DUESSELDORF — Taylor Swift walked away with 4 prizes at MTV’s Europe Music Awards on Sunday, together with finest video for her 10-minute “All Too Well”.
Double-award winners included Nicki Minaj for finest tune and finest hip-hop, and the French DJ and document producer David Guetta received one of the best digital award and finest collaboration.
The occasion, broadcast on MTV from Duesseldorf in western Germany, honoured musicians from Brazil to South Korea.
It featured an look by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, the winner of this 12 months’s Eurovision Song Contest, which carried out “Stefania” in an enviornment glowing with Ukraine’s nationwide colors of blue and yellow.
The U.S. pop singer Swift, sporting a costume of bejewelled mesh, received finest artist, finest pop, finest video and finest lengthy type video.
“I felt like I learned so much about how making film can be a natural extension of my storytelling,” Swift mentioned as she accepted the lengthy type video award.
In “All Too Well”, Swift attracts inspiration from Nineteen Seventies Hollywood and recounts a fraying romantic relationship that disintegrates, forsaking solely a shawl and reminiscences.
“It was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well”, Swift sings.
Minaj’s profitable tune “Super Freaky Girl” incorporates the 1981 hit “Super Freak” with lyrics “I can lick it, I can ride it while you slippin’ and slidin’”.
British pop star Harry Styles received within the “best live” class and the Thai-born Lalisa ‘Lisa’ Manoban received finest Ok-pop. South Korea’s BTS, the worldwide Ok-pop sensation, received the largest followers class.
The hosts for the present had been British pop star Rita Ora and the movie director Taika Waititi, who married this 12 months. Ora herself received for “best look”.
Duesseldorf has a musical heritage as house to the pioneering German digital band Kraftwerk, which influenced generations of pop and dance musicians with mesmerising tracks resembling “Autobahn”.
The metropolis additionally hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.
Screaming teenagers watched the celebrities stroll down a pink carpet earlier than the occasion was broadcast from the PSD Bank Dome.
Julian Lennon, the son of the Beatles’ John Lennon, mentioned as he entered that he had not seen a live performance in years and was trying ahead to it.
The rock band Muse, which received one of the best rock award, mentioned it was dedicating its victory to the folks of Ukraine and Iran.
Kalush Orchestra’s frontman Oleh Psiuk, donning a pink hat, mentioned earlier than the efficiency that he hoped extra Ukrainian bands can be current subsequent 12 months.