We recently celebrated the first ever Electronic Music Awards, but the OG EMAs come in the form of MTV‘s Europe Music Awards.


This year the categories seem more stacked than ever, with arguably the most talked about people in popular music leading the nominations — Taylor Swift with six, including best artist and best video; Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar with four each.

As for the electronic music category, there couldn’t be a tighter race between these heavy hitters: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix and The Chainsmokers. All the acts have had big years, so it’s no wonder they stand to represent the genre.

If we had to place our bets, The Chainsmokers might take this one home considering they are about to embark on their Euro Memories… Do Not Open tour in early 2018, and the EMAs might want to give them a warm welcome. The tour will hit up London, Paris, Berlin and more.

Check out all the 2017 MTV EMA nominations below…

2017 MTV EMA Nominations

Best Song

Clean Bandit, “Rockabye” f. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled, “Wild Thoughts” f. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” (Remix) f. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Best Artist

Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Look

Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
Zayn

Best New

Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels
Khalid
Kyle
Rag’n’Bone Man

Best Pop

Camila Cabello
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Video

Foo Fighters, “Run”
Katy Perry, “Bon Appetit” ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
Kyle, “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do'”

Best Live

Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
U2

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Rock

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

Best Hip Hop

Drake
Eminem
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Best Alternative

Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push

Hailee Steinfeld
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
Kyle
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
The Head and The Heart

Source: MTV EMA | Photo via Rukes.com