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 in Italy, on 25 October 2015.[1][2] This was the third time the awards have taken place in Italy, second time Milan has been the host city, and the first (and so far, the only) 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
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]

Throughout mid-2015, Milan also hosted Expo 2015, a partner of this year's awards.[5]

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.


Winners are in bold text.[6]

Best Song Best Video

Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Downtown"

Best Collaboration

Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — "Where Are Ü Now"

Best Female Best Male


Justin Bieber

Best New Act Best Pop

Shawn Mendes

One Direction

Best Electronic Best Rock

Martin Garrix


Best Alternative Best Hip-Hop

Lana Del Rey

Nicki Minaj

Best Live Act Best World Stage Performance

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Best Push Act Biggest Fans

Shawn Mendes

Justin Bieber

Best Look Artist on the Rise[7]

Justin Bieber

Troye Sivan

Video Visionary Award
Duran Duran

Regional nominations

Winners are in bold text.


Best Adria Act Best Belgian Act

Daniel Kajmakoski

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Best Danish Act Best Dutch Act

Lukas Graham


Best Finnish Act Best French Act


Black M

Best German Act Best Greek Act


Giorgios Mazonakis

Best Israeli Act Best Italian Act


Marco Mengoni

Best Norwegian Act Best Polish Act

Astrid S


Best Portuguese Act Best Romanian Act



Best Russian Act Best Spanish Act


Sweet California

Best Swedish Act Best Swiss Act

The Fooo Conspiracy

Stefanie Heinzmann

Best UK & Ireland Act

Little Mix


Best African Act

Diamond Platnumz


Best Chinese and Hong Kong Act Best Indian Act

Jane Zhang

Priyanka Chopra

Best Japanese Act Best Korean Act



Best Southeast Asian Act Best Taiwanese Act

Sơn Tùng M-TP

Jay Chou

Australia and New Zealand

Best Australian Act Best New Zealand Act

5 Seconds of Summer


Latin America

Best Brazilian Act Best Latin America North Act


Mario Bautista

Best Latin America Central Act Best Latin America South Act

J Balvin


North America

Best Canadian Act Best US Act

Justin Bieber

Taylor Swift

Worldwide nominations

Winners are in bold text.

Best European Act

Best African and Indian Act

Best Asian Act

Best Australian and New Zealand Act

Best Latin America Act

Best North America Act


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"


Voting process

CategoryVoting MethodStart DateEnd Date
Biggest FansTwitter, Instagram and Vine Hashtag15 September25 October
Worldwide ActWebsite/App8 September24 October
Best VideoMTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience votingN/AN/A
Video Visionary AwardMTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience votingN/AN/A
All othersWebsite/App15 September24 October

See also


  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. "MTV EMA 2015 – MTV Europe Music Awards". Where Milan. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. Szalai, George (15 September 2015). "Taylor Swift Leads MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  7. "Troye Sivan Wins Artist On The Rise (Video Clip) - MTV". MTV.
  8. "MTV EMA 2015 | 25.10.2015 | Milan | Vote - Worldwide Act: Europe". EMA.MTV. Retrieved 23 October 2015.