Shawn Mendes Picture: Twitter

On Sunday night the MTV European Music Awards took place in a spectacular fashion in London. 

Held in the city's SSE Arena and hosted by singer and actress Rita Ora. The 2017 edition of the annual awards did not disappoint the millions of viewers who tuned in worldwide. 

Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV EMAs scooping three gongs; including Best Artist, Biggest Fans and Best Song for summer smash hit 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back'.

The awards were opened by American rapper Eminem who performed his newest single - Walk On Water. 

The rapper made his grand return to the stage with a orchestra backed performance alongside guest artist Skylar Grey.  Not long after he performed was he announced as the winner in the Best Hip Hop category despite not having new music since 2010. 

Best Pop winner Camila Cabello's captivating and very elaborate musical production of her hit single, Havana, featured a hugely choreographed routine that moved through three scenes over the huge EMA stage that incorporated soaring overhead shots and a Havana style swimming pool.   

Another highlight performance was from former One Direction member, Liam Payne. The young star performed his Strip That Down hit. 

The EMA stage also saw pop star Kesha returning to the stage after a battle with her former record label bosses that saw her taking a break from music. The star performed Learn To Let Go from her latest album, Rainbow. 

Host Rita had multiple wardrobe changes as is tradition of late for any host of an awards show.

Rock band U2 was honoured with the nights prestigious Global Icon award. Other performances included Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, French Montana and Demi Lovato. 

Full list of winners:

Best Song - Shawn Mendes, 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back'

Best Artist - Shawn Mendes

Best Look - Zayn

Best New - Dua Lipa

Best Pop - Camila Cabello

Best Video - Kendrick Lamar, 'Humble'

Best Live - Ed Sheeran

Best Electronic - David Guetta

Best Rock - Coldplay

Best Hip Hop - Eminem

Best Alternative - Thirty Seconds To Mars

Biggest Fans - Shawn Mendes

Best Push - Hailee Steinfield

Best Worldwide Stage - The Chainsmokers, Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017

Best Worldwide Act - UK & Ireland - Stormzy

Global Icon Award - U2