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Recap: 2020 MTV EMAs + A Full List of Winners

Posted on November 10, 2020

Like every year, we can’t have the MTV MVAs without having their European counterpart – the MTV EMAs. The EMAs award the achievements of artists all around the globe. The MTV EMAs were held this past weekend on November 8, 2020.

This year, the show has not been hosted in a single location but filmed in various. However, we know by now that this won’t prevent award shows from being extremely engaging and worth watching.

So, if you missed it, here’s a brief recap of what you should know about the 2020 MTV EMAs!


Let’s cut to the chase. BTS won four awards including Best Song and Best Group. Lady Gaga won Best Artist, defeating on the process serious competition from Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. She also was crowned as Best U.S. Act! A bit up north from her and the U.S., Johnny Orlando won Best Canadian Act for second year in a row, and we couldn’t be more proud of him!

DJ Khaled won the Best Video award for “Popstar” featuring Drake and Doja Cat became Best New while Yungblud did the same with Best Push. And apparently, BTS have the Biggest Fans!

Talking a bit about genres, Little Mix (the show’s hosts) won Best Pop, knocking out heavy hitters such as Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Coldplay won Best Rock and Cardi B Best Hip-Hop. David Guetta won Best Electronic the same weekend he conquered the 2020 DJ Mag Top 100, Hayley Williams won Best Alternative and Karol G won Best Latin.

Johnny Orlando, Best Canadian Act for second year in a row.
Credit: Norman Wong

The Full List Of Winners

Apart from the winners we mentioned above, there are also regional nominations and winners. Johnny Orlando was the one to announce all these regional winners through a livestream! You can check the video of international talent and Johnny on the MTV EMA Facebook page!

Without further ado, let’s check the whole list of winners and nominees to the 2020 MTV EMAs!

Best Video

DJ Khaled – POPSTAR ft Drake starring Justin Bieber

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted

Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion

Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Taylor Swift – The Man

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Artist

Lady Gaga

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

The Weeknd

Best Song

BTS – Dynamite

DaBaby – Rockstar ft Roddy Ricch

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Roddy Ricch – The Box

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Collaboration

Karol G – Tusa ft Nicki Minaj

BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez – Ice Cream

Cardi B – WAP ft Megan Thee Stallion

DaBaby – Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch

Justin Bieber – Intentions ft Quavo

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Sam Smith, Demi Lovato – I’m Ready

Best Pop 

Little Mix


Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Best Group


5 Seconds of Summer


Chloe x Halle


Little Mix

Best New

Doja Cat



Jack Harlow

Roddy Ricch


Biggest Fans


Ariana Grande


Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Best Latin

Karol G

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin



Best Rock


Green Day

Liam Gallagher

Pearl Jam

Tame Impala

The Killers

Best Hip Hop 

Cardi B




Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best Electronic

David Guetta

Calvin Harris



Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

Best Alternative

Hayley Williams


FKA twigs

Machine Gun Kelly

The 1975

twenty one pilots

Video for Good 

H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe

Anderson .Paak – Lockdown

David Guetta & Sia – Let’s love

Demi Lovato – I Love Me

Jorja Smith – By Any Means

Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Best Push


AJ Mitchell




Conan Gray

Doja Cat


Jack Harlow

Lil Tecca

Tate McRae


Best Virtual Live

BTS – Bang Bang Con: The Live

J Balvin – Behind The Colores Live Experience

Katy Perry @ Tomorrow Land – Around The World

Little Mix – UNCancelled

Maluma – Papi Juancho Live

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

And that’s all! We want to congratulate all of the winners as well as those who didn’t win but were nominated, on a fantastic year of hard work.

Did your favourite artists win this year? Let us know on Instagram at @Umusic!