Diamond Platnumz Only East African Nominated In 2021 MTV EMAs: See FULL NOMINATION LIST

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has been nominated in this year’s MTV EMAs, the only East African in the list. 

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Diamond, is this year nominated in the ‘Best African Act’ category. 

He will be battling for the trophy against Ghana’s Amaarae, South African singer Focalistic and Nigeria’s Tems and Wizkid. 

Diamond in 2015 bagged the Best African Act award, during which he beat South Africa’s AKA, Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat and Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade

Last year, the Best African Act trophy went to South African singer Master KG.

The 2021 Europe Music Awards (EMAs) are hosted by American entertainment channel MTV and are the European version of Video Music Awards, commonly known as VMAs. 

The award ceremony will be held on November 14 in Budapest, Hungary. 

Below is the complete list of nominees for the awards: 

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Best African Act 

Diamond Platnumz  

Amaarae 

Focalistic 

Tems 

Wizkid 

Best artist 

Doja Cat 

Ed Sheeran 

Justin Bieber 

Lady Gaga 

Lil Nas X 

The Weeknd

Best song 

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More 

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits 

Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon 

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name) 

Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License 

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber — Stay 

Best video 

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More 

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits 

Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon 

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name) 

Normani ft. Cardi B – Wild Side 

Taylor Swift — willow 

Best collaboration 

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira – Girl Like Me 

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – Leave the Door Open 

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More 

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – Industry Baby 

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber — Stay 

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (remix) 

Best group 

BTS 

Imagine Dragons 

Jonas Brothers 

Little Mix 

Måneskin 

Silk Sonic 

Best new 

Giveon 

Griff 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Rauw Alejandro 

Saweetie 

The Kid Laroi 

Best pop 

BTS 

Doja Cat 

Dua Lipa 

Ed Sheeran 

Justin Bieber 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Best electronic 

Calvin Harris 

David Guetta 

Joel Corry 

Marshmello 

Skrillex 

Swedish House Mafia 

Best rock 

Coldplay 

Foo Fighters 

Imagine Dragons 

Kings Of Leon 

Måneskin 

The Killers 

Best alternative 

Halsey 

Lorde 

Machine Gun Kelly 

Twenty One Pilots 

Willow 

Yungblud 

Best Latin 

Bad Bunny 

J. Balvin 

Maluma 

Rauw Alejandro 

Rosalía 

Shakira 

Best hip hop 

Cardi B 

DJ Khaled 

Drake 

Kanye West 

Megan Thee Stallion 

Nicki Minaj 

Best K-pop 

BTS 

LISA 

Monsta X 

NCT 127 

ROSÉ 

Twice 

Best push 

24KGoldn 

Fousheé 

girl in red 

Griff 

JC Stewart 

JXDN 

Latto 

Madison Beer 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Remi Wolf 

SAINt JHN 

The Kid Laroi 

Biggest fans 

Ariana Grande 

Blackpink 

BTS 

Justin Bieber 

Lady Gaga 

Taylor Swift 

Video for good 

Billie Eilish – Your Power 

Demi Lovato – Dancing With the Devil 

girl in red — Serotonin 

H.E.R. – Fight For You 

Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness 

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name) 

Best US act 

Ariana Grande 

Doja Cat 

Lil Nas X 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Taylor Swift 

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