Everything you need to know about the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards
Find out how to watch, who’s performing and who may take home an award.
This weekend marks the 24th-annual MTV Europe Music Awards, with the festivities taking place on Sunday (Nov. 12).
For the 2017 awards, Rita Ora has been tapped to host the ceremony, which is set to broadcast live from the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.
Back in February, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, announced that the EMAs would be returning to the capital for the first time since 1996, with the awards part of his ongoing “London Is Open” campaign focusing on arts, business, entertainment and culture.
The red carpet for the star-studded affair begins at 2:00pm ET, with the awards show kicking off promptly at 3:00pm ET.
Much to the delight of hip-hop fans, it was recently announced that Eminem will be in the building and will take to the stage to perform his new track, “Walk On Water.” While there’s no official word regarding if Beyoncé will join Em on stage or not, fans have been treated to a lengthy list of already-confirmed performers.
Travis Scott, French Montana, Liam Payne (formerly of One Direction), Clean Bandit (with appearances from Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels), The Killers, Stormzy, Kesha, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello have all been announced as scheduled performers.
Taylor Swift leads the nominations this year with six, with the singer to compete against Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes for Best New Artist, among others. Bruno Mars, Drake, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Eminem, ZAYN, Khalid, U2, Future, Post Malone and more also received nominations this year.
The EMAs will be available to watch in a variety of ways, with multiple streaming options available through the newly launched MTV Play or MTV EMA apps, online and social media for those without cable. MTVEMA.com will begin live-streaming with its Red Carpet Show at 2pm ET, with the main show following soon thereafter.
Be sure to tune in this Sunday beginning at 2pm ET! For the full list of nominees, please see below.
2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES
BEST US ACT
BEST CANADIAN ACT
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”
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”
BEST HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars
The Head And The Heart
BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017