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Nicki Minaj to host the 20th anniversary MTV EMA in Glasgow

Press Release   •   Sep 30, 2014 16:19 BST

MTV has today unveiled hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj as the host of the 2014 MTV EMA. 

Just two weeks before she releases her highly anticipated third studio album The PinkPrint, Minaj will be hosting the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Announced to fans via Twitter, the Anaconda singer confirmed she is “so excited”, saying “I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's #MTVEMA!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! ” The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast live from SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, 9 November at 9:00pm CET*.

  • Nicki Minaj will also perform at the 2014 MTV EMA, bringing her signature style and a no holds barred performance to the 20th anniversary MTV EMA.
  • Minaj has been nominated in four MTV EMA categories, including Best Female, Best Hip Hop, Biggest Fans and Best Look.
  • Voting in all categories for the 2014 MTV EMA is now open at mtvema.com and will close on 8 November 2014 at 11:59pm CET.
  • For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com.

The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence and Someone Like Me, a global sex education campaign partnership between Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation, 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. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast on Sunday, November 9th at 9:00PM CET* from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

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. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2014 MTV EMA. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find us on Instagram or Facebook. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com or follow us @VIMN_PR.
*Check local listings.

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. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

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