2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Camila Cabello is the top winner

November 4, 2018

Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello at the 2018 MTV EMAs 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain, on November 4, 2018. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images for MTV)

The following is a press release from MTV International:

The “2018 MTV EMAs” opened with badass females ruling the night. Nicki Minaj and Little Mix joined forces for an empowering performance of their collaboration “Woman Like Me.” Just before being joined onstage, Minaj shook the house with her new song “Good Form.”

Global Icon Award honoree Janet Jackson delivered a blazing performance of hits over her legendary 40-year career. The stunning performance spanned four stages and included African drummers, flame torches, fire breathers, more than 20 dancers and an elevated stage surrounded by flames.

Throughout the star-studded global music celebration, Camila Cabello took home four EMA awards including “Best Artist.”

Other highlights include Hailee Steinfeld officially kicking off the show with an EMA award art heist, followed by Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie scaling Bilbao Exhibition Centre’s exterior before crashing through the ceiling to perform “High Hopes.”

Modern Flamenco-inspired sensation and Spain native Rosalía, one of the most buzzed-about acts of the night, rolled on stage in a gigantic truck before rocking the entire house with “Malamente” alongside 24 dancers.

Throughout the night, Steinfeld commanded the stage with her captivating hosting skills, and for her performance, she gave a nod to her upcoming film Bumblebee by performing soundtrack number “Back to Life” from inside a yellow human vehicle, artistically created with more than 20 bodies.

Five-time “MTV EMA” Award-winning English rock band Muse performed “Pressure” from Bilbao’s famed San Mamés Stadium.

Superstar Bebe Rexha delivered a huge show highlight with a mesmerizing performance of “I’m a Mess” while in a bathtub surrounded by nurses and 100 dancers.

Halsey brought the rain—literally—to the arena with an intimate solo performance of “Without Me” surrounded by rainfall.

Jason Derulo sang an operatic rendition of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” before flowing into his collaboration track “Goodbye” with David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, both of whom joined him on stage.

Alessia Cara gave a colorful performance for “Trust Me Lonely” against a backdrop of different settings.

Jack & Jack soared overhead with a thrilling aerial routine for “Rise” before crash landing onto a living room couch, joined on center stage by more than 100 fans.

To close out the show, Marshmello kept the energy booming alongside Anne-Marie for their platinum-certified track “FRIENDS,” followed by Bastille for “Happier.” Five giant inflatable Marshmello heads and hundreds of smaller Marshmello balls took over the venue as the grand finale.

This year’s show also awarded the first-ever “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world.  MTV awarded five changemakers from around the globe, all under the age of 26, during the red carpet pre-show.  The winners are among a generation of young people who are tackling the world’s toughest problems – including fighting for environmental protection, refugee rights, ending child marriage, mental health support and LGBTQ+ equality — through music, storytelling and digital media.

Additionally, MTV recognized artists from around the globe with Worldwide Act awards and Best Local Act awards for multiple regions including Germany, Spain, Japan and Africa. Worldwide Act recognizes those artists who have evolved their footprint and established their names beyond their local borders in 2018.  They are selected from all the regional EMA award nominees by an international panel of MTV music executives. Full Worldwide Act winners list is available here.

See complete list of nominees, winners and performances below.

*=winner

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello*
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

Best Video    
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”*
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday”
The Carters, “APES**T”

Best Song                        
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”*
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa*
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B*
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj*
Post Malone

Best Hip Hop   
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj*
Travis Scott

Best Live                                          
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes*
The Carters

Best Rock         
5 Seconds Of Summer*
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

Best Alternative      
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At the Disco*
The 1975
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic         
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello*
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans
BTS*
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage                                    
Clean Bandit, MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
Charli XCX, MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
David Guetta, Trafalgar Square, UK 2017
Jason Derulo, Isle of MTV, Malta 2018
Post Malone, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Migos, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
J Cole, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Nick Jonas, MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Alessia Cara, MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018*

Best Push        
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017 )
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)*
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT (BEST LOCAL ACT)
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello*
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

EMA GENERATION CHANGE

Sonita Alizadeh — 21 years old, Afghanistan

Mohamad Aljounde — 17 years old, Lebanon

Ellen Jones — 20 years old, UK

Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez — 18 years old, USA –

Hauwa Ojeifo — 26 years old, Nigeria

 

 

FULL PERFORMANCE LIST

Nicki Minaj – “Good Form”

Nicki Minaj and Little Mix – “Woman Like Me”

Panic! At the Disco – “High Hopes”

Rosalía – “Malamente”

Hailee Steinfeld – “Back to Life”

Muse – “Pressure”

Janet Jackson – “Made for Now,” “All for You” and “Rhythm Nation”

Bebe Rexha – “I’m a Mess”

Halsey – “Without Me”

Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj – “Goodbye”

Alessia Cara – “Trust My Lonely”

Jack & Jack – “Rise”

Marshmello and Anne-Marie – “FRIENDS”

Marshmello and Bastille – Happier”

 

 

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA
The “2018 MTV EMAs” will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4th November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director.

 

2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Little Mix, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, Jason Derulo among performers

November 2, 2018

The following is a press release from MTV International:

MTV firmed up its star-studded performance lineup today for the “2018 MTV EMAs” with the addition of international pop sensations Little Mix, pop star and 2016 host Bebe Rexha, global superstar DJ/producer David Guetta and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo.

Latin Pop’s breakthrough star Sofia Reyes will open this year’s red carpet pre-show with a performance, in addition to presenting an award during the main show.

These artists join previously-announced host and performer Hailee Steinfeld, Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Rosalía, Panic! at the Disco, Alessia Cara, Marshmello, Bastille, Anne-Marie, Jack & Jack and “Global Icon” award recipient Janet Jackson.

In addition to Reyes, model Jourdan Dunn and actor Terry Crews are added as presenters, joining previously-announced stars Lindsay Lohan, Anitta, Debby Ryan, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, and Netflix stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna.

The biggest global music celebration of the year, the “2018 MTV EMAs” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 4 at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain.

The full list of “2018 MTV EMA” nominees is available here. Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3 at 11:59pm CET.

Official sponsor of the “2018 MTV EMAs” is the movie Overlord. The official MTV EMA red carpet sponsor is the global short-form video platform, TikTok.

To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on InstagramTwitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.

2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Marshmello, Bastille, Alessia Cara, Jack & Jack added to performer lineup

October 25, 2018

The following is a press release from MTV International:

MTV is adding the hottest acts in music to its performance lineup for the “2018 MTV EMAs” with award-winning and internationally acclaimed rock band, Panic! At the Disco, 2018 Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, world renowned DJ / producer Marshmello and breakout pop duo Jack & Jack.

Joining Marshmello onstage will be British band Bastille to perform Marshmello’s chart-topping single “Happier.” Since its release in August, “Happier” has reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Chart & Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart and has more than 220 million streams on Spotify.  It also hit #1 on the Top 15 Global Chart in Apple Music.

Marshmello will also be joined onstage by Anne-Marie to perform their platinum-certified track “FRIENDS” which is certified platinum in the US and UK and certified triple platinum in Canada.

Grammy nominated Panic! At the Disco will perform “High Hopes” from their sixth studio album “Pray for the Wicked.”

Alessia Cara will perform her new single “Trust My Lonely,” a track that follows up “Growing Pains,” released via Def Jam Recordings. Both tracks are slated to appear on Alessia’s upcoming second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING.

Jack & Jack will perform their new single “No One Compares To You,” a song that comes on the heels of their hit collaboration “Rise” with multi-platinum artist and producer Jonas Blue.

These artists join previously announced host and performer Hailee Steinfeld, as well as performers Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Rosalía and “Global Icon” award recipient Janet Jackson. Jackson will perform a medley of her greatest hits including her recent smash single, “Made for Now.”

Lindsay Lohan, Anitta, Debby Ryan, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are added to present awards at the show, joining Netflix stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

The full list of “2018 MTV EMA” nominees is available here. Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3 at 11:59pm CET at mtvema.com.

Official sponsors of the “2018 MTV EMAs” is the movie Overlord. TikTok is the official MTV EMA red carpet sponsor.

To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on InstagramTwitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.

2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Janet Jackson to receive Global Icon award; Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Rosalia among performers

October 19, 2018

The following is a press release from MTV International:

MTV today revealed a set of badass females leading the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards lineup: Global superstar Nicki Minaj, multi-platinum superstar Halsey and Spanish sensation Rosalía are the first performer names announced for the global music celebration airing live from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CET.

MTV also named its first presenters for the big night: actors Michael Peña and Diego Luna from the new upcoming Netflix crime drama “Narcos: Mexico.”

Minaj returns to the EMA stage with two nominations this year, Best Hip Hop and Best Look, after hosting the 2014 MTV EMAs in Glasgow. This marks Halsey’s and Rosalía’s EMA stage debut, with Rosalía securing a nod for Best Spanish Act.

The undisputed reigning queen of hip hop, Nicki Minaj released her platinum selling highly anticipated fourth studio album “Queen” in August, her first album in four years, including hit singles “Barbie Tingz”, “Chun-Li” and “Bed” featuring Ariana Grande.

Halsey’s EMA performance announcement follows the release of her new single “Without Me,” Halsey’s first new solo music since 2017’s Billboard 200 number 1, platinum album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.” Halsey’s world tour recently wrapped up with two sold-out shows in London.”

Rosalía’s EMA set comes on the heels of the Latin Grammy-nominated artist’s new album “El Mal Querer.” The video for her first single off the album, “Malamente,” clocked 20 million views in just three months.

MTV will also honor Janet Jackson with its 2018 Global Icon award at the 2018 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.

Jackson will perform a medley of her greatest hits including her recent smash single “Made for Now.”

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her recent single, “Made For Now,” with reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee debuted at #1 on iTunes charts and the video currently has nearly 45 million views. Her music has won her 6 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perception.

“Janet is without question one of the world’s biggest stars.  Her incredible artistry has opened doors for countless others while leaving an indelible impact on pop culture – well over  3 decades and counting,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We’re thrilled to honor her as this year’s MTV Global Icon.”

Fans in the UK, Germany and France can win an exclusive opportunity to attend the 2018 MTV EMAs by recording and posting their unique red carpet looks using a specially designed “red carpet” sticker and filter in TikTok—the leading global destination for short-form mobile video—and tagging #MTVEMARedCarpet for the chance to win in-house seats. Fans in these countries can submit their #MTVEMARedCarpet poses on TikTok through October 21 at 11:59pm GMT.

Additional performers and presenters to be announced.

The full list of 2018 MTV EMA nominees is available here.

Official sponsors of the “2018 MTV EMAs” is the movie Overlord.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3 at 11:59pm CET at mtvema.com.

To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on InstagramTwitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA
The 2018 MTV EMAs, in partnership with the movie Overlordwill broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4 November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director.

**Check local listings.

2018 MTV Europe Music Awards: Camila Cabello is the top nominee

October 4, 2018

The following is a press release from MTV International:

MTV today announced nominations for the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards with Camila Cabello leading the pack. Cabello snagged six nominations including Best Song and Best Video for her chart-topping hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug, as well as Best Artist, alongside Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who follow Cabello with five nods each. Drake and Dua Lipa also join the above contenders for Best Artist, scoring four nods each alongside Shawn Mendes, including Best Local Act for all three of their respective home countries.

MTV creatively teased the nominees via a series of captivating Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) style videos, with visuals involving floral foam smashing, paint mixing and kinetic sand slicing for the Best Artist, Best Song and Best Video categories. The mesmerizing video reveals were broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

The 2018 MTV EMAs will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CEST, and across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3 at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today.

COMPLETE LIST – 2018 MTV EMA NOMINEES

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

Best Video    
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday”
The Carters, “APES**T”

Best Song                        
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

Best Hip Hop   
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best Live                                          
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

Best Rock         
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

Best Alternative      
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At the Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic         
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage                                    
Clean Bandit, MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
Charli XCX, MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
David Guetta, Trafalgar Square, UK 2017
Jason Derulo, Isle of MTV, Malta 2018
Post Malone, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Migos, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
J Cole, Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Nick Jonas, MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Alessia Cara, MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Best Push        
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017 )
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT (BEST LOCAL ACT*)
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

*Camila Cabello (US), Post Malone (US), Dua Lipa (UK & Ireland), Drake (Canada), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Belako (Spain) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions.

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA
The 2018 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4th November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director.

**Check local listings.

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