Who Won What At 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards


Shawn Mendes was voted Best Artist at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards, which were handed out Sunday in Seville, Spain.

The 21-year-old Canadian singer, who is currently on tour in Australia, accepted the award in a pre-recorded video message. He thanked fans for voting and added: “I love you so much, always.”

Mendes previously won Best Artist at the EMAs in 2017. 

After being voted Best Canadian Act every year since 2016, Mendes lost to fellow Ontario singer Johnny Orlando (who was among the foreign artists paraded on stage during the broadcast).

Mendes also lost in the other four categories in which he was nominated. Best Pop went to Halsey and Biggest Fans was awarded to BTS. Señorita,” his collaboration with Camila Cabello lost both Best Song (to “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish) and Best Collaboration (to “Con Altura” by Rosalía and J Balvin ft. El Guincho).

In all, Mendes has collected 11 EMAs since 2015.

Orlando returned to the stage in the show's final moments to co-present the award for Best Video. Winner Taylor Swift (for "ME!" featuring Brendon Urie) accepted via a pre-taped video message in which she thanked Urie and director Dave Meyers. Swift, who also won Best U.S. Act, also credited fans for voting for her. "You make my life so, so much fun," she said.

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Sunday’s first winner was Halsey, who picked up Best Pop. “I feel so lucky to be making pop music in a time where pop music is so special,” she said, “where it’s so many genres all blended together.” 

Earlier, Halsey accepted the Best Look award on the red carpet.

The EMA for Best Hip Hop went to Nicki Minaj and Best New was awarded to Eilish. Both accepted via video messages.

Of course, it was all about the performances.

The show opened with Dua Lipa performing her new single “Don’t Start Now.” Then Mabel – who was born in Spain – took the stage to do her hit “Don’t Call Me.”

Niall Horan strapped a guitar on for a performance of “Nice To Meet Ya” that ended with a seductive close-up.

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In a performance taped Saturday night in Seville’s historic Plaza de España, Green Day rocked their new single “Father Of All…” and 1994’s “Basket Case.”

Not surprisingly, Green Day won Best Rock. Billie Joe Armstrong dedicated the award “to my boys in SWMRS back home” – referring to his son Joey Armstrong’s punk band. (Frontman Max Becker is recovering from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash last week.)

Halsey gave a colourful and fiery performance of “Graveyard” and Ava Max took the stage to do “Sweet but Psycho.” K-pop group NCT 127 had a blast with “Highway to Heaven.”

The EMAs honoured Liam Gallagher with the first ever Rock Icon award, presented by Halsey.

“I want to congratulate MTV for recognizing my brilliance,” Gallagher said. “Thanks for the award. I’ll wear it well.” The former Oasis singer returned to the stage to close the show with his song "Once" and the Oasis classic "Wonderwall."

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The MTV EMAs, hosted by Becky G, will be broadcast on MTV Canada on Sunday at 9 pm EST.

Check out all the winners below:

Best Video

Ariana Grande - "thank u, next"

Billie Eilish - "Bad guy"

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road" (Remix)

Rosalía, J Balvin ft. El Guincho - "Con Altura"

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco - "ME!" WINNER

Best Artist

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes WINNER

Taylor Swift

Best Song

Ariana Grande - "7 Rings"

Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy” WINNER

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road" (Remix) 

Post Malone, Swae Lee - "Sunflower"

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - "Señorita"

Best Collaboration

BTS, Halsey - "Boy With Luv"

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road" (Remix)

Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus - "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart"

Rosalía, J Balvin ft. El Guincho - "Con Altura” WINNER

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - "Señorita"

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha - "Call You Mine"

Best New

Ava Max

Billie Eilish WINNER

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X



Best Pop

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello


Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

Best Live

Ariana Grande


Ed Sheeran


Travis Scott

Best Rock

Green Day WINNER

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Best Hip-Hop

21 Savage

Cardi B

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj WINNER

Travis Scott

Best Alternative


Lana Del Rey


twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake


Martin Garrix WINNER

The Chainsmokers

Best Look


J Balvin

Lil Nas X



Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish


Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

Best Push


Billie Eilish



Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé


Lewis Capaldi




Best World Stage

Bebe Rexha - Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld - Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Muse - Bilbao Spain 2018 WINNER

The 1975 - Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty one pilots - Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best Canadian Act

Alessia Cara

Carly Rae Jepsen

Avril Lavigne

Shawn Mendes

Johnny Orlando WINNER

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