Ed Sheeran, BTS, Lil Nas X, and More Honored at the MTV European Music Awards

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - NOVEMBER 14: Ed Sheeran poses with award for Best Artist and Best Song in the winners room during the MTV EMAs 2021 'Music for ALL' at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena on November 14, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for MTV)

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MTV hosted its annual EMA—or, European Music Awards—in Budapest, Hungary. And during the ceremony, some of the world’s biggest and best pop stars received honors.

Hosted by the California-born artist Saweetie, the EMAs, which have been going on annually throughout countries in Europe since 1994, showcased some stellar performances and familiar faces.

Past EMAs have taken place in London, Milan, Glasgow, and many other legendary cities.

Performances this year came from Ed Sheeran, Yungblud, and more. Justin Bieber led the show with eight nominations, including Best Artist. Though others like Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sheeran all had a number of nominations.

In the end, Sheeran took home Best Artist and Best Song, BTS won for Best Pop, Lil Nas X won for Best Video, Måneskin won for Best Rock and Saweetie took home Best New Artist.

Accepting the award, Måneskin said: “First of all we wanted to say thank you to all our fans and the people that have supported us. We love you. But, we also wanna say that people usually told us we are not gonna make it with our music, well, I guess you were wrong”

Check out a full list of winners below, along with some videos from the night’s star-studded showcase.

Best Artist

WINNER: Ed Sheeran

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Best Pop


Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

WINNER: Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”

Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License”

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “STAY”

Best Video

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side”

Taylor Swift: “Willow”

Best Collaboration

WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira: “Girl Like Me”

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “INDUSTRY BABY”

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande: “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Best New

WINNER: Saweetie



Olivia Rodrigo

Rauw Alejandro

The Kid Laroi

Best Electronic

WINNER: David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Joel Corry



Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock

WINNER: Måneskin


Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Kings Of Leon

The Killers

Best Alternative

WINNER: Yungblud



Machine Gun Kelly

Twenty One Pilots


Best Latin

WINNER: Maluma

Bad Bunny

J. Balvin

Rauw Alejandro



Best Hip Hop

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Kanye West

Megan Thee Stallion

Best K-Pop



Monsta X

NCT 127



Best Group


Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Little Mix


Silk Sonic

Best Push



Girl in Red


JC Stewart



Madison Beer

Olivia Rodrigo

Remi Wolf

Saint Jhn

The Kid Laroi

Biggest Fans


Ariana Grande


Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Video for Good

WINNER: Billie Eilish: “Your Power”

Demi Lovato: “Dancing With The Devil”

Girl in Red: “Serotonin”

H.E.R.: “Fight For You”

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness”

Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Best U.S. Act

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Generation Change Award

WINNERS: Amir Ashour, Matthew Blaise, Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Erika Hilton, and Viktória Radványi

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