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U2, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys Perform at 20th Annual MTV EMA Awards in Glasgow

On Sunday night, thousands of audience members and millions of viewers were dazzled by the star-studded lineup of the 20th annual MTV EMA Awards.

Ariana Grande flying above the crowdAriana Grande performed at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow on November 9

Hosted at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow by artist Nicki Minaj on November 9, 2014, the awards featured performances by Ariana Grande, U2, Ed Sheeran, Enrique IglesiasAlicia Keys, Brighton duo Royal Blood, Canadian artist Kiesza, and Minaj herself.

The band One Direction won the largest number of awards, recieving five titles, including Best Pop, Best Live, and Biggest Fans.

Nicki Manaj with her MTV EMA awardHost Nicki Minaj won the award for “Best Hip Hop”

Other individuals winning multiple awards included Ariana Grande, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer and Katy Perry.

Throughout the evening, performers paid homage to Glasgow and Scotland in various ways. Bagpipe band The Red Hot Chilli Pipers were featured in a video with Ed Sheeran for a duet, and later appeared onstage with David Hasselhoff, who sported a kilt and Braveheart war-paint for the evening. Host Nicki Minaj even wrote the audience a special “Scottish rap.”

The awards show is estimated to have brought a £10m boost to the city’s economy, with thousands of hotel bookings from visitors around the world.