Timberlake, Barkley top MTV Euro music honors
Aguilera, Depeche Mode earn nodsJustin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley took home the top honors at the MTV Europe music awards Thursday night, each earning two awards from the star-studded musical spectacle held this year in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
The multiplatform event — featuring such acts as Caribbean R&B star Rhianna, P Diddy, Keane, Muse and the Killers — was broadcast live around the world to a potential audience of 1.4 billion MTV viewers and streamed to a potential audience of 20 million 3G mobile phone users.
Three broadband streams gave online viewers the option of watching the live indoor show, a backstage chat show hosted by Juliette Lewis and her band the Licks, or full-length sets from an outdoor stage in Copenhagen's Radhupladsen.
Timberlake, who hosted the show and performed his singles "Sexyback" and "My Love" at the event, was named best male singer and also took home the best pop award.
Atlanta mavericks Gnarls Barkley received the best song award for download sensation "Crazy" as well as the future sounds award voted for by the artist community.
Christina Aguilera was named best female singer and '80s electro-pop supergroup Depeche Mode was named best group. Four-time nominees the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the best album award for "Stadium Arcadium," while Kanye West was voted best hip-hop act, Rhianna took best R&B laurels and Las Vegas rockers the Killers were voted best rock band.
A complete list of winners is at www.hollywoodreporter.com.