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Miley Cyrus twerks her way back into the spotlight at 2013 MTV EMA Awards

11 November 2013
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Just when talk of Miley Cyrus' MTV Music Awards performance had started to die down, the singer is back courting controversy. Miley managed to be the most talked-about artist on stage, once again, when she appeared at the MTV European Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday.The 20-year-old opened the show with a rendition of her hit single We Can't Stop, twerking and dancing provocatively while dressed in a silver spandex dress. 

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Later on in the show, she returned to accept an award for her Wrecking Ball video, and shocked the crowd when she lit up a suspicious-looking cigarette while on stage collecting her trophy.While Miley undoubtedly dominated proceedings in the Dutch capital, it was One Direction who claimed two of the night's biggest prizes.They were named Best UK & Ireland Act and Best Pop, while Harry Styles scooped the award for Best Look.


But, having recently returned from their Take Me Home world tour, the boys were unable to attend the ceremony – much to the disappointment of their fans. Katy Perry was in high spirits after being named Best Female. She beat stiff competition from Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Miley and Selena Gomez to take home the trophy. And she was clearly surprised by the win. "Thank you, this is so cool," she told the audience at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome. "I was just sitting backstage with the artists drinking some champagne, thinking I'm not gonna win, I'm not gonna win… And I won!"

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Bruno Mars was another star who looked a little overwhelmed when he appeared on stage to collect the Best New Song Award for Locked Out Of Heaven."This song means so much to me," said the 28-year-old, whose mother tragically passed away in June following a brain aneurysm. "The fact you all dig it means so much to me. "Eminem, meanwhile, topped off his comeback year by scooping two awards on the night, for Best Hip Hop and Global icon. His win comes a week after the release of The Marshal Mathers LP 2, and hours after the 40-year-old claimed his seventh UK number one album.

2013 MTV European Music Awards – the winners

Best Video: Wrecking Ball, Miley CyrusBest Live: BeyoncéBest Pop: One DirectionGlobal Icon: EminemWorldwide Act: Chris LeeBest Male: Justin BieberBest Electronic: AviciiBest Rock: Green DayBest New: Macklemore & Ryan LewisBest Female: Katy PerryBest Alternative: 30 Seconds to MarsBest Hip-Hop: EminemBest Song: Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno MarsBiggest Fans: Tokio HotelBest Look: Harry StylesGlobal Icon Award: EminemBest UK & Ireland Act: One DirectionBest Push: Austin Mahone

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