Sunday, November 11, 2012
It was a huge night for EMA newcomer Taylor Swift. In her debut appearance at the international music extravaganza, she not only closed the show with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ but took home three awards, tying longtime EMA fave Justin Bieber with three: Best Live, Best Look, and Best Female.
Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber won for Best Pop and Best Male as well as scoring Best World Stage. He couldn’t be at Frankfurt’s Festhalle in person, but appeared via video link to express his gratitude and excitement.
Like Taylor, Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen was a first-time EMA attendee, nominee, and performer. She ended up bagging two awards: Best Song (‘Call Me Maybe’, of course) and Best PUSH. Breakout U.K. boy band band One Direction went two for two in their award categories, winning Best New and the second ever Biggest Fans award.
The second ever Worldwide Act, like the first one, went to the nominee from Asia; this time, China’s Han Geng! And another superstar from Asia, K-pop sensation Psy, both performed and won Best Video for ‘Gangnam Style’
Complete list of winners for the 19th MTV European Music Awards
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
PSY – “Gangnam Style”
Han Geng (Asia Pacific)
BEST WORLD STAGE
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lana Del Rey
BEST HIP HOP