The 2019 MTV EMA (Europe Music Awards) were held this past weekend on November 3rd in Seville, Spain. K-pop artists made a strong presence at the European awards show as award winners and performers.

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Despite fierce competition in their nominated categories, BTS won three out of the four awards they were nominated for. BTS won awards for Best Live, Best Group, and Biggest Fans for the second consecutive year thanks to ARMY.

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ATEEZ won their first international award after being given the Best Korean Act Award at the EMAs. Other nominees in this category were AB6IX, CIX, ITZY, and IZ*ONE.

NCT 127 were also the first K-pop group to perform at the MTV EMAs. Their “Highway to Heaven” performance blew fans away with hard-hitting choreography and stable vocals.