MTV EMA’S 2019 AWARD: BURNA BOY WINS ‘BEST AFRICA ACT.

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Burna Boy joins an exclusive list of Nigerian superstar artists who have won the much-coveted international honour. Past Nigerian winners of the MTV EMA Best Africa Act award include 2Baba Idibia, D’Banj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

He was nominated with the likes of Teni, Nasty C to emerge winner of the Best African Act category at the 2019 MTV EMAs awards in Seville, Spain.

This is the second international award the ‘African giant’ as fondly called by fans has clinched this year.

 

Here is a list of the Winners & category:

 

BEST U.S. ACT

 

Ariana Grande

 

Billie Eilish

 

Lil Nas X

 

Lizzo

 

WINNER: Taylor Swift

 

BEST CANADIAN ACT

 

Alessia Cara

Avril Lavigne

Carly Rae Jepsen

Shawn Mendes

WINNER: Johnny Orlando

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”

 

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, “ME!”

 

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

 

WINNER: Shawn Mendes

 

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande, “7 rings”

WINNER: Billie Eilish, “bad guy”

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”

 

WINNER: ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, “Call You Mine”

 

BEST NEW

 

Ava Max

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

WINNER: Billie Eilish

 

BEST POP

 

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

WINNER: Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST LIVE

 

Ariana Grande

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

WINNER: BTS

 

BEST ROCK

 

WINNER: Green Day

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

1975

BEST HIP-HOP

21 Savage

Cardi B

  1. Cole

Travis Scott

 

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

WINNER: FKA twigs

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty-one pilots

Vampire Weekend

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

WINNER: Martin Harris

The Chainsmokers

 

BEST LOOK

WINNER: Halsey

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

WINNER: BTS

Billie Eilish

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST PUSH

 

WINNER: Ava Max

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

Mabel

ROSALÍA

 

BEST WORLD STAGE

 

Bebe Rexha: Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld: Isle of MTV Malta 2018

WINNER: Muse: Bilbao, Spain 2018

1975: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty-one pilots: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

 

BEST U.K. & IRELAND ACT

 

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Ed Sheeran

 

WINNER: Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)


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