Nigerian music artiste Divine Ikubor known professionally as Rema, has won the “Best Afrobeats” category at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

Quest Times reports that the Afrobeats category was added to the nomination list for the first time in the EMAs’ history.

The award ceremony was scheduled to be held in Paris on November 5 but was canceled due to security concerns. However, the winners were still announced and received their awards.

Rema was also nominated in the “Best Collaboration” category for his song “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez, but lost to the song “TQG” by Karol G and Shakira.

Moreover, Taylor Swift was the biggest winner of the night, taking home three awards: “Best Artiste,” “Best Live,” and “Best Video.”

Nicki Minaj also won two awards: “Best Hip Hop” and “Best US Act.”

See the full winners’ list below:

Best Song
Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
WINNER: Jung Kook feat. Latto – “Seven”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
Rema, Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Best Video
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “Bongos”
Doja Cat – “Paint The Town Red”
Little Simz – “Gorilla”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
WINNER: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best Artist
Doja Cat
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
SZA
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Best Collaboration
Central Cee x Dave – “Sprinter”
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”
WINNER: KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG”
Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage – “Creepin’”
PinkPantheress, Ice Spice – “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”
Rema, Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Best New
Coi Leray
FLO
Ice Spice
WINNER: Peso Pluma
PinkPantheress
Reneé Rapp

Best Pop
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best Afrobeats
Asake
Aya Nakamura
Ayra Starr
Burna Boy
Davido
WINNER: Rema

Best Rock
Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
WINNER: Måneskin
Metallica
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

Best Latin
WINNER: Anitta
Bad Bunny
KAROL G
Peso Pluma
ROSALÍA
Shakira

Best K-pop
FIFTY FIFTY
WINNER: Jung Kook
NewJeans
SEVENTEEN
Stray Kids
TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Best Alternative
Blur
Fall Out Boy
WINNER: Lana Del Rey

Paramore
Thirty Seconds to Mars

YUNGBLUD

Best Electronic
Alesso
Calvin Harris
WINNER: David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Peggy Gou
Tiësto

Best Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Central Cee
Lil Wayne
Lil Uzi Vert
Metro Boomin
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best R&B
Chlöe
WINNER: Chris Brown
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker
SZA
Usher

Best Live
Beyoncé
Burna Boy
Ed Sheeran
Måneskin
SZA
WINNER: Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Best Push
November 2022: Flo Milli
December 2022: Reneé Rapp
January 2023: Sam Ryder
February 2023: Armani White
March 2023: FLETCHER
WINNER: April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Biggest Fans
Anitta
Billie Eilish
BLACKPINK
Jung Kook
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
Sabrina Carpenter
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Best Group
aespa
FLO
Jonas Brothers
Måneskin
NewJeans
OneRepublic
SEVENTEEN
TOMORROW X TOGETHER

2023 MTV EMA Best Local Act Nominees:
Best African Act
Asake
Burna Boy
Libianca
Tyler ICU
WINNER: Diamond Platnumz

Best Asia Act
WINNER: BE:FIRST
BRIGHT
Moria
Tiara Andini
TREASURE

Best Australian Act
Budjerah
G Flip
WINNER: Kylie Minogue
The Kid LAROI
Troye Sivan

Best Brasilian Act
Anavitoria
Kevin O Chris
Luisa Sonza
Manu Gavassi
WINNER: Matue

Best Canadian Act
Charlotte Cardin
Drake
Jamie Fine
WINNER: Shania Twain
The Beaches

Best Caribbean Act
Eladio Carrion
Mora
Myke Towers
Rauw Alejandro
WINNER: Young Miko

Best Dutch Act
WINNER: FLEMMING
Idaly
Kriss Kross Amsterdam
S10
Zoë Tauran

Best French Act
Aime Simone
Aya Nakamura
WINNER: Bigflo & Oli
Louane
Ninho
Slimane

Best German Act
Apache 207
AYLIVA
WINNER: Kontra K
Luciano
Nina Chuba
Ski Aggu

Best Hungarian Act
WINNER: ajsa luna
Analog Balaton
Beton.Hofi
Co Lee
Hundred Sins
Best India Act
Dee MC
DIVINE
Mali
WINNER: Tsumyoki
When Chai Met Toast

Best Italian Act
Annalisa
Elodie
Lazza
WINNER: Måneskin
The Kolors

Best Israeli Act
Anna Zak
Liad Meir
Noa Kirel
Nunu
Shira Margalit

Best Latin America North Act
Danna Paola
WINNER: Kenia Os
Kevin Kaarl
Siddhartha
Natanael Cano

Best Latin America Central Act
Blessd
WINNER: Feid
Manuel Turizo
Ryan Castro
Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin America South Act
Bizarrap
Duki
Fito Paez
WINNER: Lali
Nicki Nicole

Best New Zealand Act
BENEE
JessB
Jolyon Petch
L.A.B.
WINNER: SIX60

Best Nordic Act
Alessandra
WINNER: Käärijä
Loreen
Swedish House Mafia
Zara Larsson

Best Polish Act
WINNER: Doda
Kasia Nosowska
Mrozu
Sanah
Vito Bambino

Best Portuguese Act
Bárbara Bandeira
WINNER: Bispo
Carolina Deslandes
Marisa Liz
PIRUKA

Best Spanish Act
Abraham Mateo
Álvaro de Luna
Lola Índigo
Quevedo
WINNER: Samantha Hudson

Best Swiss Act
Danitsa
WINNER: Gjon’s Tears
KT Gorique

Monet192
Stress

Best UK & Ireland Act
Calvin Harris
Central Cee
PinkPantheress
Raye
Sam Smith
WINNER: Tom Grennan

Best US Act
Doja Cat
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
SZA
Taylor Swift

 

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