GREEN DAY TO BE HONOURED WITH THE GLOBAL ICON AWARD AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS
KINGS OF LEON TO PERFORM AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS
G-Eazy, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah, and Idris Elba Added to Line-Up of Presenters
SINGAPORE, 2 NOVEMBER 2016 - The 2016 MTV EMAs just got a little more punk with the addition of global phenomenon Green Day to the star-studded lineup. The award-winning band will rock the stage at Ahoy Rotterdam and receive the MTV Global Icon Award at the 2016 MTV EMAs LIVE on MTV and MTV LIVE HD on Monday, 7 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (HK/MY/PH/SG). Rock superstars Kings of Leon will be taking to the streets of Rotterdam to headline a special MTV World Stage production at the Old Luxor Theater on Saturday, 5 November before they perform at the awards show.
Joining Green Day and Kings of Leon at the 2016 MTV EMAs are additional presenters, including chart-topping rapper G-Eazy, pop superstar Charli XCX, global hip-hop artist Tinie Tempah and multi-talent actor-musician Idris Elba. The show repeats on the same day on MTV at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG), and on MTV LIVE HD at 8.45pm (WIB) and 9.45pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).
“Green Day is without question, one of the world’s most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they’ve introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming / Events, Viacom International Media Networks. “We’re incredibly proud to have Green Day as this year’s MTV EMA Global Icon Award honoree.”
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and three-time MTV EMA “Best Rock” winning band Green Day has sold millions of records worldwide and released dozens of chart-topping singles over the last two decades. Revolution Radio, the band’s 12th studio album featuring hit single “Bang Bang,” was released in October to great critical and fan acclaim, and the group is up for two additional EMAs at this year’s show, including “Best Live” and “Best Rock.” With an incredible body of work that reflects the complexities of the time in which it was created, the rock trio has taken their music into exciting new mediums over the years, including the creation of the musical American Idiot based on Green Day’s multi-platinum selling album by the same name and the 2016 film Ordinary World starring frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and featuring an original song by the band. As recipients of the MTV Global Icon award, Green Day joins a coveted list of some of the biggest names in music of all time, including Duran Duran (2015), Ozzy Osbourne (2014), Eminem (2013), Whitney Houston (2012), Queen (2011) and Bon Jovi (2010).
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day's fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band's reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, "Bang Bang" marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
KINGS OF LEON
The Best Alternative nominated band is no stranger to the MTV EMAs. Kings of Leon have rocked EMA audiences twice before, most recently setting fire to the 2013 MTV EMA stage with their performance of “Beautiful War.” The globally-renowned group’s performance in Rotterdam follows previous World Stage performances in Hamburg and Dublin, the latter of which earned Kings of Leon a prior MTV EMA nomination. WALLS, which was released on 14 October, is the multi-platinum selling band’s seventh studio album release since their debut in 2003, and features single “Waste a Moment.”
Since their debut in 2003, Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released six albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013)), sold over 18 million albums and over 24 million singles worldwide. The multi-platinum selling band has had five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all six of their studio albums on Billboard’s Top 200 list and two singles that reached #1 on Modern Rock radio. In addition, they have had seven Grammy Nominations, four Grammy Award wins, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world, playing at top venues and headlining major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury. Kings of Leon released their seventh studio album WALLS this fall.
Green Day and Kings of Leon join an already star-studded EMA lineup hosted and featuring a performance by Bebe Rexha, with additional performances by Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, OneRepublic, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson with appearances by G-Eazy, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah, Idris Elba, Jaden Smith, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Jourdan Dunn, Winnie Harlow and more.
JUST IN ASIA
- Best Southeast Asia Act x musical.ly
MTV has partnered with musical.ly for a #MTVEMA challenge in Southeast Asia giving musers the opportunity to tell MTV who they think should be the Best Southeast Asia Act winner. From 4 to 7 November, musers can pick from the nominees’ music videos in an exclusive song album created by musical.ly to create a Musical. Participants stand to win official artist merchandise and MTV EMA goodies.
- Watch It Anyway You Want! x live.ly
MTV also teamed up with live.ly where musers get to show MTV how they watch the MTV EMA in their own creative way during the prime-time telecast on Monday, 7 November on MTV at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG), and on MTV LIVE HD at 8.45pm (WIB) and 9.45pm (HK/MY/PH/SG). Fans can live-stream themselves enjoying the MTV EMA using the hashtag #MTVEMA and show MTV their biggest reactions. They stand a chance to win special MTV EMA prizes and #MTVEMA live-stream sessions will be featured on live.ly’s homepage during the night.
- MTV x foodpanda
From 7 to 13 November, fans in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are invited to catch the show while enjoying discounts on their foodpanda orders using the promo code MTVEMAPANDA. In Singapore, enjoy 15% off a minimum order value of S$30 for the first 1,000 redemptions. In selected regions in Malaysia, get 20% off a minimum order value of RM40. In Manila and Cebu, take 15% off a minimum order of P850, with a maximum discount of P300 per order.
- Live Twitter Chat
Fans in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore can live tweet during the MTV EMA evening repeat telecast on MTV 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.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
The official international sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMAs is Évos headphones.
The 2016 MTV EMAs voting is open until 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com.
About the 2016 MTV EMAS
The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Évos headphones, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on MTV and MTV LIVE HD on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/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 the same day on MTV at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG), and on MTV LIVE HD at 8.45pm (WIB) and 9.45pm (HK/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.
**Check local listings.
Viacom International Media Networks
Loh Bi Feng
Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia
t: +65 6420 7154 m: +65 9002 9607
Green Day is without question, one of the world’s most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they’ve introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power. We’re incredibly proud to have Green Day as this year’s MTV EMA Global Icon Award honoree.
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