Taylor Swift walked away with four prizes at MTV’s Europe Music Awards on Sunday, including best video for her 10-minute ”All Too Well”.
Double-award winners included Nicki Minaj for best song and best hip-hop, and the French DJ and record producer David Guetta won the best electronic award and best collaboration.
The event, broadcast on MTV from Duesseldorf in western Germany, honored musicians from Brazil and South Korea.
If features an appearance by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which performed ”Stefania” in an area glowing with Ukraine’s national colours of blue and yellow.
”I felt like I learned so much about how making film can be a natural extension of my storytelling”, Swift said as she accepted the long from video award.
In ”All Too Well”, Swift draw inspiration from 1970s Hollywood and recounts a fraying romantic relationship that disintegrates, leaving behind only a scarf and memories.
”It was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well”, Swift sings.
British pop star Harry Styles won in the ”best live” category and the Thai-born Lalisa ”Lisa” Manoban won best K-pop. South Korea’s BTS, the global K-pop sensation, won the biggest fans category.
The host for the show were British pop star Rita Ora and the film director Taika Waititi, who married this year. Ora herself won for ”best look”.