MTV NEWS – One of the biggest global annual music events celebrating the hottest artists from around the world, the 2014 MTV EMA was punctuated with outrageous, unexpected moments, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and rousing performances. This year’s show transformed Glasgow’s SSE Hydro into an unforgettable time-travelling extravaganza, taking viewers on a wild journey inspired by memories of the most outlandish moments in the MTV EMA’s 20-year history.
The 2014 MTV EMA in association with Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana broadcast live from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on MTV and MTV Base on Sunday 9 November.
The show kicked-off by transporting viewers back to 1994, where a young Nicki Minaj watched the first-ever MTV EMA from her bedroom before travelling into the future, making a grand entrance into the 2014 MTV EMA by soaring across the stage. “Her Minajesty” truly commandeered the evening, taking home the award for Best Hip Hop, and even giving the audience a show-stopping blend of her biggest hits including ‘Super Bass’, ‘Anaconda’ and a global debut performance of her new track ‘Bed of Lies’, with a surprise appearance by Skylar Gray.
One of the greatest rock bands of all time, U2 took to the MTV EMA stage for a fourth time with a poignant, understated rendition of ‘Every Breaking Wave’, accompanied by a strings section. Alicia Keys serenaded the crowd from the nearby viewing party at the O2 Academy Glasgow, with an inspired performance of her Best Song with a Message-nominated track ‘We Are Here’ being beamed into the SSE Hydro and to MTV EMA viewers the world over. Best Song and Best Female winner Ariana Grande flew over the audience in a perspex bubble chair, before treating fans to a Barbarella-esque medley of her smash hits ‘Problem’ and ‘Break Free’, and Ed Sheeran brought his chart-topping track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ to life, lighting up the stage with an elaborate music box.
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne made his triumphant return to MTV to accept this year’s Global Icon Award. In a surprise closing performance, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil joined guitar legend Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to pay tribute to Ozzy with an epic rendition of his classic hit ‘Crazy Train’.
Electro-pop songstress Kiesza teleported from Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square into the arena via a classic red telephone booth to perform her track ‘Hideaway’. British songstress Charli XCX set the arena ablaze with a glam-rock / punk rendition of her hits ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break The Rules’, and UK rock duo Royal Blood rocked the house, playing ‘Figure It Out’ in front of a tower of screaming fans in the middle of the auditorium. Best World Stage winner Enrique Iglesias called on the crowd to be part of his medley of ‘Freak’ and ‘Bailando’, with thousands of fans donning xylobands to light up the floor of the SSE Hydro.
Redfoo took to the stage dressed in a kilt to present the award for Best Pop to One Direction, having earlier revealed he was going commando on the MTV EMA red carpet, which was chosen by fans via social media with the hashtag #UnderFoosKiltEMA. In another nod to the heritage of the 2014 host city, David Hasselhoff took to the stage in blue face paint dressed as “BraveHoff”.
Before closing out the evening, Queen Nicki announced that the 2015 MTV EMA will take place in Milan, Italy at the Mediolanum Forum on Sunday 25 October 2015. Italy and the city of Milan will serve as the official location for Expo 2015, the Universal Exhibition, and the MTV EMA will close out a year of international events taking place in Milan.
2014 MTV EMA Winners:
Best Song: Ariana Grande – Problem ft Iggy Azalea
Best Pop: One Direction
Best Female: Ariana Grande
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Live: One Direction
Best New : 5 Seconds of Summer
Best Video: Katy Perry – Dark Horse ft Juicy J
Best Rock: Linkin Park
Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj
Best Electronic: Calvin Harris
Biggest Fans: One Direction
Best Look: Katy Perry
Best PUSH: 5 Seconds of Summer
Best World Stage: Enrique Iglesias – MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta
Worldwide Act: Bibi Zhou
Global Icon: Ozzy Osbourne
The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show has been held in Glasgow, Scotland, and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland.
News Source: MTvBase.com