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Psquare, Wizkid nominated for 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards

By Osagie Alonge

Psquare, Wizkid. Photo: TCD Photography

Nigerian Pop acts Psquare and Wizkid have been nominated for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards holding in Amsterdam.

The bestselling acts were nominated in the ‘Best African Act’ category alongside South Africa’s Mafikizolo, LCNVL and Ghana’s Fuse ODG.

Last year, D’banj and Wizkid were both nominated; D’banj went on to represent Africa but lost out at the main event.

The selected acts will represent Africa battling for the main category gunning for the ‘Worldwide Act Award’. There will be nine other acts in this category all announced November 1, 2013.

Justin Timberlake who released his highly successful third album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ and breakthrough acts Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards.

Other notable EMA nominees include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nods. Rappers Eminem, Jay Z, Drake and Iggy Azalea are up for two awards.

MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date. The awards will be broadcast live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 10, November from Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

Here is the full list of nominees:

BEST SONG

Bruno Mars – ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ (ft. Pharrell Williams)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – ‘Thrift Shop’ (ft. Wanz)

Rihanna – ‘Diamonds’

Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)

BEST POP

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE

Beyoncé

Green Day

Justin Timberlake

P!nk

Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

Bastille

Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Rudimental

BEST VIDEO

Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’

Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’

Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’

Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)

Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Up In The Air’

BEST AFRICAN ACT (winner goes on to compete in Worldwide Act category)

Fuse ODG

LCNVL

Mafikizolo

P-Square

Wizkid

BEST ROCK

Black Sabbath

Green Day

Kings Of Leon

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Arctic Monkeys

Fall Out Boy

Franz Ferdinand

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Jay Z

Kanye West

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Daft Punk

Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS

Tokio Hotel

Thirty Seconds To Mars

One Direction

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK 

Harry Styles

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Rita Ora

BEST PUSH

Karmin (October 2012)

Rudimental (November 2012)

Imagine Dragons (January 2013)

A$AP Rocky (February 2013)

Bastille (March 2013)

Austin Mahone (April 2013)

Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)

Tom Odell (June 2013)

Iggy Azalea (July 2013)

Icona Pop (August 2013)

twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)

Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)

fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)

Garbage – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)

Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)

Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)

Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)

Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)

No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)

Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)

Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)

Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)

Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)

The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)

The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

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3 comments

  1. Tubaba should be nominated

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