MTV EMAs

Nov
6
Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, & Jessie J Shine at MTV Europe Music Awards

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga reigned over the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards at Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The international superstar dominated Sunday’s show, winning four awards including Best Female, Best Song, and Best Video for “Born This Way.” She journeyed to the moon to deliver an out-of-this-world performance of her new single “Marry the Night.”

Two-time winner Justin Bieber spread cheer with his Christmas single “Mistletoe” and “Never Say Never.” Love was in the air as Bruno Mars serenaded the crowd with “Marry You.” And David Guetta was joined by Ludacris and Taio Cruz for “Little Bad Girl.”

“I never got to thank Amy Winehouse for breaking boundaries. She set a new standard for British female artists,” said a teary-eyed Jessie J while introducing a tribute to the late Winehouse. The 23-year-old popstress broke out from a vault for “Price Tag” and filled in for Usher on Guetta’s smash “Without You.”

Other winners included Eminem for Best Hip-Hop, Katy Perry for Best Live, and Bruno Mars for Best Push and Best New.

Check out some of the electrifying EMA performances below.

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Nov
7
Video: B.o.B Performs with Hayley Williams at MTV EMAs

B.o.B and Hayley Williams

B.o.B soared with a pink-haired Hayley Williams of Paramore at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010. The adidas-clad duo performed their chart-topping hit “Airplanes” during Sunday’s show in Madrid. Take flight below.

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Nov
7
Video: Rihanna Performs at MTV EMAs

Rihanna

Rihanna brought some flower power to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, Spain. With flowers on her dress and all over the stage, the red-haired singer performed “Only Girl (In the World).” Watch RiRi’s whimsical set below.

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Nov
7
Video: Kanye West Performs at MTV EMAs

Kanye West made a surprise appearance during 30 Seconds to Mars’ set at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 pre-show in Madrid, Spain. Wearing a “Jesus Is Lord” T-shirt, ‘Ye rapped an Auto-Tuned verse from the band’s song “Hurricane” and performed a bit of “POWER.”

Nov
7
MTV Europe Music Awards 2010: Arrivals

Rihanna

Rihanna reigned on the purple carpet in a cream, one-shouldered ruffled gown at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday (Nov. 7). The pop superstar is nominated five times at tonight’s show and is also scheduled to perform. Her best friend Katy Perry arrived with new husband Russell Brand, along with B.o.B and Shakira.

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Nov
6
Rihanna Rocks Out with Bon Jovi in Spain

Jon Bon Jovi and Rihanna

Rihanna surprised the crowd by joining Bon Jovi on stage to perform at a secret gig on the eve of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, Spain. Wearing a flowing red dress, the pop star dueted with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi on his band’s classic “Livin’ on a Prayer.” She will take the stage at tomorrow’s show, where she is nominated for five awards.

UPDATE: Footage of the performance has been added below.

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Nov
5
MTV Europe Music Awards 2009: Show

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Mr. and Mrs. Carter share a rare moment of PDA backstage at the MTV EMAs 2009 in Berlin on Thursday (Nov. 5). B thanked her husband while accepting the award for Best Video for “Single Ladies”: “There’s only one person I want to thank and that is Jay for puttin’ a ring on it.”

Jay-Z, Shakira, Leona Lewis, and more also performed.

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