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Psquare, Wizkid Nominated For MTV EMA!

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MTV announced today, September 172013 the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe.

Nigerian superstar Wizkid and dynamic duo, PSquare have been nominated for the Best African Act category alongside African acts, Mafikizolo, LCNVL and Fuse ODG. These selected acts will represent Africa at the global music celebration.

Musical powerhouse and multi-talented Justin Timberlake and breakthrough artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each, while always captivating superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards.

News of the nominations will be revealed during the “2013 EMA Nomination Special” Hosted by Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), premiering on MTV at 16:40 CAT on Tuesday 17 September. The world famous “Anchorman” Ron Burgundy (star of the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will deliver the news on this year’s EMA nominees in his unique and hilarious way.

Other notable EMA nominees include Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nominations (with 1D’s Harry Styles also nabbing a nod for Best Look). Artists with two EMA nods include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Paramore, Rita Ora, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 00:59 CAT on Saturday 9 November 2013.

Once again, viewers from around the world have been engaging with the EMA digital platforms to earn points for their favorite EMA artists in the Biggest Fans category; since 30 August, their participation has helped narrow down the field to the five official nominees announced today. The more fans continue to engage with the EMA content featured on MTV’s digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more they can help boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans award on November 10th.

Each year, the MTV EMA highlights incredible artists from every corner of the world with the Worldwide Act category. Fans can vote for nominated artists from their respective territory starting today, Tuesday 17 September. The local winners will receive an EMA award and also move on to the next phase of voting starting Friday 25 October and compete for the regional title. The 10 official Worldwide Act nominees from each region will then be announced on Monday 1 November, and battle for the Worldwide Act Award. The winner will be named at the show in Amsterdam.

The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 10 November at 22:00 CAT from the stunning new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam (official red carpet show starts at 21:00 CAT).


Here is the list of nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA”:



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)



Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift



Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift



Bruno Mars


Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake



Green Day

Justin Timberlake


Taylor Swift




Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis




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 AFRICAN ACT (winner goes on to compete in Worldwide Act category)

Fuse ODG






For the full list of Worldwide Act nominees, please visit



Black Sabbath

Green Day

Kings Of Leon

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Killers



Arctic Monkeys

Fall Out Boy

Franz Ferdinand


Thirty Seconds To Mars





Jay Z

Kanye West

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis





Calvin Harris

Daft Punk




Tokio Hotel

Thirty Seconds To Mars

One Direction

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga


BEST LOOK (exclusively sponsored by essence)

Harry Styles

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga


Rita Ora



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)



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)


The “2013 MTV EMA” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the “2013 MTV EMA”

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