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All the winners from this year's MTV EMAs: from BTS to Liam Gallagher

It was a big night for K-pop at the awards ceremony in Seville, Spain

BTS were given two awards at the 2019 MTV EMAs. Getty Images 
BTS were given two awards at the 2019 MTV EMAs. Getty Images 

Korean pop band BTS led the way at the MTV European Music Awards in Seville, Spain on Sunday, taking home two of the most coveted awards of the night.

The seven-piece K-pop band, who have been at the forefront of K-pop's astronomical rise around the globe, won the Best Live and Biggest Fans categories.

It was also a big night for boy band NCT 127, who became the first ever K-pop group to perform on stage at the EMAs.

"It makes us very nervous to know that we are the first K-pop group to be here but ... we think it's important," said band member Johnny. "We want to show our fans in Europe our great performance."

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was another of the night's big winners, taking home the first-ever MTV Rock Icon award.

Taylor Swift won Best US Act and Best Video, while Billie Eilish was awarded Best Song and Best New in a show that celebrated Year of the Woman with performances from acts including Dua Lipa, Halsey and Rosalia.

"We are about that girl power always, I think that's what's happening right now," host Becky G said on the red carpet.

Liam Gallagher closed the show with his new single Once and a singalong rendition of Oasis anthem Wonderwall, complete with string instruments and band.

"I want to thank MTV for recognising my brilliance," Gallagher said when receiving the award.

The show at Seville's Fibes Conference and Exhibition centre also saw the first global performance of Como No, the reggaeton hit by Akon and Becky G. She later performed a medley of her most known tracks including 24/7, Sin Pijama and Mayores.

Some of the biggest screams on the EMAs red carpet were for a surprise guest, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.


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American rockers Green Day played for thousands of fans in Seville's iconic Plaza de Espana, performing their new single Father of All and fan favourite Basket Case.

Other notable performances included Halsey, who won Best Pop, lighting up the stage for an intimate performance of Graveyard during which she set fire to a carousel horse.

Local singer and international sensation Rosalia gave a powerful performance of Di Mi Nombre backed by 52 dancers against a pyramid of red chairs. She won Best Collaboration along with J Balvin for their hit Con Altura ft. El Guincho.

Dua Lipa opened the show with the first global stage performance of her new song Don't Start Now along with a yellow wall of dancers.

An all-female orchestra accompanied Best Push winner Ava Max, who sang her hits Torn and Sweet but Psycho.

Pop heavyweight Ariana Grande, nominated for seven awards, went home empty handed.

Updated: November 4, 2019 02:00 PM