This weekend, some of music’s biggest stars flocked to Frankfurt, South Germany for the MTV Europe Music Awards, celebrating artists from around the globe.
The big winners of the night resulted in a tie with country sweetheart Taylor Swift swiping three gongs for Best Female, Best Live and Best Look, while the absent Justin Bieber claimed Best Male for the second year in a row as well as Best Pop and Best World Stage, according to Reuters.
But it was the Korean breakout star whose EMA win for Best Video of the Year with “Gangnam Style” that stole the show. “This is beautiful. This is my very first time to participate, perform, be nominated, as an Asian artist, as a Korean artist, so I don’t know what to say,” he told reporters backstage. The video has broken digital records with over 670 million views on YouTube and 4.9 million likes on Facebook since its July release. Kim Kardashian and beau Kanye West even snapped up a flick with pop’s famous horse-rider (see above).
The ceremony’s host/ model Heidi Klum, who kept it fun and funky with revealing ensembles, also tried her hand at the “Gangnam” routine alongside Psy. Other celebrants of the night included the Bieber-approved Carly Rae Jepsen who bagged the awards for Best Song (“Call Me Maybe”) and Best Push for up-and-coming talent, and the late Whitney Houston with a Global Icon award.