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MTV EMAs: Justin Bieber wins big, Tori Kelly rocks stage

By Wade Sheridan
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MTV EMAs: Justin Bieber wins big, Tori Kelly rocks stage
Justin Bieber arrives in the photo room during the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan, Italy on Oct. 25, 2015. Bieber took home four awards during the event including Best Male Artist. Bieber also performed his Hot 100 topping smash “What Do You Mean?” Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The biggest stars in music took over the Mediolanum Forum in Milian, Italy for the 22nd annual MTV Europe Music Awards.

Justin Bieber was the big winner Sunday night taking home five awards including Best Male Artist, Best Collaboration for his hit song "Where Are You Now?" with Skrillex and Diplo, Biggest Fans, Best Look and the Worldwide Act award for North America.

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"It's been a long couple of years. I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognized for my music," said the 21-year-old who was dressed all in red, while receiving his award for Best Male. "You understand that I don't take any of these moments for granted. Not one of them. You guys are unbelievable and that's where I belong. Right there on that stage," stated Bieber, collecting the Worldwide Act award.

Bieber also highlighted his big night by performing his hit single "What Do You Mean?" illuminating the stage with a flashy lightshow. Other notable performances included Ellie Goulding with "Love Me Like You Do," Jason Derulo with "Want To Want Me," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with "Downtown," and Ed Sheeran and Rudimental with "Lay It On Me."

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Sheeran also had a successful night co-hosting with Ruby Rose and taking home two awards for Best Live Act and Best World Stage. The two hosts often joked about the show's location with Rose donning a spaghetti dress at one point with Sheeran also joking, "Italy is one of my favorite countries. It does great food, which is why this suit doesn't fit very well."

Singer Tori Kelly also surprised the crowd when she rocked the stage with a medley mashup of her hit "Should've Been Us" with 90s classics "No Scrubs" by TLC and The Fugees "Ready or Not." Kelly dressed in a gold pantsuit and played her electric guitar, impressing audiences when she seamlessly transitioned between the three songs and circled back over to "Should've Been Us."

Kelly's performace wasn't the only throwback of the night as Duran Duran was honored with the first ever MTV Video Visionary Award. "Music lovers around the world, when we started there was us and MTV and we blazed a trail and we were there for each other," said Simon Le Bon, accepting the award alongside band mates Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.

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The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Song: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" Best Pop: One Direction Best Female: Rihanna Best Male: Justin Bieber Best Live Act: Ed Sheeran Best New Act: Shawn Mendes Best Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, "Downtown" Best Rock: Coldplay Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj Best Electronic: Martin Garrix Best Push: Shawn Mendes Best Collaboration: Justin Bieber, Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are You Now?" Biggest Fans: Justin Bieber Best Look: Justin Bieber Best World Stage: Ed Sheeran Video Visionary Award: Duran Duran Worldwide Act, North America: Canada/Justin Bieber Worldwide Act, Latin America: Brazil/Anitta Worldwide Act, Europe: Italy/Marco Mengoni Worldwide Act, Africa/India: Africa/Diamond Platnumz Worldwide Act, Asia: China/Jane Zhang Worldwide Act, Australia/New Zealand: Australia/5 Seconds of Summer

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