Shawn Mendes made Canadians proud at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, winning three awards at this year’s show, held at the SSE Arena in London.
The 19-year-old phenom took the prize for Best Artist, beating out fellow nominees Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. In addition, Mendes also won Song of the Year for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, besting nominees including “Despacito” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, and also took honours in the Biggest Fans category.
As if that wasn’t a triumphant enough night for Mendes, he also blew the roof off the joint with an electrifying performance of his award-winning song that had the crowd going wild:
Other highlights of this year’s show included performances by Liam Payne and Camila Cabello, while host Rita Ora brought her gift for unique fashion choices to a whole new level when she arrived wearing a fluffy bathrobe, with her head wrapped in a towel.
Another highlight came when Eminem won the award for hip-hop artist of the year, professing to be surprised that he was even nominated.
“I don’t know how I got this because I haven’t had an album out in a few years,” he quipped.
Here is the complete list of MTV EMA winners for 2017:
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 Appetit” ft. Migos
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Kyle – “iSpy” ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
WINNER: David Guetta
BEST HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
WINNER: Thirty Seconds To Mars
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Hailee Steinfeld
The Head And The Heart
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