2014 MTV EMA to be held in Glasgow

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The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro

Last year saw music fans across the world tune in to the hottest international awards show, the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Amsterdam. So many questions were answered: Katy Perry and Justin Bieber were named Best Female and Male; One Direction received Best Pop, while  Eminem was given the honourific Global Icon award.

But one other very important question was also answered that night. Where would the MTV EMA be celebrating its 20th anniversary? And the answer was music to our ears –  the world’s biggest annual music show will be broadcast live from Glasgow’s brand new, state-of-the-art venue, the SSE Hydro on Sunday, 9 November at 9:00pm (check local listings) .

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, one of the contenders at the MTV EMA 2014

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, one of the contenders at the MTV EMA 2014

MTV has now revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV EMA. Antipodean exports 5 Seconds of Summer will battle it out against British stalwarts One Direction in the Best Pop Category while their ardent fans take part in a Twitter face-off in the Biggest Fans category.  Katy Perry leads the race this year with seven nominations and will once again lock horns with her old rival Taylor Swift in the Best Female and Best Look categories.

Hip-hop queens Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea will compete in the categories for Best Hip Hop and Best look while, hot on the heels of his third British No 1 this year, DJ extraordinaire and Dumfries-native Calvin Harris has unsurprisingly picked up nominations in the Best Electronic and Best UK & Ireland Act categories.

Voting is now open for all categories at mtvema.com, including local award categories around the world, of which an astonishing 19 million fan votes chose this year’s wild card nominees.

Voting will close on 8 November at 11:59pm CEST. For updates on tickets and the low-down on everything else, follow @mtvema and @eventscotnews on Twitter.

Scotland offers a fantastic variety of music, with home-grown talent who perform in bars and on stage, and world-renowned acts who can be seen in the best venues and festivals. Watch our video to see how the best music has and continues to take place in Scotland in the Year of Homecoming with the 2014 MTV EMA just one of many fantastic events still to come.

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  • Big Louie

    One of the greatest cities in the world. Glasgow has everything, wonderful humor,helpful people,best transportation in the UK, and a feeling that is hard to describe. Even the weather is not too bad, come to Scotland and be surprised

  • Abbie Mitchell

    Can the general public get access to tickets for the MTV aWARDS ? or no will we just have to watch it from our tv’s

    • Kate Campbell

      Hi Abbie, Kate here from EventScotland, ticket information hasn’t been released yet from MTV – please follow @mtvema and @eventscotnews for updates. Best wishes.