Burna Boy wins 2019 MTV EMAs award

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Burna Boy. Photo: Facebook

Nigeria – Burna Boy won an award in the Best African Act category at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Seville, Spain, at the weekend.

The ‘African Giant’ hitmaker triumphed against such top African artists as Nasty C (South Africa), Prince Kaybee (South Africa), Teni (Nigeria), Toofan (Togo) and Harmonize (Tanzania).

Other winners in different categories are Taylor Swift, Rosalía, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, BTS, Green Day and Halsey.

“African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture,” Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International executive vice president and managing director Alex Okosi said. “We are proud of and congratulate Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the EMAs which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world.”

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Artist

  • Shawn Mendes
  • Ariana Grande
  • J Balvin
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Taylor Swift

 Best Song

  • ‘7 rings’ – Ariana Grande 
  • ‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
  • ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’ – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • ‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  • ‘Señorita’ – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

Best Collaboration

  • Rosalía, J Balvin ft. El Guincho – ‘Con Altura’
  • BTS, Halsey – ‘Boy With Luv’
  • Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’
  • Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus – ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’
  • Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – ‘Señorita’
  • The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – ‘Call You Mine’

 Best New

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ava Max
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Mabel

Best Pop

  • Halsey
  • Ariana Grande
  • Becky G
  • Camila Cabello
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Shawn Mendes

 Best Live

  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Ed Sheeran
  • P!NK
  • Travis Scott

 Best Rock

  • Green Day
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • The 1975

Best Hip Hop

  • Nicki Minaj
  • 21 Savage
  • Cardi B
  • J. Cole
  • Travis Scott

 Best Alternative

  • FKA Twigs
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Solange
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Vampire Weekend

 Best Electronic

  • Martin Garrix
  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
  • Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers

 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

  • Muse – Bilbao, Spain 2018
  • Bebe Rexha – Isle of MTV Malta 2019
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Isle of MTV Malta 2018
  • The 1975 – Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
  • Twenty One Pilots – Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

 Best Look

  • Halsey
  • J Balvin
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Rosalía

Biggest Fans

  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Taylor Swift

 Best Us Act

  • Taylor Swift
  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo

 Best UK Act

  • Little Mix
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Mabel
  • Ed Sheeran

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