MTV EMA 2022: Burna Boy, Tems, Ayra Starr Nominated In Best African Act Category

MTV has announced the nominees for the 2022 MTV European Music Awards, which is set to take place in Düsseldorf Germany on November 13, 2022.

Super talented Nigerian artist like Burna Boy, Tems and Ayra Starr were nominated for the Best African Act alongside fast-rising Hip-Hop star, Black Sherif from Ghana, Musa Keys from South Africa and Tanzanian singer Zuchu.

Tems was also nominated for the Best New Artist award alongside Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, GAYLE, SEVENTEEN, and Stephen Sanchez.

Harry Styles has the most nominations with seven, including Best Artist, Best Song, and Best Video. Taylor Swift comes in second with six nominations. Nicki Minaj and Rosalia have five nominations each, and they are both up for Best Song and Best Artist.

See Full list of nominees below:

BEST SONG

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Jack Harlow – “First Class”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
ROSALÍA – “DESPECHÁ”

BEST VIDEO

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

BEST ARTIST

Adele
Beyoncé
Harry Styles
Nicki Minaj
ROSALÍA
Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “STAYING ALIVE”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
Post Malone ft. Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
Shakira ft. Rauw Alejandro – “Te Felicito”
Tiësto & Ava Max – “The Motto”

BEST LIVE

Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Kendrick Lamar
Lady Gaga
The Weeknd

BEST POP

Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

Baby Keem
Dove Cameron
GAYLE
SEVENTEEN
Stephen Sanchez
Tems

BEST K-POP

BLACKPINK
BTS
ITZY
LISA
SEVENTEEN
TWICE

BEST LATIN

Anitta
Bad Bunny
Becky G
J Balvin
ROSALÍA
Shakira

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
DJ Snake
Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP

Drake
Future
Jack Harlow
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

BEST ROCK

Foo Fighters
Liam Gallagher
Måneskin
Muse
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Gorillaz
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Twenty One Pilots
YUNGBLUD

BEST R&B

Chlöe
Giveon
H.E.R.
Khalid
Summer Walker
SZA

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

Foo Fighters – “Studio 666”
ROSALÍA – “MOTOMAMI (ROSALÍA TikTok LIVE Performance)”
Stormzy – “Mel Made Me Do It”
Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert, London’s Wembley Stadium
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Ed Sheeran – “2step (feat. Lil Baby)”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Latto – “P*ssy”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Sam Smith – “Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)”
Stromae – “Fils de joie”

BIGGEST FANS

BLACKPINK
BTS
Harry Styles
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH

Nessa Barrett
SEVENTEEN
Mae Muller
GAYLE
Shenseea
Omar Apollo
Wet Leg
Muni Long
Doechii
Saucy Santana
Stephen Sanchez
JVKE

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

BLACKPINK – “The Virtual” | PUBG
BTS | Minecraft
Charli XCX | Roblox
Justin Bieber – “An Interactive Virtual Experience” | Wave
Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox