Shawn Mendes Wins Big At MTV EMAs In London, Takes Best Artist, Song Of The Year Honours

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.

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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.

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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.

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Here is the complete list of MTV EMA winners for 2017:

BEST SONG
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” 

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
WINNER: Zayn

BEST NEW
WINNER: Dua Lipa 
Julia Michaels
Khalid
Kyle
Rag‘n’Bone Man

BEST POP
WINNER: Camila Cabello 
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
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”

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
WINNER: Ed Sheeran 
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
WINNER: David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
WINNER: Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
WINNER: Eminem 
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
WINNER: Thirty Seconds To Mars 

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
WINNER: Hailee Steinfeld 
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
Kyle
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
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
Tomorrowland 2017
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

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WINNER: U2

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