The 2017 MTV EMAs which opened with Best Hip Hop winner Eminem doing a thrilling orchestra-backed performance, along with guest artist Skylar Grey, of his newly dropped track “Walk on Water,” taking the mic in a London pub before joining the EMA stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Not long after, the audience saw global pop star and hometown hostess Rita Ora run through London’s streets to get to the show, with UK radio crew Kurupt FM of British sitcom “People Just Do Nothing” and a cameo from the Mayor of London himself.
Best Pop winner Camila Cabello’s captivating and elaborate musical production featured a hugely choreographed routine that moved through three scenes and incorporated soaring overhead shots, ending in a Havana-style swimming pool.
Liam Payne got hearts racing with a steamy performance of “Strip That Down” featuring dancers in streetwear moving across an LED disco floor, while perched on hydraulics set to a spectacular LED light show.
Shawn Mendes was crowned Best Artist and rocked his Best Song-winning track “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” in an ever-evolving light box.
Host Rita Ora’s performance featured more than 50 dancers in an over-the-top medley of songs from her new album, “Your Song” and “Anywhere.”
David Guetta closed the show with an electrifying performance of his new single “Dirty, Sexy, Money” with guests French Montana, and Charli XCX.
Later, Rita Ora was presented with the first-ever “MTV EMA Power of Music Award” honoring the charitable efforts on behalf of all the artists who responded to Grenfell. At the close of show, Ora announced that the 2018 MTV EMAs would be held in Bilbao, Spain.
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Winner: Shawn Mendes
Winner: Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
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
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Davido – Winner
BEST U.S. ACT
Winner: Fifth Harmony
BEST CANADIAN ACT
Shawn Mendes- Winner
BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Zayn Malik- Winner
Dua Lipa- Winner
Camila Cabello- Winner
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.-Winner
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Katy Perry – “Bon Appétit” ft. Migos
KYLE – “iSpy” ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
Winner: David Guetta
BEST HIP HOP
Lana Del Rey
Winner: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Winner: Shawn Mendes
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