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MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Diamond Platnumz poses for a portrait before the MTV EMA's at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2015/Getty Images for MTV)

MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Diamond Platnumz poses for a portrait before the MTV EMAs at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2015/Getty Images for MTV)

Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz won the Best African/Indian Act award at the 2015 MTV EMA which took place in Milan last night. He beat African musicians including Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, SA’s AKA and Ivorian DJ Arafat as well as leading Indian musicians to win the MTV prize.

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25:  Diamond Platnumz on stage during the MTV EMA's 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/MTV 2015/Getty Images for MTV)

MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 25: Diamond Platnumz on stage during the MTV EMA’s 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/MTV 2015/Getty Images for MTV)

Other winners last night included Taylor Swift and Justin Beiber.

BellaNaija will bring you all the scoop and photos from the dazzling event later today.

2015 MTV EMA Winners List

BEST AFRICAN/INDIAN ACT
Winner *** Diamond Platnumz

Yemi Alade
AKA
Davido
DJ Arafat
Indus Creed
Monica Dogra
Priyanka Chopra
The Ska Vengers
Your Chin
Asia

BEST SONG
Winner *** Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ – “Lean On”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

BEST VIDEO
Winner *** Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Downtown”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Pharrell Williams – “Freedom”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

BEST FEMALE
Winner *** Rihanna
Ellie Goulding
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Winner *** Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran
Jason Derulo
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

BEST NEW ACT
Winner *** Shawn Mendes
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Tori Kelly

BEST POP
Winner *** One Direction
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift

BEST ELECTRONIC
Winner *** Martin Garrix
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer

BEST ROCK
Winner *** Coldplay
AC/DC
Foo Fighters
Muse
Royal Blood

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Winner *** Lana Del Rey
Fall Out Boy
Florence + the Machine
Lorde
Twenty One Pilots

BEST HIP HOP
Winner *** Nicki Minaj
Drake
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Wiz Khalifa

BEST LIVE ACT
Winner *** Ed Sheeran
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE
Winner *** Ed Sheeran V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014
Afrojack Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK 2014
Alicia Keys O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2014
B.O.B. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
Biffy Clyro O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2014
Charli XCX Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014
Dizzee Rascal Isle of MTV, Malta 2014
Iggy Azalea Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014
Jason Derulo Isle of MTV, Malta 2015
Jessie Ware Cork, Ireland 2014
Kaiser Chiefs MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014
Slash O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2014
Tomorrowland Belgium & Brazil 2015
YG MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015

BEST PUSH
Winner *** Shawn Mendes
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Kwabs
Natalie La Rose
Royal Blood
Shamir
Tori Kelly
Years & Years
Zara Larsson

BIGGEST FANS
Winner *** Justin Bieber
5 Seconds of Summer
Katy Perry
One Direction
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Winner *** Justin Bieber
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION
Winner *** Justin Bieber Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are Ü Now”
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

VIDEO VISIONARY AWARD
Winner *** Duran Duran

BEST U.S. ACT
Winner *** Taylor Swift
Beyoncé
Kendrick Lamar
Nick Jonas
Nicki Minaj

BEST CANADIAN ACT
Winner *** Justin Bieber
Carly Rae Jepsen
Drake
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Winner *** Little Mix
Jess Glynne
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Years & Years

BEST DANISH ACT
Winner *** Lukas Graham
Ankerstjerne
Christopher
Djämes Braun
Topgunn

BEST FINNISH ACT
Winner *** Lukas Graham
Antti Tuisku
Kasmir
Mikael Gabriel
Robin

BEST NORWEGIAN ACT
Winner *** Astrid S
Donkeyboy
Kygo
Madcon
Sandra Lyng

BEST SWEDISH ACT
Winner *** The Fooo Conspiracy
Alesso
Avicii
Tove Lo
Zara Larsson

BEST GERMAN ACT
Winner *** Lena
Andreas Bourani
Cro
Revolverheld
Robin Schulz

BEST DUTCH ACT
Winner *** Kensington
Dotan
Martin Garrix
Natalie La Rose
Oliver Heldens

BEST BELGIAN ACT
Winner *** Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Lost Frequencies
Netsky
Oscar & The Wolf
Selah Sue

BEST SWISS ACT
Winner *** Stefanie Heinzmann
DJ Antoine
Lo & Leduc
Can “Stress” Canatan
77 Bombay Street

BEST FRENCH ACT
Winner *** Black M
The Dø
The Avener
Christine and the Queens
Fréro Delavega

BEST ITALIAN ACT
Winner *** Marco Mengoni
Fedez
The Kolors
J-Ax
Tiziano Ferro

BEST SPANISH ACT
Winner *** Sweet California
Alejandro Sanz
Leiva
Neuman
Rayden

BEST PORTUGUESE ACT
Winner *** Agir
Carlão
Carolina Deslandes
D.A.M.A
Richie Campbell

BEST GREEK ACT
Winner *** Giorgios Mazonakis
Stavento
Rec
Despina Vandi
Giorgos Sampanis

BEST POLISH ACT
Winner *** Margaret
Natalia Nykiel
Sarsa
Tabb & Sound’n’Grace
Tede

BEST RUSSIAN ACT
Winner *** MBand
IOWA
Quest Pistols
Serebro
Ivan Dorn

BEST ROMANIAN ACT
Winner *** Inna
Dan Bittman
Feli
Randi
Smiley

BEST ADRIA ACT
Winner *** Daniel Kajmakoski
2Cellos
Hladno pivo
Marčelo
Sassja

BEST ISRAELI ACT
Winner *** Eliad
Café Shahor Hazak
Eden Ben Zaken
E-Z
Guy & Yahel

BEST JAPANESE ACT
Winner *** Dempagumi.inc
Babymetal
Sandaime J Soul Brothers
One Ok Rock
Sekai no Owari

BEST KOREAN ACT
Winner *** Bangtan Boys
B1A4
Got7
GFriend
VIXX

BEST SOUTHEAST INDIA ACT
Winner *** Sơn Tùng M-TP
Faizal Tahir
James Reid
Nadine Lustre
Noah
Slot Machine
The Sam Willows

BEST CHINESE & HONG KONG ACT
Winner *** Jane Zhang
Han Geng
Leo Ku
Tan Weiwei
Uniq

BEST TAIWANESE ACT
Winner *** Jay Chou
JJ Lin
Jolin Tsai
Kenji Wu
Leehom Wang

BEST AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND ACT
Winner *** 5 Seconds Of Summer
Guy Sebastian
Peking Duk
Sia
Vance Joy
Avalanche City
Gin Wigmore
Savage
Six60
Broods

BEST BRAZILIAN/LATIN AMERICAN ACT
Winner *** Anitta
Emicida
Ludmilla
MC Guime
Projota
Enjambre
Ha*Ash
Mario Bautista
Kinky
Natalia Lafourcade
ChocQuibTown
J Balvin
Javiera Mena
Pasabordo
Piso 21
Alex
Indios
Maxi Trusso
No Te Va Gustar
Tan Biónica

BEST EUROPEAN ACT
Winner *** Marco Mengoni
Agir
Astrid S
Black M
Daniel Kajmakoski
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Eliad
Giorgios Mazonakis
Inna
JVG
Kensington
Lena Meyer-Landrut
Little Mix
Lukas Graham
Margaret
MBAND
Stefanie Heinzmann
Sweet California
The Fooo Conspiracy

BEST ASIAN ACT
Winner *** Jane Zhang
Dempagumi.inc
Bangtan Boys
Sơn Tùng M-TP
Jay Chou

BEST LATIN AMERICA ACT
Winner *** Anitta
Axel
J Balvin
Mario Bautista

BEST NORTH AMERICAN ACT
Winner *** Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift

15 Comments

  1. ANGELA

    October 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Diamond is an artiste known in East Africa only but he is now gaining “MORE” popularity ever since he featured some Nigerian Artistes in his songs. TZ people/East Africans don’t even oppose cos thats the truth. CONGRATS BRO!!! #PROUDLYAFRICAN

    Aunty Nicki Minaj is a typical definition of “WHAT A MAN CAN DO, A WOMAN CAN DO BETTER” CONGRATS MAMI!!!

    Kanye West: MR FASHION DESIGNER abi na POTUS/PEEZY where thou art? Your Musical Career is about to fade oh! :'(

    BEST SONG: BAD BLOOD-Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar. Yaaay! 🙂 YOU DESERVE IT SISSY!!! Can’t stop watching that Video cos you and your girls(Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Jessica Alba, Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid etc) killed it.

    RIHANNA AND JUSTIN BIEBER CONGRATS. AWARD WELL DESERVED.

    CONGRATS TO EVERYBODY!!!

    • A Real Nigerian

      October 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Garbage analysis.

    • Sonia

      October 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Why don’t you give us your own “STANDARD ANALYSIS”? Mtchwwww

      Whether you like it or not, dem don cari the Award, not you nor anybody else can change that.

    • ANGELA

      October 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Lol. For you to say “Garbage Analysis” shows that Something is wrong upstairs cos my Analysis and yours can never ever be the same. Make your own Analysis and leave mine alone.

    • Bimbi

      October 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      You really couldn’t celebrate Diamond without throwing Nigeria in there. Geez!!! Congrats Diamond, we Tanzanians are very proud of your achievements. Keep making Africa proud. Tunakupenda

    • Chykemi

      October 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Lol known to East Africa only, yet he has won several award in Africa and now EMA, n for da records dose he featured are dere too, but he beat dem, just admit da guy is talented, and as you said proud African, be sincerely proud of him, not with some little hate,he is talented and he is from Tanzania/East Africa, hate it or like, dats da fact.

    • eyong

      October 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      lmao, he’s just now “gaining popularity? For someone who has been selling out 10K plus arena’s for concert shows, you think he’s just now gaining popularity? I swear, Nigerians think the world revolves around them. SMH. Take your foolishness somewhere else. A quick run through even wikepedia could have saved you from embarrassing yourself.

    • ANGELA

      October 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Lmao. When someone’s opinion differ, the person automatically becomes a hater.

      Y’all WWE from Tanzania/East Africa should keep calm cos Diamond himself knows that he only gained more popularity since he started featuring Nigerian artistes. :p

      When it comes to Entertainment in Africa, it revolves around WEST AFRICA especially NIGERIA. WE ARE THE LEGEND!!! Others follow. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT THATS THE FACT!!! 🙂

  2. A Real Nigerian

    October 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

    This EMA nonsense has no credibility whatsoever.

  3. melinda

    October 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Congrats to diamondz and all winners listed, those hating these winners.. they dont even notice ur hate…!!!!

  4. Fey

    October 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    A huge congrats to DIAMOND. You are such a hard worker.God bless your humble self.From ordinary to extraordinary

  5. Mary

    October 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Congrats, u deserve it

  6. Elema

    October 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    congrats diamond your hard work has no gone to waste.keep it up and GOD will continue to bless you abandantly.You have made your fans very happy.i know the whole agrica is proud of you.

  7. Africano.

    October 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

    For how long will the western world and so-called ‘developed’ countries continue to wallow in their wilful illiteracy and contemptuous, patronising, disdain? So, from referring to individual countries in Africa as ‘Africa’,, e.g. when they’re travelling to a country, or when someone is from a country in Africa, or, they’re speaking of a country, or even two, in Africa, they mostly always say they’re going to ‘Africa’, or the person is ‘from Africa’, or, ‘in Africa’, like ‘Africa’ is one country with plenty of villages. Remember when Obama came to Kenya and then also attended the AU summit in Ethiopia? The media from the entire western world and so-called ‘developed’ countries were almost hysterical in their constant “Obama Goes to Africa”, “Obama in Africa”, hype, which, unfortunately, was mindlessly aped by some African media. he man went to Kenya, and to Ethiopia. What was with the ‘Africa’, like he was on some major African tour of like ten countries, or, at least one in all the different regions of Africa.

    Now, MTV had retrogressed even further and in a new low, we are now to believe and accept a whole CONTINENT and a COUNTRY, and with vastly different cultures, art., sound, food, religious beliefs, peoples, as ONE: Africa/India.; MTV has downgraded the entire CONTINENT of Africa to be equal to, be rated with one COUNTRY: India.

    And we are still going there, colonial mentality, slave mentality, bowing and scraping, and thanking them gratefully, for our abasement; still accepting their glass beads, mirrors, gin, gaudy cloths and swatches of fabric, in exchange for our very best.

    When will Africa’s eyes open? When will we shake the chains off our necks? When will we know and recognise our true value and self-worth? When will we have self-respect and dignity, individually, and as individual countries, and as a continent?

    “NOW is the accepted time, NOW is the day of salvation.”

  8. noel faustine

    December 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    big up my brother for EMA awards, proud to all Africans.

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