Carly Rae Jepsen, Fun. Among Performers at 2012 MTV EMA
MTV today announced that Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora three of the hottest emerging acts in music today will each make their EMA debut with performances at the 2012 MTV EMA. These three were identified earlier this year as MTV PUSH acts (MTVs initiative that recognizes the most promising artists on the brink of becoming global superstars), and theyve already set the music industry afire. Jepsen's smash hit Call Me Maybe achieved the No. 1 spot in 47 countries and has sold an incredible 10 million singles worldwide, and her new album KISS debuted at No. 1 in Japan and in the top 5 in 15 countries. fun.s hit song We Are Young was in the top 10 in airplay in nearly 30 territories and sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide. Rita Oras debut album Ora went straight to No. 1 on the UK charts and has already achieved Gold status; shes the only artist this year to have three consecutive No. 1s in the UK.
These three talented newcomers join previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Muse and No Doubt. Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurts historic Festhalle on Sunday, 11th November at 9PM CET* on MTV channels around the world, and is sponsored by partners such as Microsoft and Replay.
This will be my first time at the MTV EMA, and I am beyond thrilled feeling like a lucky duck for the nominations and the chance to perform, said Carly Rae Jepsen. Now the only concern is what to wear! Let the party begin, Frankfurt."
It's so incredible that we?ll be playing at the MTV EMA, when not that long ago not many people knew who we were in Europe!? said fun. It just feels like that dream most people don't get to experience.
Rita Ora said: Im so excited to be part of the 2012 MTV EMA! And to be nominated is incredible let's have some fun this year!
Jepsen, fun. and Ora have each been nominated for Best PUSH and Best New, while Jepsen and fun. are also up for Best Song. As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date.
As for Latin Americas nominees, Danna Paola, Jesse & Joy, Kinky, Panda and Ximena Sari?ana are battling for Best MTV Latin America North Act; dammo, Caramelos de Cianuro, Don Tetto, Juanes and Naty Botero will be competing for Best MTV Latin America Central Act; and Axel, Babasnicos, Campo, Miranda! and Tan Binica are nominated for Best MTV Latin America South Act.
About the 2012 MTV EMA
The 2012 MTV EMA will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTVs more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2012 MTV EMA.
For the second year in a row, MTV is inviting fans everywhere to have a say in which artist deserves the Biggest Fans award. The more fans engage with the EMA content featured on MTV's digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more their participation and points can boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans prize on November 11th. Also returning this year is the Worldwide Act category, which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world. Additionally, fans participating in the MegaFan competition on MTV?s EMA platforms can earn a chance to win a trip to the 2012 MTV EMA in Frankfurt. Fans can vote for EMA categories, including Best New, Best Live and more by visiting la.mtvema.com online. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, November 9th, 2012.
The 2011 MTV EMA, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the events most watched telecast ever with more than 39 million viewers tuning in to MTV and VIVA channels around the world. The 18th annual show saw a double-digit increase year over year with the coveted P12-34 demographic and enjoyed a +29% increase in unique visitors to the EMA website on show day. The 2011 MTV EMA also drew an impressive total of 158 million votes worldwide, a huge growth of +236% year over year.