British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Korean pop sensation BTS were the enormous winners at the 2021 MTV European Music Awards on Sunday.
BTS won the most honors, including Best Pop, Best Group, Best K-Pop and Biggest Fans, however were not available to collect the awards. Sheeran, who was available, won Best Artist and Best Song for “Bad Habits.”
Italian musical gang and 2021 champs of the Eurovision Song Contest Måneskin won Best Rock. After the typical round of thanks during their acknowledgment discourse, lead vocalist Damiano David said: “We also want to say that people usually told us that we were not going to make it with our music – well, I guess you were wrong.”
First-time EMA winners Måneskin brought home best stone, while show host and entertainer Saweetie won best new. Nicki Minaj acquired a top honor for best hip-jump, Olivia Rodrigo was granted best push, Maluma won best Latin.
YUNGBLUD won the honor for Best Alternative. “I would like to say that this award is a tribute to individualism – this is an award for the 13-year-old boy from the north of England who was absolutely terrified to be who he was,” the musician said. “If you are out there and you feel like you cannot be who you are, you can be. Keep fighting. Keep being brilliant.”
The Best Collaboration grant went to Doja Cat ft. SZA for “Kiss Me More,” while David Guetta won Best Electronic and Billie Eilish was regarded with the Video for Good honor.
Among the territorial neighborhood act categories, Taylor Swift won for the U.S. furthermore, Little Mix for the U.K. furthermore, Ireland.
Justin Bieber, who was the leader with eight nominations, didn’t win any awards.
After a virtual 2020, the occasion was live from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary and circulated on MTV in 180 countries. The show drew motivation from Budapest’s renowned warm spas and the Danube, the stream that goes through the city, and included a water topic with stages that had all the earmarks of being drifting.
Sheeran opened the procedures with an interpretation of his most recent single “Overpass Graffiti” and later on performed his hit number “Shivers.”
The world debut performance of Maluma’s “Mama Tetema,” incorporated a section where him and his artists were doused in artificial rain, with regards to the water theme.
One of the highlights of Saweetie’s facilitating routine was interacting with “Squid Game”-inspired soldiers in hot pink suits and MTV-branded masks. She additionally played out a mixture of her hits, including “Best Friend,” “Tap In” and “OUT OUT.”
With a mixture of two unreleased songs, “Coconuts,” and “Hit It From The Back,” Kim Petras made EMAs history as the main trans artist to perform at the show.
There were likewise exhibitions by OneRepublic, Maluma, Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Griff and Girl in Red. YUNGBLUD shut the night with a performance of his most recent single “Fleabag” that was loaded with pyrotechnics and ended with him and his band trashing the stage.
The MTV EMA Generation Change Awards went to five honorees for battling against hostile to LGBTQ+ policies. MTV proceeded with the awards in Hungary, in spite of the country passing enemy of LGBTQ+ laws in June, in fortitude with the community.
Viktória Radványi, a board member from Budapest Pride, Hungary’s first women’s activist and hostile to bigoted LGBTQ+ NGO showed up in front of an audience to acknowledge the honor in the interest of the winners. She encouraged the local area to cast a ballot together and not to be crashed once more into the storeroom.
The past evening, ViacomCBS Networks International hosted a ‘Future Classics’ display at Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts highlighting unique pieces from arising and set up craftsmen roused by the organization’s portfolio, including “South Park,” Nickelodeon and Comedy Central’s movement records, Paramount’s science fiction portfolio, MTV and BET’s music archives, the “Shore” reality establishment, “Yellowstone” and the upcoming “The Patrick Star Show.”
Bounce Bakish, president and CEO of ViacomCBS, and Raffaele Annecchino, president and CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International, seemed through visualization and gave speeches in support of the event. This was trailed by music acts at a purpose-built World Stage at the neighboring Heroes’ Square.
Full list of 2021 MTV EMA winners:
- Ed Sheeran
- Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
- Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
- Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
- David Guetta
Best Hip Hop
- Nicki Minaj
- Olivia Rodrigo
Video for Good
- Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
MTV EMA Generation Change Award
2021 MTV EMA LOCAL ACT WINNERS
Best African Act – Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Australian Act – Ruel
Best Brazilian Act – Manu Gavassi
Best Canadian Act – Johnny Orlando
Best Caribbean Act – Bad Bunny
Best French Act – Amel Bent
Best German Act – Badmómzjay
Best Hungarian Act – Azahriah
Best India Act – DIVINE
Best Italian Act – Aka 7even
Best Israeli Act – Noa Kirel
Best Japan Act – Sakurazaka46
Best Korea Act – Aespa
Best Latin America-North Act – Alemán
Best Latin America-South Act – Tini
Best Latin America-Central Act – Sebastian Yatra
Best New Zealand Act – Teeks
Best Nordic Act – Tessa (Denmark)
Best Polish Act – Daria Zawialow
Best Portuguese Act – Diogo Piçarra
Best MTV Russia Act – Max Barskih
Best Southeast Asia Act – JJ Lin (Singapore)
Best Spanish Act – Aitana
Best Swiss Act – Gjon’s Tears
Best U.K. & Ireland Act – Little Mix
Best U.S. Act – Taylor Swift