Here's everything you missed at this year's MTV EMAs

2016-11-07 07:35

Netherlands — Justin Bieber's "Beliebers" helped turn him into the biggest winner on Sunday at the MTV EMA European music awards. Again.

Bieber, who carried away the most silverware at the MTV EMAs last year with five awards, won Best Song this time around for his smash hit Sorry, and also took away the title of Best Canadian Act. His army of so-called Beliebers earned him his third crown of the night, Biggest Fans, in online voting via Twitter and Instagram that closed shortly before the show started.

Bieber was one of the many winners on the night who did not attend the show.

Just two days ahead of the U.S. presidential election, veteran punk rockers Green Day closed the raucous show with their anti-establishment anthem American Idiot.

"It is nice to be out of America just for a second because of this horrendous election that is going on right now," lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said.


The band was honoured with the MTV Global Icon Award, but lost out to Twenty One Pilots in the Best Live category and to Coldplay in Best Rock. Twenty One Pilots also won the Best Alternative category.

Lady Gaga, also among the absentees, won Best Female and Best Look.

The awards were coloured purple this year to honour the late Prince. "Prince, we will always miss you," presenter Bebe Rexha said early in the show as purple spotlights crisscrossed the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam.


Shawn Mendes gave his mom a shoutout after winning the Best Male category.

"My mom's birthday is today, so happy birthday mom, I love you," Mendes said.


Another Canadian took Best Video, with The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk winning for Starboy.


Dutch DJ Martin Garrix kept the home crowd happy by picking up two awards — Best Electronic and Best World Stage — and teamed up with Rexha to perform a duet of In the Name of Love.


Rexha also provided one of the more surreal performances of the night by singing her single I've Got U while dancing on and around a giant faux-fur letter U, complete with eyes that followed her moves.


After a rainy day in Rotterdam, OneRepublic got soaked by a man-made shower on stage while performing their new song Let's Hurt Tonight.


Beyoncé was tied with Bieber for the most nominations — five — leading into the awards show, but was shut out. Queen Bey was in good company; Britain's Adele was up for four awards, including Best Song for her single Hello, but also failed to pick up a single prize.

On Saturday, the Kings of Leon kicked off the MTV EMA weekend in Rotterdam with an intimate gig at the Dutch city's Old Luxor Theatre.

Playing a mix of old favorites and tracks from their recently released album Walls, the U.S. musicians entertained a packed crowd that included Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner who was dancing in the aisles with Joe Jonas.


Here is the complete list of winners from the 2016 MTV EMAs:

Best Song
Justin Bieber - "Sorry"

Best Video
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - "Starboy"

The Best Female Artist
Lady Gaga 

Best Male Artist
Shawn Mendes 

Best Live Performance
Twenty One Pilots 

Best Newcomer
Zara Larsson 

Best Pop
Fifth Harmony

Best Rock

Best Alternative
Twenty One Pilots 

Best Hip Hop

Best Electric
Martin Garrix

Best Push

Biggest Fans
Justin Bieber 

Best World Stage
Martin Garrix - Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

Global Icon Award
Green Day

Worldwide Act Winners
Troye Sivan - Australia
Shawn Mendes – Canada
Maluma – Columbia
GOT7 – Korea
Wizkid  - Nigeria
Zara Larsson – Sweden 
Ariana Grande - U.S.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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