Malaysian rapper Joe Flizzow is the Malaysian representative for MTV European Music Awards (EMA)’s Southeast Asian Act.

Joe is nominated alongside other Southeast Asian performers including Afgan (Indonesia), IV of Spades (Philippines), Minh Hang (Vietnam), The Sam Willows (Singapore), Slot Machine (Thailand), and Twopee Southside (Thailand).

This is the first time the 38-year-old hip-hop artist enters the nomination list for Best Southeast Asian act. Back in 2014, Joe was one of the contenders for Southeast Asia Social Wildcard but he didn’t make the cut.

Rising star Ismail Izzani was one of the Southeast Asia Social Wildcard contenders for this year’s MTV EMA, but he lost the spot to Thai MC Twopee.

Other Malaysian singers who were nominated for the category previously include Yuna, Hafiz Suip, Faizal Tahir, and Bunkface.


MTV EMA 2018 will take place in Bilbao, Spain on 4th November 2018, with Camila Cabello leading the list with 6 nominations, followed by Ariana Grande with 5 nominations.

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