MTV EMA Winners

In Berlin, Red Carpet watched U2 and Jay-Z (above) storm the Gate while Beyoncé emerged as the major winner of the evening at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) with three EMA trophies; Best Female, Best Song and Best Video - at Berlin's O2 World on 5 November. Sat Bal (9 Nov'09)

Eminem won the coveted Best Male category at the Awards, which honours and celebrates Europe’s contemporary music stars, while Jay-Z triumphed in the Best Urban category. U2 clinched the Best Live Act – scoring their third EMA award win since the MTV Europe Music Awards debuted in 1994. 

The creative, but absent, Lady Gaga was honoured in the Best New Act category while Green Day scored a victory over the Best Rock contenders. Best Group went to German rockers Tokio Hotel, who also wowed the 9,000-strong crowd with their hit The World Behind My Wall, culminating in an explosive pyrotechnical display and the band’s instruments consumed by flames. 

Placebo captured the Best Alternative prize while Turkey’s maNga carried off the crown for Best European Act. Best World Stage Performance was won by Linkin Park while Pixie Lott was pronounced the first ever MTV Push Artist – both categories were added to this year’s EMAs for the first time in recognition of the artists who have been championed by MTV on their global music franchises. 

Held in Berlin to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 2009 EMAs also featuredLeona Lewis, Foo Fighters, Shakiraand U2, broadcasting to more than 500 million households around the world.

The EMAs burst into life with openers Green Day, followed by Katy Perry’s irreverent mash-up of the five Best Song contenders that included Beyoncé’s monster hit Halo and Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody.

Tokio Hotel set the place alight

The hostess kept her wardrobe team busy with circa 12 costumes and looks inspired by burlesque and Liza Minnelli’s Oscar-winning appearance inCabaret, the novel which lifted the lid on decadent 1930’s Berlin. Cameras cut to Katy in a crystal-covered bowler hat, reclining in a giant cocktail glass and or soaring high above the audience on a glittering half-moon shaped swing.

Rock icons U2 brought Berlin to a standstill with their performance which was beamed into the show from the city’s historic Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of peace and reconciliation to people around the world and site of the first ever EMAs. 

Some 10,000 music fans lapped up U2 chestnuts Sunday, Bloody Sunday and the inspired Magnificent and One – the haunting anthem inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Foo Fighters' rock medley of Wheels and All My Life had the crowd captured as did Colombian siren Shakira with her steamy performance of Did It Again, performed with dancers dressed only in skimpy towels.

This year's sponsors were Sony Ericsson, Dell and MTV Games/Harmonix's The Beatles:Rock Band.





Soul singer Joss Stonehosted

digital show 2009 EMA


MTV's   Shoeperstars

We all know that a girl can never have enough shoes - and the red carpet girls below proved this to dazzling effect. Will this collection inspire a new award category of "Best Red Carpet Heels?"  Over to you, MTV...

Brought to heel : Pixie Lott in D&G   Shakira in Gianni Versace's

                                                               final collection

Joss Stone, suited & booted                   Juliette Lewis in

                                                                  Rock Chick workwear

EMA '09 Winners

Best Male: Eminem

Best Female: Beyoncé

Best Urban: Jay-Z

Best Group: Tokio Hotel

Best Video: Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Best Song: Beyoncé – Halo

Best Rock: Green Day

Best New Act: Lady Gaga

Best Live Act: U2

Best Alternative: Placebo

MTV Push Artist: Pixie Lott

Best World Stage Performer: Linkin Park

Best European Act: maNga

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