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Canadian singer Shawn Mendes poses with the best male and worldwide act awards AFP/Getty

The music stars at the 2016 MTV EMA's promised a party in Rotterdam and they didn't disappoint. Bruno Mars, DNCE and Global Icon award winners Green Day rocked the stage at Rotterdam's Ahoy arena in front of a star-studded audience.

Getting the party started, Bruno Mars wowed the crowd with his customary showmanship as he performed his new track 24K Magic.

OneRepublic performed Let's Hurt Tonight on a rain-soaked stage while The Weeknd also delivered one of the night's standout performances, singing Starboy from inside an enclosed star-filled dome.

DNCE took over the stage with airborne performances of their two biggest hits, Body Moves and Cake by the Ocean. Joe Jonas appeared on a floating stage while fans surrounding him in the crowd surfed on blow-up doughnuts and pizzas as the band rocked on.

While everyone was talking about his infectious stage performance, the 27-year-old also made headlines for his blossoming relationship with Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.

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Joe Jonas and DNCE were airborne for their performance of Cake by the Ocean AFP/Getty

The pair were spotted looking loved-up at a concert in Rotterdam on Saturday night and were earlier seen celebrating Halloween with friends. Backstage at the EMA's, too, the pair were said to be packing in the PDAs.

But it was the Canadian artists who dominated the MTV EMAs, with big wins for Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Drake and The Weeknd.

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Shawn Mendes left fans captivated by his powerful performance AFP/Getty

Collecting the award for best male from model Jourdan Dunne, 18-year-old pop sensation Mendes dedicated his award to his "incredible fans worldwide".

"You guys are outstanding," said the singer. Earlier in the show, Mendes performed a stirring rendition of his hit Mercy from within a inverted holographic pyramid, which slowly lifted to reveal the 18 year-old seated at a piano. His flawless vocals had his fans in raptures on social media. It was a good night all round for the teenager, who also won the worldwide act prize.

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One Republic perform on a rain-soaked stage AFP/Getty

Bieber, who was not present in Rotterdam, took home prizes for biggest fans, best Canadian act and best song for his Hot 100 No. 1, Sorry.

Drake won best hip hop, while The Weeknd — real name Abél Makonnen Tesfaye — won the best video prize for Starboy ft. Daft Punk.

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Nina Dobrev and Deepika Padukone present the best video award to The Weeknd AFP/Getty

Lady Gaga was the night's other absent big winner, taking home the trophies for best female and best look. Beyoncé, who along with Bieber had the most nominations, failed to win in any of her five categories.

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The Weeknd performs on stage in a giant orb AFP/Getty

It was a big night for Green Day, who joined an illustrious roll call of luminaries as they collected the global icon award from Idris Elba. Billie Joe Armstrong commented: "I've got to say one thing, it's really nice to be in Europe right now. Most of all it's nice to be out of America, just for a second because of this horrendous election that's going on."

The band put on a display of pyrotechnics for their live performance of Bang Bang and closed the show with a rendition of the 2004 single American Idiot.

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Idris Elba presents the global icon award to Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day on stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 AFP/Getty

Full list of winners:

Biggest Fans: Justin Bieber

Best Male: Shawn Mendes

Best Look: Lady Gaga

Global Icon: Green Day

Best Live Act: Twenty One Pilots

Best Electronic: Martin Garrix

Best Push Act: DNCE

Best New Act: Zara Larsson

Best World Stage Performance: Martin Garrix

Best Video: The Weeknd (featuring Daft Punk) for Starboy

Best Pop: Fifth Harmony

Best Rock: Coldplay

Best Alternative: Twenty One Pilots

Best Female: Adele

Best Hip-Hop: Drake

Best Song: Justin Bieber for Sorry