Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Thirty Seconds To Mars each won two awards with pop phenomenon Bieber taking home the trophies for Best Male and Best Pop. Thirty Seconds To Mars were honoured in the Best Alternative category and Best World Stage, while Bruno Mars crowned a brilliant year with victories in the Best Push and Best New categories.
Ecstatic Korean boy band BIGBANG were the surprise winners at the awards, capturing the inaugural Best Worldwide and beating off some of the world’s biggest stars in the process. Hip hop maverick Eminem repeated his triumph of 2010 with a win for Best Hip Hop artist, while Katie Perry’s captivating live performances were rewarded with Best Live. Linkin Park was a popular choice for Best Rock.
Brit rockers Coldplay opened the awards with an electrifying, amped up performance of ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, while Lady Gaga’s sublime vocals for ‘Marry The Night’, performed against a giant moon sculpture, brought the audience to fever pitch. Global pop phenomenon Justin Bieber got everyone dancing after ‘Under the Mistletoe’ built up to ‘Never Say Never’. DJ David Guetta set the Odyssey Arena alight with his spectacular dance medley featuring Ludacris, Taio Cruz and Jessie J, illuminated by a dazzling array of lasers and glitter balls.
Rock legends Queen, who were handed the Global Icon award from Katy Perry, closed the show with a triumphant flourish, lifting the roof with a stunning medley of hits from their extraordinary musical career. Queen veterans Brian May and Roger Taylor were joined by flamboyant US Idols star Adam Lambert on vocals for a musical voyage through their greatest hits including ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.
2011 MTV Europe awards – ROLL OF HONOUR
Lady Gaga: Best Female; Best Song – ‘Born This Way’;Best Video – ‘Born This Way’: Biggest Fans
Justin Bieber: Best Pop; Best Male
Thirty Seconds To Mars: Best Alternative; Best World Stage
Bruno Mars: Best New; Best Push
Queen: Global Icon
Eminem: Best Hip Hop
Katy Perry: Best Live
Linkin Park: Best Rock
BIGBANG: Best Worldwide