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Fillipino heartthrob James Reid is the titleholder of this year’s Best Southeast Asian act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) held in London on 12 November 2017!

“Thank you MTV for awarding me the Best Southeast Asian act. It is such an honour to be representing the Philippines, and with this recognition, I will keep on making music and bring the Philippines to the world stage,” said the 24-year-old crooner in a video message.


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This is the second time for a Filipino singer to win the coveted title. In 2014, Sarah Geronimo was the recipient of the award.

Also, this isn’t Reid’s first nomination as he was previously a nominee for the same category in 2015 but lost to Vietnam’s Son Tùng M-TP.

Reid was up against Faizal Tahir (Malaysia), Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam), Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia), Slot Machine (Thailand), The Sam Willows (Singapore) and the social wildcard winner, Palitchoke Ayanaputra (Thailand).

Hosted by Rita Ora, the big winner of the night was Shawn Mendes who nabbed Biggest Fans, Best Song for “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, Best Artist and Best Canadian Act.

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Here is the full list of winner for MTV EMAs 2017!

BEST SONG – Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”
BEST ARTIST – Shawn Mendes
BEST VIDEO – Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST POP – Camila Cabello
BEST NEW – Duo Lipa
BEST HIP-HOP – Eminem
BEST ALTERNATIVE – 30 Seconds To Mars
BEST LIVE – Ed Sheeran
BEST ELECTRONIC – David Guetta
BEST ROCK – Coldplay
BEST LOOK – Zayn
BEST PUSH – Hailee Steinfeld
BEST WORLD STAGE – The Chainsmokers
BIGGEST FANS – Shawn Mendes
BEST JAPAN ACT – BabyMetal
BEST KOREA ACT – GFRIEND
BEST GREATER CHINA ACT – Huo Zun
BEST INDIA ACT – Hard Kaur