Justin Bieber dominates MTV European Music Awards

By Drum Digital
26 October 2015

Justin Bieber secured his music comeback at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday (25Oct15) by becoming the biggest winner of the night with five prizes.

The Baby singer, who revived his music career earlier this year (15), was the first winner of the night, picking up the Best Male accolade for the sixth consecutive time.

He continued his successful streak with awards for Biggest Fans, Best Worldwide Act: North America, Best Look and Best Collaboration for his track Where Are U Now featuring Skrillex and Diplo.

Picking up the collaboration prize, Bieber said, "This has been an okay night for me. First of all I wanted to say Skrillex and Diplo, man, those guys are so talented and really helped me take my music to the next level so I just to say thank you to Skrillex and Diplo.

"Once again, thank you to my mum and dad, my brother and sister, I miss you so much, I just want to give you a big old kiss and a hug. I can never not thank everybody in this audience, and everybody around the world. I'm shaking a little bit because I'm just like, 'this is so awesome!' I'm done. Thank you guys, you're awesome."

Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes both scored two awards. The British singer, who co-hosted the ceremony with actress/DJ Ruby Rose, won Best Live Act and Best World Stage for his performances and Mendes took home gongs for Best Push Act and Best New Act.

Taylor Swift had been predicted as the big winner as she lead the nominations with nine, but she only went home with one prize for Best Song for Bad Blood, featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Other winners included One Direction for Best Pop, Rihanna for Best Female, Nicki Minaj for Best Hip-Hop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Downtown won Best Video.

Veteran rockers Duran Duran won the inaugural Video Visionary Award for their impact on music promos during the ceremony in Milan, Italy.

The full list of winners:

Best Song: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

Best Pop: One Direction

Best Female: Rihanna

Best Male: Justin Bieber

Best Live Act: Ed Sheeran

Best New Act: Shawn Mendes

Best Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown

Best Rock: Coldplay

Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey

Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic: Martin Garrix

Best Push: Shawn Mendes

Best Collaboration: Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo - Where Are You Now?

Biggest Fans: Justin Bieber

Best Look: Justin Bieber

Best World Stage: Ed Sheeran V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014

Video Visionary Award: Duran Duran

Worldwide Act: North America: Canada - Justin Bieber

Worldwide Act: Latin America: Brazil – Anitta

Worldwide Act: Europe: Italy – Marco Mengoni

Worldwide Act: Africa / India: Africa – Diamond Platnumz

Worldwide Act: Asia: China – Jane Zhang

Worldwide Act: Australia / New Zealand: Australia – 5 Seconds of Summer © Cover Media

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