A host of stars stepped out in Berlin, Germany on Thursday night for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, but two in particular made major splashes – Beyonce and Katy Perry.
Beyonce picked up awards for Best Song for “Halo,” Best Female and Best Video for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” According to MTV U.K., Beyonce thanked her husband, Jay-Z, who also performed at the event, while accepting the statue.
“There is only one person I want to thank and that is Jay for putting a ring on it,” she said.
But beyond her wins, Beyonce wowed the crowd in a sexy red corset and black eye mask, which she wore as she stepped on stage to perform “Sweet Dreams.” The dramatic performance featured the chanteuse emerging from a red heart carried by masked men, before she made her way down to the front of the stage to dance seductively with her female backup dancers in red corsets with hoodies and lacy stockings.
And Katy Perry, host of the MTV Europe Music Awards for the second time in a row (she hosted last year’s gig in Liverpool), was present again for the ceremony, which took place this time in Berlin, Germany.
Katy rocked a host of outlandish outfits throughout the show, just as she did the year before.
She first hit the stage in an “Alice in Wonderland” style corset and top hat, with knee high boots. She donned one princess-like gown that had holes cut out of it while another corset that had “Rusty” written on the bottom (perhaps an homage to her boyfriend, MTV U.S. Video Music Awards host Russell Brand whose nickname is “Rusty Rockets”). Another time, she entered the stage while coasting on a glittering moon, and at one point she swung in on a swing.
U2, which won Best Live Act, also performed at the event, playing “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” with Jay-Z in front of the Brandeburg Gate.
Jay-Z picked up a gong award too for Best Urban act.
Other stars at the event included The Jonas Brothers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, “Hills” star Brody Jenner, Jesse Metcalfe, Tokio Hotel, Shakira and Juliette Lewis.