LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV today announced the latest list of global superstar performers who will descend upon Belfast for the "2011 MTV EMA". Coldplay, one of the world's biggest bands, will perform hot off the release of their latest album Mylo Xyloto. Gracing the EMA stage for the first time ever will be British phenom Jessie J, who has racked up #1's in 18 markets worldwide in the past year, while Los Angeles-based duo LMFAO, whose ubiquitous "Party Rock Anthem" has dominated the #1 spot on iTunes charts in 19 countries, will also make their EMA debut.
These three huge acts – who are each up for multiple EMAs this year – join previously announced performer Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hosted by multi-talented singer and actress Selena Gomez, the "2011 MTV EMA" will take place on Sunday, November 6th at 9PM CET* in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In the U.S., the show will premiere on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas on Sunday, November 6th at 6:00PM ET/PT, and on mtvU on Monday, November 7th at 12:00PM ET/PT. The "2011 MTV EMA" is sponsored by Dell, Replay, Hyundai and Swatch.
"I can't quite believe I'm nominated for three awards. It's like a dream, I keep pinching myself. And being nominated for Best UK/Ireland Act alongside artists like Adele, Coldplay, Kasabian and Florence is an honour," said Jessie J.
"There are only two things that make a man like me happy – that first dunk in a hot fondue and being nominated and performing on the MTV EMA in Belfast," said LMFAO's Redfoo.
Coldplay – comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards and six Brit Awards. The band's last album, 2008's Viva La Vida, charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
About Jessie J
Since winning the acclaimed BBC Sound Polls of 2010 and Brits Critics Choice for 2011, Jessie J has sold more than 2 million albums and 6 million singles around the globe, and stormed across the live music scene with two sell-out tours and a string of acclaimed festival performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival and V Festival. On 7th November, Jessie J is set to unleash her next single, the highly anticipated power-anthem "Who You Are" on to the world.
This year, the entire world is shuffling to LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem." So far, the unstoppable track spent weeks atop the English pop charts in April and May. LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), is just the opening round of Redfoo and Sky Blu's forthcoming full-length album, Sorry For Party Rocking (Party Rock/will.i.am/Cherry Tree/Interscope).
About the 2011 MTV EMA
Viewers can vote for their favourite EMA artists by visiting www.mtvema.com. Lady Gaga leads the pack of EMA nominees with six nods, with Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations. Adele, Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds To Mars are each up for three awards. Other EMA nominees include Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Lopez, LMFAO, Jessie J, Beyonce, Coldplay, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Far East Movement, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa and Kings of Leon. Richard Godfrey and Bruce Gillmer are Executive Producers for the "2011 MTV EMA." For all MTV EMA news and announcements, check out EMA on Facebook and follow us @ EMA Twitter. For MTV EMA press materials, please visit press.mtvema.com.
*check local listings; the show will air tape delayed in some markets.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about the 2011 MTV EMA, please visit press.mtvema.com.
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