MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2019 has just finished being held at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 3, 2019, in Seville, Spain. The show was heating up by Dua Lipa’s opening performance who brought dozens of dancers in yellow leotards, performing Don’t Start Now.
The 26th EMAs is hosted by Becky G, who illustrated cross-cultural of youth appeal with musical performances with Akon performing ‘Como No’, and a medley of her hits such as ‘24/7’, ‘Sin Pijama’ and ‘Mayores’. The night continued with Niall Horran singing ‘Nice to Meet You’, with a dazzling cascade of light, followed by Mabel who made her EMA debut with her song, ‘Call Me Up’ with a huge purple phone.
The festivities also continued with the notable names who win the award. Even though many of the big winners failed to present on the event, the annual awarding night still got the glam throughout the night. Shawn Mendes (Best Artist), Taylor Swift (Best Video/Best US Act), Nicki Minaj (Best Hip-Hop), Martin Garrix (Best Electronic) and Billie Eilish (Best Song/Best New) are all accepting the awards through a pre-recorded video.
Speaking about the winners, this year’s winners are seemed to ‘freshen up’ the field a little bit, since there were only few repeat names after all. Although, there were also some shocks from the event with Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X, who both led the nominations but failed to win any. It is not too shabby, but, yeah, still shocking!
The show is closed by the legendary Liam Gallagher with his iconic rock art, bringing some of Oasis’ songs and hit the night just right, although the majority of the audience are younger. Thus, the Rockstar also received his first ever Rock Icon award!
Catch the full major winners down below:
Taylor Swift – ME! (featuring Brendon Urie)
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Rosalia featuring J Balvin
Best New Artist
Best New Pop Act
Best Live Act
Best Rock Act
Best New Hip-Hop
Best Electronic Act
Best Push Act
Best World Stage
Best US Act
Best UK Act