BTS, Lady Gaga win top spots at MTV Europe Music Awards

Lindsey Bahr

AP – The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) last Sunday night, while Lady Gaga took the Best Artiste prize. BTS also picked up Best Fans and Best Virtual Live for Bang Bang Con.

The show honouring the best in global music aired last Sunday on the network with performances from Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Doja Cat and DaBaby. The girl group Little Mix hosted.

Gaga, who went into the event with the most nominations, beat out Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd for the Best Artiste prize. She lost out for Best Video, however, which went to DJ Khaled for Popstar. The collaboration with Drake bested the likes of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for WAP.

Cardi B did pick up the Best Hip Hop award, however. Coldplay won Best Rock, Haley Williams got Best Alternative and Little Mix was named Best Pop. And the Best Latin award went to Karol G, who also won Best Collaboration for Tusa featuring Nicki Minaj.

David Guetta, who won Best Electronic, also performed at the show from a stage in Budapest. Singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD won Best Push and Doja Cat took home the Best New Artiste honour.

For a third year, the MTV EMAs handed out a Generation Change award, this time to five women fighting for racial and social justice around the world – Kiki Mordi, Temi Mwale, Catherhea Potjanaporn, Luiza Brasil and Raquel Willis.

Eddie Van Halen, who died last month, was also remembered in a tribute featuring Tom Morello and St Vincent.

Members of BTS perform at the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration in New York on December 31, 2019. South Korean boy band BTS won a leading four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 8. PHOTO: AP