At the show, Grammy-winning Nigerian superstar, Wizkid became the sixth Nigerian to be named Best African Act. It was also the seventh time a Nigerian would win the award. The award was won by Burna Boy in 2019.
When nominations were announced, Justin Bieber led with eight while Doja Cat and Lil Nas X were both tied, with six nominations. BTS carted home the most awards with four, including the maiden Best K-Pop Category.