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Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Jung Kook & More Among 2023 MTV EMA Winners

Even though the MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris was canceled on November 5 due to safety concerns regarding the Israel-Hamas war, the winners were announced online.

via: People

"As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration," the channel shared via X — formerly known as Twitter — last month of their decision.

Swift, 33, led the winners with three awards including best video for her 2022 song “Anti-Hero," best live and best artist. The singer was also nominated for best pop act — which went to Eilish — and best song for “Anti-Hero.”

Minaj, 40, meanwhile, won best hip hop and became the first female rapper in the show's history to win best U.S. act. The “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” rapper was also nominated for best artist.

Other winners included Lana Del Rey for best alternative, Chris Brown for best R&B, Anitta for best latin, Rema for best afrobeats, Måneskin for best rock, Jung Kook for best K-pop and David Guetta for best electronic.

KAROL G and Shakira won best collaboration for their song "TQG," and Jung Kook, who won best song for his track “Seven” featuring Latto.

Among the other winning artists were Shania Twain for best Canadian act and Kylie Minogue for best Australian act.

Last month it was confirmed that the MTV EMAs were to be canceled amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

On Oct. 19, MTV announced via X: “Given the volatility of world events, we have decided not to move forward with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life.”

“The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of global music. As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration. With thousands of lives already lost, it is a moment of mourning,” the statement concluded.


Best Afrobeats: Rema Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey Best Artist: Taylor Swift Best Collaboration: KAROL G and Shakira – “TQG” Best Electronic: David Guetta Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj Best K-Pop: Jung Kook Best Latin: Anitta Best Live: Taylor Swift Best New: Peso Pluma Best Pop: Billie Eilish Best Push: Tomorrow X Together Best R&B: Chris Brown Best Rock: Maneskin Best Song: Jung Kook Featuring Latto – “Seven” Best Video: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”


Best African Act: Diamond Platnumz

Best Asia Act: BE:FIRST

Best Australian Act: Kylie Minogue

Best Brazilian Act: Matue

Best Canadian Act: Shania Twain

Best Caribbean Act: Young Miko

Best Dutch Act: FLEMMING

Best French Act: Bigflo & Oli

Best German Act: Kontra K

Best Hungarian Act: ajsa luna

Best India Act: Tsumyoki

Best Italian Act: Måneskin

Best Lat Am North Act: Kenia OS

Best Lat Am Central Act: Feid

Best Lat Am South Act: Lali

Best New Zealand Act: SIX60

Best Nordic Act: Käärijä

Best Polish Act: Doda

Best Portuguese Act: Bispo

Best Spanish Act: Samantha Hudson

Best Swiss Act: Gjon’s Tears

Best UK & Ireland Act: Tom Grennan

Best US Act: Nicki Minaj

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