MTV's European Music Awards add another gong for 20th anniversary show

Published Tuesday, Nov 4 2014, 12:54 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
MTV are going all out for their 20th anniversary European Music Awards and they have even added a brand new award category - 'Best Song With A Message'.

Recognising that music can be filled with meaning, the EMAs will now have a new gong up for grabs that awards tracks for their empowering lyrics and ability to encourage young people to be more confident.

Beyoncé leads nominees for MTV EMAs new award 'Best Song With A Message'
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The 'Best Song With A Message' award is sponsored by Someone Like Me - a global programme from Durex and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation - and the winner can only be voted for by posting a hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

But, who are the first lucky superstars to be nominated for the title?

Fronting the list of nominees is Beyoncé with her song 'Pretty Hurts'. Queen Bey is known for her feminist-inspired tracks, so it's no surprise she has been given the nod by MTV.

Alicia Keys nominated for MTV EMAs new award 'Best Song with a Message'
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Meghan Trainor nominated for MTV EMAs 'Best Song with a Message'
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Battling it out against Mrs Carter are Arcade Fire ('We Exist'), Hozier ('Take Me To Church'), Alicia Keys ('We Are Here') and Meghan Trainor with her recent chart-topping track 'All About That Bass'.

But, who will take home the award's first title?

We can't wait to find out!

Nicki Minaj, MTV EMAs promo video


This year MTV's EMAs turn 20 and the awards are heading to Glasgow on Sunday 9 November to celebrate.

And, making sure to party in style, MTV recently announced Nicki Minaj will be taking over the EMAs on the night.

Promising a night to remember, the 'Anaconda' singer will be turning host to present the star-studded evening.

As well as a performance from Nicki herself, Royal Blood, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Enrique Iglesias will all be taking to the stage too.

To vote for your favourite artists to win at the 2014 MTV EMAs, visit Voting closes on 8 November 2014.

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