JOHNNY ORLANDO TAKES HOME FIRST-EVER MTV EMA FOR BEST CANADIAN ACT IN SEVILLE, SPAIN LAST NIGHT
FELLOW NOMINEES FOR CATEGORY INCLUDED SHAWN MENDES, AVRIL LAVIGNE, CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND ALESSIA CARA
CO-PRESENTED BEST VIDEO AWARD WITH MODEL AND DESIGNER LEOMIE ANDERSON ON EMA BROADCAST
04 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Singer and songwriter, Johnny Orlando took home his first-ever MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) last night in Seville, Spain for Best Canadian Act. Fellow nominees for the fan-voted category included Shawn Mendes, Avril Lavigne, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara. Past recipients of the Best Canadian Act award include Shawn Mendes, who held the title most recently for three years in a row from 2016-2018, and Justin Bieber, who received the award for three consecutive years from 2013-2015. Following Orlando’s win, he co-presented the final award of the EMA broadcast for Best Video with model and designer Leomie Anderson, which was taken home by Taylor Swift for “ME!” ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.
The star-studded awards show, hosted by Becky G, featured live performances from Halsey, Niall Horan, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Green Day and more. See here for the full list of 2019 MTV EMA winners.
Orlando’s most recent single, “All These Parties” and accompanying video were released earlier this fall via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Produced by Hampus Lindvall (credits include Zara Larsson and Icona Pop), “All These Parties” is the follow up to Orlando’s smash hit, “Waste My Time” off his debut EP, Teenage Fever (March 2019). Since its release only eight months ago, the EP has garnered over 82 million streams, and overall Orlando has garnered a staggering 305 million streams to-date.
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After amassing over 305 million total streams within three years, garnering acclaim from the likes of Paper, and taking up residence in the hearts of countless fans worldwide, Toronto-born and Los Angeles-based Juno Award-nominated singer and songwriter Johnny Orlando fully realized the scope of the dynamic signature style he first hinted at in 2015.
Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, he levels up his take on pop with the 2019 Teenage Fever EP [Universal Music Canada/Island Records].
He quietly made strides towards establishing this identity by way of numerous international hits. 2018’s “What If” (feat. Mackenzie Ziegler) clocked 109 million-plus global streams and over 21 million music video views in under twelve months, captured #1 on the musical.ly Global Song Chart, and landed on the Spotify Viral 50 in 33 countries. He received praise from Billboard, Variety, Teen Vogue, Just Jared Jr., Tiger Beat, and more in addition to performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Along the way, he garnered a nomination for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the 2019 JUNO Awards as well as nods at the Kids’ Choice Awards, iHeart Much Music Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Orlando (now 16) is at the forefront of the next generation of Canadian artists impacting a global music stage, touring the world with co-headlining and sold-out North American and European tours, a recording deal with Universal Music Canada/Island Records and a dedicated fan base of more than 16 million engaged fans.