MTV EMAs 2021: Ed Sheeran Surprised With Two Wins

Other winners of the European Music Awards that were unveiled during a ceremony taking place in Budapest, Hungary include Yungblud, Nicki Minaj and Italian rockers Maneskin.’

AceShowbizEd Sheeran led the winners at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday night, November 14, taking home the Best Artist and Best Song awards.

The “Bad Habits” star was chatting backstage to host Saweetie when she surprised him by announcing he’d won the coveted gong, and presented it to him from the trunk of a glittering car they were standing next to.

Failing to hide his shock at the announcement, Ed said, “I didn’t come here tonight expecting to win an award, I just came to perform. But thank you for this!”

The British singer later performed his chart-topping smash “Shivers”, much to the delight of the crowd in Budapest, Hungary, before he won the final award of the evening – Best Song for “Bad Habits”.

Other winners during the ceremony included Yungblud, who delivered a passionate speech advocating for individualism as he collected the Best Alternative prize.

“This award is a tribute to individualism,” he said. “If you are out there and you feel like you cannot be who you are – you can be. Keep fighting and keep being brilliant. Your individuality is the best thing you can have. Be proud, be proud of who you are.”

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj beat Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion to take home the Best Hip Hop award, while Italian rockers Maneskin were crowned Best Rock – pipping Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and The Killers to the prize.

Presenter Saweetie, who donned a variety of dramatic ensembles each time she took to the stage, also enjoyed success as an award winner – taking home the Best New gong and promising the crowd, “Trust me, y’all, this is only the beginning.”

Performers during the evening included Maneskin, OneRepublic, Maluma, Yungblud, and Kim Petras, who jetted to Europe after performing at Paris Hilton‘s wedding on Thursday.

The full list of winners at the 2021 MTV European Music Awards is as follows:

  • Best Song: Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
  • Best Artist: Ed Sheeran
  • Best Alternative: Yungblud
  • Best Pop: BTS (Bangtan Boys)
  • Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
  • Best Rock: Maneskin
  • Best New: Saweetie
  • Best Video: Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
  • Best Latin: Maluma
  • Biggest Fans: BTS (Bangtan Boys)
  • Best K-Pop: BTS (Bangtan Boys)
  • Best Collaboration: Doja Cat and SZA – “Kiss Me More”
  • Best Electronic: David Guetta
  • Video for Good: Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
  • Best U.S. Act: Taylor Swift
  • Generation Change Award: Amir Ashour, Matthew Blaise, Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Erika Hilton, and Viktoria Radvanyi

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