BTS wins big at the MTV European Music Awards
At this year's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), BTS once again emerged as the big winner, taking home the prizes for best song and best group. The South Korean band won a total of four awards, including best virtual live and biggest fans. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga was voted best artist, while DJ Khaled won best video for Popstar. Here's more on this.
'Dynamite' was awarded the best song
BTS beat 5 Seconds of Summer, Blackpink, Chloe x Halle, CNCO and Little Mix for the best group award. The band's first English-language track, Dynamite, earned them the best song prize, defeating the likes of DaBaby's Rockstar, Dua Lipa's Don't Start Now, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's Rain on Me, Roddy Ricch's The Box and The Weeknd's Blinding Lights.
BTS scored big last year as well
At the last year's EMAs, that took place in Sevilla, Spain, BTS won the most awards among any artist, taking home the prizes in the best group, best live and biggest fans categories.
This year's winners included Karol G, Cardi B and others
This year, Karol G won the new best Latin category as well as best collaboration for Tusa, featuring Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, first-time EMA winner Yungblud grabbed the best push prize. British group Little Mix, on the other hand, won best pop. Furthermore, Cardi B earned best hip-hop award, while Coldplay won best rock. Hayley Williams took home the award for best alternative.
There was also a political bent to performances
Several stars also added a political flavor to their performances, as the awards were held just a day after Joe Biden was declared the President-elect of the United States, bringing an end to Donald Trump's tenure. "Don't f*** with the queer kids," Sam Smith declared, at the end of their performance. Similarly, DaBaby delivered a message on issues of police brutality and racial justice.
Next year's EMAs to take place in Hungary
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's EMAs featured filmed performances from various locations across Europe, rather than one arena in a city. MTV has declared that next year's awards are set to be held in Hungary.