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Watch for the 2020 edition of the MTV EMAs this November, with nominations expected to be announced in October.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates including who will host, presenters and performers, and a complete list of 2020 MTV EMA nominees, along with the announcement of big winners on awards night!

MTV EMA 2019 rewind

In 2019, the MTV EMAs returned to Spain - this time in beautiful and sexy Seville - on Sunday, November 3, 2019 when the show was televised live around the world from the FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center.

Nominations for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards were announced in early October with Ariana Grande leading the pack with seven nominations. Following Grande with six nods each are Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, with J Balvin getting five and Taylor Swift and Lizzo each earning four.

mtv emaHosting this year's ceremony for the first time ever was Latin powerhouse sensation and Best Pop nominee Becky G!

Performing at this year's show was host Becky G, along with Halsey, Rosalia, Akon, Ava Max, Mabel, and Niall Horan performing his new single, "Nice to Meet Ya". Joining them in this year's performance lineup was Dua Lipa, NCT 127, Sofia Reyes, Pabllo Vittar, and Jhay Cortez. The audience was also treated to a special performance by Liam Gallagher who was named the inaugural recipient of the Rock Icon Award!

Presenters at the MTV EMA's included Sway Calloway, Terry Crews, Paz Vega, Joan Smalls, Doutzen Kroes, Georgina Rodríguez, and Leomie Anderson.

Rrecipients of this year's MTV EMA Generation Change Award.were Alfredo “Danger” Martinez (Mexico), Shiden Tekle (UK), Lisa Ranran Hu (China), Jamie Margolin (USA) and Kevin Doe (Sierra Leone).

Just up ahead check out the complete list of nominees and big winners at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards, along with related fun facts and Web resources.


miley cyrus lights up a joint at the 2013 emas
Miley Cyrus lights up at the EMAs in 2013.

• Record holders for most career EMA wins include Justin Bieber with 20, followed by Eminem with 15, and Lady Gaga with 10.

• Metallica caused a backstage uproar at the 1996 EMAs when they performed the songs "So What?" instead of their scheduled single, "King Nothing". The expletive-laden "So What?" was heard unedited during the live telecast, but was deleted in all later rebroadcasts.

• The most dazzling entrance ever at the EMAs happened during the show in 2000, when Jennifer Lopez entered the stage from the ceiling in a specially built plane to perform "Love Don't Cost a Thing".

• Despite winning the award for Best Hip-Hop at the 2006 awards, Kanye West was so disappointed at not winning for Best Video that he crashed the stage in protest. A tirade quickly followed in which Kanye said he should have won the prize for his video "Touch the Sky" because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons!"

• More controversy erupted at the 2013 EMAs when Miley Cyrus appeared to light up a joint on stage after accepting the Best Video Award for "Wrecking Ball".

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2019 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees & WINNERS

Best Video
Ariana Grande, "thank u, next"
Billie Eilish, "Bad guy"
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road" (Remix)
Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, "Con Altura"
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. "ME!" -- 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 ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road" (Remix) 
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 ft. El Guincho, "Con Altura" -- WINNER
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, "Señorita"
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, "Call You Mine"

Best New
Ava Max
Billie Eilish -- WINNER
Lewis Capaldi​
Lil Nas X

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Becky G
Camila Cabello
Halsey -- WINNER
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

Best Live
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran​
Travis Scott

Best Rock
Green Day -- WINNER

Imagine Dragons
Liam Gallagher
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975

Best Hip-Hop
21 Savage
Cardi B
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj -- WINNER
Travis Scott

Best Alternative
Lana Del Rey
twenty one pilots
Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Martin Garrix -- WINNER
The Chainsmokers

Best Look
Halsey -- WINNER

J Balvin​
Lil Nas X

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish​
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push
Ava Max -- WINNER

Billie Eilish
Jade Bird
Juice WRLD
Kiana Ledé
Lewis Capaldi

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
twenty one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best U.K. & Ireland Act
Lewis Capaldi​
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner) -- WINNER

Best U.S. Act
Lil Nas X
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Taylor Swift -- WINNER

MTV EMAs on the Web

Elsewhere around the Web, surf around for related news and updates, the complete list of nominees & winners, background info on past EMA presentations, plus pictures and red carpet appearances by the world's top pop and rock stars...

EMA - The official site of the Europe Music Awards with official online voting, nominees and winners, pictures, video clips, news & updates.

MTV Europe Music Awards - Good overview from Wikipedia with a list of EMA awards hosts and cities dating back to 1994, plus complete winner lists from recent years.

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