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The Killers to perform at the '2013 MTV EMA,' LMFAO's Redfoo to lead as emcee

October 17, 2013 3:35pm
LONDON / NEW YORK / SINGAPORE – MTV today announced that The Killers have joined the line-up of performers set to rock the stage in Amsterdam. Tapped to lead the party all night is Redfoo of LMFAO, who will bring his wildly fun and entertaining energy to the “2013 MTV EMA” as the event’s official MC, while Ariana Grande will provide a star’s-eye view of all the backstage action via social media, tweeting and posting from behind the scenes.

The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast live Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB), 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL) from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. The Killers, Redfoo and Grande join previously announced performer Katy Perry and presenter Ron Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell). MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

Taking the EMA stage for the fourth time will be mega-band The Killers, who will be releasing Direct Hits the day after the EMAs on November 11th, a collection of singles that celebrates their 10th anniversary as a group and includes new songs “Shot At The Night” and “Just Another Girl.” Additionally, The Killers will be headlining an MTV World Stage concert on Friday, November 8th at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The World Stage event will be part of various MTV Music Week activities held in Amsterdam in the lead up to Sunday, November 10th, to get fans across the Netherlands and beyond pumped for the big show.

 As the MC of the “2013 MTV EMA,” party rockin’ superstar Redfoo will be making sure the show is an out-of-this-world experience.  Best known as part of the GRAMMY-nominated duo LMFAO, Redfoo has sold more than 3.4 million albums and 43 million singles and seen songs like “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy And I Know It” top charts around the world.  Currently a judge on the fifth season of X Factor Australia, Redfoo saw his new solo single “Let’s Get Ridiculous” hit #1 and go platinum Down Under as the track is released to the rest of the world this week.   

"So excited to add some ridiculousness to this crazy party, whooooooooooo!" said Redfoo.

As backstage host, Grande, one of today’s hottest new voices and star of the hit Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat, will be making her first appearance at the EMAs, coming off the massive success of her debut album Yours Truly, which has already debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the U.S., on the heels of the double platinum, Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smash single "The Way" featuring Mac Miller.

“I’m so excited to go to the MTV EMAs and be the eyes and ears backstage for all the fans around the world! Make sure to follow @MTVEMA on November 10th so you can see all my updates from the big night. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” said Grande.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the “2013 MTV EMA” nominations with five nods each, while Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction are each nominated for three awards. 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.

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. Fans can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting online or on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, November 8th, 2013.

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 or follow us @VIMN_PR.   

Press release from Viacom International Media Networks
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