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Europe's version of the MTV VMAs doesn't know from Taylor Swift

November 5, 2009 |  4:47 pm

If at first you don't succeed -- well, you just might have another shot at winning in Berlin.

Such was the case for Beyonce, who took home MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday for best female and best video, for "Single Ladies," and best song, for "Halo."

The winners list is packed with names familiar to Americans who don't get out much, but we're most intrigued by the "best push artist," Pixie Lott, and that's why we're linking to her "Boys and Girls" video. The tune's catchy, and we give her bonus points for being able to wear a surprising array of sequined hot pants.

In related news, Shakira performed. We like to watch Shakira perform.

We've also heard that she sings.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Beyonce performs at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin. Credit: Dave M. Benett / Getty Images.