Kings of Leon and Icono Pop to Rock the 2013 MTV EMA
2013 MTV EMA, MTV
The performances at the "2013 MTV EMA" are going to be EMAzing! Nashville rockers Kings of Leon and fun-loving Swedish duo Icona Pop are the latest acts added to the incredible "2013 MTV EMA" line-up. Meanwhile, three-time "2013 MTV EMA" nominated Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, two-time EMA nominee and singer Rita Ora, and acclaimed singer-songwriter, actress and Best PUSH nominee Bridgit Mendler are confirmed to present. The "2013 MTV EMA" will broadcast Sunday, November 10th at 7:00PM ET/PT on MTV in the United States*.
Kings of Leon, Icona Pop, Leto, Ora and Mendler join previously announced performers Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, The Killers and Katy Perry; presenters Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes; intergalactic MC Redfoo, backstage host Ariana Grande and special guest Ron Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell). The "2013 MTV EMA" is sponsored in the U.S. by 5 Gum, LG Mobile, Herbal Essences, Taco Bell and T-Mobile.
Staging their second EMA performance ever is Kings of Leon, whose new album Mechanical Bull has scored rave reviews from critics. According to the New York Daily News, the album "boasts the most clear-eyed performances, finest writing and sharpest focus of KOL's career," while the UK's Guardian has declared that the "Southern boys are back at the top of their game."
Meanwhile, the lovely ladies of Icona Pop will be making their EMA performance debut, while also celebrating three EMA nominations and a breakout year as one of MTV's 2013 PUSH acts (MTV's initiative that recognizes the most promising artists on the brink of becoming global superstars). Icona Pop's hit single "I Love It" has topped more than 5 million sales worldwide and achieved platinum status in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and Switzerland; two times platinum in the US; three times platinum in Sweden; four times platinum in Canada; five times platinum in Australia; and gold in the UK, Netherlands and Norway.
"We are super excited to perform at the MTV EMAs! We hope you're ready, because we're ready, and we're going to dance!" said Icona Pop.
Leto's band Thirty Seconds To Mars is nominated for three "2013 MTV EMA" awards (Best Video for "Up In The Air", Best Alternative and Biggest Fans), while Ora is up for Best Look and Best World Stage. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year's 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, 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, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea.