Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’

Justin BieberJustin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.

Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”

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After picking up his second award of the night, Bieber also paid tribute to his fans who have supported him over the past few months. “You guys are unbelievable,” he said. “That’s where I belong, right up there on that stage.”

ed sheeranEd Sheeran was named best live act.

Ed Sheeran picked up the award for best live act and later in the night he was joined onstage by Rudimental for a performance of collaboration 'Lay It On Me’. The night also saw performances from Pharrell Williams with 'Freedom', Ellie Goulding singing 'Love Me Like You Do' and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, giving a rendition of ‘Downtown’.

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Other big winners included Nicki Minaj, who scooped Best hip hop, One Direction who were named best pop, Rihanna for best female and Coldplay for best rock. Bieber was also honoured again in the best collaboration category, sharing the award with Skrillex and Diplo for ‘Where Are You Now?’

Duran Duran Duran Duran were honoured with the first ever MTV video visionary award.

Legendary pop act Duran Duran became the first ever recipients of the MTV video visionary award, celebrating over three decades of the band’s music videos. Accepting the award frontman Simon Le Bon said: “Music lovers around the world, when we started there was us and MTV and we blazed a trail and we were there for each other.”