Beyonce was the major winner of the evening at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Berlin. She took home a total of three EMA trophies – Best Female, Best Song and Best Video.
Eminem won the coveted Best Male category at the Awards, which honors and celebrates Europe’s contemporary music stars, while Jay-Z triumphed in the Best Urban category. U2 clinched a well-deserved Best Live Act – scoring their third EMA award win since the MTV Europe Music Awards debuted in 1994.
Creative powerhouse Lady Gaga was honored in the Best New Act category while Green Day scored a victory over the Best Rock contenders. Best Group went to German rockers Tokio Hotel, who also wowed the 9,000-strong crowd with a stunning rendition of their hit “The World Behind My Wall,” culminating in an explosive pyrotechnical display and the band’s instruments consumed by flames.
Host Katy Perry brought her trademark energy and quirky humor to the awards, appearing in a dazzling array of costumes and looks inspired by burlesque and Liza Minnelli‘s Oscar-winning appearance in Cabaret, the novel which lifted the lid on decadent 1930′s Berlin.
Among the many show highlights was a strikingly sexy performance of “Happy” by Leona Lewis, an upbeat version of “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce and a high octane rock medley of “Wheels” and “All My Life” by the Foo Fighters. Colombian siren Shakira sent temperatures rising with a steamy performance of “Did It Again,” performed with dancers dressed only in skimpy towels.
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Gallery Info: Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, David Hasselhoff, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Shakira and Tokio Hotel on stage at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards
The winners of the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards are:Best Male: EminemBest Female: BeyonceBest Urban: Jay-ZBest Group: Tokio HotelBest Video: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)Best Song: Beyonce – HaloBest Rock: Green DayBest New Act: Lady GagaBest Live Act: U2Best Alternative: PlaceboMTV Push Artist: Pixie LottBest World Stage Performer: Linkin ParkBest European Act: maNga