Bieber picks up three at MTV Europe Awards

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

POP su­per­star Justin Bieber pipped Lady Gaga at the MTV Europe Mu­sic awards on Novem­ber 6, snap­ping up the lion’s share as me­gas­tar Bey­once was left empty-handed. In the high-en­ergy show in the Dutch port of Rotterdam, the chart-top­ping Cana­dian singer’s le­gendary army of fans dubbed “Be­liebers” helped him slay Gaga’s “mon­sters” to see him win three awards in­clud­ing for Big­gest Fans.

Bieber also man­aged to beat off com­pe­ti­tion from Adele’s “Hello” to win Best Song for his hit “Sorry” and he pock­eted the Best Cana­dian act as well.

Ec­cen­tric pop icon Lady Gaga, who once wore a dress made of meat, snapped up two awards, win­ning Best Fe­male act and Best Look.

Nei­ther Bieber or Lady Gaga were in Rotterdam to re­ceive their awards.

And in a sur­prise Bey­once – who like Bieber had been nom­i­nated in five cat­e­gories and had dom­i­nated MTV’s sig­na­ture Video Mu­sic Awards in New York in Au­gust – was de­nied a share of the hon­ours.

The award for Best Video went to fast-ris­ing Cana­dian R&B sen­sa­tion The Weeknd for his “Star­boy” beat­ing Bey­once’s “For­ma­tion” from her ac­claimed al­bum Le­mon­ade.

Best Video is de­ter­mined by MTV’s ed­i­to­rial team, but most cat­e­gories are de­cided by vot­ing by fans.

The Weeknd per­formed his win­ning song, one of his few ap­pear­ances ahead of a tour next year, emerg­ing from a starfilled dome onto the Rotterdam stage.

The high-oc­tane night also be­longed to teenage Cana­dian sen­sa­tion, Shawn Men­des, 18, who el­bowed his coun­try­man Bieber out of the way to take the award for Best Male. He also won best World­wide Act.

Men­des thanked ev­ery­one at the cer­e­mony, and sent spe­cial wishes to his mum as it was her birth­day.

Amer­i­can duo Twenty One Pi­lots also took two hon­ours, for Best Live act and Best Al­ter­na­tive.

The fast-paced show, hosted by Amer­i­can singer­song­writer Bebe Rexha who smoothly went through 15 stun­ning out­fit changes, wowed the au­di­ence packed into the Ahoy Cen­tre in Rotterdam.

Bruno Mars and Kings of Leon were the head­line per­form­ing sen­sa­tions. Funk-pop singer Mars opened the show with an elec­tric per­for­mance of his “24K Magic”.

And San Fran­cisco punk rock­ers Green Day re­ceived a “Global Icon” award, and raised the roof when live fire­works ex­ploded around them for their ren­di­tion of “Bang Bang”.

They also raised cheers when they said it was “nice to be out of America just for a sec­ond” ahead of Tues­day’s elec­tions, say­ing the US was about to have a “big heart at­tack”.

Green Day led a re­birth of punk rock in the early 1990s and the band last year was in­ducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of el­i­gi­bil­ity.

In other awards, Best Pop went to Amer­i­can girl group Fifth Har­mony and Best Rock to Bri­tish rock­ers Cold­play, while the Cana­dian rap­per Drake took home the Best HipHop award.

The home crowd also gave big cheers to Dutch DJ Martin Gar­rix who won the Best Elec­tron­ics and the Best World Stage award.

Best new act went to Swe­den’s Zara Lars­son, while US funk dance band DNCE took the Best Push award af­ter per­form­ing their hits “Cake By The Ocean” and “Body Moves” from a plat­form float­ing high above the au­di­to­rium.

And re­flect­ing the rainy weather out­side, One Repub­lic played their new song “Let’s Hurt Tonight” as rain poured down on them, leav­ing them splash­ing in pools of wa­ter.

The MTV Europe Mu­sic Awards aims to reach a more in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence than the net­work’s sig­na­ture US-based Video Mu­sic Awards, and is held in a dif­fer­ent Euro­pean city ev­ery year.

Photo: AFP

Swedish singer Zara Lars­son per­forms at the MTV Europe Mu­sic Awards (EMA) on Novem­ber 6 at the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam.

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