from its musical vitality, Gaudís architecture
was one of the main factors that led Barcelona to become the
location for celebrating the ninth MTV Europe Music Awards,
which will be held in Spain for the first time. So, within
the magnificent context of the celebration of Gaudí
International Year, this prestigious competition will take
place, adding its performances in Palau Sant Jordi to the
different events programmed in honor of the anniversary of
the architects birth.
Known as the Music Oscars, the MTV Europe Music
Awards were created in 1994 to render homage to the music
and artists admired by all Europeans. The awards were thought
of as an international celebration of pop music and culture.
Barcelona thus joins other cities where this celebration has
previously been held, such as Frankfurt, Stockholm, London,
Paris, and Berlin, among others.
In the year 2000, the prize for the Best Spanish Singer
was created, for which prestigious national groups such as
Jarabe de Palo, Alejandro Sanz, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Dover,
or Najwa Nimri have been nominated. Over the years, great
artists such as Backstreet Boys, Madonna, Ricky Martin, REM,
Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Spice Girls, or U2 have performed
on its different stages.
MTV Networks Europe
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