Camila Cabello, absolute winner of the MTV EMA, in a night in which Rosalía shone

Camila Cabello, absolute winner of the MTV EMA, in a night in which Rosalía shone


With the Bilbao Exhibition Center up to the flag, the twenty-fifth edition of the MTV EMA was almost entirely for and for them. The female stars who triumph here and out starred in a gala in which Rosalía, once again (and we have already lost the account) again made his mark with his success "Malamente", after making the paseíllo of the red carpet dressed as María Escoté. The 23-year-old Catalan artist is directly aimed at international stardom and, as many point out, she may be that artist who procured (if she has not already done so) a new revolution to flamenco.

But the great winner of the night was Camila Cabello, that after sweeping a few weeks ago at the MTV Music Awards with "Havana" (took four of the categories) again repeated triumph with three awards, which place the Cuban at the top of the record industry. His exit from Fifth Harmony in 2016 confirms his successful decision not to wait any longer to launch himself into the void. "Havana", a subject in which, in addition, she and rapper Young Thug have participated six other composers, among which are Pharrell Williams, was crowned as a hit on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 list at the beginning of this year, and after the gala last night is confirmed as one of the best topics this year that is about to say goodbye.

But she was not the only queen of the MTV EMA. Nicki Minaj, recognized as best hip hop artist, monopolized two of the great performances of the evening. The American rapper opened the party with "Good Form", to then star in a joint performance with the components of Little Mix ("Woman like Me") and minutes later go on stage to accompany David Guetta and Jason Derulo in "Goodbye" . A powerful start for a night in which female stars claimed their hegemony in the record industry.

One of the most coveted moments was the award of the Global Icon prize to Janet Jackson, a recognition that was not long in coming and that came after the little sister of the American musical clan will deploy all their energy on the stage of the Basque capital with a remix of "Made for now" (her latest single with reggaeton king, Daddy Yankee), "All for you" and "Rhythm Nation" (two of his biggest record hits), accompanied by a dance team consisting of more than 20 dancers and other percussionists.

Shocking were the performances of Bebe Rexha ("I'm a mess") and Halsey ("Without me"), the first one surrounded by almost fifty dancers that took her in a shower to a bathtub, and the second in a glass box, held by a chain, and in the middle of a final torrential rain.

Neither did the apparitions of Alessia Cara, Jack & Jack and Marshmello, this last producer and American DJ (disguised in Daft Punk style) put the end of party together Anne-Marie and Bastille.

Nothing was left to chance, as is usual in the galas of the musical chain, everything, down to the smallest detail, is measured, controlled and intentionally placed so that the retransmission on the other side of the screen becomes a spectacle. While we finish writing these lines, operators are heard in the background dismantling the stage against the clock., a long night that puts an end to a week in which Bilbao has been in the musical epicenter of Europe, but which also represents the starting point for the next edition. Long live music!

LIST OF WINNERS

► Best artist

Camila Cabello

► Best video

Camila Cabello ("Havana")

► Best song

Camila Cabello ("Havana")

► Best pop artist

Dua Lipa

► Revelation

TBC

► Best hip hop artist

Nicki Minaj

► Best live

Shawn Mendes

► Best rock artist

5 Seconds of Summer

► Best alternative artist

Panic! At the disco

► Best electronic artist

Marshmello

► Best Biggest Fans

BTS

► Best artist World Stage

Alessia Cara

► Best push artist

Grace Vanderwaal

► Best Spanish artist

Long live Sweden

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