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Shawn Mendes the Big Winner as MTV EMAs Hit London

U2, Eminem perform at the live show

Shawn Mendes was the big winner Sunday at the MTV EMAs in London, scooping the best song and best artist awards. Mendes had been expected to fare well, going into the EMAs with five nominations, and was a triple winner, taking the “biggest fans” accolade in addition to best song and artist. Only Taylor Swift had more nominations, with six, but she didn’t pick up any awards on the night.

The EMAs were held at the SSE Arena, Wembley, but also saw MTV stage events around the British capital. U2, recipients of the global icon award on the night, performed “Get Out of Your Own Way” from Trafalgar Square. Eminem was on the mic in a London pub before taking to the EMA stage and performing his new single, “Walk on Water.” The rapper picked up the best hip hop gong.

Best video went to Kendrick Lamar for “Humble,” best live act to Ed Sheeran, and best rock to Coldplay. Dua Lipa scooped the best new artist accolade.

Rita Ora hosted and performed, opening the show alongside Kurupt FM, the stars of BBC comedy “People Just Do Nothing,” with a skit that featured London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The night’s big winner, Mendes, sung his best song-winning track “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” from a huge light box.

Grime star Stormzy brought the hometown vibes, arriving in a police car and performing “Big for Your Boots.” Other big set-piece performances on the night included best pop winner Camilia Cabello’s epic routine, which culminated in a Havana-style swimming pool being projected onto the stage, and The Killers’ performance of “The Man,” which used an innovative 360-degree filming technique.

Liam Payne, Travis Scott, Demi Lovato, and Kesha also performed. David Guetta closed the show with his new single, “Dirty, Sexy, Money,” with guests French Montana, Charli XCX and Afrojack.

The winners in full: 

BEST SONG

Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

BEST ARTIST

Shawn Mendes

BEST LOOK

ZAYN

BEST NEW

Dua Lipa

BEST POP

Camila Cabello

BEST VIDEO

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

BEST LIVE

Ed Sheeran

BEST ELECTRONIC

David Guetta

BEST ROCK

Coldplay

BEST HIP HOP

Eminem

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Thirty Seconds To Mars

BIGGEST FANS

Shawn Mendes

BEST PUSH

Hailee Steinfeld

BEST WORLD STAGE

The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

WORLDWIDE ACT WINNERS

Lil’ Kleine – The Netherlands

Tangana – Spain

Babymetal – Japan

Alma – Finland

DaVido – Nigeria

Stormzy – UK & Ireland

Lali – Argentina

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