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Tems, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr nominated for Best African Act At the 2022 MTV EMAs

MTV has announced nominations for the ‘2022MTV EMAs’ with Africa’s blazing stars from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa onceagain securing nominations. Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Tems with record-breaking hits like ‘Last Last’ and ‘Damages’, as well as breakout sensation Ayra Starr with her hitsingle, ‘Bloody Samaritan’ were nominated in the Best African Act category. Alongside South African Amapiano artist Musa Keys, Tanzanian singer-songwriter, Zuchu, and Ghanaian performer, Black Sherif were also nominated in the category. 

In a display of pure African excellence and black girl magic, Nigerian pop artist Tems will have a shot at winning two awards at this year’s MTV EMAs. Not only has the 27-year-old musician clinched a shot at the BestAfrican Act, but she has also been nominated in the Best New Act category alongside Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, GAYLESEVENTEEN and Steven Sanchez

Everyyear African talents dazzle the world withremarkable ingenuity and vibrant artistry, and this year is no different. We are quite elated to celebrate these talents and the pure genius they produce as well as their grit, determination, incredible ethic and achievements at the 2022 MTV EMAs,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Paramount Africa. 

Leading the pack of international nominations this year is Harry Styles who gathered seven nods, including for BestArtist, Best Song and Best Video. Taylor Swift follows closely with six nominations including for Best Artist, Best Pop, and new EMA category, Best Longform Video. Nicki Minaj and ROSALÍA each earned five nominations including for ‘Best Song and Best Artist. 

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The 2022 MTV EMAs’ will take place at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, and broadcast live on MTV channels in over 170 countries. It will air locally on MTVBase (DStv Channel 322, GOtv Channel 72) on Sunday, November 14 at 20:00 WAT/ 21:00 CAT (Pre-Show) and 21:00 WAT/ 22:00 CAT (Main Show). 

Voting is now open at www.mtvema.com  until Wednesday, November 9th at 22:59 WAT, so fans can cast votesbeginning today. 

The‘2022 MTV EMAs’ is sponsored by [CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL SPONSORS].  

COMPLETE LIST OF 2022 NOMINEES: 

BEST AFRICAN ACT: 

·                      Ayra Starr 

·                      Black Sherif 

·                      Burna Boy 

·                      Musa Keys 

·                      Zuchu 

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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 with Doja Cat – I Like You (A Happier Song) 

·                      Shakira, Rauw Alejandro – Te Felicito 

·                      Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto 

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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 

·                      Givēon 

·                      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, Wembley Stadium, London 

·                      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  

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·                      BTS | Minecraft 

·                      Charli XCX | Roblox 

·                      Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave 

·                      Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox 

Harry Styles (UK & Ireland), Taylor Swift (US), ROSALÍA (Spain), and Badmómzjay (Germany)are among those nominated for Best Local Act in their respective home regions.    

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ABOUT THE MTV EMAs 

One of the biggest global music awards shows of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in more than 170 countries. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers.     

For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com. To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA. 

  

ABOUT PARAMOUNT GLOBAL

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount Global provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions. 

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