Queen & BIGBANG the only Non-North American winners at MTV EMA 2011

Posted November 7, 2011 by


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Queen & K-Pop’s Big Bang Are Only Non-North American Acts to Win

“The inaugural worldwide act award went to Korean boy band BIGBANG, representing Asia Pacific.”

+) They tagged a different BIGBANG in the article though:

From Music Japan:

“Next to international stars that have been know for long, such as Lady Gaga, Linkin Park and Justin Bieber, South Korean boy-group BIGBANG also managed to earn one of the precious trophies!

In the category “Worldwide Act”, the five members, who also released the only non-English speaking EP in the US to ever hit the top 100 within the iTunes charts, received the most votes. They showed that their popularity eventually reaches past their home country and past Asia into the world.”

From Yahoo Australia:

The surprise win of the night went to Korean boyband BigBang, who beat off competition from acts including Britney Spears to take home Best Worldwide Act while Eminem picked up the Best Hip Hop artist.


Ecstatic Korean boy band BIGBANG were the surprise winners at the awards, capturing the inaugural Best Worldwide and beating off some of the world’s biggest stars in the process.

From Huffington Post:

MTV EMA Awards: Britney Spears Loses Out To BIGBANG, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Eminem All Winners
Britney Spears will struggle to keep her pop princess crown, if the awards list of last night’s MTV EMA Awards is anything to go by.

Spears was nominated in the Best Worldwide category, but was beaten by Korean boyband BIGBANG, who were visibly surprised by their win.