Five Things We Learned - November 10, 2014

MTV EMA 2014 - Five Things We Learned
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MTV EMA 2014 - Five Things We Learned

There are more than a few sore heads in Glasgow this morning after the MTV European Music Awards last night (November 9th). Marking the first time the event has ever been held in the city, and the first time Scotland has hosted the awards since the 2003 ceremony in Edinburgh. Now in its 20th year, the MTV EMAs were a sight to behold, we were there on the red carpet and to take in the show, here are five things we learned from this mother of all parties. 

 

2015 is Charli XCX's for the taking....

The 22-year old has been writing brilliant, dark-hearted pop songs for years now, but her wares had largely been the converse of cooler than thou blogs and East London dives. Last night though her medley of 'Boom Clap' and 'Break The Rules' felt like the start of her as a bonafide pop star. Clad in a catsuit, she glided through a colossal sounding 'Boom Clap', which filled the arena's cavernous backdrop, before ripping straight into a raw, spiky 'Break The Rules'. Her new album Sucker is due in January and this time next year, she'll be able to fill places like the SSE in her own right. 

 

Royal Blood are on fire...

They might have referred to themselves as "the weird cousins" of the show when they spoke to hmv.com on the red carpet, but the Brighton twosome are anything but. They blew the place apart with a barnstorming rendition of 'Figure It Out' and added thousands of more converts to their rapidly growing fanbase. 

 

Watch out One Direction, 5 Seconds Of Summer are coming for you...

One Direction might have picked up four gongs on the night itself, with each one cheered to the rafters, but the cheers and screams from one act were louder, and that was 5 Seconds Of Summer. The Aussie foursome, who were not in attendence, picked up two awards and every time they appeared on the huge screens, the roar was tinnitus inducing. They're already in arenas, they'll be in stadiums before 2015 is out.  

 

Slash needs to work on his introductions, but still rocks harder than anyone...

Called on to introduce Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary axeman didn't exactly stick to the script, telling the crowd at one point that Osbourne had sold "over 120 albums" during his career (leaving out the crucial word "million), but when he got onstage later on with Myles Kennedy, Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and his band to cover Ozzy's seminal track 'Crazy Train', he brought the house down, it was as kinds of excellent. 

 

Ed Sheeran must want 2014 to never end...

He's the year's biggest selling artist and he was the man everybody wanted to speak to last night. He wowed the crowd with a lovely rendition of 'Thinking Out Loud' and nearly deafened everyone when his name was called. We hope he took lots of pictures, because his life is unlikely to get much better than this...

 

Find out who all the winners on the night were over at hmvdigital... 

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hmv.com on the red carpet @ the 2014 MTV EMA

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