Thursday, September 19, 2013

EXO, U-KISS, Sarah Geronimo bag MTV EMA nominations

MTV announced the nominees in the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards and among them are Korean singers EXO and U-KISS and the Philippines' Sarah Geronimo.

This year, MTV EMA listed nominees under the Worldwide Act category by territory.

(Clockwise from top left) Sarah Geronimo, EXO, SISTAR and U-KISS 
(Photo by MTV EMA, EXO Facebook page and www. newsen.com)

For the Best Korea Act, the nominees are boy bands EXO, U-KISS, B.A.P and Boyfriend, and girl group SISTAR.  (To vote for the Best Korea Act, go to link).

Sarah Geronimo is the lone entry from the Philippines in the Best Southeast Asia Act. Other nominees are Hafiz from Malaysia, Noah from Indonesia, Olivia Ong from Singapore, Slot Machine from Thailand and My Tam from Vietnam.
Nominees for the Best Japan Act are Exile, Kyary Pamyu PamyuMIYAVI, Momoiro Clover Z and ONE OK ROCK. (To vote for the Best Southeast Asia Act, go to link). 

Chris Lee, Eason Chan, Jane Zhang, Khalil Fong and Sun Nan bagged nominations for the Best Mainland China & Hong Kong Act.

Vanness Wu, who rose to fame via the 2001 Taiwanese drama "Meteor Garden," is nominated for the Best Taiwan Act along with Jam Hsiao, JJ Lin, Rainie Yang and Show Lo.

According to MTV, the online voting for the nominated artists under the Worldwide Act started on Sept. 17.

The winners from respective territories will receive an MTV EMA award and move on to the next phase of the voting starting on Oct. 25 and compete for the regional title.

The 10 official Worldwide Act nominees from each region will be announced on Nov. 1 and the battle for the Worldwide Act Award begins. The winner will be named during the 2013 MTV EMA show on Nov. 11 in Amsterdam.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the MTV EMA nominees with five nods each. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke each bagged four nominations.

The nominees for the 2013 MTV EMA are:

BEST SONG
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out Of Heaven"
Daft Punk – "Get Lucky" (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – "Thrift Shop" (ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – "Diamonds"
Robin Thicke – "Blurred Lines" (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Green Day
Justin Timberlake
P!nk
Taylor Swift

BEST NEW
Bastille
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Rudimental

BEST VIDEO
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Lady Gaga – "Applause"
Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"
Robin Thicke – "Blurred Lines" (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
Thirty Seconds To Mars – "Up In The Air"

BEST ROCK
Black Sabbath
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Arctic Monkeys
Fall Out Boy
Franz Ferdinand
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Daft Punk
Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS
Tokio Hotel
Thirty Seconds To Mars
One Direction
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK 
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Rita Ora

BEST PUSH
Karmin (October 2012)
Rudimental (November 2012)
Imagine Dragons (January 2013)
A$AP Rocky (February 2013)
Bastille (March 2013)
Austin Mahone(April 2013)
Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)
Tom Odell (June 2013)
Iggy Azalea (July 2013)
Icona Pop (August 2013)
twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)
Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)
fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)
Garbage - WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)
Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)
Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)
Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)
Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)
No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)
Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)
Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)
Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)
Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)
The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)
The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

WORLDWIDE ACT

Best Japan Act
Exile
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
MIYAVI
Momoiro Clover Z
ONE OK ROCK

Best Korea Act
B.A.P
Boyfriend
EXO
Sistar
U-Kiss

Best Mainland China & Hong Kong Act
Chris Lee
Eason Chan
Jane Zhang
Khalil Fong
Sun Nan

Best SEA Act
Hafiz
NOAH
Olivia Ong
Sarah Geronimo
Slot Machine
My TAM

Best Taiwan Act
Jam Hsiao
JJ Lin
Rainie Yang
Show Lo
Vanness Wu

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