The Facebook page for the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) has officially confirmed that DJ, record producer and singer Calvin Harris will be a no show at the annual musical awards show, celebrating the best music in the world. This year, the MTV EMAs will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. The host will be singer Nicki Minaj. Ozzy Osbourne will be receiving the Global Icon Award. The MTV EMAs can be seen online at the MTV EMAs web site, below, or can be viewed either on MTV or MTV2 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT.
Calvin Harris, 30, according to the MTV EMAs Facebook page, “sends his sincere apologies” for not being able to perform at the awards show. A representative for MTV stated that Calvin Harris would not be able to perform at the annual event celebrating the best in music “due to illness.”
The exact nature of the health problems has not been mentioned, but Calvin Harris wrote in a Tweet that he had “some heart problems.” He added that he was on his way “home to see if it can be fixed.” Hopefully, the health problem is not a very serious one, and Calvin Harris will be feeling better and back to performing soon.
Besides Nicki Minaj being the host of the MTV EMAs and scheduled to perform, other performers will include Ariana Grande, UK rock duo Royal Blood, Enrique Iglesias, Charli XCX, U2, Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza, Ed Sheeran and Alicia Keys. The MTV EMAs will begin in Miami, with a Kick Off Special. That will include performances by Nick Jonas, Jake Miller and Fifth Harmony.
Katy Perry, 29, has the most MTV EMA nominations, with seven. The female singer who is in second place, with six nominations, is Ariana Grande. Tied with five nominations each are 5 Seconds of Summer and Pharell Williams. There are five performers or groups tied in fourth place with four nominations each, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Nicki Minaj and Eminem.
There are a ton of categories, but some of them will be probably more interesting to music fans in America than others, like the MTV EMAs award for Best U.S. Act. There are four people nominated, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Eminem. The winner will be chosen based on the votes of fans.
There are six songs nominated for the MTV EMAs Best Song award. They are Pharrell Williams’ Happy; The Monster by Eminem (featuring Rihanna); Sam Smith’s hit, Stay With Me; Dark Horse by Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J); Nicki Minaj’s hit, Anaconda; and, Problem by Iggy Azalea (featuring Ariana Grande).
The five singers/acts nominated for the MTV EMAs Best Pop award are Katy Perry, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.
Then, in the category of MTV EMAs for Best Female musical artist, five fantastic females have been nominated. They are Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande.
There are also five males who were nominated for the MTV EMAs Best Male musical artist award. They are Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Eminem.
The MTV EMAs award for Best Live performance has five people/acts nominated. The five are Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and One Direction.
The category of Best New MTV EMAs musical performer or act includes five performers/acts. Some have been around for over a year, so “new” is a matter of opinion, apparently. The five are Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Kiesza, Charli XCX, and Ariana Grande.
There are six videos nominated in the category of MTV EMAs Best Video. They are Sia’s Chandelier; Happy by Pharrell Williams; Kiesza’s Hideaway; Dark Horse by Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J); and, Black Widow by Iggy Azalea (featuring Rita Ora).
Then, in the category of MTV EMAs for Best Rock act/group, there are five acts that have been nominated. Those five are Linkin Park, Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay and The Black Keys.
The five acts/performers who are nominated in the category of MTV EMAs for Best Alternative performer/act are all terrific. They are Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lana Del Rey, Paramore, Lorde, and Fall Out Boy.
There are five performers who were nominated for the MTV EMA for Best Hip-Hop performer or act. The five are Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Eminem and Drake.
Finally, in the category of MTV EMAs award for Best Electronic performer/act had five performers/acts nominated. Those are Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Hardwell, David Guetta and Afrojack.
While Calvin Harris will not be able to appear and perform at the MTV EMAs due to an illness that is possibly a heart problem, the other performers who will be there are sure to rock Glasgow, Scotland, out! Hopefully, Calvin Harris will get better soon, and will be back to performing. Tune in and Watch the MTV EMAs tomorrow night, Sunday, November 9!
Written By Douglas Cobb