MALAYSIAN JOE FLIZZOW NAMED “2018 MTV EMA” BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT 

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BILBAO – 4 NOVEMBER, 2018 – MTV today announced that Malaysian hip hop act, Joe Flizzow is the Best Southeast Asia Act winner for the “2018 MTV EMAs”, one of the biggest global annual music events celebrating the hottest artists from around the world. The “2018 MTV EMAs” will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. Catch the live broadcast on Monday, 5 November at 2am (WIB) and 3am (SG/MY) for the red carpet, 3am (WIB) and 4am (SG/MY) for the main show. Catch the first encore telecast on the same day at 6pm (WIB) and 7pm (SG/MY) for the red carpet, 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (SG/MY) for the main show.

“I am truly humbled and blessed I had the entire Malaysia supporting me. I hope this win will inspire the younger generation to never stop believing in their dreams and to work hard in trying to achieve their goals. I also want to dedicate this award to my family, my team at Sony Kartel and my manager Yaniz Merican. Thank you for your loyalty and dedication. And of course, the fans for their undying love and support.” – Joe Flizzow. [catch Joe’s winner’s acceptance message here]

“Congratulations to Joe Flizzow! Clearly his fans have spoken! We’ve been watching his music career grow from strength to strength. Joe’s success is just another example of how we will continue to support and elevate Southeast Asian artists on international platforms,” said Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.

The “2018 MTV EMAs” star-studded performance lineup for the “2018 MTV EMAs” include Hailee Steinfeld, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Jason Derulo, Little Mix, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Rosalía, Panic! at the Disco, Alessia Cara, Marshmello, Bastille, Anne-Marie, Jack & Jack and “Global Icon” award recipient Janet Jackson.

Latin Pop’s breakthrough star Sofia Reyes will open this year’s red carpet pre-show with a performance, in addition to presenting an award during the main show. In addition to Reyes, model Jourdan Dunn and actor Terry Crews are added as presenters, joining previously-announced stars Lindsay Lohan, Anitta, Debby Ryan, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, and Netflix stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna.

The official MTV EMA red carpet sponsor is the global short-form video platform, TikTok.

To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on InstagramTwitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.

Joe Flizzow’s winner acceptance video embed:

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ABOUT THE 2018 MTV EMA

The 2018 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. 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 in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media 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 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director.

PRESS CONTACT

Adeline Ong

Vice President, Communications, Asia Pacific

Viacom International Media Networks

m: (65) 9366 7323

Eunice Nicole Lim

Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia

Viacom International Media Networks

t: (65) 64207298 m: (65) 81021005

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