South Korean pop group BTS won four awards including Best Song for Best Dynamite and Best Group at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday night, while Lady Gaga received Best Artist Award. BTS also enjoyed Best Fans and Best Virtual Live for Bang Bang Con.
The show is at its best in global music aired Sunday on the network with performances by Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Doja Cat and Dababy. The girl group hosted Little Mix.
Gaga, who went to the event with the most nominations, defeated Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd for the Best Artist Award. However, she lost for Best Video, which went to DJ Khalid for “Popstar”. The collaboration with Drake favored Cardi B and Megan Thea Stallion for “Wap”.
Cardi B, however, picked up the best hip hop award. Coldplay won Best Rock, Haley Williams received Best Choice and Little Mix was named Best Pop. And the Best Latin Award went to Karol G, who won Best Collaboration for “Tusa” featuring Nicki Minaj.
David Guetta, who won Best Electronic, performed on stage in Budapest. Singer-songwriter Yungbald won Best Push and Doja Kat won Best New Artist Award.
For the third year, the MTV EMA presented a Generation Transformation Award, this time to five women fighting for racial and social justice around the world: Kiki Mordy, Tammy Mawle, Catharia Potzenporn, Luizial and Raquel Willis.
Eddie van Halen, who died last month, Was also remembered in a tribute to Tom Morello and St. Vincent.