MTV Europe Awards – Lady Gaga was an early winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast on Sunday, picking up the best female artist accolade and following up on her triumph at the same ceremony in 2010.
The 25-year-old New Yorker wore a typically outlandish outfit to accept her award from presenter David Hasselhoff — an all-silver number with a giant disk running around her body and trademark ultra-high heels.
“I’m really smiling right now — I know you can’t tell; I’ve had a lot of Botox,” she said.
British rockers Coldplay kicked off one of the biggest nights of pop music outside the United States with “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” from their new album “Mylo Xyloto.”
U.S. pop diva Katy Perry picked up the first MTV prize — best live act.
She was followed on to the stage by LMFAO performing “Party Rock Anthem,” a high octane disco hit that brought over 20 dancers to the stage where they strutted under tinsel “snow” that dropped from the roof.
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen accepted the previously announced Global Icon prize.
“We were there at the birth of MTV,” May said.
“How wonderful for us to be here 40 years later … and here in Belfast which is finally showing its beauty and setting an example to the world by finding, out of grief and tragedy, the beginnings of truth and peace.”