The seven-member K-pop group won awards in the Best Group, Best Pop, Best K-pop, and Biggest Fans categories. And the award for best artist with Ed Sheeran went to the United Kingdom, as well as the award for best song. Last Ed won the world hit “Bad Habits”. The British singer also opened the show with his new single, Overpass Graffiti, which was broadcast live in 180 countries.
Song Festival winner Manskin also gave a live performance from Hungary on Sunday. The Italians also won their first-ever MTV EMA with the award for Best Rock. They stole Coldplay, Foo Fighters, and Kings of Leon, among others. The host of the show, Saweetie, was also honored. The 28-year-old American rapper won in the Best New category.
Awards also went to Lil Nas X (Best Video for Montero), Nicki Minaj (Best Hip Hop), Olivia Rodrigo (Best Batch) and Maluma (Best Latina). The Best Alternative award went to British rock artist Youngblood. Best collaboration went to Doja Cat ft. SZA for Kiss Me More. David Guetta took home the award for Best Electronic, and singer-songwriter Billie Eilish was honored with a Video for Good award.
German Kim Petras will be performing as the first trans artist at the MTV EMAs. She sang a mix of two new songs, Coconuts and Hit It From The Back. He was the first of five winners of the MTV EMA Generation Change Award. These awards were presented to young people committed to the acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community for the first time this year.
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