Lady Gaga Dominates the ’2011 MTV EMA’
BELFAST, Northern Ireland and NEW YORK, November 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars & 30 Seconds To Mars Also Triumph at the 18th Annual Awards Show on Sunday 6 November in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Global superstar Lady Gaga confirmed her status as the first lady of pop
at the ’2011 MTV EMA’ in Belfast tonight, scoring four wins at the
star-studded event at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.
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Lady Gaga triumphed in the Best Female, Best Song and Best Video
categories, as well as Biggest Fan – a brand new award that celebrates
artists with the most committed fanbase.
Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Thirty Seconds To Mars each won two awards
with pop phenomenon Bieber taking home the trophies for Best Male and Best
Pop. Thirty Seconds To Mars were honoured in the Best Alternative category
and Best World Stage, while Bruno Mars crowned a brilliant year with
victories in the Best Push and Best New categories.
Ecstatic Korean boy band BIGBANG were the surprise winners at the
awards, capturing the inaugural Best Worldwide and beating off some of the
world’s biggest stars in the process. Hip hop maverick Eminem repeated his
triumph of 2010 with a win for Best Hip Hop artist, while Katie Perry’s
captivating live performances were rewarded with Best Live. Linkin Park was
a popular choice for Best Rock.
More than 8,000 fans watched the drama unfold at Belfast’s Odyssey
Arena, as the world’s biggest artists delivered spine-tingling live
performances including Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars,
Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jessie J, LMFAO, Snow Patrol and Queen.
Brit rockers Coldplay opened the awards with an electrifying, amped up
performance of ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, while Lady Gaga’s sublime
vocals for ‘Marry The Night’, performed against a giant moon sculpture,
brought the audience to fever pitch. Global pop phenomenon Justin Bieber got
everyone dancing after ‘Under the Mistletoe’ built up to ‘Never Say Never’.
DJ David Guetta set the Odyssey Arena alight with his spectacular dance
medley featuring Ludacris, Taio Cruz and Jessie J, illuminated by a dazzling
array of lasers and glitter balls.
MTV used every staging trick in the book to bring the 2011 MTV EMA to
life, with lasers, LEDs, projections, smoke jets, outsize props, balloon
releases, glitter cannons, dry ice, outrageous costumes and more harnessed
skilfully to complement the artists’ performances. Among the many highlights
were: UK artist Jessie J exploding out of a giant golden bank safe and an
ethereal balloon release during Bruno Mars’ heartfelt rendition of ‘Marry
You’. US Electro-hop stunners LMFAO got everyone in the house jumping,
‘Party Rock Anthem’ made a huge impact, as the group and their dancers took
to the floor for a virtuoso display of their trademark ‘shuffle’ dance,
complete with dancing robot.
In a more reflective moment, Jessie J presented a moving salute to the
late Amy Winehouse in the form of a touching video tribute from the singer’s
In a first for the MTV EMA, two outside broadcasts were built into the
show, with local heroes Snow Patrol rocking more than 15,000 fans at a
spectacular outdoor stage built directly in front of the historic City Hall
while over at the historic Ulster Hall, 1200 very lucky Red Hot Chili
Peppers fans were treated to a rare, intimate performance by the incredibly
dynamic stadium rockers.
Rock legends Queen, who were handed the Global Icon award from Katy
Perry, closed the show with a triumphant flourish, lifting the roof with a
stunning medley of hits from their extraordinary musical career. Queen
veterans Brian May and Roger Taylor were joined by flamboyant US Idols star
Adam Lambert on vocals for a musical voyage through their greatest hits
including ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The
EMA host Selena Gomez charmed the audience and showed her comedic flair
in a high octane performance that saw her host the main show and the digital
show simultaneously. Set piece skits and stunts added to the fun, as Gomez
interacted with her own video alter ego on giant screens and mimicked Lady
Gaga’s famously outrageous dress sense. The ‘Monte Carlo’ star also took
time off from hosting duties to surprise her fans with a sparkling rendition
of her hit track ‘Hit the Lights’, performed with her band, The Scene.
Guest presenters at the show included David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff, Katy
Perry, Evanescence’sAmy Lee, actress Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Fireflies in
the Garden); supermodel Bar Refaeli and Irina Shayk, WWE superstar Sheamus,
actor William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Jersey Shore’s Nicole
‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley, Adam Lambert and Awkward star
Ashley Rickards and Malcolm Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross (BET sitcom
‘Reed Between the Lines’).
Among the famous faces walking the fuchsia carpet at the 2011 MTV EMA
were: US Idol runner up Adam Lambert; Amy Huberman (Comedy Central’s
‘Threesome’); Greg Lake (‘Geordie Shore’); dancer BB Kaye; Jessica Wright
and Billie and Sam Faiers (‘The Only Way Is Essex’); Jennifer Metcalfe &
Kieron Richardson (‘Hollyoaks’); MTV reality stars From Above; Lemar;
Councillor Niall O Donnghaile (Mayor of Belfast); Jade Thompson (‘Britain &
Ireland’s Next Top Model 2011′); fashion designer Jeremy Scott, Katy B, Katy
Perry, DJ Kissy Sell Out, LMFAO, MTV EMA ‘Best Worldwide’ nominees
Abdelfattah Grini, BIGBANG and Lena; Swizz Beatz; Malcolm Jamal Warner(‘The
Cosby Show’, ‘Reed Between the Lines’) and Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Girlfriends’,
‘Reed Between the Lines’); Rizzle Kicks; Starboy Nathan; Arsenal and England
footballer Theo Walcott; Irish pop group ‘The Japanese Pop Stars’; Wretch 32
and singer-songwriter Yasmin.
2011 MTV EMA – ROLL OF HONOUR
Lady Gaga: Best Female; Best Song - 'Born This Way'; Best Video - 'Born This Way': Biggest Fans Justin Bieber: Best Pop; Best Male Thirty Seconds To Mars: Best Alternative; Best World Stage Bruno Mars: Best New; Best Push Queen: Global Icon Eminem: Best Hip Hop Katy Perry: Best Live Linkin Park: Best Rock BIGBANG: Best Worldwide
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