Sam Smith, Doja Cat, Maluma, Yungblud, and Zara Larsson are the first performers announced for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA.) Maluma is nominated for 3 awards and Doja Cat for 2, both will be performing on the EMA stage for the very first time. Sam Smith is nominated in one category: best collaboration for “I’m Ready,” a song he did with Demi Lovato.
As previously released, Lady Gaga is the top nominee with seven nods. BTS and Justin Bieber both have 5 nominations.
Unlike any other year, this year’s show will be shot in multiple locations around the world. The awards show will air globally on MTV on Nov. 8.