DUSSELDORF, Germany — Taylor Swift gained massive at Sunday’s MTV European Music Awards. Swift, who led the nominations together with Harry Types with seven apiece, walked away with 4 wins, together with for greatest artist, greatest video and greatest long-form video.
At present topping the charts with “Anti-Hero” from her record-breaking new album “Midnights,” Swift made a shock look on the awards in Dusseldorf to gather her haul, the most recent in an extended line of accolades for the singer-songwriter. Accepting her first award of the night time she stated “the followers are the one cause any of this occurs for me.”
David Guetta and Bebe Rexha opened the present with their hit collaboration “I am Good (Blue),” a observe that just about did not get launched.
Rexha defined on the carpet “we had no concept that it was gonna blow up and be so viral on TikTok. And right here we’re performing it and nominated for ‘Greatest Collab.'”
Sizzling on their toes have been Muse who returned to the EMAs for a fiery efficiency of “Will of the Individuals,” later successful greatest rock act. They devoted their award to the individuals of Ukraine and the ladies of Iran.
This yr’s present was hosted by newlyweds Rita Ora and Taika Waititi. Ora did not disappoint with a bunch of outfit modifications and Waititi joked he was channeling his inside pop star.
An absent Nicki Minaj additionally got here out on prime with a trio of prizes for greatest track, greatest hip-hop and a class known as tremendous freaky lady. Types, who’s presently touring within the U.S., gained for greatest stay efficiency.
Following their Eurovision win in Might, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra gave some of the highly effective and shifting performances of the night time, turning the auditorium blue and yellow in assist of Ukraine. Speaking on the purple carpet, frontman Oleg Psyuk defined that with their new discovered fame they may assist and unfold consciousness of the plight of the Ukrainian individuals
“It is vital for us to be a voice of Ukraine, to have alternative to be all around the world, to carry out and to say about Ukraine, to say about struggle, to say about our tradition, tradition that fights towards struggle.”
British rapper Stormzy carried out ballad “Fireplace Babe,” launched this week from his extremely anticipated third album “That is What I Imply.”
OneRepublic carried out their “Prime Gun: Maverick” tune “I Ain’t Apprehensive,” with a particular video intro from the person himself, Tom Cruise, which they stated wasn’t straightforward to get.
Different performers on the night time included Ava Max who sparkled in a large diamond singing “Million Greenback Child” and Tate McRae who carried out a medley of her hits, “she’s all i wanna be’ and ‘uh oh.”
Voted for by the followers 17 gender-neutral classes have been introduced throughout the night. The present, broadcast from the PSD Financial institution Dome will likely be proven in additional than 170 nations.