The 2020 Emma Award nominees were announced today, Thursday.

The Emma Gala in May will reward last year’s best artists, songs and composers.

Behm, who made a breakthrough last year, grabbed the most nominations and is nominated in as many as six different categories (Artist of the Year, Album, Newcomer, Song, Pop and Audience Vote).

Behm, or Rita Behm, is known as an artist who avoids publicity and very rarely gives interviews.

He rose to giant popularity last year with his debut album.

Maustetutöt, Antti Tuisku and Arttu Wiskari will compete in five different series.

Four different categories are nominated for Ibe, Mouhous, Nightwish, Roses and William.

This year, the Emma Awards will be presented in 24 different nominees, from which the Finnish artist or band of the year will be selected by public vote.

- It is hugely great that such diverse and high-quality music is made and produced in Finland.

I am particularly pleased that arises year after year, new, strong and omaäänisiä factors.

As an example of this, Behm has six nominations and four from William and Mouhous this year, according to Tommi Kyyrä, Deputy Director of Music Producers and Chairman of the Emma Jury, in a gala press release.

The Emma winners will be chosen at the Emma Gala in Helsinki's Hartwall Arena on Friday 14 May.

The event will feature performances by Finland's brightest stars and will feature Arttu Wiskari and the Leavings Orchestra, Elastinen, Jenni Vartiainen, Behm, Lauri Haav, Lähiöborox, Mouhous, Pihlaja and William.

The coronavirus situation will affect the arrangements of the Emma gala and the event will be carried out in accordance with current official regulations.

Here are the 2020 Emma nominees:

Artist of the Year

  • Antti Tuisku, Selected People, Warner Music Finland

  • Arttu Wiskari, under a Finnish-shaped cloud, Warner Music Finland

  • BEHM, The Arc of Drama Charm, Warner Music Finland

  • Cledos, CEISSI, Warner Music Finland

  • Evelina, III, Def Jam Recordings Finland / Universal Music

  • Vesala, In Search of Peace, Etenee Records / Warner Music Finland

Band of the Year

  • Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth, In Zero, Warner Music Finland

  • Spice works, Not even angels fly without wings, Is This Art!

  • Mouhous, I Hate Mouhous, Etenee Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Nightwish, HUMAN.

    : II: NATURE., Nuclear Blast

  • Roses, Spring Sacrifice, Fullsteam Records

  • Tuure Kilpeläinen and Kaiho's Caravan, Return to Paradise, Universal Music

Album of the year

  • Antti Tuisku, Selected People, Warner Music Finland

  • Arttu Wiskari, under a Finnish-shaped cloud, Warner Music Finland

  • BEHM, The Arc of Drama Charm, Warner Music Finland

  • Spice works, Not even angels fly without wings, Is This Art!

  • Mouhous, I Hate Mouhous, Etenee Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Nightwish, HUMAN.

    : II: NATURE., Nuclear Blast

Newcomer of the year

  • BEHM, The Arc of Drama Charm, Warner Music Finland

  • Lauri Haav, Eyes Closing, PME Records

  • LÄHIÖBOTOX, Rikkinäinen dating in Finland, Deggael

  • Mouhous, I Hate Mouhous, Etenee Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Rowan, Written in the Stars, Sony Music Entertainment Finland Oy

  • william, Shakespeare, M-Eazy Music / Sony Music Finland

Song of the year

  • Arttu Wiskari feat.

    Leavings Orchestra, Was this ?, Warner Music Finland

  • BEHM, Hello Rakas, Warner Music Finland

  • Elastic feat.

    Jenni Vartiainen, Without Hesitation, Rähinä Records / Kaiku Entertainment Oy

  • Erika Vikman, Table of Sinners, Mökkitie Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Kube, 100, Killah Records

  • william feat.

    Clever, Penelope, M-Eazy Music / Sony Music Finland

Pop of the year

  • ALMA, Have U Seen Her ?, PME Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Antti Tuisku, Selected People, Warner Music Finland

  • BEHM, The Arc of Drama Charm, Warner Music Finland

  • Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth, In Zero, Warner Music Finland

  • Roses, Spring Sacrifice, Fullsteam Records

Rock of the year

  • Atomirotta, IV, Atomi

  • costee, Everything always ends, Etenee Records / Warner Music Finland

  • Spice works, Not even angels fly without wings, Is This Art!

  • Dream Club, Faces Drawn by Time, Playground Music

  • Viikate, Rillumarei !, Universal Music

Metal of the Year

  • LÄHIÖBOTOX, Rikkinäinen dating in Finland, Deggael

  • Mokoma, The Human Maze, Sakara Records

  • Nightwish, HUMAN.

    : II: NATURE., Nuclear Blast

  • Orange Pazuzu, Master's Claw, Nuclear Blast

  • Turmion Midwives, Global Warning, Nuclear Blast

Shock of the Year

  • Arttu Wiskari, under a Finnish-shaped cloud, Warner Music Finland

  • Evening, For These Moments, Warner Music Finland

  • Katri Ylander, Dreams together, KHY Finnish Music

  • Ollie, At least I loved / Married / Don't break me anymore / In the desert, M-Eazy Music / Sony Music Entertainment Finland Oy

  • Tuure Kilpeläinen and Kaiho's Caravan, Return to Paradise, Universal Music

Rap / R&B of the year

  • Evelina, III, Def Jam Recording Finland / Universal Music

  • Gettomasa, Kalamies, PME Records

  • ibe, perkele !, Scorpio

  • Lauri Haav, Eyes Closing, PME Records

  • Saint, MIKKO, Johanna Kustannus

  • william, Shakespeare, M-Eazy Music / Sony Music Finland

Jazz album of the year

  • Jussi Lehtonen, Quartet Connection, Eclipse Music

  • Mortality, Mortality, Eclipse Music

  • Riitta Paakki Quartet, Piste, Flame Jazz Records

  • Superposition, Superposition, We Jazz Records

  • Verneri Pohjola, The Dead Don't Dream, Edition Records

Ethno album of the year

  • Emmi Kuittinen & The Eternal Nasty Orchestra, I Cry and Sing, Folk Music Institute

  • Frigg, FriXX, Frigg Oy

  • Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström, Mielo, Åkerö Records

  • Sarah Palu, Ikivirta, Sarah Palu

  • Sväng, In Trad we Trust, Galileo Music Communication GmbH

  • Ville Ojanen, V, Ville Ojanen

Classical music album of the year

  • Anu Komsi, Hannu Lintu, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Magnus Lindberg: Accused;

    Two Episodes, Ondine

  • Arttu Kataja, baritone & Pauliina Tukiainen, piano, Serious Songs, Alba Records

  • Helsinki Chamber Choir - Helsinki Chamber Choir, Choral Works By Antti Auvinen And Sampo Haapamäki, Alba Records

  • Petri Kumela, Small Creatures - A Musical Bestiary, Welmersson Records

  • Virpi Räisänen, Jukka Perko, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgårds, Outi Tarkiainen: Maa, spring's daughter;

    Saivo, Ondine

Children's music album of the year

  • Eino and Playforia, Back to Back, Universal Music

  • Maco Oey, Siistii !, Eclipse Music

  • Mud swindlers, Now let's go !, Mud swindlers

  • Count of Bouncy Castle, Mandarin Day, Rumba Academy

  • Suvi Teräsniska, Evening Songs, Warner Music Finland

Music video of the year

  • ibe, e-girl, Scorpio / Production company: Duotone

  • F, Free, Universal Music / Production Company: -

  • Nublu x Mikael Gabriel, Universum, Universal Music / Production Company: BLOND TRICKSTER PRODUCTIONS

  • Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat, Pohjois-Karjala, Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat / Production company: Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat

  • Kuopus, Sun at the roof of the cabin, Töölö Surupoika Records / Production company: Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

  • ARTEM, Värit, Warner Music Finland / Production company: -

Producer of the Year

  • Santeri “MD $” Kauppinen, Productions: JVG, Gettomasa, Cledos, Shrty, TheoFuego, Megan Thee Stallion

  • Mika Laakkonen, Productions: Arttu Wiskari, Erika Vikman

  • Sakke Aalto, Productions: BEHM, Keko Salata

  • Jukka Immonen and Antti “RZY” Riihimäki, Productions: Elastinen, Erin, Kaija Koo, Only Life

  • Ilkka Wirtanen, Productions: Pete Parkkonen, Vilma Alina, Aksel Kankaanranta, ILON, Mikko Harju, Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth

Selection of critics

  • Antti Tuisku, Selected People, Warner Music Finland

  • Roses, Spring Sacrifice, Fullsteam Records

  • Spice works, Not even angels fly without wings, Is This Art!

  • ibe, perkele !, Scorpio

  • Sir Liselot, Maniduros, Tucnil Bogta

  • Rosita Luu, Velvet Mouth, Pearl Records

In addition, the gala will reward:

The best-selling domestic album of the year

The most streamed domestic song of the year

The most streamed foreign song of the year

Export of the Year Emma

Special Emma

Golden-Emma

Audience Vote: Finnish Artist / Band of the Year