MTV REVEALS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE “2013 MTV EMA,” WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TOPPING THE LIST

THE “2013 MTV EMA” WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM’S ZIGGO DOME MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER AT 3AM (WIB), 4AM (SIN/HK/PH/MAL)

17 SEPTEMBER 2013, LONDON/NEW YORK
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MTV today announced the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Musical powerhouse and multi-hyphenate Justin Timberlake and breakthrough artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each, while always captivating superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards.

MTV REVEALS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE “2013 MTV EMA,” WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TOPPING THE LIST

THE “2013 MTV EMA” WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM’S ZIGGO DOME ON MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER AT 3AM (WIB), 4AM (SIN/HK/PH/MAL)

TUNE IN TO MTV AT 10.30PM (WIB) AND 11.30PM (SIN/HK/PH) ON TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, AND 12.30AM (MAL) AND 5.30PM (TH) ON WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER FOR THE “2013 EMA NOMINATION SPECIAL” HOSTED BY RON BURGUNDY

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LONDON/NEW YORK, 17 SEPTEMBER 2013MTV today announced the nominees for the 2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Musical powerhouse and multi-hyphenate Justin Timberlake and breakthrough artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each, while always captivating superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards. The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast on MTV channels around the world on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB), 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL), from the stunning new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

Fans also won’t want to miss the “2013 EMA Nomination Special” hosted by Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), premiering 10.30pm (WIB) and 11.30pm (SIN/HK/PH) on Tuesday, 17 September, and 12.30am (MAL) and 5.30pm (TH) on Wednesday, 18 September. The world famous Anchorman Ron Burgundy (star of the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will deliver the news on this year’s EMA nominees in his unique and hilarious way.

Continuing his hot streak after a long hiatus from music, Timberlake continues to dominate 2013, securing EMA nominations for Best Male, Best Live, Best Look, Best US Act and Best Video for “Mirrors.” First-time EMA nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will compete for Best New, Best Hip Hop, Best Song for “Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz),” Best US Act and Best World Stage for their performance at MTV World Stage Wireless 2013 in July.

Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus will go head to head for the Best Female title, and both will vie against Robin Thicke for Best Video. Gaga is also up for Best Look and Biggest Fans, while Cyrus has secured additional nods for Best Pop and Best US Act. Thicke’s other nominations are for Best Song for “Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell), Best US Act and Best World Stage for his performance in Malaysia earlier this month. Perennial EMA nominee Justin Bieber is once again nominated for Best Pop, Best Male, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act.

Other notable EMA nominees include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nominations (with 1D’s Harry Styles also nabbing a nod for Best Look). Artists with two EMA nods include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Paramore, Rita Ora, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Beginning today, Tuesday, 17 September, viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtvema.com online or http://m.mtvema.com on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 5:59PM SGT on Friday, 8 November, 2013.

Once again, viewers from around the world have been engaging with the EMA digital platforms to earn points for their favorite EMA artists in the Biggest Fans category; since 30 August, their participation has helped narrow down the field to the five official nominees announced today. The more fans continue to engage with the EMA content featured on MTV’s digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more they can help boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans award on 10 November.

Each year, the MTV EMA highlights incredible artists from every corner of the world with the Worldwide Act category. Fans can vote for nominated artists from their respective territory starting today, Tuesday, 17 September. The local winners will receive an EMA award and also move on to the next phase of voting starting Friday, 25 October and compete for the regional title. The 10 official Worldwide Act nominees from each region will then be announced on Monday, 1 November, and battle for the Worldwide Act Award. The winner will be named at the show in Amsterdam.

Here is the list of nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA”:

BEST SONG

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)

Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE

Beyoncé

Green Day

Justin Timberlake

P!nk

Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

Bastille

Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Rudimental

BEST VIDEO

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Lady Gaga – “Applause”

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”

BEST ROCK

Black Sabbath

Green Day

Kings Of Leon

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Arctic Monkeys

Fall Out Boy

Franz Ferdinand

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP

Drake

Eminem

Jay Z

Kanye West

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Daft Punk

Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS

Tokio Hotel

Thirty Seconds To Mars

One Direction

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK (exclusively sponsored by essence)

Harry Styles

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Rita Ora

BEST PUSH

Karmin (October 2012)

Rudimental (November 2012)

Imagine Dragons (January 2013)

A$AP Rocky (February 2013)

Bastille (March 2013)

Austin Mahone (April 2013)

Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)

Tom Odell (June 2013)

Iggy Azalea (July 2013)

Icona Pop (August 2013)

twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)

Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)

fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)

Garbage - WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)

Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)

Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)

Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)

Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)

No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)

Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)

Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)

Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)

Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)

The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)

The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

2013 MTV EMA - Worldwide Act: Asia nominees

For the full list of Worldwide Act nominees, please visit press.mtvema.com.

BEST JAPAN ACT

EXILE

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

MIYAVI

Momoiro Clover Z

ONE OK ROCK

BEST KOREA ACT

B.A.P

Boyfriend

EXO

Sistar

U-Kiss

BEST MAINLAND CHINA & HONG KONG ACT

李宇春 Chris Lee

陈奕迅 Eason Chan

张靓颖 Jane Zhang

方大同 Khalil Fong

孙楠 Sun Nan

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT

Hafiz (Malaysia)

My Tam (Vietnam)

NOAH (Indonesia)

Olivia Ong (Singapore)

Sarah Geronimo (Philippines)

Slot Machine (Thailand)

BEST TAIWAN ACT

蕭敬騰 Jam Hsiao

林俊傑 JJ Lin

楊丞琳 Rainie Yang

羅志祥 Show Lo

吳建豪 Vanness Wu

The “2013 MTV EMA” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the “2013 MTV EMA.” For MTV EMA news and announcements, check out EMA on Facebook or follow us @mtvema. For MTV EMA press materials, please visit press.mtvema.com or follow us @VIMNAsia _PR.

-ENDS-

For further information, please contact:

MTV / Viacom International Media Networks (Asia)

Adeline Ong

+65 6420 7240

adeline.ong@vimn.com

Loh Bi Feng

+65 6420 7154

loh.bifeng@vimn.com

Notes to Editor:

Created with the aim of honoring the music and artists that fans love, the MTV EMA takes place in different cities every year. Past host cities include Frankfurt (2012), Belfast (2011), Madrid (2010), Berlin (2009), Liverpool (2008), Munich (2007), Copenhagen (2006), Lisbon (2005), Rome (2004), Edinburgh (2003), Barcelona (2002), Frankfurt (2001), Stockholm (2000), Dublin (1999), Milan (1998), Rotterdam (1997), London (1996), Paris (1995) and Berlin (1994).

About MTV

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion 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. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For information about MTV in Southeast Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.

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