Abstract: The 2012 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, hosted by Heidi Klum on November 11, 2012. This will be the fifth time that Germany and the second time that Frankfurt will be host city of the EMA's. On September 17 the nominees were announced. Rihanna received seven nominations while Taylor Swift and Katy Perry received five, leading the categories. This year added new regional categories to compete in the Best Worldwide Act, also this year the Best Look, category was introduced, due to the presence of the same award at the Italian TRL Awards (Wikipedia, 2012).
Alicia Keys, The Killers Added To EMA Performer Lineup
Date: October 23, 2012
Abstract: The 2012 MTV EMA are less than a month away, and we've got a host of new performers who'll be heading to Frankfurt, Germany, for the big show.
Psy, Alicia Keys, the Killers and Pitbull have just been confirmed to take the stage at this year's EMA, set for November 11 in Frankfurt's Festhalle. South Korean sensation Psy will, of course, be bringing his global smash "Gangnam Style" to the show," while Keys will perform a track off her upcoming Girl on Fire album. The Killers will return to the EMA stage in support of their recent Battle Born album, and Pitbull will debut a song from his new Global Warming.
"Since this is my first time to not only be nominated for an international award but perform in front of a worldwide audience, I am excited to give up my international virginity to the MTV EMA!" Psy said in a statement to MTV.
Those four artists join previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fun. and Rita Ora in Germany, where supermodel Heidi Klum will handle the hosting duties.
Swift and Rihanna head into the show as the most-nominated artists, with six and five nods apiece, respectively. Justin Bieber is close behind with four noms, followed by Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z and Kanye West and One Direction, who pal Ed Sheeran is already picking to win everything.