Pop star Justin Bieber was the big winner at MTV’s European Music Awards (EMAs) scooping five awards.
Justin Bieber won best male, best North American act, best collaboration for
Where Are You Now?, with Skrillex and Diplo, biggest fans and best look.
Accepting his best male award, Justin Bieber said:
“It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognized for my music.”
He has had a number of legal run-ins, including being arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence.
One Direction won the prize for best pop, Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood won best song and Rihanna was named best female.
Ed Sheeran hosted the ceremony at Mediolanum Forum in Milan on October 25 – and took home the prize for best live act.
He also won the best world stage award for his performance at last year’s V Festival.
Duran Duran members were honored with the inaugural MTV Video Visionary Award.
“When we started there was us and MTV and we blazed a trail and we were there for each other,” said Simon Le Bon as he collected the award.
A surprise winner in the best video category was hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
“I had no idea we were going to win an award,” said Macklemore.
“We’re not on a major label; we don’t have a big budget. What you guys give to us, we give back to you in the art we make.” YouTube is organizing its own music awards show.
The YouTube’s official blog revealed the Music Awards will be an “event honoring the artists and songs that you have turned into hits over the past year”.
Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire, among others, will perform at the event in New York on November 3.
YouTube is organizing its own music awards show
Nominations will be chosen based on videos that have been watched and shared over the past year.
Users will then be asked to choose winners by sharing the nominees across social media.
The ceremony will be streamed live online with nominees for the awards being announced on October 17.
In the days leading up to the event, nominees will share official music videos, covers, parodies, concerts, interviews and fan videos.
On the night itself artists and some of YouTube’s most popular contributors, including Lindsey Stirling and Cdza, will take part in performances and musical collaborations around the world.
Shows will take place in Seoul, Moscow, London and Rio de Janeiro as well as the live event in New York.
The YouTube Music Awards will be hosted by American actor Jason Schwartzman.
Spike Jones, who directed
Where The Wild Things Are as well as videos and documentaries for The Chemical Brothers and Bjork, will be the creative director of the event.