After weeks of our homegrown talent asking for our votes in the MTV EMAs, Mitch James has come out on top.

Mitch James has picked up Best New Zealand Act at the MTV EMAs.

The win means James received more votes than his fellow nominees, Robinson, Thomston, Stan Walker and Kimbra. The award has been won by Lorde, Savage, Broods and Tapz in the years since its inception.


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ok holy fucking SHIT I JUST WON AN MTV EMA!!!!???! so grateful to you all 😳 btw playing @jimbeamhomegrown again too 🇳🇿

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It’s been a pretty great 2018 for James. He opened for Ed Sheeran earlier this year down in Dunedin, did his own sold out tour and released his debut self-titled album which peaked at number one on the New Zealand artist album chart and number two on the standard album chart.


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