Viewing figures for this year's MTV Japan Video Music Awards grew by 300,000, rising to 7.5 million from 7.2 million in 2009, according to figures released by MTV Japan.

The 2010 awards ceremony, which was this year rebranded "MTV World Stage VMAJ," took place on Sat. May 30 at the Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo.

Ke$ha was among the big name international artists who appeared at the event, singing "Tik Tok" and "Your Love Is My Drug" in front of a live audience of approx 13,000.

Somalian singer K'Naan and Japanese chart-topper AI also performed at the event to mark the live premiere of their collaborative World Cup song "Wavin' Flag: Celebration Mix."

In line with previous years, Japanese male pop group Exile, signed to Rhythm Zone/Avex, dominated the awards ceremony, winning video of the year, album of the year and the Asian Icon Award -- the third consecutive year in which the group had walked away with a trio of awards.

It was not, however, such a good night for Lady Gaga, Despite being nominated for 5 awards (Billboard.biz, Apr. 1), she won only one -- best dance video gong for "Poker Face."

Other notable winners on the night included Namie Amuro, who took home best female video for "Fast Car" and Bigbang, from Korea, who notched two wins for best new artist video and best pop video.

Highlights from MTV World Stage VMAJ will be broadcast to over 550 million homes around the world as part of MTV's World Stage series, says MTV Japan.