Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber was the big winner at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday night in the purple-themed awards ceremony which honoured music legend Prince, who died in April.
Bieber, who did not attend, won three out of five awards he was nominated for including winning Best Song award for his hit, Sorry, and also scooped the Most Fans and Best Canadian Act awards.
Lady Gaga, who is on tour in Japan took her total MTV awards tally to 35 after winning Best Female and Best Look awards, making her the most awarded artist in the history of MTV.
— Roman | Lady Gaga (@MisterBroRo) November 6, 2016
Bieber’s countryman Shawn Mendes took the award for Best Male and Best Worldwide Act.
— #AT (@andytelasai) November 7, 2016
Beyoncé and Adele had the most number of nominations, but went home empty handed and American duo Twenty One Pilots also took two honours, with Best Live Act and Best Alternative.
Lady Gaga has now broken Beyonc's record and has become the MOST-awarded artist in MTV HISTORY with 35 individual awards! pic.twitter.com/TXzSsZvA8s
— LVL GAGA (@LVLGAGA) November 6, 2016
Bruno Mars stole the show with his first big-stage performance of 24K Magic, a follow up to his smash 2014 hit Uptown Funk.
— billboard (@billboard) November 7, 2016
The event kicked off with Bebe Rexha performing her debut single, I've Got U. She also surprised viewers by changing her outfit 15 times during the evening.
— MTV EMA (@mtvema) November 6, 2016
Veteran band Green Day gave the night a political spin after closing the show with their 2004 hit song American Idiot, a song in which they protested against the Bush administration and called for people to ignore propaganda and think for themselves.
— Y.G. (@Gabochong) November 7, 2016
To see all of the winners from the EMAs click here.