Eminem won the “Global Icon” award for his lifetime achievement at the 2013 MTV EMA Music Awards today (November 10), according to heavy.com. The Detroit rapper was also crowned the winner of Hip Hop category. His victories at the twentieth-annual European awards ceremony come one week after being named artist of the year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
Last week, Eminem also released The Marshall Mathers LP 2, landed his first #1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and placed four songs in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as a lead artist.
The latter feat hasn’t been accomplished since The Beatles did it in 1964. In April of that year, the British quartet had six songs in the Top 20 for two consecutive weeks.
Other winners at the 2013 MTV EMA Music Awards, which took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, included Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who won in the New category. Beyonce and Bruno Mars won awards for best live act and best song, respectively.