It was a triumphant night for pop singer Shawn Mendes at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The Canadian star won awards for best artist and biggest fans and he also performed There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back, which was named best song.

The event was held in London's SSE Arena at Wembley on Sunday (12 November) only for the second time and was hosted by the British singer Rita Ora, who performed her new single Anywhere.

The evening was opened by US rapper Eminem, with a duet with Skylar Grey on the song Walk on Water.

After getting the honour for Best Hip Hop, he said: "I'm not really sure how I got this, because I haven't had an album out in a few years".

Taylor Swift got six nominations, but walked away empty handed while those that did get presented with trophies were Camila Cabello, who took the gong for best pop, and rapper Kendrick Lamar who won best video for 'Humble.'

Here is the list of winners:

BEST US ACT
Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Kendrick Lamar
Taylor Swift
Fifth Harmony - Winner

BEST CANADIAN ACT
Alessia Cara
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes - Winner
The Weeknd

BEST SONG
Clean Bandit – Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes – There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Winner

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes - Winner
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
Zayn - Winner

BEST NEW
Dua Lipa - Winner
Julia Michaels
Khalid
KYLE
Rag'n'Bone Man

BEST POP
Camila Cabello - Winner
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Foo Fighters – Run
Katy Perry – Bon Appétit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. - Winner
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran - Winner
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta - Winner
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
Coldplay - Winner
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem - Winner
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Winner

BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017 - Winner
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

The talk of the night were London grime star Stormzy, who appeared on stage poking out of the sunroof of a police car, and Travis Scott, who appeared standing on what looked like a floating hawk.

Irish rockers U2 got a global icon award and footage of their concert recorded the previous evening in London's Trafalgar Square, was played.

The two-hour ceremony, which was conducted under tight security, ended on a poignant note with a flashback to George Michael's performance of 'Freedom '90' at the first EMAs in honour of the great star who died this year.

Travis Scott
Travis Scott performs at the MTV Europe Awards on 12 November. Reuters