This week MTV have released the nominees for the MTV EMAs 2021. Otherwise known as the Europe Music Awards, the European version of their annual Video Music Awards. Among the nominees are Italy’s Eurovision 2021 winners, Måneskin, who have received nominations in three categories. As well as many other familiar names from this year, including Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears, Sanremo star Madame and more!
Måneskin break Italian MTV EMAs record
Every year the best international and continental artists gather for MTV’s celebration of musical diversity from geographical regions worldwide. Last year saw victories for Eurovision and national final stars, Diodato, Margaret and Fernando Daniel.
Nearly six months on from their victory in Rotterdam and with a sold out European tour, chart success in America and a fashion shoot for Gucci too, Måneskin’s wave of success in 2021 shows no sign of slowing down. Following the release of new single, ‘MAMMAMIA’, MTV have recognised their achievements in the industry. With nominations in two worldwide categories and the regional ‘Best Italian Act’ award, this is the first time an Italian act has received three nominations!
As the band of the moment, putting Italian rock on the world stage, they have been rewarded internationally with nominations for ‘Best Rock’ and ‘Best Group’. However, they face tough competition in both categories. Also nominated for ‘Best Group’ are BTS, Imagine Dragons, Jonas Brothers, Little Mix and Silk Sonic. Meanwhile in ‘Best Rock’ they are up against the Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and The Killers.
More Eurovision stars feature in regional awards for MTV EMAs 2021
Domestically, Måneskin are up against a familiar face from the Sanremo Music Festival 2021. Earlier this year, the theatrical trap artist Madame finished eighth with ‘Voce’, from her chart-topping, self-titled, debut album.
Beyond Italy, more Eurovision alumni are in contention in the regional artist awards. In Switzerland, Gjon’s Tears, who earned third place in May with ‘Tout l’Univers’, is nominated for ‘Best Swiss Act’. Once again ‘Cool Me Down’ and Melodifestivalen star, Margaret is looking for a fifth win and defending her 2020 ‘Best Polish Act’ title.
Whilst in Portugal, Festival da Canção participants, Bárbara Tinoco and Diogo Piçarra – who previously won the award in 2019, do battle for ‘Best Portuguese Act’. Competing for ‘Best Russian Act’ is Max Barskih of ‘Dance’ fame, who previously won ‘Best Ukrainian Act’ in 2010. Finally in ‘Best Spanish Act’, Operación Triunfo star Aitana receives a second consecutive nomination for her chart success in 2021.
When to watch and how do I vote?
You can have your say and help your Eurovision favourites by voting online here. Be sure to cast your votes before the November 10 deadline!
The MTV EMAs 2021 will take place in Hungary at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. The show will air live across MTV’s channels to 180 countries on Sunday November 14. With the pre-show starting at 7pm (GMT) and main show commencing at 8pm (GMT).
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