Eminem collects trophies in Spain

From Associated Press

Eminem was the big winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona, taking trophies for best album, best male singer and best hip-hop artist.

Kylie Minogue, Linkin Park and the Red Hot Chili Peppers each won two prizes Thursday night. The ceremony offered few surprises because Eminem was the clear pre-show favorite. He performed a selection of his most popular songs to a screaming crowd, but left out the expletives.

Visibly moved, the rapper thanked the audience and fans for their support, saying: “Thanks a lot. I couldn’t do it without you guys.”

Winners were decided by fans voting online, by mobile phone and at special MTV voting booths.