MTV EMAs, Shawn Mendes is the big winner
The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) were held at Wembley Arena in London on Sunday (Nov. 12), and put Shawn Mendes over the top giving him three major prizes: Best Song, Biggest Fans, and Best Artist.
The 19-year-old singer pipped heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran but he also thrilled those in attendance by performing There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, the track that won in the Best Song category.
Eminem opened the show with the first ever performance of his comeback track, Walk on Water, with the song’s co-writer Skylar Grey filling in for Beyonce, who features on the newly-released single. The rapper later took home the Best Hip Hop prize.
Irish rockers U2 were named the winners of the Global Icon Award, Ed Sheeran took home Best Live act, Camila Cabello earned Best Pop, Coldplay scored the Best Rock prize, and David Guetta triumphed in the Best Electronic category.
Thirty Seconds to Mars were named best alternative.Taylor Swift, who was expected to be one of the big winners of the night with six nominations, failed to win any awards.
The ceremony was hosted by Rita Ora. See the main list of MTV EMA 2017 winners below.
Best Video – Kendrick Lamar, HUMBLE
Best New – Dua Lipa
Best Artist – Shawn Mendes
Best Look – Zayn
Best Live – Ed Sheeran
Biggest Fans – Shawn Mendes
Best World Stage – The Chainsmokers
Best Hip Hop – Eminem
Best Pop – Camila Cabello
Best Song – Shawn Mendes, Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Best Electronic – David Guetta
Best Rock – Coldplay
Best Alternative – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Global Icon Award – U2
Best Push – Hailee Steinfeld
Power of Music Award – Artists for Grenfell