What You Missed In Music News This Week: MTV EMAs, Lady Gaga Protests Against Trump
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Had a busy week? Somehow managed to miss absolutely everything about the EMAs? Don’t worry, MTV has your back.
Please allow your eyeballs to drift down this page to catch up with EMAs madness (including The Weeknd in a space dome), Lady Gaga getting out in the streets to join anti-Trump rallies, sad news as legendary singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen passes away and more.
Here’s what you missed in music news this week:
We put on the EMAs a few days ago and it was amazing
This weekend, MTV hosted Europe’s brashest and most bonkers awards show, featuring some of biggest pop stars in the world.
Bruno Mars brought his stellar dance moves, DNCE channelled Kanye and performed atop a floating stage, Shawn Mendes brought tears to everyone’s eyes when he played the piano during ‘Mercy’, Zara Larsson lost her trousers, Green Day dissed Donald Trump, The Weeknd performed ‘Starboy’ in a frickin’ space dome AND MORE.
For the full round up and videos of all the performances, head here.
Artists protest against Donald Trump
Earlier this week, Donald Trump, property magnate and reality TV star, was elected as president of the USA. The election result has provoked protests across America, most of which have been peaceful.
Many musicians and artists have joined anti-Trump marches to protests against an openly racist and misogynistic individual, who has never held public office, being elected as the most powerful politician in the world.
Chief amongst those artists has been Lady Gaga, who has been using social media to remind people that “Love Trumps Hate”.
Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82
Leonard Cohen, the legendary and hugely influential singer, songwriter and poet, has died at the age of 82.
Cohen’s career spanned nearly 50 years. The Canadian is regarded as one of the all-time great songwriters. His death was announced via an official statement on his Facebook page.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement read. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief."
Watch Bon Iver Discuss making the incredible For Emma, Forever Ago
‘Soundbreaking’, a new documentary series chronicling the stories behind some of the greatest recordings ever made, has released a trailer featuring Bon Iver and St. Vincent. Check it below.
The full series will air on November 14 in the US. Other artists scheduled to take part include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John and more.
Come back next week for more music news, and let us know what you make of all this over on Twitter - tweet us @MTVMusicUK.