P Square and Wizkid Set Eyes on Best African Act Prize For MTV EMA
Katy Perry will perform her new single “Unconditionally” live at the “2013 MTV EMA”, the world’s biggest night in music! MTV has also announced the world’s most famous anchorman Ron Burgundy will be on hand as a special guest, reporting from various city landmarks throughout the show.
Katy Perry said: “I’m so excited to return to the EMA stage! I have tailor-made a performance of a brand new song from PRISM to share with fans from around the world on November 10.”
Three-time EMA winner Perry is no stranger to the EMA stage, having hosted in 2008 and 2009, performed in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and presented in 2011. Perry’s highly anticipated upcoming new album entitled PRISM will be released on October 22nd and features the global hit lead single “Roar,” which has topped the charts around the globe and continues to break records worldwide. Anchorman Ron Burgundy – who hosted the “2013 EMA Nomination Special” last month – will bring his unique reporting style to Amsterdam, providing updates throughout the show.
Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the “2013 MTV EMA” nominations with five nods each, while Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction are each nominated for three awards. Artists with two EMA nods include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Paramore, Rita Ora, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea. African artists nominated in the Best African Act category include.LCNVL (South Africa), Mafikizolo (South Africa), P-Square (Nigeria), Wizkid (Nigeria) and Fuse ODG (Ghana).
MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date.
The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Fans can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtv.co.za or www.mtvbase.com. Voting for EMA categories is open now until00:59 CAT on Saturday 9 November.
The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 10 November at 22:00 CAT from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam (red carpet show starts at 21:00 CAT).