MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act

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The MTV European Music Awards for the best UK & Ireland act has been a regional category since 1998 and have been won by 15 different acts

The last Irish winners in the category was Westlife in 2000. In 2003 The Irish band, The Thrills were the last Irish nominees in the Category, although the category is still called "Best UK & Ireland Act". British Boy band One Direction which includes an Irish Member, Niall Horan have won the Awards in 2012, 2013 & 2014 therefore making them the act with the highest number of wins. They were also nominated in 2015.

The following is a list of the MTV Europe Music Award winners and nominees for Best UK & Ireland Act.


Year Winner Nominees
1998 5ive [a]
1999 Boyzone


Year Winner Nominees
2000 Westlife
2001 Craig David
2002 Coldplay
2003 The Darkness [b]
2004 Muse
2005 Coldplay
2006 The Kooks
2007 Muse
2008 Leona Lewis [c]
2009 Pixie Lott [c]


Year Winner Nominees Pre-nomination
2010 Marina and the Diamonds [c]
2011 Adele
2012 One Direction
2013 One Direction
2014 One Direction
2015 Little Mix
2016 Little Mix
2017 Louis Tomlinson
2018 Little Mix
^[a] MTV Select — UK and Ireland
^[b] Best MTV2 UK Act
^[c] Best UK & Ireland New Act

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