The MTV Europe Music Awards started in 1994 with a spectacular concert next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Since then the annual popfest has been held in a host of cities across Europe, only returning to the same city once (with Berlin's 2010 event).
It has been held 18 times, in ten countries. Two countries have hosted the event four times (the UK and Germany) and two have held it twice (Italy and Spain). It has been held once in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Portugal.