LIAM PAYNE, TRAVIS SCOTT, FRENCH MONTANA AND CLEAN BANDIT JOIN 2017 MTV EMA PERFORMER LINEUP

JAMES BAY, WILL.I.AM AND DAVID GUETTA ADDED AS PRESENTERS

26 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE
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MTV today announced additional headliners for the star-studded 2017 MTV EMA performer lineup including breakout pop superstar Liam Payne. Platinum selling hip-hop trail blazer and trendsetter Travis Scott will take the stage as well. Also performing and following his success with one of the year’s biggest records is global hip-hop mega star French Montana. With a string of hits, UK pop-electronic wonders and “Best Song” nominees Clean Bandit were also announced today, for a special performance featuring a host of star names: Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels—who is lead vocalist on the new Clean Bandit smash “Miss You,” which is released tomorrow.

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MTV today announced additional headliners for the star-studded 2017 MTV EMA performer lineup including breakout pop superstar Liam Payne. Platinum selling hip-hop trail blazer and trendsetter Travis Scott will take the stage as well. Also performing and following his success with one of the year’s biggest records is global hip-hop mega star French Montana. With a string of hits, UK pop-electronic wonders and “Best Song” nominees Clean Bandit were also announced today, for a special performance featuring a host of star names: Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels—who is lead vocalist on the new Clean Bandit smash “Miss You,” which is released tomorrow.

The artists join previously-announced performers Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.

James Bay, will.i.am and David Guetta are added to present awards at the show, joining previously-announced presenters Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter.

Additional performers will be announced during show week.

The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London and will air live on MTV Asia on Monday, 13 November: Red Carpet (2am WIB, 3am MY/SG) and Main Show (3am WIB, 4am MY/SG). The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Red Carpet (6pm WIB, 7pm MY/SG) and Main Show (7pm WIB, 8pm MY/SG).

Ahead of this year’s MTV EMAs returning to London, MTV Music Week will take over the City with a series of iconic music events, reigniting some of MTV’s most well – known and loved franchises from the last 30 years. Playing a unique acoustic set at Camden’s Roundhouse, Biffy Clyro will launch the week with a special one off MTV Unplugged performance, followed by a not-to-be missed revival of Yo! MTV Raps: LDN Presented by Charlie Sloth & Special Guests at XOYO in Shoreditch. MTV also announced that Tinie Tempah will be joining MTV Music Week ambassadors, Becca Dudley and Jonas Blue, to celebrate all things music in the lead up to the MTV EMAs. Keep an eye on mtvmusicweek.co.uk for all the announcements across MTV Music Week.

Full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here -- voting is open until 11 November at 10:59pm GMT / 11:59pm CET.

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About the 2017 MTV EMAS

The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 12th November at 8:00PM GMT** from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England in partnership with #LondonIsOpen. 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, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2017 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com.

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