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By People Staff
Updated December 09, 1998 12:00 AM
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U.S. teen star Britney Spears was the big winner of the MTV Europe Awards on Thursday in Dublin, grabbing trophies for Best Female, Best Pop, Best Breakthrough and Best Song for her hit, “. . . Baby One More Time.” Will Smith was awarded Best Male and Backstreet Boys were honored as Best Group at the ceremony, which marked the largest gathering of music and movie stars in Ireland. Among those in attendance: Pierce Brosnan, Mick Jagger, Geri Halliwell and Carmen Electra. Spears was as talkative as an excited teenager can be. “I just can’t believe it,” she told PEOPLE. “I feel on top of the world.”

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