Burna Boy wins Best Africa Act, Billie Eilish, best song at MTV Europe
Nigeria’s Burna Boy won the best Africa act award, while American singer, Billie Eilish won best newcomer and best song for “Bad Guy” at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday.
Taylor Swift won best video for “ME!” and Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes, took home best artist at the star-studded evening in Seville, Spain, that also gave a special “Rock Icon” award to Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher, and saw Korean boy band sensation BTS take home three gongs.
“Hi MTV EMA, I want to say thank you so much for winning the best song, I love you,” 17-year old Eilish said in a pre-recorded video.
Ahead of the glitzy bash, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo paraded on the red carpet in a red suit and white trainers with his girlfriend, model Georgina Rodriguez.
The MTV Europe Awards are one of two mains events organised by the American music channel, alongside the prestigious Video Music Awards in the US that have been held annually since 1984.
Full list of winners
Best Africa Act – Burna Boy
Best video – Taylor Swift, “Me!”, with Brendon Urie, Panic! at the Disco
Best artist – Shawn Mendes
Best song – Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
Best collaboration – Rosalía, J Balvin, Con Altura ft. El Guincho
Best new – Billie Eilish
Best pop – Halsey
Best live – BTS
Best rock – Green Day
Best hip hop – Nicki Minaj
Best alternative – FKA Twigs
Best electronic – Martin Garrix
Best push – Ava Max
Best work, stage – Muse, Bilbao, Spain 2018
Biggest fans – BTS
Best U.S. act – Taylor Swift
Best U.K. act – Little Mix