The On the Wings of Love star was nominated in the Best Southest Asia Act category along with Faizal Tahir (Malaysia), NOAH (Indonesia), Slot Machine (Thailand), Son Tung M-TP (Vietnam), and The Sam Willows (Singapore).
It is the first ever international nomination for the Filipino artist, who has released two studio albums to date -- the self-titled "James Reid" (2013) and "Reid Alert" (2015).
According to MTV, there is still one spot open and you need to vote for the last person to be nominated.
The wildcard nominees competing for the last slot are the following: Afgan (Indonesia), Akim & The Majistret (Malaysia), Nadine Lustre (Philippines), Gentle Bones (Singapore), and Thaitanium (Thailand).
In order to vote, fans will need to tweet using #MTVEMA plus the hashtag of the respective artist:
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