The MTV Europe Music Awards returned for 2021 and took place in Hungary on Nov. 14 at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna and the nominees for one of Europe’s most highly anticipated award shows made for a pretty impressive lineup. Justin Bieber led the charge with eight total nominations, which included best artist, best pop, and best song.
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won best artist and best song for “Bad Habits”, while K-pop stars BTS snatched four awards at MTV’s Europe Music Awards, which returned as an in-person event after a virtual 2020 edition due to the pandemic.
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
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The Weeknd First-time EMA winners Måneskin took home best rock, while show host and performer Saweetie won best new. Nicki Minaj earned a top award for best hip-hop, Olivia Rodrigo was awarded best push, Maluma won best Latin, and YUNGBLUD snagged the award for best alternative