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MTV Europe Music Awards
This year, the 2017 MTV EMAs took place in London, England on Sunday November 12, 2017 at the SSE Arena.
The annual star-studded show has taken place in music capitals from Milan to Rotterdam, but this year the EMAs took back to London for the first time in 21 years!
2017 MTV Europe Music Award nominees (see below) were announced on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 with voting opened immediately following at MTVEMA.com.
Doing double duty as host and performer at this year's show was eight-time EMA nominee Rita Ora.
Opening the show was Eminem and Skylar Grey. More live performances included Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, The Killers, Stormzy, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Travis Scott, French Montana, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Anne Marie, Julia Michaels (making her EMA debut) and Zara Larsson.
Also performing was U2, as recipients of this year's Global Icon Award.
Presenters at this year's ceremony included Disney’s Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Beer, HBO’s Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, will.i.am, James Bay, and David Guetta.
Just up ahead, check more information and fun facts, along with a complete list of winners at the 2017 MTV EMAs ....
DID YOU KNOW? MTV EMA fun facts
Miley Cyrus lights up at the EMAs in 2013.
• Record holders for most career EMA wins? They include Justin Bieber with 20, followed by Eminem with 15, and Lady Gaga with 10.
• Metallica caused a backstage uproar at the 1996 EMAs when they performed the songs "So What?" instead of their scheduled single, "King Nothing". The expletive-laden "So What?" was heard unedited during the live telecast, but was deleted in all later rebroadcasts.
• The most dazzling entrance ever at the EMAs happened during the show in 2000, when Jennifer Lopez entered the stage from the ceiling in a specially built plane to perform "Love Don't Cost a Thing".
• Despite winning the award for Best Hip-Hop at the 2006 awards, Kanye West was so disappointed at not winning for Best Video that he crashed the stage in protest. A tirade quickly followed in which Kanye said he should have won the prize for his video "Touch the Sky" because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons!"
• More controversy erupted at the 2013 EMAs when Miley Cyrus appeared to light up a joint on stage after accepting the Best Video Award for "Wrecking Ball".
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2017 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees
* Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
* Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Foo Fighters - Run
Katy Perry - Bon Appétit ft. Migos
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
* Shawn Mendes
* Zayn Malick
* Dua Lipa
* Camila Cabello
* Ed Sheeran
* David Guetta
* Green Day
BEST HIP HOP
* Thirty Seconds To Mars
Lana Del Rey
* Shawn Mendes
* Hailee Steinfeld
The Head And The Heart
BEST WORLD STAGE
* The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017
BEST US ACT
* Fifth Harmony
BEST CANADIAN ACT
* Justin Bieber
Best UK & IRELAND ACT
* Louis Tomlinson
MTV EMAs on the Web
Elsewhere around the Web, surf around for related news and updates, the complete list of nominees & winners, background info on past EMA presentations, plus pictures and red carpet appearances by the world's top pop and rock stars...
EMA - The
official site of the Europe Music Awards with official online voting, nominees and winners,
pictures, video clips, news & updates.
Europe Music Awards - Good overview from Wikipedia with
a list of EMA awards hosts and cities dating back to 1994, plus
complete winner lists from recent years.