Published on November 10th, 2017 | by Refilwe
EMINEM RETURNS TO THE MTV EMA STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS TO PERFORM THE FIRST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER”
Johannesburg, 10 November 2017: Fifteen-time MTV EMA winner Eminem will make a highly anticipated return to the EMA stage for the first global performance of his new single “Walk on Water” LIVE at the 2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT and simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).
This marks Eminem’s fourth EMA performance as he returns to the show in London, following his surprise performances of “Berzerk” and “Rap God” that dominated the night at the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam where he was honored with the night’s esteemed Global Icon Award and also took home the title for “Best Hip Hop” artist.
Eminem is nominated for two categories at the 2017 MTV EMAs, “Best Hip Hop” and “Best Live.”
He has sold more than 155 million albums worldwide.
“With 35 EMA nominations and 15 wins under his belt, Eminem is no stranger to the EMAs and we’re thrilled to announce his highly anticipated debut will take place at our biggest night in music,” said Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom and executive producer of the 2017 MTV EMAs.
Eminem joins a star-studded performer lineup including Global Icon honorees U2, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, Travis Scott, French Montana, David Guetta and Clean Bandit with featured artists Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels, and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.
James Bay, Jared Leto, Daya, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter will present awards at the show.
The race is on as African nominees Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyanshinski (Kenya) all vie for The Best African Act category.
The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide.
The full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here
Smirnoff is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the 2017 MTV EMAs.
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