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Taylor Swift wins most prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards

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”.

November 14, 2022
By Matthias Inverardi and Tom Sims
14 November 2022

By Matthias Inverardi and Tom Sims

DUESSELDORF, Nov 13 (Reuters) – 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, honoured musicians from Brazil to South Korea.

It featured an appearance by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, the
winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which performed
“Stefania” in an arena glowing with Ukraine’s national colours
of blue and yellow.

The U.S. pop singer Swift, wearing a dress of bejewelled
mesh, won best artist, best pop, best video and best long form

“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 form video award.

In “All Too Well”, Swift draws 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.

Minaj’s winning song “Super Freaky Girl” incorporates the
1981 hit “Super Freak” with lyrics “I can lick it, I can ride it
while you slippin’ and slidin'”.

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 hosts 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”.

Duesseldorf has a musical heritage as home to the pioneering
German electronic band Kraftwerk, which influenced generations
of pop and dance musicians with mesmerising tracks such as

The city also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

Screaming teens watched the stars walk down a red carpet
before the event was broadcast from the PSD Bank Dome.

Julian Lennon, the son of the Beatles’ John Lennon, said as
he entered that he had not seen a concert in years and was
looking forward to it.

The rock band Muse, which won the best rock award, said it
was dedicating its victory to the people of Ukraine and Iran.

Kalush Orchestra’s frontman Oleh Psiuk, donning a pink hat,
said before the performance that he hoped more Ukrainian bands
would be present next year.
(Reporting by Matthias Inverardi in Duesseldorf and Tom Sims in
Frankfurt. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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