Life Ariana Grande the biggest rival on MTV EMA By weekster Posted on 2 weeks ago 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ With seven nominations, Ariana Grande is the biggest contender in the upcoming edition of MTV EMA. Shawn Mendes follows with six nominations and the same goes for Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish who are both competing for the first time. MTV announced this on Tuesday. The Latin American singer J Balvin follows closely with five nominations. Lizzo and Taylor Swift each have four chances. Dutch candidates on the international list of nominations are Martin Garrix in the category Best Electronic and YoungKio who is involved as producer in the song Old Town Road by rapper Lil Nas X and singer Billy Ray Cyrus. This hit has a chance in three categories. The music prizes will be awarded in 15 categories in the Spanish city of Seville on Sunday 2 November. Tuesday morning it was already announced that Josylvio, Snelle, Yung Felix, Nielson and Maan will compete in the Best Dutch Act category this year. The winner of this award will be announced during a preparty in Amsterdam.