have cemented their position as one of the biggest acts in Europe by picking up the 'InterAct' award at this year's MTV European Music Awards.
The band's performance of their #1 hit 'Monsoon' on the show was watched by a television audience of millions worldwide, and was in the Top Ten of all music videos on Youtube the next day. MTV in the U.S. will be airing the performance during their broadcast of the awards Nov 11 @ 12 Midnight EST/PST, and M2 U.S. will air on Nov 16 @ 9 PM EST/PST, and 17th at 4 AM EST/PST.
The InterAct Award honors the band that has generated the most buzz and fan excitement through the internet. Tokio Hotel went on to win the award, beating out Fall Out Boy
, My Chemical Romance
, Depeche Mode
and 30 Seconds To Mars
The band's German albums 'Schrei' and 'Zimmer 483' plus their English language album 'Scream' have achieved 10X Platinum sales status around the world, going Gold or Platinum in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and other territories.
The band made up of brothers Bill (vocals) and Tom Kaulitz (guitars) with Georg Listing (bass) and Gustav Schafer (drums). They were only 13 years old when they first laid down a record, and have since become the biggest German artist of the decade - with 'Schrei' and 'Zimmer 483' spawning four no 1 singles as well as topping album charts themselves.
Stateside, Tokio Hotel excitement is building much as it has everywhere else-- through the fans online. December 11 will see the 2 song Tokio Hotel "Scream America!" single available everywhere (including a remix by Jade Puget of AFI
), and the full length release "Scream" available in early 2008 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records.