shape of their fourth studio album, Superscope.
Kylie Price has just released her new album Bones. Last week she appeared on theNZ Entertainment Podcast, where she sang a new song I Dont Want To Go off the album while talking shop about her dream gig to play with Ed Sheeran and her Philipino roots.
Last week I caught up withPeter Hook ahead of returning down under for Australasian leg of the Joy Division and New Order Substance tour. We had a great chat about the spirit of punk, what it takes to write a book and why shows like the X-factor are so unhealthy…
Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are set to tour the country in September, following the release of their long awaited 6th studio album Fabric, (out today - Friday September 8th).
Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
Since making her musical debut with her song Drift early last year, fast attracting a solid fan base and over 1 million plays across Spotify and Soundcloud in just a few months, Madeline North, better known by her musical moniker So Below, has once again blessed us with a moodier, masterful electro-pop banger, titled Ruin.
Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!