The MTV Europe Music Awards 2020 were held in a completely different spirit than ever before. The award ceremony was filmed in several places around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. The two-hour show was broadcast in 180 countries. The Music Awards have made a name for themselves globally, and have been awarded consistently since 1984.
It started in London
Much of the event took place in the UK, where Sam Smith, Zara Larsson and the popular band Little Mix performed on stage. This time, the girls' quartet had to do without Jesy Nelson, who could not attend due to illness. Even so, they managed to perform their new single "Sweet Melody" with top marks.
Performance in a pool
French DJ David Guetta was able to kick his show up a notch again. He set up his mixing desk directly in the swimming pool at the Széchenyi Spa in Budapest. He also introduced the new single "Let’s Love."
“We have an amazing show that you can enjoy from home all around the world. It's an honor for me to perform this year at a time when shared music is more important than ever, "
said David Guetta. The single that he presented was nominated for Best Electronic and Best Video. He managed to cash in one of them and became the winner for Best Electronic.
Lady Gaga is Best Artist
Lady Gaga was nominated for awards in seven categories, making her the most successful artist of this year. She was confirmed to be the favorite and won the most prestigious category - Best Artist.
The pop singer released her sixth studio album "Chromatica" this year. The pilot track "Stupid Love" debuted at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second single "Rain On Me", in which she sang with Ariana Grande, was nominated for three awards.
Four wins for BTS
Until recently, no one knew much about the South Korean seven-member boy band BTS, but now their time has come. The pop group won awards in four categories - Best Song, Band, Virtual Live and Biggest Fans.
The name of the group BTS is an abbreviation of the Korean term Bangtan Sonyeondan, which literally means Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Originally, they stylized themselves as hip-hop, but gradually they became a multi-genre group.
Hip-hop belongs to Cardi B.
She released her new single "WAP" this August and three months later she is receiving the award for Best Hip-Hop. Keep it up! The song garnered critical acclaim for its open approach to female sexuality and independence. On the other hand, there is also criticism for the decline of Christian morality. Thanks to the controversy, the song debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with the most streams in history in the first week after release - 93 million and 125,000 downloads.
The collaboration between Khaled and Drake works
The song "Popstar", which won in the category of Best Video, is already the seventh project of the American musician DJ Khaled and the Canadian rapper Drake. It was released in July this year and debuted as number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in Canada. Justin Bieber also appeared in the winning video.