K-pop band BTS has taken four of the big prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

The South Koreans picked up awards for best song (Dynamite), best group, best virtual live, and biggest fan base.

It caps off a massive year for the boyband, which has built its loyal following despite the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Their management firm Big Hit Entertainment debuted on the stock market in spectacular style during October, leaving each of the band members with as much as £16m, based on early trade.

BTS accepts the win for Best Song at the MTV EMA's 2020, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. in this screengrab image released on November 8, 2020.
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BTS accepts the Best Song award for their single Dynamite

In August, the band’s single Dynamite became the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, with 101 million views in a day.

An online concert in June also set a record for the most-viewed livestream concert, with 756,000 fans watching from more than 100 countries.

Little Mix won the best pop and best UK and Ireland act and three of its members – Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – appeared as holograms in front of a cheering crowd on screens at the virtual ceremony.

Welcoming the audience, Edwards said: “Nothing has the power to bring people together like music.”

Hosts Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix presents at the MTV EMA's 2020
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Little Mix won awards and welcomed fans to the virtual ceremony

Bandmate Jesy Nelson was absent due to illness, but the remaining three performed their hit Sweet Melodies, which was filmed in London.

Lady Gaga was named best artist and DJ Khaled was awarded best video for Popstar, his hit with Drake and Justin Bieber.

Cardi B was named best hip hop, Coldplay won best rock, and Hayley Williams snagged the award for best alternative.

Karol G won the new category best Latin, as well as best collaboration for Tusa featuring Nicki Minaj while Yungblud was named best push.

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Lewis Hamilton presented the video for good award to H.E.R. for I Can’t Breathe and rapper Doja Cat took the best new award, opening the show by crawling out of a TV set onto a stage of daisies and grass to deliver a performance of her hit, Say So.

DJ David Guetta won the award for best electronic and performed Let’s Love live for the first time with Raye accompanied by a waterfall of lights at the Szechenyi Baths, in Budapest.



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