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Diamond Platnumz Emerges Winner Of the “Worldwide Act” Award at The 2015 MTV EMAs

Diamond Platnumz made the African continent proud when he was pronounced winner of Worldwide Act: Africa/India – beating Indian star Priyanka Chopra to be crowned the top artist on two continents!

The 2015 MTV EMAs was held last night and it recorded some unforgettable moments created by powerhouse performers and awards wins by the hottest stars on the globe.

Alex Okosi, SVP & MD, VIMN Africa commented , “It’s so exciting to see African artistes taking their rightful place on the MTV EMA stage with their peers from around the world. This is a huge achievement for Diamond and a win for both him and African contemporary music, and we send our warmest congratulations to him.”

Broadcast across the globe from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, the MTV EMAs garnered more than 600 million votes, with Justin BieberEd SheeranNicki MinajOne DirectionRihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and more winning MTV EMAs.

Other big moments included:

  •  Justin Bieber showcased his purpose with an incredible performance of What Do You Mean? He was the biggest winner of the night with five MTV EMAs: Best Male for the sixth year in a row; Best LookWorldwide Act: North AmericaBest Collaboration for his work with Skrillex and Diplo on Where Are You Now?and Beliebers came out in full effect to help him win Biggest Fans in a heated social vote, with One Direction landing in second place.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with a high-octane performance of their award-winning song Downtown, which featured mopeds, travellators and Eric Nally flying high above the stage.  Later in the evening, they won Best Video for Downtown.
  • Pharrell Williams closed the night with a powerful performance of his hit track Freedom. Afterward, the broadcast cut to Piazza Duomo in central Milan, where thousands of fans held up a massive 23 x 16 metre ‘Freedom’ flag. Incorporating national flags from all over the world, the flag symbolized the birth of a utopian country that knows no borders and kicked off the MTV Freedom campaign, which seeks to raise awareness, activism and donations in support of the current refugee crisis. More information is available at freedom.mtvema.com. #EMAfreedom.
  • Host Ed Sheeran was busy throughout the night. Not only did he commandeer proceedings with co-host Ruby Rose,  he also joined Rudimental atop a collection of retro radios for a funky collaboration on their hit Lay it All On Me, and took home awards for Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

The conclusion of the show also included an exciting announcement: the 2016 MTV EMAswill be held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

FULL LIST OF 2015 MTV EMA Winners

BEST SONG
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood

BEST POP
One Direction                     

BEST FEMALE
Rihanna                                                     

BEST MALE                          
Justin Bieber                                                      

BEST LIVE ACT
Ed Sheeran

BEST NEW ACT                           
Shawn Mendes                                                      

BEST VIDEO
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown

BEST ROCK
Coldplay                                                                                  

 BEST ALTERNATIVE
Lana Del Rey                           

BEST HIP HOP
Nicki Minaj                                                                                     

BEST ELECTRONIC
Martin Garrix                        

BEST PUSH
Shawn Mendes                                                      

BEST COLLABORATION
Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo – Where Are You Now?

BIGGEST FANS
Justin Bieber

BEST LOOK
Justin Bieber                                                      

BEST WORLD STAGE
Ed Sheeran – V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014

VIDEO VISIONARY AWARD
Duran Duran

WORLDWIDE ACT: North America
Canada – Justin Bieber

WORLDWIDE ACT: LATIN America
Brazil – Anitta

WORLDWIDE ACT: Europe
Italy – Marco Mengoni

WORLDWIDE ACT: Africa / India
Africa – Diamond Platnumz

WORLDWIDE ACT: Asia
China – Jane Zhang

WORLDWIDE ACT: Australia / New Zealand
Australia – 5 Seconds of Summer

To view the MTV EMAs, please tune into MTV, DStv channel 130, at 7PM on Monday 26 October.

For more information on the 2015 MTV EMA, please go to www.mtv.co.za  or www.mtvbase.com or follow @MTVBaseAfrica or @MTVza.

Diamond Platnumz

Pharell Williams

Ellie Goulding

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MTV EMA's 2015 - Portrait Arrivals

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Jason Derulo

 

MTV EMA's 2015 - Show

MTV EMA's 2015 - Milan Music Week World Stage

Macklemore

Justin Bieber

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Ruby Rode

 

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