The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards were held in Frankfurt on Sunday, and even though not every star to take home a trophy was in attendance for the show, many of them still have a reason to smile after the fact. The show had a decidedly young feel, with the majority of the winners under the age of 21. In addition to that, there were also some singing-competition connects courtesy of a former “X Factor” contestant (in One Direction) along with a standout from the world of “Canadian Idol” in Carly Rae Jepsen.
Check out the full list of winners below, which include everything from touring honors to a pick of the best fanbase. Are you happy with the winners? Be sure to share your thoughts at the bottom of this article.
Best Song – Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Best New – One Direction
Best Female – Taylor Swift
Best Male – Justin Bieber
Best Pop – Justin Bieber
Best Live – Taylor Swift
Best Hip-Hop – Nicki Minaj
Best Rock – Linkin Park
Best Electronic – David Guetta
Best Alternative – Lana Del Rey
Best Video – PSY, “Gungnam Style”
Best Look – Taylor Swift
Biggest Fans – One Direction
Best World Stage – Justin Bieber
Considering that Bieber is in the middle of a tabloid scandal surrounding his breakup with Selena Gomez, these wins probably mean more to him than just about anyone else on the show at this point. However, it is a bit of a thrill that several acts on this list are new to the music scene, and the EMAs did a great job of not just re-hashing the same singers over and over again.
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