2018 MTV Europe Music Awards

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2018 MTV Europe Music Awards
2018 MTV EMAs Logo.jpg
Date4 November 2018
LocationBizkaia Arena, Barakaldo, Basque Country, Spain
Hosted byHailee Steinfeld
Most awardsCamila Cabello (4)
Most nominationsCamila Cabello (6)
Television/radio coverage
Channel 5

The 2018 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) was held at the Bizkaia Arena (Bilbao Exhibition Centre) in Barakaldo, part of Greater Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, on 4 November 2018.[1] The host of the ceremony was Hailee Steinfeld.[2] This was the third time that Spain hosted the annual awards show.

Camila Cabello was nominated for 6 awards, followed by Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who were each nominated for five.[3] Cabello won four awards, becoming the most awarded artist of the night.[4]

In association with the EMAs, an event called MTV Music Week was organised, which run from 29 October to 3 November at different locations throughout the province of Biscay.[5] The main concert, part of the MTV World Stage series, was held at San Mamés Stadium on 3 November, headlined by Muse and Crystal Fighters.[6]


Camila Cabello accepting the Best Video

Winners are in bold text.

Best Song Best Video

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – "Havana"

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) — "Havana"

Best Artist Best Group[7]

Camila Cabello


Best New Best Pop

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Best Electronic Best Rock


5 Seconds of Summer

Best Alternative Best Hip-Hop

Panic! at the Disco

Nicki Minaj

Best Live Best World Stage

Shawn Mendes

Alessia Cara

Best Push Act Biggest Fans

Grace VanderWaal


Best Look

Nicki Minaj

Generation Change[8]
Sonita Alizadeh

Hauwa Ojeifo
Xiuhtezcatl "X" Martinez
Mohamad Al Jounde
Ellen Jones

Global Icon
Janet Jackson[9]

Regional nominations[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

Best Belgian Act Best Danish Act[10]

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Scarlet Pleasure

Best Dutch Act Best Finnish Act



Best French Act Best German Act

Bigflo & Oli

Mike Singer

Best Hungarian Act Best Israeli Act

Follow The Flow

Noa Kirel

Best Italian Act Best Norwegian Act


  • Calcutta
  • Ghali
  • Liberato
  • Shade

Alan Walker

Best Polish Act Best Portuguese Act


Diogo Piçarra

Best Russian Act Best Spanish Act

Jah Khalib

Viva Suecia

Best Swedish Act Best Swiss Act


Loco Escrito

Best UK & Ireland Act[11]

Little Mix

Best African Act

Tiwa Savage

Best Greater China Act Best Indian Act

Loura Lou

Big Ri and Meba Ofilia

Best Japanese Act Best Korean Act

Little Glee Monster


Best Southeast Asian Act

Joe Flizzow

Australia and New Zealand
Best Australian Act Best New Zealand Act

Tkay Maidza

Mitch James

Best Brazilian Act Best Canadian Act


Shawn Mendes

Best Latin America North Act Best Latin America Central Act


Sebastián Yatra

Best Latin America South Act Best US Act


Camila Cabello


Pre show[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Sofía Reyes[12] "1, 2, 3"

Main Show[edit]

Artist Featuring Song
Nicki Minaj
Little Mix
"Majesty (reprise)"
"Good Form"
"Woman Like Me"
Panic! At The Disco[13] "High Hopes"
Rosalía[14] "De Aquí No Sales"
Hailee Steinfeld[2] "Back to Life"
Muse "Pressure"
(Filmed at San Mamés Stadium)
Janet Jackson[9] "Made for Now"
(contains excerpts from "Rhythm Nation" and "All for You")
Bebe Rexha[12] "I'm a Mess"
Halsey[14] "Without Me"
Jason Derulo

David Guetta[12]

Nicki Minaj "Goodbye"
Alessia Cara[13] "Trust My Lonely"
Jack & Jack[13] "No One Compares to You"
Marshmello[13] Anne-Marie


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Los premios MTV viajarán a Bilbao". El País (in Spanish). November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hailee Steinfeld to Host 2018 MTV EMAs". The Hollywood Reporter. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "The 2018 MTV EMA Nominees Are Here!". MTV. 4 October 2018. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ Jiménez, Álex (4 November 2018). "Camila Cabello arrasa en los Premios MTV EMA 2018". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "¡La música invade Bizkaia en la #MTVMusicWeek!". MTV España (in Spanish). 18 September 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Muse and Crystal Fighters Will Headline MTV Music Week in Bilbao". MTV. 5 October 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 MTV EMA Winners: See The Full List". MTV News. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  8. ^ "meet the mtv ema generation change award nominees". MTV EMA. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Janet Jackson Is This Year's Global Icon Award Winner!". mtvema. 17 October 2018. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 MTV EMA - Vote Nominees -". MTVEMA (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2019-03-23. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  11. ^ "2018 MTV EMA - Vote Nominees -". MTVEMA. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Little Mix, Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo and David Guetta Will Perform at the EMA!". MTV Europe. 1 November 2018. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara, Marshmello, Bastille, Anne-Marie and Jack & Jack Will Perform at the 2018 MTV EMA". mtvema. 25 October 2018. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Nicki Minaj, Halsey and Rosalía Will Perform At the 2018 EMA". mtvema. 19 October 2018. Archived from the original on 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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