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Taylor Swift, Halsey And Billie Eilish Lead 2019 MTV EMA Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Spain for the second year in a row, with Taylor Swift, Halsey and Billie Eilish leading the awards.

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The MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Spain for the second year in a row, this time the annual broadcast aired from Seville, with pop singer Becky G as host.

“Tonight, we want to make sure that we really give the show a Spanish vibe. That’s why the EMAs have brought a translator to make sure everything in the show is perfect en Español,” she told the crowd Sunday night. Turns out the interrupter was the Mexican-American pop singer herself, as she switched between English and Spanish throughout the night.

Among the nominees, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, BTS and Halsey all tied for two wins each last night. Swift took home the awards for Best US Act and Best Video for ‘Me!’, while Eilish won Best Song for ‘Bad Guy’ and Best New Artist.

Despite initially leading the nominations with seven to her name, Ariana Grande didn’t take home any trophies at this year’s awards.

One of the most anticipated performers of the night, Spanish crossover flamenco-pop star Rosalía, gave an electric performance of her hit ‘Di Mi Nombre’, surrounded by an entire choir and her own crew of backup dancers.

Halsey also provided another grand pop spectacle, with a fantasy-themed performance her recent single ‘Graveyard’, while British-Swedish singer Mabel gave a show-stopping performance of her hit, ‘Don’t Call Me Up’.

Along with a string of stellar pop performances, the EMAs also played host to some veteran rockers, including Green Day playing a mix of old hits and new and Oasis star Liam Gallagher, who won the inaugural Rock Icon award, closing out the show with new song ‘Once’, followed by ‘Wonderwall’.

As K-pop continues its global domination, one of the hottest groups NCT 127, became the first K-pop act to perform in the 25-year history of the EMAs. While a number of artists couldn’t make it to Spain, they all sent video messages, thanking their international fans and MTV.

Visit the official site for more videos from the awards and check out the full list of winners below.

2019 MTV EMA Winners

Best Video
Ariana Grande, ‘thank u, next’
Billie Eilish, ‘Bad guy’
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Old Town Road’ (Remix)
Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, ‘Con Altura’
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. ‘ME!’ – WINNER

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
J Balvin
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes – WINNER
Taylor Swift

Best Song
Ariana Grande, ‘7 Rings’
Billie Eilish, ‘Bad Guy’ – WINNER
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’
ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, ‘Con Altura’ – WINNER
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, ‘Señorita’
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, ‘Call You Mine’

Best New
Ava Max
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Becky G
Camila Cabello
Halsey – WINNER
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

Best Live
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Travis Scott

Best Rock
Green Day – WINNER
Imagine Dragons
Liam Gallagher
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975

Best Hip-Hop
21 Savage
Cardi B
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Travis Scott

Best Alternative
Lana Del Rey
twenty one pilots
Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Martin Garrix – WINNER
The Chainsmokers

Best Look
Halsey – WINNER
J Balvin
Lil Nas X

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push
Ava Max – WINNER
Billie Eilish
Jade Bird
Juice WRLD
Kiana Ledé
Lewis Capaldi

Best World Stage
Bebe Rexha Isle of MTV Malta 2019
Hailee Steinfeld Isle of MTV Malta 2018
Muse Bilbao, Spain 2018 – WINNER
The 1975 Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
twenty-one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best UK & Ireland Act
Lewis Capaldi
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner) – WINNER

Best US Act
Lil Nas X
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Taylor Swift – WINNER

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