Seville (Spain) / Women won big at MTV’s 2019 European Music Awards in the Spanish city of Seville on Sunday, with Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift taking home the two most important awards of the evening, while Halsey, Ava Max, Rosalia, Nicki Minaj and FKA Twigs also walked away with awards in other categories.
American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish won the Best Song (for “Bad Guy”) and Best New Artist awards, while Taylor Swift bagged Best Video.
Halsey also took home two awards, namely Best Pop and Best Look, while Nicki Minaj won Best Hip-Hop, FKA Twigs won Best Alternative, and Ava Max secured Best Push (emerging artist).
Spanish singer Rosalia won Best Collaboration, with the Colombian J Balvin, for “Con Altura.”
However, Ariana Grande, who had the highest number of nominations (seven) for the evening, failed to win in any of the categories, to the dismay of her fans.
Coming to male performers, Shawn Mendes bagged Best Artist, South Korean boy band BTS won Best Live and Biggest Fans awards; Green Day won Best Rock, and Martin Garrix took home the prize for Best Electronic.
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher collected the first ever Rock Icon award.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed eyeballs at the event’s red carpet as he made a surprise appearance with his partner, model Georgina Rodriguez, who presented one of the awards.
Dua Lipa opened the 26th MTV EMA Awards with “Don’t Start Now,” accompanied by a troupe of thirty dancers, while Mabel performed “Don’t Call Me Up.”
Others who set the stage grooving on Sunday night were Niall Horan (“Nice to Meet Ya”), Halsey (“Graveyard”) and Rosalia (“Di mi nombre”), among several others. (November 3, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)