Bieber lifts 5 awards at MTV EMAs

MILAN: Canadian popstar Justin Bieber led the pack of winners at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) here on October 25.

Bieber dominated the winners’ list with the five awards he won in various categories, including Best Male, Best Look and North America’s Worldwide Act, reports

“It’s been a long couple of years. I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music,” Bieber said while accepting his Best Male honour.

He also took home the Best Collaboration trophy for his hit Where are u now?, featuring Skrillex and Diplo.

Thanks to his massive following, he additionally bagged the Biggest Fans Award following a tough battle against One Direction, Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer and Katy Perry.

Other big winners at the annual event were Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Duran Duran.

The British singer, who also co-hosted the show, bagged two awards for Best Live Act and Best World Stage. Mendes won two honours as well — the Best Push and Best New Act.

Meanwhile, Duran Duran was honoured with the first ever MTV Video Visionary Award.

“Music lovers around the world, when we started there was us and MTV and we blazed a trail and we were there for each other,” said member Simon Le Bon as he took the stage alongside bandmates Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.

The MTV EMAs aired live from the Mediolanum Forum with Sheeran and Orange Is the New Black actress Ruby Rose as co-hosts.

Swift, One Direction, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Coldplay were among global superstars who made it into the winners list with one nod apiece.

Despite being nominated for a record-breaking nine awards, Swift only won Best Song for her Kendrick Lamar-assisted Bad Blood. Currently on her massive ‘1989’ tour, she wasn’t present to collect her prize.