Burna Boy wins 2019 MTV EMAs award

Nigerian artist Burna Boy won 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 were 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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