Burna Boy wins Best Africa Act 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



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