HANOI, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Pop star Dam Vinh Hung will represent Vietnam to vie for the "Best Southeast Asia Act" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2017 (MTV EMA) slated for London on Nov. 12.
Hung will compete alongside other sensations in the region, such as Isyana Sarasvati from Indonesia, Faizal Tahir from Malaysia, James Reid from the Philippines and The Sam Willows from Singapore, Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.
Vietnamese pop star Dong Nhi won the category at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards in the Netherlands. This was the first time the EMA has awarded the Best Southeast Asian Act as a separate category, which served as a subcategory for the Best Asian Act award at previous EMA's.
Dong Nhi became the first recognized winner for the category, despite two other Vietnamese pop stars Son Tung M-TP and My Tam having topped Southeast Asian voting in 2015 and 2013 respectively.