CHART-TOPPING POP SENSATION BEBE REXHA TO HOST AND PERFORM AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS
ONEREPUBLIC TO ROCK ROTTERDAM AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS
SINGAPORE, 21 OCTOBER 2016 - International pop star Bebe Rexha will host the 2016 MTV EMAs in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Monday, 7 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG). She will also hit the stage to perform some of her chart-topping international hits including her smash dance single, “In The Name Of Love.” Rexha made the announcement via a worldwide Facebook Live broadcast which can be viewed HERE. In addition, rock powerhouse OneRepublic will join previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham, and Zara Larsson on stage as a part of this year’s international night of music. The show repeats on MTV on the same day at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).
It's time for the fans to decide who will win the Best Look award, in partnership with Listerine. The fierce ladies contending for the Best Look award are Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Sia, Bebe Rexha, and Rihanna. Voting for Best Look is taking place entirely on social media. Over the next two weeks, MTV will reveal new ways to vote; the first round of voting goes down on Twitter. MTV has tweeted pics of the nominees and each "like" on those posts counts as a vote, so fans can pick their fave nominee photo and get liking.
The Brooklyn-born songstress will take the Ahoy Rotterdam stage for the first time ever to host one of the globe’s biggest nights in music. Rexha has three nods under her belt for “Best Look,” “Best New” and “Best Push”. “Best Push” references the brand's ongoing MTV Push initiative that amplifies artists on the rise. She reigned as the MTV Push artist this past June and was previously nominated for “Best Collaboration” at the 2015 MTV EMAs.
Throughout her career, Rexha has racked up many notable moments – she wrote the worldwide smash “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna, as well as hits for Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Tinashe, Iggy Azalea, etc.
In addition to her successful songwriting career, she has made a hot-ticket name for herself as a performer, with huge success surrounding her empowering platinum-charting duet with rapper G-Eazy, “Me Myself and I,” "Hey Mama" alongside Nicki Minaj, David Guetta and Afrojack, and her breakup pop anthem “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj.
"The MTV EMAs are the place where the whole world comes together to celebrate the universal language of music,” said Rexha. “I'm thrilled to be hosting this year's party, and to show the world a new side of Bebe."
Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated over 10 million overall single sales, 1 billion Spotify streams, 1.3 billion combined YouTube/VEVO views and a radio audience of over 8 billion. Recently, she hit #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her latest single “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 110 million YouTube/VEVO views to date and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s latest single “In The Name of Love” which already has over 50 million YouTube/VEVO views to date. Bebe Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna—“Monster” – which went RIAA quadruple-platinum stateside. She wrote and featured on Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home” and Pitbull’s “This Is Not A Drill” in addition to writing Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” and Selena Gomez’s “Champion.” Her 2015 debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up [Warner Bros. Records] boasts the singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy,” which racked up over 52 million Spotify streams in only six months. That same year, she co-wrote and carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-platinum “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack which was nominated for a Billboard Music Awardfor Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the Billboard Hot 100 smash “Me, Myself, & I” with G-Eazy.
After traveling the world to create their fourth full-length album Oh My My, OneRepublic will land in Rotterdam this November to perform on the MTV EMA stage for the first time. The “Apologize” hit-makers were previously nominated for the “New Act” EMA honor in 2008, and this year are returning EMA veterans with a “Best World Stage” nod for their MTV Music Evolution 2016 performance in Manila earlier this year. Led by Ryan Tedder – a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer who has worked with such artists as Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5 and more – OneRepublic has turned out hit after hit, and Oh My My is no different, with “Wherever I Go” and “Kids” already topping charts around the world. The truly global rock band toured in 154 cities across 26 countries in the two years leading up to Oh My My’s release, and the record came to life in nearly 20 cities internationally including Rio, Moscow, Mexico City, Tokyo, Paris, and London, allowing the group to draw inspiration from all parts of the globe.
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: All the Right Moves, Secrets and Good Life. OneRepublic’s third studio album Native, was released in March 2015 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set produced the hit singles If I Lose Myself, Feel Again, Love Runs Out, I Lived and Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. In May 2016 OneRepublic released “Wherever I Go” and followed that up with the release of the song “Kids.” Both are featured on their fourth studio album, Oh My My, which was released on 7th October on Mosley/Interscope Records. OneRepublic has toured the world headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe.
Additional performers, as well as presenters, will be announced in the weeks to come.
The official international sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMAs is Évos headphones.
2016 MTV EMAs voting is open until 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
Fans in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore are invited to live tweet during the MTV EMA evening repeat telecast on Monday, 7 November at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG) using #MTVEMA and watch selected tweets go on-air. Those with the best tweets stand a chance to snag Évos headphones and exclusive MTV EMA merchandise.
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About the 2016 MTV EMAS
The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Évos headphones, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Monday, 7 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG)** from the Ahoy Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with support from Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and the city of Rotterdam. The show repeats on MTV on the same day at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG). One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2016 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2016 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com.
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