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November 5th, 2009 11:36pm EST favorite Add to My News
Beyonce picturesBeyonce was a true triple threat at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany on Thursday night - she picked up three prizes and led the honors haul.

The R&B superstar claimed trophies for Best Female, Best Song ("Halo") and Best Video ("Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)").

She paid tribute to her husband Jay-Z, who was also a big winner in the Best Urban Act category, when she won the Best Video award, thanking him for "putting a ring on it".

And, unlike at the MTV Video Music Awards in America in September, there was no protest from Kanye West to taint her victory - the rapper stormed the stage at the VMAs, insisting Taylor Swift's Best Female Video should have gone to Beyonce.

Green Day were also big winners at the EMAs, scoring the night's Best Rock Act award, while U2 topped off a magical evening by claiming the ceremony's first prize as Best Live Act.

The Irish rockers also performed a six-song mini-gig in front of 10,000 fans at the German capital's iconic Brandenburg Gate, marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Other big winners on the night were German rockers Tokio Hotel (click here to read our recent interview!), Lady Gaga and Eminem, who beat Jay-Z and Kanye West to claim the Best Male trophy.

Beyonce and Jay-Z provided rousing performances, as did Shakira, Leona Lewis and Tokio Hotel. Katy Perry thrilled the crowd during her second stint as host at the MTV EMAs, changing outfits a staggering 12 times and paying homage to Liza Minnelli in German-based wartime movie classic Cabaret with a raunchy, speakeasy-style medley of tracks by Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon, Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta.

The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Song - "Halo" by Beyonce
Best Live Act - U2
Best Group - Tokio Hotel
Best New Act - Lady Gaga
Best Female - Beyonce
Best European Act - maNga (Turkey)
Best Male - Eminem
Best Urban Act - Jay-Z
Best Rock Act - Green Day
Best Alternative Act - Placebo
Best Video - Single "Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce
Best UK & Ireland New Act - Pixie Lott

Fascinating Fact From The MTV Europe Music Awards:
David Hasselhoff garnered huge applause from the audience at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany on Thursday night as he entered the stage to his track "Looking For Freedom" - the song he performed at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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