Meet 4 of your 5 mtv ema canadian nominees!

Every year, the race for the Worldwide Act EMA gets bigger and more exciting. And this year we’re giving fans MORE say than ever in picking the winner!

In dozens of regions from all over the globe, artists will vie for local EMA awards, the first step on the road to winning the Worldwide Act EMA. MTV have announced 4 of the 5 nominees for your local award…and from 9 to 14 September, fans will tweet to determine the 5th!

Using selected hashtags, you’ll let us know which artist should have a shot at being named Best US Act and Best Canada Act…and maybe go on to eventually win the Worldwide Act EMA! The artist with the most hashtag mentions will become the 5th nominee in the category.

Without further ado, the 4 confirmed nominees for Best US Act and Best Canada Act are:

Best US Act 
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

Best Canada Act
Arcade Fire
Justin Bieber

… And the wild card contenders for nominations are:

Best US Act 
Ariana Grande  #MTVEMA #NominateArianaGrande
Austin Mahone #MTVEMA  #NominateAustinMahone
Fifth Harmony#MTVEMA   #NominateFifthHarmony
Demi Lovato #MTVEMA  #NominateDemiLovato
Trey Songz #MTVEMA #NominateTreySongz

Best Canada Act
Avril Lavigne #MTVEMA  #NominateAvrilLavigne
Hedley #MTVEMA   #NominateHedley
Tegan and Sara #MTVEMA  #NominateTeganAndSara
The Weeknd #MTVEMA  #NominateTheWeeknd

On 16 September, we’ll announce the final nominees YOU picked…along with the nominees in the rest of the EMA categories. Then the race for the EMAs is ON, and fans all over the world will get to vote for their favourite artists! The future is in your hands, and we can’t wait to see what it holds… So start supporting your fave act!