Justin Bieber and World-Renowned DJ & Artist David Guetta Round Out the Impressive List of Performers at the "2011 MTV EMAs"
LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2011 -- The line-up for the "2011 MTV EMA" is officially complete! MTV today announced worldwide sensation Justin Bieber and GRAMMY®-winning artist/producer/DJ David Guetta with special guest performers will be joining the party in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the world's biggest night in music. Additionally, the list of celebs at the "2011 MTV EMA" has gotten even hotter.
Set to make appearances that evening are global pop phenomenon Katy Perry; co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee; actress Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Fireflies in the Garden); supermodel Bar Refaeli; WWE superstar Sheamus: supermodel Irina Shayk; actor David Hasselhoff; and fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
Hosted by multi-talented singer and actress Selena Gomez, the "2011 MTV EMA" will take place Sunday, November 6th at9PM 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.
"It's really exciting to be a part of the MTV EMA this year. Can't wait to get to Belfast!!" said Justin Bieber.
"Performing at the "2011 MTV EMA" is a big deal for any artist; but for a DJ, it's a first. I'll be joined by some of my special guest collaborators. I'm excited and honoured – it's going to be a crazy show!" said David Guetta.
Bieber and Guetta joined previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jessie J, LMFAO and Snow Patrol. Queen will be honoured with the Global Icon award and will also take the stage for a special performance. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley and Awkward star Ashley Rickards are confirmed to present, and Jason Derulo will perform during the "2011 MTV EMA Red Carpet Live" pre-show.
About Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber begins his third year on the world stage with the November 1st release of his first Christmas album Under the Mistletoe. The album is a seasonal mix of traditional Christmas standards and newly penned holiday music largely co-written by Bieber. In just two short years Bieber has accumulated more than 13 million Twitter followers, 36 million Facebook friends and 2.2 billion combined views on YouTube and VEVO. Under the Mistletoe is 17-year-old Justin's fifth album release since he first arrived on Island Records/RBMG in November 2009 with My World. My World contained his worldwide debut hit "One Time," the follow-up "One Less Lonely Girl," and two more chart hits, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl." With that, Justin became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release. To date, Justin has amassed more than 11 million in worldwide CD sales.
About David Guetta
With 2009's multi-platinum One Love, two-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/producer/DJ David Guetta cemented his status as a genre-busting hitmaker whose in-your-face fusion of electro and hip-hop beautifully warps the pop landscape. Now, with his fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, Guetta builds on that breakthrough momentum and takes his decades-spanning career to a frenetic new level marked by bigger hooks and more brain-bending beats. A star-packed powerhouse showcasing today's hottest hip-hop and R&B artists, Nothing But The Beat backs up its high-gloss pop with ingenious electronic stylings that deftly flaunt Guetta's DJ pedigree. In a nod to the driving force behind Guetta's crossover success, the double album also offers an all-instrumental disc designed to turn new listeners on to the hypnotic sound of house music.
About the "2011 MTV EMA"
Viewers can vote for their favorite 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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