1998 MTV Europe Music Awards
|1998 MTV Europe Music Awards|
|Date||12 November 1998|
|Location||Fila Forum, Assago, Province of Milan, Italy|
|Hosted by||Jenny McCarthy|
|Network||MTV Networks International (Europe)|
On this year 6 new categories were introduced including the MTV Selects; UK and Ireland, Northern, Central and Southern. The big winner of the night were the Spice Girls and Madonna with two awards. Mel C, alias Sporty Spice, and Emma Bunton, known as Baby Spice, collected the trophy on behalf of the group. On receiving the award, Mel C shouted: "We've done it again". "And a big hello from the other two", she added, referring to Mel B and Victoria Adams, both of whom were pregnant and did not attend the ceremony.
Winners are in bold text.
- All Saints — "Never Ever"
- Cornershop — "Brimful of Asha"
- Natalie Imbruglia — "Torn"
- Savage Garden — "Truly Madly Deeply"
- Robbie Williams — "Angels"
- Aphex Twin — "Come to Daddy"
- Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"
- Eagle-Eye Cherry — "Save Tonight"
- Garbage — "Push It"
- Massive Attack — "Teardrop"
- All Saints — All Saints
- Beastie Boys — Hello Nasty
- Madonna — Ray of Light
- Massive Attack — Mezzanine
- Robbie Williams — Life thru a Lens
Best New ActEdit
- B92 (radio station operating in Serbia), "for the journalism and fighting for human rights".
The special award was symbolically given to B92 to promote the Otpor! movement in Serbia. B92 leader Veran Matić sported a shirt with the logo of the movement. The full overthrow of Yugoslavia was not successful until the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia and the Bulldozer Revolution.
Winners are in bold text.
MTV Select — UK and IrelandEdit
MTV Select — NorthernEdit
- Eagle-Eye Cherry — "Falling in Love Again"
MTV Select — CentralEdit
MTV Select — SouthernEdit
- Faithless (featuring Sally Bradshaw) — "God is a DJ"
- Madonna — "The Power of Good-Bye"
- Busta Rhymes — "Turn It Up / Gimme Some More"
- Manic Street Preachers — "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
- Aqua — "Turn Back Time / Barbie Girl / Lollipop (Candyman) / Doctor Jones"
- Pras (featuring Destiny's Child and The Product G&B) — "Blue Angels / Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)"
- Five — "Everybody Get Up"
- Rammstein — "Du Hast"
- All Saints — "Lady Marmalade"
- R.E.M. — "Daysleeper"
- Robbie Williams — "Millennium / Let Me Entertain You"
- George Michael — presented Best Male
- Donatella Versace and Alessandro Del Piero — presented Best Group
- Fun Lovin' Criminals — presented Best Rock
- Ronan Keating and Dolce & Gabbana — presented Best Female
- B*Witched and Ulf Ekberg — presented MTV Select—Northern
- Eagle-Eye Cherry and Busta Rhymes — presented Best Pop
- Nek and Saffron — presented MTV Select—Central
- Zucchero and Renzo Rosso — presented MTV Select—Southern
- R.E.M. — presented the Free Your Mind award
- Jean Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani — presented Breakthrough Artist
- RZA and Ultra Naté — presented Best Rap
- Natalie Imbruglia and Gavin Rossdale — presented Best Dance
- Cleopatra — presented MTV Select—UK & Ireland
- Skunk Anansie (Skin and Mark Richardson) and The Cranberries (Dolores O'Riordan and Fergal Lawler) — presented Best Song
- Sarah, Duchess of York — presented Best Video
- Damon Albarn and Ronaldo — presented Best Album