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Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson Among The Winners At 2018 MTV EMAs

Camila Cabelo also won several awards and there were standout performances by Bebe Rexha, Spanish star Rosalía and host Hailee Steinfeld.

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Female artists took home the major spoils at the 2018 MTV EMAs, which saw big wins for Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and Camila Cabelo alongside standout performances by Bebe Rexha, Spanish star Rosalía and host Hailee Steinfeld.

Minaj opened the show with a commanding, pyrotechnic-accompanied run through ‘Good Form’ before British pop group Little Mix joined her onstage to perform the band’s new single ‘Woman Like Me,’ which features a guest spot from the rapper.

Nicki Minaj also took home awards for best hip-hop and best look at the 25th MTV EMAs, which were held at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain. “I want to thank all my fans around the world,” said the rapper upon receiving the best hip-hop title.

Other standout performances included Spanish modern Flamenco star Rosalía, last year’s host Bebe Rexha singing ‘I’m a Mess’ joined by 100 dancers wearing hospital gowns, and global icon honoree Janet Jackson delivering a knock-out three song medley of ‘Made For Now,’ ‘All for You’ and ‘Rhythm Nation’ atop an elevated stage accompanied by drummers, torch carriers, pyrotechnic explosions and dozens of dancers.

“I feel moved to speak for women’s voices who have been stifled,” said Jackson in a powerful heartfelt acceptance speech. “I am one of those women. Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who have lived in fear.

“I stand with you. You are my sisters,” she went on to say, calling for women to speak out for justice and the “spirit that crosses all borders, recognizes the dignity of all people and affirms the beauty of all faiths.”

“Speak out for acts of true charity, small and large,” she continued. “Speak out for an all-embracing love because its love that will heal our wounds.”

Check out the winners of the MTV EMAs in full below. The winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Video:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Childish Gambino -“This Is America”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”
The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Song:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “rockstar”

Best Pop:
Dua Lipa
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New Artist:
Cardi B
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look:
Nicki Minaj
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Post Malone

Best Hip Hop:
Nicki Minaj
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Travis Scott

Best Live:
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran
Muse
Pink
The Carters

Best Rock:
5 Seconds of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

Best Alternative:
Panic! at the Disco
Fall Out Boy
The 1975
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic:
Marshmello
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans:
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage:
Alessia Cara MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Clean Bandit MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
Charli XCX MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
David Guetta Trafalgar Square, U.K. 2017
Jason Derulo Isle of MTV, Malta 2018
Post Malone Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
Migos Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
J Cole Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
Nick Jonas MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Best Push:
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

Best U.S. Act (Best Local Act):
Camila Cabello
Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

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