It was the weekend’s hottest party, and some of the biggest winners at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards took to Twitter to thank their fans for showing them some love at the show, which was hosted by Selena Gomez.
The whole thing went down in Ireland at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena. Lady Gaga took home the most hardware with four prizes; other highlights included Gaga’s television debut of her new single, “Marry the Night,” and performances from LMFAO, Bruno Mars, David Guetta and href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/coldplay/artist.jhtml">Coldplay, to name a few.
Gomez wasn’t up for any awards, but she had plenty of other responsibilities on her mind as the night’s MC, an experience about which she seemed overjoyed. “Thank you MTV for having me host the EMA this year,” she wrote. “Thank you to all that followed me throughout this weekend. Thank you to everyone who tuned into this year’s MTV EMA I had such an amazing time!!! I love you all.”
Speaking of the night’s host, href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/bieber_justin/artist.jhtml">Justin Bieber showed his lady some love. “Great job tonight @selenagomez tonight at the EMA’s. proud of u,” he wrote before tweeting about his post-show partying. “3 BIG WINS!! and shoutout to my guy @BrunoMars for winning Best new Artist. well deserved. was a little stunned when i won. THANK U. went out and celebrated at the @LMFAO after party and did a little shufflin with the fellas. #goodtimes”
So who else did Bieber party with? “My party crew 2nite was #REAL – @selenagomez @alfredoflores @carinmb @scooterbraun @JENNIWOWW @haydenpanettier – #greatpeople #superrandom,” he shared. “WE WENT IN!!
haha. Great night. Thank you Belfast and Thank you MTV and the EMA’s – GREAT TIME. and most of all THANK YOU TO THE FANS!! I LOVE YOU and I wouldn’t be here without you. NEVER SAY NEVER. @LMFAO Everyday I’m SHUFFLIN!”
Katy Perry snagged the award for Best Live Act thanks to her theatrical California Dreams Tour, and she graciously thanked her fans. “Thank U to all the AMAZING Katycats who voted me best LIVE! Thank u for the commitment!” she wrote. “Tomorrow I play Dublin, over 120 shows for the CDT!”
Bruno Mars won for Best New (Artist) and gushed about attending the show, despite usually hating these types of things. “Im not the biggest fan of red carpets or Live TV but for the first time last night I really enjoyed myself. Thanks MTV that was fun as sh–,” he wrote.
Lady Gaga waxed nostalgic on Twitter after she took the stage and won for Best Female, Biggest Fans (for her Little Monsters) as well as Best Video and Best Song (“Born This Way”).
“Oh my Little Monsters how I love you!! The award I wanted the most we won before the show! MTV’s “Biggest Fans”!” she tweeted. “We won 4 EMA’S. … Watching Little Monsters win alongside Born This Way was life changing. Born This Way means more to me than anything I’ve ever created. Thank you for always sticking by me. I was drunk all night with happiness. Sometimes I can’t believe Born This Way has been out only 5 months. OVER THE MOON.”
Best Alternative and Best World Stage winners 30 Seconds to Mars’ fans may have lost to Gaga’s, but the band couldn’t have been happier with winning two prizes. “You did a really great job w/ the EMAs Echelon,” frontman Jared Leto tweeted. “You should be very proud. Goodnight all you Kings+Queens….”
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