On November 4, the MTV EMA took place in Bilbao, a ceremony in which artists of the stature of Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa and Nicki Minaj have met. The great queen of these awards has been Camila Cabello, also present, with four awards: best song and video clip of the year thanks to Havana, best artist and best performance.
In total there have been 14 performances that have taken place during the two hours of the gala, a television gala (with several breaks included) presented by the actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. Nicki Minaj, Little Mix, Bebe Rexha and Halsey have empowered these awards, some MTV EMA in which women have been the absolute protagonists both in the performances and in the awards won.
In fact, it has been Janet Jackson, awarded with the Global Icon award, which has delivered an inspiring speech in which she has defended women, empowering the most discriminated against and denouncing gender abuse and inequality.
Rosalía is consecrated as the artist with the most international projection of our country
She has been responsible for putting the Spanish flavor in these awards. The singer has been consecrated as the great revelation of music in our country thanks to an impeccable performance on stage. Dua Lipa was the one who presented the artist, defining her music as addictive and recommending her album, El Mal Querer, to the audience.
Again, the Catalan has chosen badly to be known outside our borders, a more than accurate choice to judge by the applause and the ovation of the public.
Surrounded by several dozen dancers, Rosalía has shown strength and power on stage. Accompanied at the beginning of the roar of a live engine, the artist wanted to make it clear that she is an all-rounder and that she is willing to give everything to gain a foothold in the international music scene.
14 performances in two gala hours
It seems impossible, but the pace of the MTV EMA has been apotheosis. These awards have brought together several of the most important international artists of the moment, thus achieving unique moments on stage.
Nicki Minaj has opened the gala to the rhythm of Good Form, a theme followed by Woman Like Me with Little Mix. Panic! At the Disco he has played High Hopes to later give way to Malamente, by Rosalía.
Hailee Steinfeld has left for a moment to be the master of ceremonies to sing Back to Life, a live performance that has preceded another recorded, that of Pressure de Muse (they have broadcast the show that Muse did last Saturday in San Mamés) .
After the rock group has reached one of the most critical moments of the gala, a medley of Janet Jackson who has joined Made for Now, All for You and Rhythm Nation. Bebe Rexha has given one of the best performances of her entire career playing I'm a Mess, a show that has given way to Halsey's Without Me.
Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj have given everything with Goodbye before an audience that has not stopped dancing, an audience that has not been dumb by listening to Alessia Cara and her Trust My Lonely. Jack & Jack with Rise have flown, literally, over the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC), a show that has given way to the end of the show: Marshmello and Anne-Marie – singing Friends and Marshmello and Bastille playing Happier. A gold pin to a magical night.
List of winners
Best artist: Camila Cabello.
Best video: Camila Cabello with Havana ft. Young Thug.
Best song: Havana by Camila Cabello.
Best pop: Dua Lipa.
Best Look: Nicki Minaj.
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj.
Best direct: Shawn Mendes.
Best Rock: 5 Seconds of Summer.
Best Alternative: Panic! At The Disco.
Best electronic: Marshmello.
Best fans: BTS.
Best live performance: Alessia Cara, MTV Spotlight @Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Best PUSH: Grace VanderWaal (December 2017).
Best global performance: Camila Cabello.
Best Spanish artist: Viva Suecia.