MTV European Music Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Wins Big, Psy Performs, and Other Show Moments
4:15 PM PST 11/11/2012 by Kimberly Nordyke, Scott Roxborough
Heidi Klum hosted the awards ceremony, which took place Nov. 11 at the Frankfurt Festhalle. Also among the performers were No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alicia Keys, the latter of whom presented a tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
Taylor Swift won three trophies at the show, tying with Justin Bieber for the most wins during the night.
Project Runway's Heidi Klum took on hosting duties, switching in and out of various tight-fitting Versace outfits as she maneuvered around the Frankfurt Festhalle, done up to resemble a huge circus tent complete with trapeze artists, contortionists and flame eaters.
In addition to performing Alicia Keys presented a tribute to Whitney Houston, who was named this year's global icon for her “significant impact on the world of pop music.” Keys called the late pop diva "my homegirl (and) my friend."
Carly Rae Jepsen
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen won best song for her debut single, "Call Me Maybe," which has hit No. 1 in 47 countries. She also took best Push act as the artist who most benefited from the MTV's Push format, which gives heavy rotation to a new music art with the aim to breaking them big worldwide.
Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff and Nate Ruess of fun., who broke out with the hit song "We Are Young," perform onstage during the MTV EMAs.
Taylor Swift, who performed at the show, won best female, best live act and best look.
Gwen Stefani performed with No Doubt.
At one point in the show, a Porta Potty-bound David Hasselhoff made a cameo during Psy's performance of "Gangnam Style."
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey, who presented the award for best female to Taylor Swift, also took home the trophy for best alternative act.
Rapper Pitbull performed at the show.
Muse's Matt Bellamy performs at the MTV EMAs.
Korean pop sensation Psy's swaggering performance of his hit single "Gangnam Style" was the highlight of the show. Psy also took home the best video prize for "Gangnam Style," which has officially become the most popular video in history with some 700 million views worldwide.