… Photos: Highlights From The Show And Full List Of Winners!
The “2013 MTV EMA” music party ship landed at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on Sunday, November 10th and it was a night to remember!
As promised by intergalactic MC Redfoo of LMFAO, the “2013 MTV EMA” was a ridiculously fun musical extravaganza that featured eye-popping performances and celebrated the hottest artists from around the globe.
The awards for the world’s biggest night in music were evenly distributed, with EMA Global Icon Eminem topping the list with two wins, also nabbing Best Hip Hop artiste and thus securing an even stronger hold on his title as the artiste with the most EMAs ever. His surprise performance of “Berzerk” made fans in the Ziggo Dome go exactly that – berserk! – as he unexpectedly emerged from a giant boombox mid-show, and demonstrated his lyrical dominance with a performance of “Rap God”.
EMA darling and three-time past winner Katy Perry picked up her first Best Female award, while Miley Cyrus won her first-ever EMA for Best Video for “Wrecking Ball”. Bruno Mars was victorious in the Best Song category for “Locked Out Of Heaven” and Justin Bieber kept his Best Male win streak going for a fourth straight year. Tokio Hotel fans rejoiced at the news that they helped their favourite band snag Biggest Fans, and Directioners everywhere celebrated as One Direction nabbed their first ever Best Pop EMA. Chris Lee of China kept Asia on top as she was named Best Worldwide Act; an artist from Asia has won the title in each of the three years the Worldwide Act award has existed.
The Killers rocked out to a medley of their favorite hits, “Shot at the Night” and “Mr. Brightside” in a setting inspired by Queen’s huge stadium rock shows of the ‘70s, while Kings of Leon performed “Beautiful War” amongst a plethora of stunning pyrotechnics. Chart-topping Swedish duo Icona Pop was fun and fabulous as they had the whole audience dancing to their hit “I Love It”.
The “2013 MTV EMA” was such a massive show – and MTV was so determined to bring an amazing event to Amsterdam – that it showcased fantastic performances from two other venues in the city. World famous DJ/producer Afrojack held an awesome EDM party at the popular Melkweg club. Snoop Dogg and 7 Days of Funk collaborated with Afrojack at the Melkweg for a special, funked-out performance of “Gin and Juice” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Snoop’s record-breaking album Doggystyle. Meanwhile, one of the year’s biggest emerging acts Imagine Dragons performed an incredible version of one of the biggest hits of the year, “Radioactive” from the EMA rock stage at the Music Hall.
Fans around the world cast a staggering, record-breaking 292 million votes to help decide the “2013 MTV EMA” winners. The “2013 MTV EMA” award winners are:
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
BEST HIP HOP
Thirty Seconds To Mars
BEST WORLD STAGE
Linkin Park – Mexico 2012
Austin Mahone – April 2013
BEST WORLDWIDE ACT
Chris Lee (Mainland China/Hong Kong/Southeast Asia/Taiwan)