Shout out to Saudi! DJ Omar Basaad is the first Arab EDM producer nominated for MTV EMAs

Published September 21st, 2014 - 08:25 GMT

Nominees have been announced for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards with Katy Perry leading the pack with seven nominations. Saudi Producer/DJ Omar Basaad, became the first Arab EDM producer to be nominated for the best worldwide act in the “Best Middle East” artist category. Palestinian Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf has also been nominated in the category of “Best Middle East” artist. Ariana Grande has six successful nominations while 5 Seconds Of Summer and Pharrell Williams scored five nods each. Sam Smith, One Direction and Kiesza all have multiple nominations. Fans have also been given the opportunity to vote for their favourite artists via the Biggest Fans category. You can vote using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists’ names.

A list of popular nominations:

Best Song

Ariana Grande - Problem ft Iggy Azalea
Eminem - The Monster ft Rihanna
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Best Middle East

Omar Basaad  
Mohammed Assaf
Saad Lamjarred

Best Hip Hop

Iggy Azalea
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris
David Guetta

Best Rock

Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park

Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction

Best Female

Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Best Male

Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best New

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Sam Smith

Best Video

Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft Rita Ora
Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft Juicy J
Kiesza - Hideaway
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Sia - Chandelier

Biggest Fans

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
One Direction

You can vote for your favorite artist at till 8 November, ahead of the ceremony to be held at The Hydro in Glasgow on 9 November.

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