Shawn Mendes, DaVido and Lil’ Kleine are the 2017 MTV EMAs’ Biggest Winners

MTVEMA.com/ghanadat.com/SpotifyCanadian singer Shawn Mendes, popular Nigerian artiste DaVido and Dutch rapper Lil’ Kleine were the biggest winners at the 24th annual MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), held recently at the SSE Arena in London.

Eminem, who picked up the ‘Best Hip-Hop’ award and the UK’s Stormzy, performed at the ceremony hosted by Rita Ora. There were also performances by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.

Shawn Mendes was presented with not less than four prizes including awards in the ‘Best Artist’, ‘Best Canadian Act’ and ‘Biggest Fans’  categories. The teenager was also the winner of the ‘Best Song’ award for There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.

Pere crooner DaVido picked up the award for ‘Best African Act’, as well as, ‘Best Worldwide Act’  prize. Similarly, actor and rapper Lil’ Kleine (from the Netherlands) won the ‘Best Dutch Act’ and ‘Best Worldwide Act’ awards.

Other winners include America’s sweetheart Camila Cabello (‘Best Pop’), Coldplay (‘Best Rock’), Fifth Harmony (‘Best US Act’), Ed Sheeran (‘Best Live Act’), Anitta (‘Best Brazilian Act’) and Dua Lipa (‘Best New Act’).

Camila Cabello | via InstagramCompton rapper Kendrick Lamar won in the ‘Best Video’ category, while Zayn Malik picked up the ‘Best Look’ award. Taylor Swift had six nominations but did not leave with any award. However, the ‘Global Icon Award’ went to U2.

Evidently, DaVido could not contain his excitement in a series of social media posts. After he was presented with the ‘Best Worldwide Act’  award, he posted an image with the following caption in upper case letters “AHHH ANOTHER 1!!!! 2 EMA’S !!!! THIS SHIT EMOTIONAL !!! SAY HELLO TO MTV EMA’S 2017 BEST AFRICAN ACT AND BEST WORLDWIDE ACT”.

Davido | via InstagramThe official website of the MTV EMAs says the awards are “about the fans just as much as they are about their favorite artists.” adding that “Fans determine the night’s winners by voting for their favorite artists in the weeks leading up to the show”.

 

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Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ Becomes Longest Reigning Hip-Hop Track on Billboard Hot 100 in 2017

Post Malone | via Cloudinary.comPost Malone’s hit track with 21 Savage Rockstar has reportedly stayed on top of Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for 4 weeks in 2017, making it the longest reigning hip-hop track on the chart this year.

This news comes after earlier reports of Post Malone’s being named the Most Streamed Artiste in the world. Rockstar reportedly racked its 5th week at number one on the Streaming Songs chart with about 46 million streams in the U.S.

According to Billboard, Rockstar which concurrently tops both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, has reigned the longest on the Hot 100 chart out of all the 5 hip-hop tracks that notched up to number one this year, including Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow, Migos’ Bad and Boujee and Kendrick Lamar’s Humble.

 

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Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Climbs Up to Number 2 on Billboard Hot 100

Camila Cabello | via Hollywood LifeCamila Cabello’s Havana featuring Young Thug ascends to the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 from number 7.

Billboard says Havana‘s surge comes after “the first full week of tracking”, following the recent release of ‘Havana The Movie’, the track’s official video which was reportedly premiered on October 24, 2017.

Havana ascent, according to Billboard, marks the former Fifth Harmony member’s highest rank on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — considering her songs as a solo artiste and those with her former group, including ‘Work From Home’ featuring Ty Dolla $ign

 

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