MTV Europe Music Award for Best Live Act

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The MTV Europe Music Award for Best Live Act is an award category for the MTV Europe Music Awards. It was first awarded in 1995, which Take That won for their Nobody Else Tour. U2 and Ed Sheeran won the award the most times, both receiving two awards. The award was briefly named Best Headliner for the 2007 and 2008 ceremonies.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.


Year Artist Tour Ref
Take That Nobody Else Tour [1]
Bon Jovi These Days Tour
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation Tour
R.E.M. Parallel Tour
The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour
1996 N/A
U2 PopMart Tour [2]
Aerosmith Nine Lives Tour
Michael Jackson HIStory World Tour
Radiohead OK Computer era and Against Demons Tour
Skunk Anansie Stoosh Tour
19981999 N/A


Year Artist Tour Ref
20002001 N/A
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way World Tour [3]
Depeche Mode Exciter Tour
Korn Untouchables Tour
Lenny Kravitz Lenny Tour
U2 Elevation Tour
20032006 N/A
Muse Black Holes and Revelations Tour [4]
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare Tour
Beyoncé The Beyoncé Experience
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Tour
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow
Tokio Hotel 1000 Hotels Tour [5]
The Cure 4 Play Tour
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Tour
Linkin Park Projekt Revolution
Metallica 2008 European Vacation Tour/World Magnetic Tour
U2 U2 360° Tour [6]
Beyoncé I Am... World Tour
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown World Tour
Kings of Leon Only by the Night World Tour
Lady Gaga The Fame Ball Tour


Year Artist Song Ref
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns World Tour [7]
Bon Jovi The Circle Tour
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown World Tour
Lady Gaga The Monster Ball Tour
Muse The Resistance Tour
Katy Perry California Dreams Tour [8]
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Tour
Lady Gaga The Monster Ball Tour
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with You World Tour
Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour [9]
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown World Tour
Jay Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne Tour
Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball
Muse The Resistance Tour
Beyoncé The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour N/A
Green Day 99 Revolutions Tour
Pink The Truth About Love Tour
Taylor Swift Red Tour
Justin Timberlake Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour
One Direction Where We Are Tour [10]
Beyoncé On the Run Tour
Bruno Mars The Moonshine Jungle Tour
Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Ed Sheeran x Tour [11]
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek Tour
Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour
Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour
Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow World Tour [12]
Adele Adele Live 2016
Beyoncé The Formation World Tour
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Green Day Revolution Radio Tour
Ed Sheeran ÷ Tour [13]
Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017
2018 Ed Sheeran [14]
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atwood, Brett (October 28, 1995). November Awards Abound: Billboard Vid, MTV Europe. Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Puffy, Radiohead Lead MTV Europe Nominees". MTV News. September 19, 1997. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Mancini, Robert (September 30, 2002). "Eminem, Pink, Shakira Nab Most Noms For MTV Europe Music Awards". MTV News. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Levine, Nick (November 1, 2007). "In full: MTV Europe Music Awards winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "MTV EMAs name Rick Astley 'Best Act Ever'". NME. November 7, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "US artists lead MTV Europe awards". BBC News. September 21, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "We Announce Our First Two Performers: Katy Perry & Linkin Park!". MTV Networks Europe. September 20, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Lady GaGa Leads 2011 MTV EMA Nominations". MTV UK. September 19, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  9. ^ Hardie, Beth (September 17, 2012). "A total sex pot (Rihanna) and a sweet innocent lass (Taylor Swift) are going to have a fight". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
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  12. ^ "justin bieber & beyoncé lead the 2016 mtv ema nominations – see the full list!". MTV UK. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 MTV EMAs". Billboard. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Post Malone Lead 2018 MTV EMA Nominees". Billboard. October 4, 2018.