MTV EMA Seville 2019

2019 MTV EMAs brings fiery global music celebration to Seville, Spain

The annual MTV EMAs this year were hosted in Seville, Spain. MTV announced nominations for the 2019 MTV EMAs in October, with front runner Ariana Grande securing seven nods. Grande’s nominations include “Best Artist,” “Best Video” for her viral hit “thank you, next,” as well as “Best Song”. Alongside Shawn Mendes and EMA nominee newcomers Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, who all follow Grande with six nods each. Latin American sensation J Balvin follows closely with five nominations including “Best Artist,” and Lizzo and Taylor Swift join the above contenders for “Best U.S. Act,” scoring four nods each.

2019 MTV EMAs – Winners

Despite Ariana Grande nominated for 7 gongs. Taylor Swift took the gong for BEST VIDEO in the night. Billie Eilish won Best New Act as well as best winning a gong for Bad Guy. Nicki Minaj won Best Hip Hop artist over Travis Scott. With Little Mix winning Best UK Act. BTS were the big winners of the night, taking home three awards at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. Check out the full list of winners below.

The “2019 MTV EMAs” opened with pop superstar Dua Lipa delivering the first global stage performance of her new song “Don’t Start Now.” Other highlights include “Best New” and “Best Push” nominee Mabel singing “Don’t Call Me Up.” Niall Horan performed a dynamic version of “Nice to Meet Ya.” MTV EMA Host Becky G teaming up with Akon for the first global performance of their reggaeton smash “Como No.” As well as performances by Green Day, Halsey, Ava Max, Rosalía and NCT 127. Liam Gallagher closed the show after receiving the rock icon award.

SEVILLE, SPAIN – NOVEMBER: (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for MTV

Liam receives first-ever rock icon award

The first-ever MTV EMA Rock Icon winner Liam Gallagher closed the show after receiving his award. Liam Gallagher receives the Rock Icon Award on stage during the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

MTV EMA Generation Change Award

The “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” returned a second year to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world using music, creativity and innovation. 5 dynamic change makers from around the globe were presented with the award during the “2019 MTV EMA” red carpet pre-show. The winners are among a generation of young people who are tackling the world’s toughest problems – including LGBTQ + rights, climate change, economic imbalance and racial injustice.

Additionally, MTV celebrated all the local EMA winners from different countries around the globe from Spain to Latin America, to Japan and Nigeria. Thirteen of the winners in attendance from their home countries were brought onto the stage for a tremendous in-show moment that showcased a truly global celebration of talent.

Full List of “2019 MTV EMA” Winners

*indicates winner

BEST VIDEO:

Ariana Grande | thank u, next

Billie Eilish  | bad guy

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

Rosalía, J Balvin |Con Altura ft. El Guincho

*Taylor Swift |ME! ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco

BEST ARTIST:

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

*Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST SONG:

Ariana Grande | 7 rings

*Billie Eilish |bad guy

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

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 | Con Altura ft. El Guincho

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello | Señorita

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha | Call You Mine

BEST NEW:

Ava Max

*Billie Eilish

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

BEST POP:

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

*Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

BEST LIVE:

Ariana Grande

*BTS

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

BEST ROCK:

*Green Day

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

BEST HIP-HOP:

21 Savage

Cardi B

Cole

*Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

BEST ALTERNATIVE:

*FKA Twigs

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend

BEST ELECTRONIC:

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

*Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

BEST PUSH:

*Ava Max

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lauv

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

MabelRosalía

BEST WORLD STAGE:

Bebe Rexha  | Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld | Isle of MTV Malta 2018

*Muse  | Bilbao, Spain 2018

The 1975 | Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty one pilots | Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

BEST LOOK:

*Halsey

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Rosalía

BIGGEST FANS:

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

*BTS

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

BEST US ACT:

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

*Taylor Swift

BEST UK ACT:

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Ed Sheeran

*Little Mix

FULL EMA LOCAL WINNERS LIST HERE