The 2017 MTV EMAs winners include Eminem, U2, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Travis Scot, Stormzy, The Killers and many more.
November 15, 2017
By Ang Yi An
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The 2017 MTV EMAs took place at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 13 November 2017, and opened with Eminem performing his new track “Walk on Water” with Skylar Grey at a nearby London pub, before joining the EMA stage with the rest of the star studded lineup.
Proving they’re the biggest band in the world, U2 performed “Get Out Of Your Own Way” from London’s historic Trafalgar Square and they were honored with the night’s prestigious milestone award, Global Icon.
Best Pop winner Camila Cabello’s captivating and elaborate musical production featured a hugely choreographed routine that moved through three scenes and incorporated soaring overhead shots, ending in a Havana-style swimming pool.
Liam Payne got hearts racing with a steamy performance of “Strip That Down” featuring dancers in streetwear moving across an LED disco floor, while perched on hydraulics set to a spectacular LED light show.
Bold entrances were the theme for the night with Travis Scott flying in on the back of an animatronic bird over the audience for his performance of “Butterfly Effect,” while Stormzy arrived in a police car for his smash grime track “Big For Your Boots”.
The Killers performed “The Man” via a stripped down, stirring classic rock performance.
Shawn Mendes was crowned Best Artist and rocked his Best Song-winning track “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” in an ever-evolving light box.
Host Rita Ora’s performance featured more than 50 dancers in an over-the-top medley of songs from her new album, “Your Song” and “Anywhere.”
Other artists delivering a mix of fan favorite tracks included Demi Lovato with her performance of “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Tell Me You Love Me,” and Kesha’s moving rendition of “Learn to Let Go.”
David Guetta closed the show with an electrifying performance of his new single “Dirty, Sexy, Money” with guests French Montana, and Charli XCX.
Later, Rita Ora was presented with the first-ever “MTV EMA Power of Music Award” honoring the charitable efforts on behalf of all the artists who responded to Grenfell.
See the complete list of winners and performances below.
FULL LIST OF 2017 MTV EMA WINNERS
BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)
Faizal Tahir (Malaysia)
WINNER: James Reid (Philippines)
The Sam Willows (Singapore)
Slot Machine (Thailand)
Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam)
Palitchoke Ayanaputra (Thailand) Social Wildcard Winner!
BEST KOREA ACT
BEST JAPAN ACT
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
BEST MAINLAND CHINA / HONG KONG / TAIWAN ACT
WINNER: Huo Zun
Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
WINNER: Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Dua Lipa
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Foo Fighters – Run
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
BEST WORLDWIDE ACT (7 WINNERS)
Lil’ Klein of The Netherlands
C. Tangana of Spain
BABYMETAL of Japan
DaVido of Nigeria
Stormzy of the UK
Lali of Argentina
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
WINNER: David Guetta
BEST HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
WINNER: Thirty Seconds To Mars
WINNER: Hailee Steinfeld
The Head And The Heart
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Zayn Malik
BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
WINNER: The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017
FULL PERFORMANCE LIST
Rita Ora – “Your Song,” “Anywhere”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry,” “Tell Me You Love Me”
Kesha – “Learn to Let Go”
Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
The Killers – “The Man”
Clean Bandit – “Miss You” ft. Julia Michaels, “Symphony” ft. Zara Larsson, “Rockabye” ft. Anne-Marie
Stormzy – “Big For Your Boots”
Camila Cabello – “Havana”
U2 – “Get Out of Your Own Way,” remote from Trafalgar Square
Eminem – “Walk on Water” ft. Skylar Grey
French Montana – “Unforgettable” ft. Swae Lee
Travis Scott – “Butterfly Effect”
David Guetta ft. Charli XCX, French Montana –“Dirty Sexy Money”
Liam Payne – “Strip That Down”