The biggest stars in music are in Liverpool for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. Beyonce arrived wearing a silver cyborg glove - as seen in the video for her new record, Single Ladies.
US singer Katy Perry, best known for the number one single I Kissed A Girl, is presenting the show. She admitted to being nervous because the biggest event she'd hosted in the past was a "Scrabble party".
Duffy, who is nominated for most addictive track, best new act and album of the year, said her mother had sewed sequins onto her dress.
Take That are due to perform their new single, The Greatest Day, at the show. They admitted to being nervous. "We don't know what we're doing," joked singer Mark Owen.
Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel cut a striking figure on the red carpet with his trademark electric shock hairdo and a feathered jacket.
The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers continued the avian theme with plumage on his jacket. He said the band's costumes were created by the designer who dresses Kylie Minogue and the Scissor Sisters.
Notorious gossip blogger Perez Hilton conducted red carpet interviews for MTV. He is seen here speaking to Leona Lewis, who is nominated for act of the year.
British R&B star Estelle is due to perform with rapper Kanye West at the ceremony, in Liverpool's Echo Arena.
Kerry Katona, who has a reality show on MTV, was among the other guests arriving for the ceremony.
Pink, whose So What single is a favourite to win the most addictive track prize, will also perform at the ceremony.