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Burnaboy, Davido, Others, Nominated As MTV EMA Introduce Afrobeats Category

Both the 'Best Song' and 'Best Collaboration' categories have recognized Rema's popular song "Calm Down," which he co-wrote with American singer Selena Gomez.


Photo of Burnaboy, Ayra Starr, Davido, Rema, Aya nakamura and Asake.

 

Afrobeat singers, Davido, Rema, Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, and Aya Nakamura, have nominated in the brand-new category “Best Afrobeats” for the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The 2023 MTV EMA nomination list, which was made public on Wednesday, September 4th, featured 18 categories.

Both the ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories have recognized Rema’s popular song “Calm Down,” which featured American singer Selena Gomez.

Burna Boy, Asake, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, Cameroonian diva Libianca, and South African artist Tyler ICU are among the nominees for “Best African Act” category.

READ ALSO: Rema Beats Burna, Davido, Wizkid To Win Best Afrobeats In MTV VMA 2023

The “Best Live Performer” category included Burna Boy among other international stars like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye).

The the 2023 MTV EMAs will take place on November 5, 2023, in Paris, France. More than 150 nations will receive live coverage of the event.

See Full List: 

BEST SONG
Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
Jung Kook feat. Latto – “Seven”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
Rema with Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

BEST VIDEO
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “Bongos”
Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
Little Simz – “Gorilla”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

BEST ARTIST
Doja Cat
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
SZA
Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION
Central Cee x Dave – “Sprinter”
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”
KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG”
Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage – “Creepin'”
PinkPantheress, Ice Spice – “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”
Rema with Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

BEST NEW
Coi Leray
FLO
Ice Spice
Peso Pluma
PinkPantheress
Reneé Rapp

BEST POP
Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

BEST AFROBEATS
Asake
Aya Nakamura
Ayra Starr
Burna Boy
Davido
Rema

BEST ROCK
Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
Måneskin
Metallica
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

BEST LATIN
Anitta
Bad Bunny
KAROL G
Peso Pluma
ROSALÍA
Shakira

BEST K-POP
FIFTY FIFTY
Jung Kook
NewJeans
SEVENTEEN
Stray Kids
TOMORROW X TOGETHER

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Blur
Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Paramore
Thirty Seconds to Mars
YUNGBLUD

BEST ELECTRONIC
Alesso
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Peggy Gou
Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP
Cardi B
Central Cee
Lil Wayne
Lil Uzi Vert
Metro Boomin
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

BEST R&B
Chlöe
Chris Brown
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker
SZA
Usher

BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Burna Boy
Ed Sheeran
Måneskin
SZA
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

BEST PUSH
November 2022: Flo Milli
December 2022: Reneé Rapp
January 2023: Sam Ryder
February 2023: Armani White
March 2023: FLETCHER
April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER
May 2023: Ice Spice
June 2023: FLO
July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith
August 2023: Kaliii
September 2023: GloRilla
October 2023: Benson Boone

BIGGEST FANS
Anitta
Billie Eilish
BLACKPINK
Jung Kook
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
Sabrina Carpenter
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

BEST GROUP
aespa
FLO
Jonas Brothers
Måneskin
NewJeans
OneRepublic
SEVENTEEN
TOMORROW X TOGETHER