EMINEM RETURNS TO THE MTV EMA STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS TO PERFORM THE FIRST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER”

11 NOVEMBER 2017
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Fifteen-time MTV EMA winner Eminem will make a highly anticipated return to the EMA stage for the first global performance of his new single “Walk on Water” LIVE at the 2017 MTV EMAs. This marks Eminem's fourth EMA performance as he returns to the show in London.

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Fifteen-time MTV EMA winner Eminem will make a highly anticipated return to the EMA stage for the first global performance of his new single “Walk on Water” LIVE at the 2017 MTV EMAs.

This marks Eminem's fourth EMA performance as he returns to the show in London, following his surprise performances of “Berzerk” and “Rap God” that dominated the night at the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam where he was honored with the night’s esteemed Global Icon Award and also took home the title for “Best Hip Hop” artist.

Eminem is nominated for two categories at the 2017 MTV EMAs, “Best Hip Hop” and “Best Live.”

He has sold more than 155 million albums worldwide.

“With 35 EMA nominations and 15 wins under his belt, Eminem is no stranger to the EMAs and we’re thrilled to announce his highly anticipated debut will take place at our biggest night in music,” said Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom and executive producer of the 2017 MTV EMAs.

Eminem joins a star-studded performer lineup including Global Icon honorees U2, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, Travis Scott, French Montana, David Guetta and Clean Bandit with featured artists Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels, and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.

James Bay, Jared Leto, Daya, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter will present awards at the show.

JUST IN ASIA

MTV EMAs 2017 Best Southeast Asia Act

Fans have one day more to vote for the nominees of the much-coveted 2017 MTV EMA Best Southeast Asia Act. The contenders are Faizal Tahir (Malaysia), Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam), Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia), James Reid (Philippines), The Sam Willows (Singapore), Slot Machine (Thailand) and lastly, your social wildcard winner and the seventh nominee voted by you, Palitchoke Ayanaputra (Thailand). Voting is open till 11 November at 11:59pm CET.

Live Twitter Chat

Fans in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand can join the global social dialogue using #MTVEMA on the show day. Selected tweets will go on-air* during the same-day encore telecast at 6pm (WIB) or 7pm (MY/PH/SG). Those with the best tweets stand a chance to win limited edition MTV EMA merchandise!

*For the tweets to be displayed on-air, it has to be in English.

MTV x Manhattan Fish Market

Available only during this season of music celebration until 20 November, consumers can savour quintessential British flavour with the MTV EMA-ZZZing Fish & Chips special at the Manhattan Fish Market. The fish & chips set for two includes Cherry Snapper fish and root beer drinks at $24 nett during all operation hours. The special offer* is available for both in-restaurant dining or delivery via FoodPanda and Deliveroo.

*Only applicable in Singapore. Terms and conditions apply.

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).

The official sponsor of the 2017 MTV EMAs is Aussie Hair.

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About the 2017 MTV EMAS

The 2017 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Aussie Hair, 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.

**Check local listings.

About #LondonIsOpen

#LondonIsOpen is a major campaign – launched by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan – to show that London is united and open for business, and to the world, following the EU referendum. It shows the world that London remains entrepreneurial, international and full of creativity and possibility. It reassures the more than one million foreign nationals who live in London that they will always be welcome, and that any form of discrimination will not be tolerated.

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    Senior Manager, Communications, Viacom International Media Networks Asia
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