The MTV EMA 2017 took place last night at London’s SSE Arena. Shawn Mendes was the big winner, taking home four out of the five awards he was nominated for. Other winners included Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran. Check out the full list of winners here.
In addition to handing out plenty of awards, we were treated to 14 performances from some of the world’s biggest music stars, including Eminem, Demi Lovato, and Stormzy.
Did you miss the show? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a recap of all 14 performances from last night’s MTV EMA.
Camila Cabello – ‘Havana’
Best Pop winner Camila Cabello showed us all why she is one of the hottest artists of the moment with a super slick performance of global hit ‘Havana’. From stunning staging, to fierce choreo (including synchronised swimming!), Camila’s performance was one of the night’s highlights.
Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson, Julia Michaels and Anne-Marie – ‘Symphony’ / ‘I Miss You’ / ‘Rockabye’
Clean Bandit wowed us with three special guests as they performed a medley of their hits. Kicking off with ‘Symphony’, the trio were joined by Zara Larsson, who took home the award for Best Swedish Act. Julia Michaels took over to sing the band’s latest single ‘I Miss You’, before Anne-Marie closed the performance with smash hit ‘Rockabye’.
David Guetta featuring Charli XCX – ‘Dirty Sexy Money’
French DJ David Guetta got the whole of SSE Arena jumping with ‘Dirty Sexy Money’. Full of energy, he was joined by songstress Charli XCX.
Demi Lovato – ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ / ‘Tell Me You Love Me’
Vocal powerhouse Demi Lovato wowed the EMA crowd with a mashup of two of her recent singles. She whipped the crowd into a frenzy with her sassy anthem ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, before slowing things down a little with the powerful song ‘Tell Me You Love Me’.
Eminem featuring Skylar Grey – ‘Walk on Water’
Best Hip Hop artist Eminem only released ‘Walk on Water’ a few days ago but the track is already causing huge waves on the music scene. Whilst Beyoncé wasn’t present, he delivered an incredible performance with Skylar Grey, kicking things off in a pub.
French Montana featuring Swae Lee – ‘Unforgettable’
Joined by an army of dancers and plenty of fire, French Montana and Swae Lee delivered an ‘Unforgettable’ performance of their global smash hit.
Kesha – ‘Learn To Love’
Kesha took to the stage for a powerful performance of her track ‘Learn to Love’. Donned in a sparkly outfit, the singer was joined by dancers and rainbow lights before being covered in glitter confetti.
Liam Payne – ‘Strip That Down’
Liam Payne took to the EMA stage for the first time as a solo artist and performed his debut single, ‘Strip That Down’. Joined by dancers, his performance was slick and full of energy.
Rita Ora – ‘Your Song’ / ‘Anywhere’
Show host Rita Ora was on double duty as she also got to perform at the ceremony. Opting for a mashup, she began with ‘Your Song’ before launching into her new hit ‘Anywhere’. We love the staging, which was based on a huge staircase.
Shawn Mendes – ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’
Man of the night Shawn Mendes not only took home four EMAs, but also delivered a passionate performance of his song ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’. It’s easy to see why Shawn won the award for Best Song for this anthem.
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Grime artist Stormzy showed us all why he’s one of the best in the game with a rip roaring performance of ‘Big For Your Boots’. He also had the coolest entrance – who else could get away with arriving on stage hanging out of a police car?
The Killers – ‘The Man’
The Killers rocked it on stage, with a performance of their track ‘The Man’. The band had simple staging and let their energy do all of the talking.
Travis Scott – ‘Butterfly Effect’
Travis Scott performed his hit ‘Butterfly Effect’, but the stage wasn’t enough for him. He actually rapped his way through the song whilst standing on a giant eagle which flew above the crowd – talk about eye-catching!
U2 – ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’
Music giants U2 also performed at the EMA, although not at the arena. Their performance of ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’ was broadcast from Trafalgar Square. Talk about marking their Global Icon award in the most special way!