The Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, with four awards, was the great winner of this Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), which took place in the Spanish city of Bilbao.
Born in Cuba 21 years ago, the singer of the hit "Havana" confirmed her great year, dominating the main categories –best artist, best song, best video– in addition to winning a best US / world artist, at the ceremony held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center.
"As the Spaniards would say: I'm a painful, uncle," exclaimed Cabello when he received the award for best artist given to him by actors Diego Luna and Michael Peña of the Narcos: Mexico television series.
"This was the best year of my life," he later said, when he was honored with the Best Song of the Year Award for "Havana", which he recorded with rapper Young Thug.
Indeed, this was an excellent year for the singer: su Havana reached number one sales in the United States and the sound of the song brings more than 1,300 million views to YouTube.
The member of the fifth Harmony team achieved two of the most prestigious awards at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), the most popular music video awards in the United States when it was crowned as the artist of the year and video clips of the year
The European MTV gala, which was held for the third time in Spain, started with Cabello, who he played "Havana" in a red dress with flamenco touches.
Another prominent figure of the night was the American rapper Nicky Minaj, who won two awards, the best Hip Hop artist and best appearance.
"Thanks to all my fans all over the world," thanked Minaj, who went out twice to sing during the ceremony, first at the Little Mix quartet company and then with French DJ David Guetta and Jason Derulo to interpret the success "Goodbye"
Among the other honors of the evening, which had American actor Hailee Steinfeld as a host, I understood Dua Lipa (Best Pop Artist), Cardi B (Best Reveal Artist), Marshmello (Best Electronic Music), Shawn Mendes (Best Live Performance) and Panic! At Disco (better alternative music).
– On behalf of the "abused" women –
The American singer Janet Jackson, with four decades in the scenes, was recognized with the "world icon" award, which are happening on this podium by artists such as U2, Queen, Whitney Houston or Eminem, who were awarded in previous releases.
In his speech of acceptance, Jackson said to talk "about women whose voices have been silenced."
"I am one of the women who have mocked, literally and emotionally, women who have mistreated, women who have been intimidated, women who have lived in fear, I am with you, you are my sisters," said Jackson.
With long hair, barefoot and black suit, Jackson made his last single "Made for Now" during the ceremony, which he recorded with Puerto Rico's reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee.
One of the most fascinated moments of the night was his performance Rosalía, the new Spanish singer who preserves the flamenco with the urban rhythms, sang the hit of "Malamente", which has earned him five Latin Grammys.
The dynamic ceremony also featured other performances, such as Panic! At The Disco, the Muse team on videos from the San Mamés, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha or Mashmello and Bastille stadiums to close the show.
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