James Reid is this year's winner as the Best Southeast Asia Act in the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards. He was previously nominated in 2015 for his album 'Reid Alert', but lost out to China's Jane Zhang. Reid joins the likes of Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, pop singer Dua Lipa, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who just kicked off his Asian tour this weekend, and EDM duo The Chainsmokers in this year's list of MTV EMA winners.
The actor/singer was up against Indonesia's Isyana Sarasvati, Malaysia's Faizal Tahir, Singapore's The Sam Willows, Thailand's Slot Machine, Vietnam's Dam Vinh Hung, and Social Wildcard Winner - Thai singer Palitchoke Ayanaputra.
Sarah Geronimo won the award in 2014, making Reid and Geronimo the only two Filipinos who have won the award.
The pop singer released his album, Palm Dreams, earlier this year to favorable reviews. (We gave it 7/10. Check out our review here.)
Watch James Reid's acceptance speech here:
AHHHHHH! We are soooo happy to have @tellemjaye as our winner for this year's @MTVEMA 2017 Best SEA Act! Here's what he has to say to all his fans! 😍 Hit https://t.co/JYCXWaxWGI for more #MTVEMA updates coming your way! pic.twitter.com/tsLLu2NSQh— MTV Asia (@mtvasia) November 12, 2017
He has also expressed his thanks via twitter.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you ❤️— James Reid (@tellemjaye) November 12, 2017
Reid is set to release a new music video for 'The L1FE', which was directed by filmmaker Petersen Vargas and singer-actress Nadine Lustre.
Watch his latest music video, 'Turnin' Up' here: