North Americans Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift won big at the 2012 MTV European Music Awards Sunday night at Frakfurt’s Festhalle.
The native Pennsylvanian beat out Rihanna taking home three of the five awards she was nominated for: Best Female, Best Live and Best Look. The Barbados-born R&B singer went home with none of the six award categories she was in the running for.
The Canadian-born Bieber also took home three awards for Best World Stage, Best Pop and Best Male – the last two were repeat wins for the 18-year-old.
Not surprisingly, world-wide pop sensation, South Korea’s Psy took the award for Best Video, thanks to his hit “Gangnam Style.”
In one of the more special moments of the night, the late Whitney Houston was honored with the Global Icon award for her contributions and influence in the pop music world.
Check out the complete winner’s list below:
Biggest Fans: One Direction
Best Female: Taylor Swift
Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Live Act: Taylor Swift
Best Look: Taylor Swift
Best New Act: One Direction
Best Push Act: Carly Rae Jepsen
Best Worldwide Act: Han Geng
Best Alternative Act: Lana Del Rey
Best World Stage: Justin Bieber
Best Video: Psy, “Gangnam Style”
Best Rock Act: Linkin Park
Best Pop Act: Justin Bieber
Global Icon: Whitney Houston
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