NCT 127 Make K-Pop Proud At 2019 MTV EMAs

On November 3, the 26th annual MTV Europe Music Awards were held at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain. The show was hosted by Becky G and included performances by global stars like Akon, Dua Lipa, Green Day, Mabel, Niall Horan, Rosalía, and many more.

K-pop was well represented this year. BTS was nominated for four awards, including Best Group, a category with two more K-pop acts: BLACKPINK and MONSTA X. Ultimately, Bangtan snatched three: Best Live Act, Best Group, and Biggest Fans!

ATEEZ were announced as Best Korean Act winners before the live broadcast. More on that here.

And NCT 127 made history as the first K-pop group to ever perform at the EMAs!


Taeyong, Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Mark, and Haechan shined like the stars they are on the red carpet. The boys were serving looks tonight!

They also took some gorgeous photos backstage, looking classy in their suits…

…and even posing with Mabel!

The whole group held a short Instagram Live backstage before the ceremony to hype us all up for their EMA debut.

Then, at approximately 10:25 pm CET (6:25 am KST) and one outfit change later, NCT 127 took the stage with a flawless performance of the English version of their hit from the We Are Superhuman mini album – “Highway to Heaven”.

NCT 127 brought their signature sharp dance moves and top-notch vocals, showing the world the kind of high-quality performance only K-pop groups can offer. They definitely made some new fans tonight!

Afterwards, Johnny, Taeil, and Jaehyun were briefly interviewed backstage. They were buzzing with excitement, but still made sure to thank all NCTzens.

Congratulations to BTS, ATEEZ, and especially NCT 127 on making us K-pop fans proud tonight!

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