The singer, who rose to fame as a member of the girl group "Fifth Harmony", formed on the US edition of the X-Factor, said she relished being seen as a role model.
Cabello appeared on a special pink carpet for the awards ceremony, wearing a red gown. Nicki Minaj and Little Mix joined forces for an empowering performance of their collaboration "Woman Like Me".
She is fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August - artist of the year and video of the year - after her album "Camila" reached the top of United States charts in January. "Women, our voices will be heard!"
Commenting on her historic win, Tiwa Savage said, "I'm just a girl from Nigeria living my dreams".
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Technically, Palestinian-American Rashida Harbi Tlaib is the first American Muslim woman to be elected to Congress . Her win goes into records, making her the second Muslim woman ever elected to the US Congress.
Launched in 1994, MTV EMA is organized by MTV Networks Europe and considered one of the biggest music awards in Europe. Frontman Brendon Urie was depicted in a video as climbing down the façade of the Bilbao Exhibition Centre before he was lowed from the hall's ceiling while singing the opening of "High Hopes".
On the other hand, BTS' ARMY won the Biggest Fans award.
The Cuban-American singer is up for best singer and best video.
Recently, he has hosted a wildly popular YouTube series, 16 Baris, where new and up-and-coming rappers, as well as some of local hip hop's elder statesmen and women, appear to showcase their best flow.