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SB19 nominated for Best Southeast Asia Act in 2021 MTV EMAs; Full list of nominees

By Kara Santos Published Oct 22, 2021 10:17 am Updated Nov 05, 2021 4:35 pm

Pinoy pop group SB19 has been nominated for the Best Southeast Asia Act at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The lone Philippine act to be nominated in this year’s MTV EMA will be competing against music acts from five other countries including Ink Waruntorn of Thailand, JJ Lin of Singapore, K-ICM of Vietnam, Lyodra of Indonesia, and Naim Daniel of Malaysia.

Winners will be determined via public votes. Voting is now open at mtvema.com and will run until Nov. 10th at 11:59 p.m. CET (that's Nov. 11 at 6:59 a.m. PH time). A’TIN, or fans of SB19 can start casting votes immediately.

MTV announced the nominations for the 2021 MTV EMAs on Wednesday (Oct. 20) with frontrunner Justin Bieber securing eight nominations. Bieber’s nods include “Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” two “Best Song” noms for his global hits Peaches featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon and STAY with The Kid LAROI, “Best Video” for Peaches, “Best Collaboration” alongside The Kid LAROI and “Biggest Fans.”

Doja Cat and Lil Nas X follow Bieber with six nods each, both across “Best Song,” “Best Video” and “Best Collaboration.” British global superstar Ed Sheeran and EMA newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and The Kid LAROI follow closely with five nominations each, including “Best Pop” and “Best Song” for Sheeran and Rodrigo. The above artists’ nominations also include “Best Local Act” for each of their respective home countries.

The 2021 MTV EMAs will take place at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary, and broadcast live on MTV channels in 180 countries on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 p.m. CET (Nov. 15, SGT). Fans in the Philippines can catch the same-day premiere on the MTV Asia channel at 8 p.m. (PH) on Nov. 15.

The official MTV EMA Red Carpet is presented by Zalando.

COMPLETE LIST – 2021 MTV EMA NOMINEES

Best Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Best Pop

  • BTS
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
  • Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
  • The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY

Best Video

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
  • Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Normani ft. Cardi B - Wild Side
  • Taylor Swift – willow

Best Collaboration

  • Black Eyed Peas, Shakira  - GIRL LIKE ME
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - INDUSTRY BABY
  • The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

  • Giveon
  • Griff
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Saweetie
  • The Kid LAROI
Best Electronic
  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Joel Corry
  • Marshmello
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia
Best Rock
  • Coldplay
  • Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Måneskin
  • The Killers

Best Alternative

  • Halsey
  • Lorde
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • WILLOW
  • YUNGBLUD

Best Latin

  • Bad Bunny
  • J. Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Rosalía
  • Shakira

Best Hip Hop

  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

  • BTS
  • LISA
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • ROSÉ
  • TWICE

Best Group

  • BTS
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Little Mix
  • Måneskin
  • Silk Sonic

Best Push

  • 24KGoldn
  • Fousheé
  • girl in red
  • Griff
  • JC Stewart
  • JXDN
  • Latto
  • Madison Beer
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Remi Wolf
  • SAINt JHN
  • The Kid LAROI

Biggest Fans

  • Ariana Grande
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift 

Video for Good

  • Billie Eilish  - Your Power
  • Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil
  • girl in red – Serotonin
  • H.E.R. - Fight For You
  • Harry Styles - Treat People With Kindness
  • Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) 

Best US Act (BEST LOCAL ACT*)

  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

Best Southeast Asia Act

  • SB19 (Philippines)
  • Ink Waruntorn (Thailand)
  • JJ Lin (Singapore)
  • K-ICM (Vietnam)
  • Lyodra (Indonesia)
  • Naim Daniel (Malaysia)