Katy Perry won the award for
best female singer at the 2013 MTV EMA music awards in Amsterdam
on Sunday, pipping Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus to the post and
collecting her third EMA prize in the process.
With the three pop divas in contention, the prize for best
female was the most closely watched battle at the Viacom-owned
music network's 20th annual European awards ceremony.
Claiming her prize, the U.S. singer gave a dramatic
performance of her song "Unconditionally", suspended like a
sequin-covered glitter ball 9 metres (30 feet) above a gigantic
Cyrus, who was awarded best video for "Wrecking Ball",
capitalised on her infamous "twerking" encounter with musician
at the U.S. Video Music Awards in August, walking
the red carpet in a bold mini dress with the words "Please Stop
Violence" wrapped tightly around her hip.