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MTV Names 2017 “Woodies” Emerging Artists Nominees, Voting Is Exclusively On Snapchat

MTV woodies 2017MTV today announced the 2017 edition of its emerging artists awards, the “MTV Woodies.” Fans can only vote for each award by taking a screenshot of their favorite artist on Snapchat.


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The winners of the MTV Woodies will be announced on March 16th on MTV Live from Austin during SXSW. The show will be hosted by Rick Ross 

The nominees for the “2017 MTV Woodies” are:

COVER WOODIE (Vote on March 6)  

Chance the Rapper – “Ultralight Beam” (Kanye West)     

Ed Sheeran – Touch (Little Mix)

Elle King – Jealous/Can’t Feel My Face (Nick Jonas/The Weeknd)         

James Bay – Hymn for the Weekend (Coldplay)    

MØ – Love on the Brain (Rihanna)       

Panic! At the Disco – Starboy (The Weeknd)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Vote on March 7)        

Bibi Bourelly  
Diana Gordon   
Jack Antonoff  
Swae Lee      

WOODIE TO WATCH (Vote on March 8)       


Dua Lipa


Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Lil Yachty


Lil Uzi Vert




WOODIE OF THE YEAR (Vote on March 9)    

Big Sean       
The Chainsmokers        
Chance the Rapper               
Childish Gambino        
Twenty One Pilots

Prior to the one-hour live telecast, MTV will once again host its emerging artist “Woodies” music festival beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET which will air on MTV Live and be available via livestream on     


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