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) .
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.
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.