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MTV EMAs 2018: Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj & Janet Jackson steal the show

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Entea    28,212

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Women took home the major spoils at the 2018 MTV EMAs, which saw big wins for Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj and Janet Jackson, alongside standout performances by Bebe Rexha, Spanish star Rosalía and host Hailee Steinfeld. Minaj opened the show with a commanding, pyrotechnic-accompanied run through “Good Form” before British pop group Little Mix joined her onstage to perform the band’s new single “Woman Like Me,” which features a guest spot from the rapper.  

Minaj also took home awards for best hip-hop and best look at the 25th MTV EMAs, which were held at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain. “I want to thank all my fans around the world,” said the rapper upon receiving the best hip-hop title.

Cabello, who did not perform at the awards show but was present in Bilbao, won four awards, including best artist, best song and best video for “Havana” ft. Young Thug. “I know what it's like to be a fan," she said after receiving her first honor of the night. "I remember when I was 14-years-old watching these shows, waiting for my favorite artists to come on. I know how special that bond is between a fan and their favorite artist and I know special the bond I have with is with my fans."

Other big winners included Dua Lipa, who was named best pop act, and Cardi B, crowned best new artist. Shawn Mendes, who dominated last year’s EMAs in London, won best live act, while 5 Seconds of Summer took the title for best rock. Ariana Grande -- the second-most nominated artist going into the night, behind Cabello -- didn't take home a win in any of her five categories.  

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Best Video
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” - WINNER

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Childish Gambino -“This Is America”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”
The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Song
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” - WINNER

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “rockstar”

Best Pop
Dua Lipa - WINNER

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New Artist
Cardi B - WINNER

Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look
Nicki Minaj - WINNER

Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Post Malone

Best Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj - WINNER

Drake
Eminem
Migos
Travis Scott

Best Live
Shawn Mendes - WINNER

Ed Sheeran
Muse
Pink
The Carters

Best Rock
5 Seconds of Summer - WINNER

Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

Best Alternative
Panic! at the Disco - WINNER

Fall Out Boy
The 1975
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic
Marshmello - WINNER

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans
BTS - WINNER

Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage
Alessia Cara MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018 - WINNER

Clean Bandit MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
Charli XCX MTV Crashes Plymouth, U.K. 2017
David Guetta Trafalgar Square, U.K. 2017
Jason Derulo Isle of MTV, Malta 2018
Post Malone Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
Migos Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
J Cole Wireless Festival, U.K. 2018
Nick Jonas MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Best Push
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017) - WINNER

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

Best U.S. Act (Best Local Act)
Camila Cabello - WINNER

Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

 

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Manel    6,217

This bitch is the one that actually stole the show:

the crowd was LIVING

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