Burna Boy Won 2019 MTV EMA Best African Act: SEE THE FULL LIST AND WINNERS


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This year, the award was hosted by American singer Becky G, who treated to the audience to a satisfying time despite the fact that it was her first time hosting. 

The show was opened by multi talented singer Dua Lipa, who gave a beautiful performance of her latest music single Don’t Start Now.

Nigeria’s Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, who has add nothing short of an amazing 2019, added to his list of wins by emerging as winner of the Best Africa Act award. 

ARIANA GRANDE HEADS INTO THE SHOW AS MOST-NOMINATED, WITH BILLIE EILISH AND SHAWN MENDES CLOSE BEHIND

The 2019 MTV EMA have landed in Seville, Spain! All your fave global-dominating artists are on deck for Europe’s biggest music bash, where they’re hoping to take home some shiny new hardware. 

Ariana Grande is the top contender this year, leading the pack of nominees with 7 nods total (to match her “7 rings,” obviously). She faces stiff competition in categories like Best Artist, where she’s up against Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, and J Balvin. Meanwhile, EMA newbies like Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are hoping to take home a trophy or two — so these categories are really anyone’s game.

The star-studded awards show, hosted by Becky G, features live performances from Halsey, Niall Horan, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Green Day, and more. Not to mention, Liam Gallagher will pick up the first-ever Rock Icon Award and will take the stage for his own must-see performance. 

We’ve tracked all the winners, including key categories like Best Song, Best Video, and Best Group. Keep it locked here as the winners are announced Sunday night (November 3) — and stream all the action on MTVEMA.com

BEST U.S. ACT

Ariana Grande 

Billie Eilish 

Lil Nas X 

Lizzo 

Taylor Swift 

BEST CANADIAN ACT

Alessia Cara 

Avril Lavigne 

Carly Rae Jepsen 

Johnny Orlando 

Shawn Mendes 

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” 

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

BEST ARTIST

Ariana Grande 

J Balvin 

Miley Cyrus 

Shawn Mendes 

Taylor Swift 

BEST SONG

Ariana Grande, “7 rings” 

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 AFRICA ACT

– Burna Boy (Nigeria) — (WINNER)

– Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

– TooFan (Togo)

– Nasty C (South Africa)

– Teni (Nigeria)

– Harmonize (Tanzania)

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 

Billie Eilish 

Lewis Capaldi 

Lil Nas X 

Lizzo 

Mabel 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande 

Becky G 

Camila Cabello 

WINNER: Halsey

Jonas Brothers 

Shawn Mendes 

BEST LIVE

Ariana Grande 

BTS 

Ed Sheeran 

P!NK 

Travis Scott 

BEST ROCK

Green Day 

Imagine Dragons 

Liam Gallagher 

Panic! At The Disco 

The 1975 

BEST HIP-HOP

21 Savage 

Cardi B 

J. Cole 

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

FKA twigs 

Lana Del Rey 

Solange 

twenty one pilots 

Vampire Weekend 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris 

DJ Snake 

Marshmello 

Martin Garrix 

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

Ava Max 

Billie Eilish 

CNCO 

H.E.R. 

Jade Bird 

Juice WRLD 

Kiana Ledé 

Lauv 

Lewis Capaldi 

Lizzo 

Mabel 

ROSALÍA 

BEST WORLD STAGE

Bebe Rexha: Isle of MTV Malta 2019 

Hailee Steinfeld: Isle of MTV Malta 2018 

Muse: Bilbao, Spain 2018 

The 1975: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019 

twenty one pilots: Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019 

BEST U.K. & IRELAND ACT

Lewis Capaldi 

Dave 

Mabel 

Ed Sheeran 

Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner) 


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