Taylor Swift reigns victorious in Germany, sweeping major awards at the MTV European Music Awards

Taylor Swift had a victorious night at the MTV European Music Awards in Dusseldorf, Germany. The singer-songwriter was nominated for seven awards, tied with Harry Styles, and won four, which included best artist, best video, and best long-form video.

Swift surprised everyone at the awards ceremony in Dusseldorf, where she received another award for her new album “Midnights.” With her hit single “Anti-Hero” topping the charts, the singer-songwriter expressed her gratitude to her fans saying, “they are the sole reason for my success.” This is just one of the many accolades Swift has received throughout her career.

The performance of David Guetta and Bebe Rexha at the event kickstarted with their popular track “I’m Good (Blue),” which almost didn’t get launched. According to Rexha, the song’s unexpected success on TikTok surprised them, and they were thrilled to perform it live while being nominated for the “Best Collab” award.

Taylor Swift has made history by being the first artist to achieve a clean sweep of all the songs in Billboard’s H๏t 100H๏t chart. Meanwhile, Muse rocked their performance of “Will of the People” at the EMAs and were awarded the best rock act trophy, which they dedicated to Ukraine and Iran’s women. The newlywed hosts, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, kept the show entertaining with Ora’s multiple outfit changes and Waititi’s pop star impersonation. Nicki Minaj won three awards, including best song and best hip-hop, despite her absence from the event. Lastly, Harry Styles, currently on tour in the U.S., took home the prize for best live performance.

Kalush Orchestra, the Ukrainian band who won Eurovision in May, delivered a powerful and emotional performance at the event, turning the auditorium blue and yellow to show support for Ukraine. Frontman Oleg Psyuk explained that their newfound fame would allow them to raise awareness of the struggles faced by the Ukrainian people, stating that “it’s important for us to be a voice of Ukraine” and to promote their culture’s fight against war. The night also featured performances by British rapper Stormzy, who sang his ballad “Fire Babe” from his upcoming album, and OneRepublic, who performed their song “I Ain’t Worried” with a special video intro from Tom Cruise. Other artists included Ava Max, who sang “Million Dollar Baby,” and Tate McRae, who performed a medley of her hits.

The fans had their say and 17 gender-neutral categories were revealed at the evening event. The PSD Bank Dome broadcasted the show, which will be available in over 170 countries.

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