MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act

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The MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act is one of the four original general categories that have been given out since the first annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 1994. In 2006 the category was called Future Sounds and the winner was chosen by their peers, in 2007 competed in the category only European artists chosen by viewers in each region of Europe, every day the artist with the fewest votes was eliminated and the winner would play live at the EMA. In 2008 returned a Best New Act called.


Year Winner Nominees
1994 Canada Crash Test Dummies [a]
1995 United States Dog Eat Dog [a]
1996 United States Garbage [a]
1997 United States Hanson [a]
1998 United Kingdom All Saints [a]
1999 United States Britney Spears [a]


Year Winner Nominees Pre-nomination
2000 United States Blink 182
2001 United Kingdom Dido
2002 United States The Calling
2003 Jamaica Sean Paul
2004 United States Maroon 5
2005 United Kingdom James Blunt
2006 United States Gnarls Barkley [b]
2007 Estonia Bedwetters [c]
  • Romania Firma
  • Turkey Yakup
2008 United States Katy Perry
2009 United States Lady Gaga


Year Winner Nominees
2010 United States Kesha
2011 United States Bruno Mars
2012 United Kingdom Republic of Ireland One Direction
2013 United States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2014 Australia 5 Seconds of Summer
^[a] Best Breakthrough Act
^[b] Future Sounds
^[c] New Sounds of Europe

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