MTV Awards a Hit for the Girls
Germany hosted the grand MTV Europe awards last night, with a star studded turn out. Quirky singer Katy Perry was the host for the second year running, and many watched in anticipation to see if she could outdo last year’s crazy outfits such as the carousel dress, and whether she would reveal any juicy gossip about her new boyfriend, comedian and lothario Russell Brand. Katy’s religious parents are bound to disapprove of their relationship, but ever since she sang “I kissed a Girl”, we’ve known she’s a bit naughty! Many Putney Escorts have been following the gossip to see how the latest celebrity pairing pans out.
The biggest winner of the night was the bootylicious Beyonce, who tooks home the gongs for Best Female, Best Song (Halo), and Best Video (Single Ladies). Luckily Kanye West wasn’t present this time; he famously stormed the stage in protest earlier this year when young country singer Taylor Swift beat Beyonce to the best video award.
The Best New Artist went to Lady Gaga who has already had a string of hits over the last year from her debut album ‘The Fame’. Similar award, ‘Best Push Artist’ went to British singer Pixie Lott, beating fellow newcomers Little Boots and La Roux. 2009 has been a strong year for new female artists so the competition was particularly fierce.
There were also some male winners at the Bonfire Night awards ceremony; Eminem won Best Male, and beyonce’s husband Jay Z took home the Best Urban. The Best Rock act went to Green Day and Placebo came back onto the radar with Best Alternative.
Katy Perry opened the evening with a medly of songs from other performers, such as the hit ‘Sex on Fire’ by the Kings of Leon, ‘Pokerface’ by Lady Gaga and winning song ‘Halo’ by Beyonce. Other artists performing throughout the evening included a steamy show from Shakira, X Factor winner Leona Lewis and rockers Green Day. The biggest treat came when legendary band U2 performed a free outdoor show, commemorating the 20th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The gig was played at Brandenburg Gate.
There was some controversy surrounding the security fence that was erected around the audience of the concert; some complained that it was an unpleasant reminder of the original wall. However, MTV vigorously denied any intention of mimicking the original wall.