2015 MTV Europe Music Awards

The 2015 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan, Italy, on 25 October 2015.[1][2] This was the third time the awards have taken place in Italy, second time Assago has been the host city, and the first time that the awards have been held in October. The awards was held in the same venue as the 1998 MTV EMAs. On 30 September 2015, it was announced that singer Ed Sheeran would host the awards, along with actress Ruby Rose.

2015 MTV Europe Music Awards
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Date25 October 2015
LocationMediolanum Forum, Assago, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Hosted byEd Sheeran
Ruby Rose
Most awardsJustin Bieber (6)
Television/radio coverage
Channel 5

Justin Bieber won six awards, including Best Male and Best Worldwide Act.[3][4][5]

Throughout mid-2015, Milan also hosted Expo 2015, a partner of this year's awards.[6]

In association with the EMAs, MTV Italia organised an event called MTV Music Week, which ran from 19 October to 25 October. In addition, on the nights of 24 and 25 October, two concerts were held in Piazza del Duomo, Milan, one of which was related to MTV World Stage. International and Italian acts performed on both nights, including Ellie Goulding, Marco Mengoni, Duran Duran, Martin Garrix and Afrojack.

Voting processEdit

Category Voting Method Start Date End Date
Biggest Fans Twitter, Instagram and Vine Hashtag 15 September 25 October
Worldwide Act Website/App 8 September 24 October
Best Video MTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience voting N/A N/A
Video Visionary Award MTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience voting N/A N/A
All others Website/App 15 September 24 October


Artist(s) Song(s)
Fifth Harmony "Worth It"
Main show
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Downtown"
Jason Derulo "Want to Want Me"
Ellie Goulding "Love Me like You Do"
Twenty One Pilots "Tear in My Heart"
Ed Sheeran
"Lay It All on Me"
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?"
Jess Glynne "My Love"
"Hold My Hand"
"Don't Be So Hard On Yourself"
James Bay "Hold Back the River"
Tori Kelly
Andrea Bocelli
"Should've Been Us"
"No Scrubs"
"Real Love"
"Ready or Not"
"Con te partirò"
"Just Give Me a Reason"
Pharrell Williams "Freedom"



The nominations were announced on 15 September 2015.[7] Winners in bold.

Best SongEdit

Best VideoEdit

Best FemaleEdit

Best MaleEdit

Best New ActEdit

Best PopEdit

Best ElectronicEdit

Best RockEdit

Best AlternativeEdit

Best Hip-HopEdit

Best Live ActEdit

Best World Stage PerformanceEdit

Best Push ActEdit

Biggest FansEdit

Artist On The RiseEdit

Best LookEdit

Best CollaborationEdit

Video Visionary AwardEdit

Regional nominationsEdit


Best UK & Ireland Act
Best Danish Act
Best Finnish Act
Best Norwegian Act
Best Swedish Act
Best German Act
Best Dutch Act
Best Belgian Act
Best Swiss Act
Best French Act
Best Italian Act
Best Spanish Act
Best Portuguese Act
Best Greek Act
Best Polish Act
Best Russian Act
Best Romanian Act
Best Adria Act
Best Israeli Act

Africa & IndiaEdit

Best African Act
Best Indian Act


Best Japanese Act
Best Korean Act
Best Southeast Asian Act
Best Chinese & Hong Kong Act
Best Taiwanese Act

Australia & New ZealandEdit

Best Australian Act
Best New Zealand Act

Latin AmericaEdit

Best Brazilian Act
Best Latin America Northern Act
Best Latin America Central Act
Best Latin America Southern Act

North AmericaEdit

Best US Act
Best Canadian Act

Worldwide nominationsEdit

Best European Act[9]Edit

Best African & Indian ActEdit

Best Asian ActEdit

Best Australian & New Zealand ActEdit

Best Latin America ActEdit

Best North America ActEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Milan Will Host the 2015 MTV EMA!". MTV Europe. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Mediolanum Forum". www.mediolanumforum.it.
  3. ^ "Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran among winners at MTV EMAs". Guardian. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ "MTV EMAs 2015: Five things we learned". Daily Telegraph. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Justin Bieber is big winner at MTV EMAs as he takes home five prizes including Best Male and Best Worldwide Act". Daily Mail. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. ^ "MTV EMA 2015 – MTV Europe Music Awards". Where Milan. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ Szalai, George (15 September 2015). "Taylor Swift Leads MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Troye Sivan Wins Artist On The Rise (Video Clip) - MTV". MTV.
  9. ^ "MTV EMA 2015 | 25.10.2015 | Milan | Vote - Worldwide Act: Europe". EMA.MTV. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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