New York, NY (MusiqQueen.com) — Beyonce was the big winner at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), held at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany on November 5th. The global music icon walked away with three of the night’s biggest awards — Best Female, Best Song, (“Halo”) and Best Video, (“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”). She had been nominated for four EMAs, including Best Live Act. The win for Best Video repeats her win at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held in New York last September 13. Beyonce used the occasion in Berlin to thank her husband, Jay-Z for “putting a ring on it.”
The audience at Berlin’s O2 World was treated to a mesmerizing performance of “Sweet Dreams,” by Beyonce and television viewers across Europe tuned in to the live telecast. MTV US channels, mtvU and MTV2, will air a one-hour version of the Awards on Sunday, November 15; 12:00 AM on MTV2 and 8:00 PM on mtvU. MTV Tr3s will also air a one-hour version on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 PM and the full show will air on Palladia on Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 PM with a repeat at Midnight. All times are Eastern Standard.
Since its release on November 18, 2008, Beyonce’s latest album, “I AM…SASHA FIERCE,” has topped the album charts around the world and spawned five #1 singles, including EMA winners “Halo” and “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”
The “I AM…” world tour continues its successful run with stops in Egypt (11/6), Greece (11/8) and three shows at London’s 02 Arena starting on November 14. Beyonce will mark the one-year anniversary of the release of “I AM…SASHA FIERCE” onstage at MEN Arena in Manchester, England. On November 2, “I AM…SASHA FIERCE Platinum Edition,” was released in Europe. The CD/DVD collection features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, four new songs and all eight videos, including “Sweet Dreams.”
Music World Music/Columbia Records will release “I AM…YOURS An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas”– a concert performance DVD and Live CD that captures a never-before-seen performance from Beyonce on Monday, November 23. It will be available on DVD (amaray) and Deluxe Edition 2 CD/DVD (digipack) and Blu-ray on December 15.
Filmed at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on August 2, 2009, this extraordinary concert features performances of over 30 songs from Beyonce’s three multi-platinum solo releases, Destiny’s Child catalog and a few surprises. On Thanksgiving night, November 26, the ABC Network will air the one-hour television special, “Beyonce-I AM…YOURS.” It is the first network special from the superstar. The airing is scheduled for 9:00 PM/EST.
Also available on Monday, November 23 is the “I AM…SASHA FIERCE” Deluxe Edition which will feature five #1 hits and two bonus tracks which include “Video Phone (Extended Remix),” featuring Billboard magazine’s Rising Star for 2009, Lady Gaga.
The video premiere of “Video Phone,” originally scheduled to air on MTV channels across the globe, including the US, following the airing of the EMAs from Berlin, will air at a later date in November.
According to Billboard magazine, the “Video Phone” debut on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart makes “I AM…SASHA FIERCE” the first album in a decade to yield six entries which include “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “If I Were A Boy,” “Diva,” “Halo,” “Ego” and “Video Phone.” Beyonce also extended her current lead to 13, for most top 10’s on the Hot 100 Billboard chart by a female artist this decade when “Sweet Dreams” entered the chart at number eight.
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