After some time travel from Nicki Minaj, some mid-air chair floating from Ariana Grande and a very pregnant performance from Alicia Keys, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are over and the winners have been announced!
This year, Scotland was the host country for the European musical extravaganza, and on Sunday, Nov. 9, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro was transformed into time travel machine, catapulting viewers through memories of the most outlandish moments in the MTV EMA’s 20-year history.
The Glasgow Hydro, which has a capacity of 13,000, opened in October
The “Anaconda” singer opened the show, transporting viewers back to 1994, where a fresh faced Minaj watched the first-ever MTV EMA from her bedroom before traveling into the future to make her grand show entrance wearing a stunning frilled ball gown and cleavage-enhancing sequined bra, soaring across the stage on a wire.
Nicki Minaj poses at the pressroom during the 2014 MTV European Music Awards
“Her Royal Minajesty” then led the audience through the rest of the evening, in an array of eye-catching outfits, and even took home on award herself, for Best Hip Hop.
Bootylicious Minaj (who debuted her new song “Bed of Lies” amongst a montage of her biggest hits), a very pregnant Keys and Best Song winner Grande all gave show stopping musical performances. Ed Sheeran lit up the stage with an elaborate musicbox for his performance of “Thinking Out Loud.”
One Direction scooped the most number of awards, taking home three gongs for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans, closely followed by Katy Perry, “Problem” singer Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer, who took home two each.
Go for it mate, you earned it … Ozzy Osbourne at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters
Here’s the complete list of winners from the star-studded Scottish event:
Best Song: Ariana Grande, Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
Best Pop: One Direction
Best Female: Ariana Grande
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Live: One Direction
Best New: 5 Seconds of Summer
Best Video: Katy Perry, Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
Best Rock: Linkin Park
Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
Best Electronic: Calvin Harris
Biggest Fans: One Direction
Best Look: Katy Perry
Best PUSH: 5 Seconds of Summer
Best World Stage: Enrique Iglesias, MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
Worldwide Act: Bibi Zhou
Global Icon: Ozzy Osbourne