Shawn Mendes shines at MTV Europe Music Awards

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up three awards including the best artist prize.

The 19-year-old, who launched his career by posting song covers to the internet before getting signed to a record label, also scooped the best song and biggest fans awards.

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He performed the track that won him best song – There’s Nothing Holding Me Back – at the star-studded ceremony at Wembley Arena in London. Eminem, who opened the show by unveiling his new single Walk On Water – ahead of the release on Friday of his latest album Revival – won the best hip hop artist gong.

Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was honoured with the best pop prize, French DJ David Guetta won for best electronic act, while US rapper Kendrick Lamar claimed best video.

There were a number of British wins, with Ed Sheeran scooping the best live category, Dua Lipa collecting the best new artist prize, and Chris Martin-fronted Coldplay named best rock act.

Irish band U2 collected the Global Icon gong, previously awarded to Queen, Whitney Houston and Eminem.