Taylor Swift Wins Big in Germany at MTV European Music Awards : NPR

By | November 14, 2022

Taylor Swift blows a kiss throughout the 2022 European MTV Awards in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

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Taylor Swift blows a kiss throughout the 2022 European MTV Awards in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Martin Meissner/AP

DUSSELDORF, Germany — Taylor Swift took residence an enormous prize at Sunday’s MTV European Music Awards. Swift, who led the nominations with Harry Kinds with seven every, walked away with 4 wins, together with Greatest Artist, Greatest Video and Greatest Lengthy Kind Video.

At the moment topping the charts with ‘Anti-Hero’ from her file breaking new album ‘Midnights’, Swift made a shock look on the awards in Düsseldorf to gather her spoils, the most recent in a protracted line of accolades for the songwriter. -interpreter. Accepting her first award of the evening, she mentioned “the followers are the one motive that is occurring to me”.

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha opened the present with their hit collaboration “I’m Good (Blue),” a observe that almost didn’t get launched.

Rexha defined on the mat “we had no concept it was going to explode and go so viral on TikTok. And right here we’re taking part in it and nominated for ‘Greatest Collab.'”

Sizzling on their toes, Muse returned to the EMAs for a fiery efficiency of “Will of the Individuals,” which went on to win Greatest Rock Band. They devoted their award to the Ukrainian individuals and Iranian ladies.

This 12 months’s present was hosted by newlyweds Rita Ora and Taika Waititi. Ora did not disappoint with a bunch of outfit modifications and Waititi joked that he was channeling his interior pop star.

An absent Nicki Minaj additionally got here out on high with a trio of awards for finest music, finest hip-hop and a class known as tremendous freaky lady. Kinds, who’s at present touring the US, received the award for Greatest Stay Efficiency.

After their Eurovision win in Might, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra gave one of the vital highly effective and transferring performances of the evening, turning the auditorium blue and yellow in help of Ukraine. Talking on the crimson carpet, chief Oleg Psyuk defined that with their newfound fame they may help and convey consciousness to the plight of the Ukrainian individuals.

“It will be important for us to be a voice of Ukraine, to have the chance to be in every single place on the earth, to play and to say about Ukraine, to say concerning the battle, to speak about our tradition, a tradition that fights in opposition to battle.”

British rapper Stormzy carried out the ballad ‘Hearth Babe’, launched this week from his extremely anticipated third album ‘That is What I Imply’.

OneRepublic carried out their “High Gun: Maverick” observe “I Ain’t Apprehensive,” with a particular intro video from the person himself, Tom Cruise, which they mentioned wasn’t straightforward to get.

Different performers on the evening included Ava Max who shone in a large diamond whereas singing “Million Greenback Child” and Tate McRae who carried out a medley of her hits, “she’s all i wanna be” and “uh oh”.

Voted for by followers, 17 gender-neutral classes have been introduced throughout the night. The present, broadcast from the PSD Financial institution Dome, will air in additional than 170 nations.