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MTV EMA's name Rick Astley 'Best Act Ever'


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MTV Europe named Rick Astley the Best Act Ever at the European Music Awards in Liverpool last night (November 6).

The singer, who has been the subject of online prank Rickrolling – when purportedly serious links actually take users to Youtube clips of the singer's videos – beat the likes of Green Day and U2 to claim the most votes from viewers.

Britney Spears picked up two awards at the

ceremony, held at the Liverpool Echo Arena, while host Katy Perry was named Best New Act.

Paul McCartney was granted the Ultimate Legend award, while Lil' Wayne was named the Artist's Choice.

The full winners were:

Album Of The Year: Britney Spears – 'Blackout'

Nominees: Alicia Keys – 'As I Am', Coldplay – 'Viva La Vida', Duffy – 'Rockferry', Leona Lewis – 'Spirit'

Most Addictive Track: Pink - 'So What'

Nominees: Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida', Duffy - 'Mercy', Katy Perry - 'I Kissed A Girl', Kid Rock - 'All Summer Long'

Act of 2008: Britney Spears

Nominees: Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Rihanna

Best New Act: Katy Perry

Nominees: Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic

Ultimate Urban: Kanye West

Nominee: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne

Rock Out: 30 Seconds To Mars

Nominees: Linkin Park, Metallica, Paramore, Slipknot

Headliner: Tokio Hotel

Nominees: Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Metallica, The Cure

Video Star: 30 Seconds To Mars - 'A Beautiful Lie'

Nominees: Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake - '4 Minutes', Santogold - 'L.E.S. Artistes', Snoop Dogg - 'Sensual Seduction', Weezer - 'Pork And Beans'

Best UK Act: Leona Lewis

Nominees: Adele, Duffy, Ting Tings, The Wombats

Best Act Ever: Rick Astley

Nominees: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Tokio Hotel, U2

Artists' Choice: Lil Wayne

Ultimate Legend: Sir Paul McCartney


Some shit winners there :( But come on Rick Roll!

Edited by markyboy101
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You can bet that this was a plot from people online to get the greatest ever Rick Roll... 4chan or something?

Yep. They wrote computer programs to spoof your location and to multivote fast. Also he didn't perform, so it was disappointing :(

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