FULL LIST: Rema Shines As He Wins ‘Best Afrobeats’ Award At 2023 MTV EMAs

Rema's Victory Showcases the Global Rise of Afrobeats in Music

Nigerian music sensation, Rema, has achieved a remarkable milestone in his career by winning the prestigious “Best Afrobeats” award at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

FULL LIST: Rema Shines As He Wins 'Best Afrobeats' Award At 2023 MTV EMAs

This victory marks the first-ever presentation of the “Best Afrobeats” category in the history of the EMAs, highlighting the global recognition and influence of the Afrobeats genre.

Originally scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Paris on November 5, the highly anticipated MTV EMAs was canceled by the organizers due to security concerns arising from the volatile state of global events. However, despite the cancellation of the physical event, the organizers reassured fans and artists that the winning artists would still receive their well-deserved MTV EMA Awards.

Rema, whose dynamic sound and undeniable talent have taken the music world by storm, was not only recognized in the “Best Afrobeats” category but also nominated for the “Best Collaboration” category. In the latter, he was up against formidable competitors and global superstars, ultimately conceding the award to the hit song “TQG” by Karol G and Shakira.

Taylor Swift ALSO emerged as the biggest winner of the night, securing a triumphant three awards, including “Best Artist,” “Best Live,” and “Best Video.” Nicki Minaj also left her mark by winning two awards in the categories of “Best Hip Hop” and “Best US Act.”

Here’s the full list of winners from the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards:

Best Afrobeats: Rema
Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey
Best Artist: Taylor Swift
Best Collaboration: Karol G and Shakira – “TQG”
Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
Best K-Pop: Jung Kook
Best Latin: Anitta
Best Live: Taylor Swift
Best New: Peso Pluma
Best Pop: Billie Eilish
Best Push: Tomorrow X Together
Best R&B: Chris Brown
Best Rock: Maneskin
Best Song: Jung Kook Featuring Latto – “Seven”
Best Video: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

In addition to the international categories, the 2023 MTV EMA also featured “Best Local Act” awards recognizing outstanding talent from various regions around the world. The winners of these categories included:

Best Local Act Awards:

Best African Act: Diamond Platnumz
Best Asia Act: BE: FIRST
Best Australian Act: Kylie Minogue
Best Brazilian Act: Matue
Best Canadian Act: Shania Twain
Best Caribbean Act: Young Miko
Best Dutch Act: FLEMMING
Best French Act: Bigflo & Oli
Best German Act: Kontra K
Best Hungarian Act: ajsa luna
Best India Act: Tsumyoki
Best Italian Act: Måneskin
Best Latin American North Act: Kenia OS
Best Latin American Central Act: Feid
Best Latin American South Act: Lali
Best New Zealand Act: SIX60
Best Nordic Act: Käärijä
Best Polish Act: Doda
Best Portuguese Act: Bispo
Best Spanish Act: Samantha Hudson
Best Swiss Act: Gjon’s Tears
Best UK & Ireland Act: Tom Grennan
Best US Act: Nicki Minaj

Rema’s groundbreaking win in the “Best Afrobeats” category solidifies his position as a global music icon, and fans eagerly await his next move in the ever-evolving world of Afrobeats.

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