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MTV announces the first four nominees for the 2014 MTV EMA "Best UK Act" category

Press Release   •   Sep 09, 2014 11:59 BST

MTV EMA season is underway!  MTV has revealed the first four nominees for the Best UK & Ireland Act: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and One Direction.  And for the first time ever, MTV is putting an EMA nomination in the hands of the fans via social media – music lovers everywhere will have the power to help select the fifth nominee for Best UK & Ireland Act.

Fans can tweet and vote from the following list of artists to earn the fifth nominee spot. Remember everyone has to tweet #MTVEMA + one of the below hashtags to vote:

#NominateArcticMonkeys

#NominateTheVamps

#NominateColdplay   

#NominateRitaOra

#NominateCheryl

#NominateCleanBandit

The wild card Twitter vote is open until 14 September 2014 @ 10:59 BST. All “2014 MTV EMA” nominees will be announced and voting will open on 16 September 2014 at 11:00 BST.

The “2014 MTV EMA” will broadcast on MTV channels around the world Sunday, November 9th at 9:00PM CET* from The Hydro in Glasgow.  The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show.

About MTV

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.  With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. 

The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland.

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