UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ “FAST & FURIOUS” FRANCHISE TO RECEIVE GENERATION AWARD AT THE “2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS”

J Balvin, Pitbull and Camila Cabello to Perform Hit Track “Hey Ma” From the #1 Film in the World: “The Fate of the Furious”; Big Sean and Noah Cyrus to also Perform

04 MAY 2017, NEW YORK, SINGAPORE
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MTV announced that “Fast & Furious,” will receive the Generation Award at the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards,” marking the first time that a film franchise will be honored instead of an individual actor. J Balvin and Pitbull will take to the “MTV Movie & TV Awards” stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, “Hey Ma,” which is featured in “The Fate of the Furious,” the film that just had the biggest global opening in history. Joining J Balvin and Pitbull as performers will be platinum-selling, Detroit rapper Big Sean who will perform his new track, “Jump Out the Window,” for the first time on television at the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”. In addition, rising recording artist Noah Cyrus will take the stage and perform “Stay Together,” the second single from her anticipated forthcoming album NC-17.

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SINGAPORE (MAY 4, 2017) – MTV announced that “Fast & Furious,” one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture franchises of all time, will receive the Generation Award at the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards,” marking the first time that a film franchise will be honored instead of an individual actor. Star and producer Vin Diesel will accept the award on behalf of the groundbreaking franchise, alongside his “Fast & Furious” franchise co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster. Hosted by comedian Adam Devine, the telecast will air LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. MTV will air the show's live premiere in Asia on Monday, 8 May at 7am (WIB), 8am (MY/PH/SG), with a repeat telecast that evening on MTV Asia at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (MY/PH/SG). MTV Asia will also be asking audiences to LIVE tweet #MTVAWARDS and to share what are the “Most WTH Moments” from the live telecast in the morning till when the repeat telecast takes place in the evening. The most interesting tweets will stand a chance to win exciting prizes, including ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards Popcorn Bowls’ and ‘UIP Complimentary Movie Pass’*.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise and its global contribution to pop culture,” said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo. “From the diverse cast of beloved actors, to the music and fashion, we are honored to present the Generation Award to a franchise that continues to entertain millions of fans across the world."

J Balvin and Pitbull will take to the “MTV Movie & TV Awards” stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, “Hey Ma,” which is featured in “The Fate of the Furious,” the film that just had the biggest global opening in history. This marks the first televised performance of the track since its release in March. Joining J Balvin and Pitbull as performers will be platinum-selling, Detroit rapper Big Sean who will perform his new track, “Jump Out the Window,” for the first time on television at the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”. In addition, rising recording artist Noah Cyrus will take the stage and perform “Stay Together,” the second single from her anticipated forthcoming album NC-17.

“I'm so excited to be performing at the ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards,’” said Noah Cyrus. “It will be my first time performing "Stay Together" on TV and I'm looking forward to having a great time!”

Noah Cyrus is featured as MTV’s PUSH “Artist to Watch” for the month of May across MTV’s on-air, digital and social platforms globally with exclusive assets including acoustic performances of her hit songs, "Make Me Cry" and "Stay Together," as well as interviews. MTV’s “PUSH: Artist to Watch” campaign connects fans with a new musician every month through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content and more across all platforms and screens.

Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated superstar Big Sean will perform ‘Jump Out the Window,’ the next single from his recent album, I Decided. Sean has enjoyed a rising career in hip-hop after his debut album Finally Famous in 2011. The album spun off consecutive top-charted smashes and Sean became a major collaborator on Kanye’s groundbreaking Cruel Summer album in 2012. Sean’s Hall Of Fame album followed in 2013, and Dark Sky Paradise became his first platinum album two years later. It topped the charts with the #1 hit “IDFWU” featuring E-40 (3×-platinum), “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West (2×-platinum), and “One Man Can Change the World” featur­ing Kanye West and John Legend (gold). His recent His recent album I Decided. debuted this February at #1 with the momentum of the two pre-order tracks that turned into smash singles “Bounce Back” (RIAA double platinum with over 300 million streams) and “Moves” (RIAA gold).

Budding recording artist Noah Cyrus will perform “Stay Together,” her second single from her anticipated forthcoming album NC-17. The song has already been deemed a “Song of the Summer Contender” by Idolator and a “party anthem” by Entertainment Weekly, while the FADER wrote, “Noah Cyrus’s “Stay Together” won’t get out of our heads.” Cyrus’ debut single “Make Me (Cry)” surpassed 250 million global audio and video streams and remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for months. The song was met with unanimous praise, going to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Global Chart within hours of release. Cyrus’ televised awards show debut at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards received a standing ovation from the audience and included some of the biggest names in music such as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and The Chainsmokers, among others.

The 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will serve as the ultimate celebration of the best stories, actors and characters for the MTV audience. Breakout horror film, “Get Out,” leads the pack with six nominations, along with “Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things” with four. While fan favorite categories like Best Kiss, Best Hero, Best Villain and more remain, MTV has broken the divide between film, television and streaming series, instead nominating the best performances no matter the screen. Also for the first time, the former Best Actor and Best Actress categories have been replaced with non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show. Best Fight has been modernized to Best Fight the System reflecting the audience’s increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues. In addition, MTV introduced Best American Story, Tearjerker, Best Host, Best Reality Competition and Next Generation. Presenters and additional categories will be revealed closer to the show.

For more than 25 years, the Generation Award has only been dedicated to honoring and showcasing talent that has created an amazing body of work throughout their career and that speaks directly to the MTV audience. Past recipients of the award include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Casey Patterson, for her second consecutive year, will serve as Executive Producer. Carol Donovan and MTV’s Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.

* ‘UIP Complimentary Movie Pass’ are applicable as prizes only to residents in Singapore.

About MTV

MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million 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. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.

About Casey Patterson Entertainment:

Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson's current projects include the breakout hit-series "Lip Sync Battle," the highest-rated series in Spike history; the revamped “2016 MTV Movie Awards;” Spike's "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" airing this June; "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions; Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle: Shorties;” and "Guys Choice." Additional credits include such high-profile events as the "The Concert for New York City," "The Concert of the Century at the White House," "Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special," "The Comedy Awards," "Between Two Ferns - A Fairy Tale of New York," "The Video Game Awards," "SCREAM Awards," "GQ Men of the Year Awards," VH1’s “Vogue Fashion Awards," VH1’s “Divas Live," FOX's "Billboard Music Awards," and NBC's "Concert for America.”

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"“We are thrilled to celebrate the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise and its global contribution to pop culture. From the diverse cast of beloved actors, to the music and fashion, we are honored to present the Generation Award to a franchise that continues to entertain millions of fans across the world."" Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo
"“I'm so excited to be performing at the ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards. It will be my first time performing "Stay Together" on TV and I'm looking forward to having a great time!”" Noah Cyrus
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