BTS, Little Mix, Hayley Williams, Jack, and more win at the 2020 MTV EMAs

BTS, Little Mix, Hayley Williams, Jack, and more win at the 2020 MTV EMAs

Firing off on a Sunday evening on November 8, the MTV EMAs, an awards show known for the appearances of the hottest world-class music acts, has taken place online for its 27th edition.

While usually strung up by performances at grand venues such as the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Spain, the 2020 event was unforgettably joined by impeccable pre-recorded performances from artists including the likes of Sam Smith, David Guetta, Little Mix, Alicia Keys, and more.Β 

This was spliced in with the announcement of the show's winners, honouring the top names in the international music scene. In this year's race, BTS emerged as the biggest winners, taking home 4 out of the 5 awards they were nominated for, including Best Virtual Live for their 2020 virtual concert, BANG BANG CON, Best Song for 'Dynamite', Best Group, and Biggest Fans for ARMY.


On the other hand, Little Mix bagged the top prizes for Best Pop and Best UK & Ireland act. Brandishing their newest album Confetti, the British girl group stunned the virtual audience with 'Sweet Melody', alongside their hosting duties for the night which were shot from various locations.Β 

YUNGBLUD also came through with a sweet victory from Best Push, a category that awards the biggest breakthrough artists of the year. At the ceremony, he performed 'cotton candy' from his sophomore album, Weird!, together with his other 2020 hit 'strawberry lipstick'.

Meanwhile, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams, who released her first solo album this year, Petal for Armor, won Best Alternative.

Jack from Vietnam also notched the Best Southeast Asia Act, running against other prominent acts from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, namely Ben&Ben, Benjamin Kheng, Violette Wautier, Agnez Mo, and K-Clique.

Here's the full list of winners below:

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

Best South East AsiaΒ 


Agnez Mo


Benjamin Kheng

Violette Wautier