RIGA - The nationally revered pop band BrainStorm won the MTV Europe Music Award's category for Best Baltic Act in Copenhagen on Nov. 2, adding one more trophy to their collection. "There's probably not a more important prize in European show business at the moment," the artists said after accepting the MTV award.
The event marked the first time that a Baltic band has won an MTV award. Indeed, the category of Best Baltic Act appeared for the first time in this year's MTV Europe awards.
BrainStorm surpassed Lithuanian competitors Inculto and Skamp, and the popular Estonian groups Tanel Padar and the Sun and Vanilla Ninja.
"[The award] is quite heavy, though it's so great to receive it," the band said after receiving the silver MTV trophy.
BrainStorm is well known in Copenhagen, as the musicians recorded their latest album, "Four Shores" (2005) in the Danish capital. The band members said they were pleased to receive the award in a city where they spent two creative months.
The band has already recorded their next single, "Tin Drums," which will be released in the Baltics this week.
"Now, being so excited, I would like to promise all MTV viewers in the Baltic states who voted for us, and who have always supported and loved us, that they will be the first to see our new video. I bet the clip will surprise you!" BrainStorm member Kaspars Roga said.
MTV's Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian broadcasts will start airing the "Tin Drums" promo on Nov. 13.
According to their manager, BrainStorm will take off on a whirlwind 10-day tour of Russia shortly after, traveling from Ufa in the Ural Mountains to Murmansk in the arctic circle.