The MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Nov. 5 Thursday evening at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000.
The 16th MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 will take place on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany at the O2 World. The award show will be presented by Katy Perry who hosted the show last year too.
Check out MTV Europe Music Awards 2009: Nominations in the photo gallery below:
Past winners To date, Eminem has won the most awards with 8 (including one with D12) in total. He is followed by Britney Spears with 7 awards, Justin Timberlake, Dima Bilan, Muse, and The Prodigy with 5 awards. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Backstreet Boys, Madonna, Robbie Williams, and Coldplay have 4 awards each to their credit while Limp Bizkit, Spice Girls, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Kane, Gorillaz, Oasis, Justice, and 30 Seconds to Mars have won 3 awards.
At a press conference, Bill Roedy, president of MTV Networks International, predicted it will be the largest show in the history of MTV Europe. The broadcast will be available globally to around 2 billion TV viewers.Roedy explained that in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, MTV had decided to make an exception to its rule of only ever holding the awards show in a given city once.
The Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit had offered MTV the opportunity of organizing a show in front of the Brandenburg Gate, an offer which Roedy decided to accept. The highlight of the show will be a 20-minute live performance by U2 in front of the Brandenburg Gate to stress the importance of this city as a symbol of global freedom.