In the wake of the MTV EMA Awards 2023 cancellation, originally slated to unfold in the beautiful backdrop of France this November, music enthusiasts and artists alike were left in anticipation. The air was thick with suspense as we eagerly awaited the unveiling of the year’s honorees. Finally, the organisers have answered our calls, revealing the illustrious list of winners in an official announcement posted on their website.
Among the standout winners, Rema soared to new heights by being crowned the Best Afrobeats Artist of 2023. His magnetic blend of rhythm and lyricism continues to captivate global audiences, solidifying his place at the pinnacle of the Afrobeats genre.
Meanwhile, Diamond Platnumz, the Tanzanian sensation, claimed the coveted title of Best African Act of 2023. His infectious melodies and charismatic performances have earned him a well-deserved spot as a frontrunner in the African music scene.
Now, let’s dive into MTV EMA Awards 2023 full list of winners:
- Best Afrobeats: Rema
- Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey
- Best Artist: Taylor Swift
- Best Collaboration: KAROL G and Shakira for “TQG”
- Best Electronic: David Guetta
- Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
- Best K-Pop: Jung Kook
- Best Latin: Anitta
- Best Live: Taylor Swift
- Best New: Peso Pluma
- Best Pop: Billie Eilish
- Best Push: Tomorrow X Together
- Best R&B: Chris Brown
- Best Rock: Maneskin
- Best Song: Jung Kook featuring Latto with “Seven”
- Best Video: Taylor Swift’s compelling “Anti-Hero”
It’s evident that a diverse array of talents has been recognised, spanning various genres and styles, reflecting the eclectic landscape of music in 2023.
But the excitement doesn’t end there! The MTV EMA also honoured outstanding local acts from around the globe, shedding light on regional brilliance.
MTV EMA Awards 2023 Best Local Act Awards:
- Best African Act: Diamond Platnumz
- Best Asia Act: BE:FIRST
- Best Australian Act: Kylie Minogue
- Best Brazilian Act: Matue
- Best Canadian Act: Shania Twain
- Best Caribbean Act: Young Miko
- Best Dutch Act: FLEMMING
- Best French Act: Bigflo & Oli
- Best German Act: Kontra K
- Best Hungarian Act: ajsa luna
- Best India Act: Tsumyoki
- Best Italian Act: Måneskin
- Best Latin American North Act: Kenia OS
- Best Latin American Central Act: Feid
- Best Latin American South Act: Lali
- Best New Zealand Act: SIX60
- Best Nordic Act: Käärijä
- Best Polish Act: Doda
- Best Portuguese Act: Bispo
- Best Spanish Act: Samantha Hudson
- Best Swiss Act: Gjon’s Tears
- Best UK & Ireland Act: Tom Grennan
- Best US Act: Nicki Minaj
This comprehensive list of winners serves as a testament to the global reach and influence of the music industry, celebrating both international sensations and local heroes who have left an indelible mark on the auditory landscape. Though the MTV EMA 2023 awards ceremony may have been called off, the music world continues to thrive, fueled by the undeniable talent of these remarkable artists.