November 3, 11am CET, Seville, Spain – Jasmine Sokko, the rising singer/producer signed to Warner Music Singapore, wins the Best Southeast Asia Act award at the 2019 MTV EMA. This marks a historic win with Jasmine Sokko being the first Singaporean artist to win an MTV EMA award. This announcement for the Best Southeast Asia Act award came ahead of the award ceremony that will be held tonight on November 3, 2019 at Seville, Spain at FIBES Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain at 9pm CET (November 4, 4am SGT) with Jasmine Sokko in attendance.
As a first time nominee, Jasmine Sokko has emerged as the fan favourite in the Best Southeast Asia category, ousting Jannine Weigel (Thailand), Moira Dela Torre (Philippines), Rich Brian (Indonesia), Yuna (Malaysia) and Suboi (Vietnam) and brought home the first win representing
Singapore for this year’s ceremony. Past nominees representing Singapore in the Best Southeast Asia Act category includes: Olivia Ong (2013), Stefanie Sun (2014), The Sam Willows (2015, 2017, 2018) and Gentle Bones (2016).
Says Jasmine Sokko, “I still can’t believe this is happening! I’m thrilled, over the moon, beyond grateful and above all, I feel so undeservingly loved. To everyone who voted, thank you all a million. To my label family at Warner Music, thank you for believing in me. To MTV Asia and MTV EMA, thank you for this award.
Sometimes I look back and can’t believe how much have happened in the past year.
I always believe that it’s important to challenge the status quo. Just because nobody has done something before, doesn’t mean it’s not possible. The past year has made me foresee a future in the Singapore music scene that I want to be a part of building.
May the ceiling of mine today be the floor of tomorrow’s generation.”
As part of many firsts, Jasmine Sokko is also the first Warner-signed Asian artist to bring this award for Southeast Asia. Simon Nasser, managing director of Warner Music Singapore who signed Jasmine Sokko to the label, is also in Seville, Spain to attend the award ceremony.
Says Simon Nasser, “Passion and belief are what drive both the label and the artist to work hand-in-hand to create milestones. I’m so amazingly proud of what Jasmine Sokko has achieved and her musical output is incredible. This shows that our artists can go global and together, we can make it work. I hope this sets a fresh new momentum for all Singaporean artists to continue working on their craft and aim for the global stage.”
Making her mark in 2016 with her debut single “1057,” Jasmine Sokko first signed to Warner Music Singapore in 2018 and has since released two chart-topping career-defining singles – “HURT” and “TIRED”. In 2019, she also made her first foray into the China market, with her debut Mandarin single “SHH” released on September 5 with Warner Music China. The singer/producer is currently working on more new music and both Mandarin and English releases are in the pipeline.
The 2019 MTV EMAs is one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world and will broadcast to MTV channels globally on Sunday, November 3 at 9pm CET from FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain. In Asia, the awards ceremony will broadcast live on MTV Asia on Monday, 4 November 2019, starting with the red carpet premiere at 2.00 AM (WIB), 3.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 4.00 AM (MY – Astro). This is followed by the main show at 3.00 AM (WIB), 4.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 5.00 AM (MY – Astro). The 2019 MTV EMAs will also be live-streamed on the MTV Play app.
Catch the primetime encore telecast on the same day, 4 November, with the red carpet at 7.00 PM (WIB) and 8.00 PM (SG/My/PH), and the main show at 7.50 PM (WIB) and 8.50 PM
Hosted by Becky G, the awards ceremony also features performances by Warner artists such as Ava Max, Dua Lipa and Green Day.