Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber score big at 2012 MTV EMA

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(CBS News) Taylor Swift beat Rihanna in the battle of the women at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany, taking three out of a possible five awards.

Rihanna and Swift topped the nominations with six and five nods respectively, but 22-year-old American singer-songwriter Swift walked away with Best Female, Best Live and Best Look.

Barbados-born R&B singer Rihanna went empty handed, while Canadian pop star Justin Bieber matched Swift for the boys and earned Best World Stage, along with repeat wins for Best Pop and Best Male.

South Korean pop sensation Psy's "Gangnam Style" took home the award for Best Video and the late Whitney Houston was named Global Icon for her impact on pop music.

Several stars were on hand as presenters, including host Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys, Ludacris and David Hasselhoff. Swift, Psy and Pitbull were among the performers.

The 19th-annual MTV EMA was broadcast live from Frankfurt's historic Festhalle Sunday.

Complete list of winners:


Best Female - Taylor Swift


Best Male - Justin Bieber


Best New Act - One Direction


Best Song - "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen


Best World Stage - Justin Bieber


Best Video - "Gangnam Style," PSY


Best Rock - Linkin Park


Best Pop - Justin Bieber


Best Look - Taylor Swift


Best Alternative - Lana Del Rey


Best Hip Hop - Nicki Minaj


Best Live - Taylor Swift


Biggest Fans - One Direction


Best PUSH - Carly Rae Jepsen


Global Icon - Whitney Houston

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