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

in: Entertainment
November 13, 2017
di Fabiana