Here are the nominees for Best Southeast Asia Act for the 2018 MTV EMAs

4 October 2018

The annual MTV EMA celebrates the best in music, and its nominees are a reflection of just how momentous 2018 has been. With the full list of nominees now out, which you can view here, it's especially exciting for Asian music fans with the category of Best Southeast Asia Act. Fans are allowed to vote for their favourite act on the official MTV EMA website.

Thailand rapper Twopee Southside earned a spot through fan votes via the Social Wildcard round, but who else is in the running? Here's a rundown.


Indonesia's soulful pop star is on his way to regional dominance. Case in point? His engaging Hyperplay performance.

IV of Spades

Hailing from the Philippines, IV of Spades have made a quick ascent to popularity since their formation in 2014, boasting crystalline guitar hooks and air-tight songwriting.

Joe Flizzow

Malaysia's godfather of rap is all about the hustle, standing tall amongst the newer acts in this category.

Minh Hằng

A versatile singer and actress from Vietnam, Minh Hằng is shining brightly on her own as one of the country's most notable names in entertainment.

Slot Machine

Hailing from Thailand but, judging from their larger-than-life music, borne out of the cosmos, Slot Machine make anthemic, gripping rock music for everyone.

The Sam Willows

Singapore's pop darlings continue to showcase their startling ability to make pop music that dives deep, especially with their latest album, I Know But Where.

Twopee Southside

Twopee's fanbase turned out in droves to vote for their favourite local rapper on Social Wildcard — a testament to his enduring ability to connect with a wide audience.

Vote for your fav artist at and tune in to catch the event live on November 5th, from 3am (SG/MY/PH). Same-day encore begins from 7pm.


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