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Burna Boy Wins ‘Best Africa Act’ Award at 2019 MTV EMA’s + Full List of Winners!

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Burna Boy Wins ‘Best Africa Act’ Award at 2019 MTV EMA’s + Full List of Winners!

Serial hitmaker Burna Boy has been announced as the winner of the Best Africa Act award at the 2019 MTV EMA’s. Burna who was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian, Teni the Entertainer, South Africa’s Prince Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo’s duo TooFan, took home the prestigious award at a star studded event held in Seville, Spain on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

With his 2019 MTV EMA win, Burna Boy joins an exclusive list of Nigerian superstar artist who have won the much coveted international honour. Past Nigerian winners of the MTV EMA Best Africa Act award include 2Baba Idibia, D’Banj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International commented: “African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture. We are proud of and congratulate Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the 2019 MTV EMA which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world.”

See complete list of winners and performances below:

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FULL LIST OF “2019 MTV EMA” WINNERS

*indicates winner

 

BEST AFRICA ACT

*Burna Boy (Nigeria) — (WINNER)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

TooFan (Toga)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Teni (Nigeria)

Harmonize (Tanzania)

 

BEST VIDEO

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Billie Eilish- bad guy

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Rosalía, J Balvin – Con Altura ft. El Guincho

*Taylor Swift – ME! ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco — (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- Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

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 – Con Altura ft. El Guincho — (WINNER)

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Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – Call You Mine

BEST NEW

Ava Max

*Billie Eilish — (WINNER)

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

*Halsey — (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST LIVE

Ariana Grande

*BTS — (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

 

BEST ROCK

*Green Day — (WINNER)

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

 

BEST HIP-HOP

21 Savage

Cardi B

Cole

*Nicki Minaj — (WINNER)

Travis Scott

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

*FKA Twigs — (WINNER)

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty one pilots

Vampire Weekend

 

BEST ELECTRONIC

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

*Martin Garrix — (WINNER)

The Chainsmokers

BEST PUSH

*Ava Max — (WINNER)

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 — (WINNER)

The 1975 – Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

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BEST LOOK

*Halsey — (WINNER)

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Rosalía

 

BIGGEST FANS

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

*BTS — (WINNER)

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

 

BEST US ACT

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

*Taylor Swift — (WINNER)

 

BEST UK ACT

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Ed Sheeran

*Little Mix — (WINNER)

 

EMA GENERATION CHANGE HONOREES

Alfredo “Danger” Martinez, 33, Mexico

Shiden Tekle, 20, UK

Lisa RanRan Hu, 20, China

Kelvin Doe, 22, Sierra Leone

Jamie Margolin, 17, USA

 

FULL PERFORMANCE LIST

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Mabel – “Don’t Call Me Up”

Niall Horan – “Nice to Meet Ya”

Akon feat. Becky G – “Como No”

Green Day – “Father of All,” Basket Case”

Halsey – “Graveyard”

Ava Max – “Torn,” “Sweet but Psycho”

Rosalía – “Di Mi Nombre”

NCT 127 – “Highway to Heaven”

Becky G – “24/7,” “Sin Pajama,” “Mayores”

Liam Gallagher – “Once,” “Wonderwall”

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