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LEGENDARY ITALIAN TENOR ANDREA BOCELLI TO PERFORM AT THE 2015 MTV EMAS

VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT MTVEMA.COM

 
MTV today announced world renowned superstar Andrea Bocelli will take to the MTV EMAs stage for the first time ever. Bocelli will perform an unforgettable solo track as well as a unique duet with powerhouse singer-songwriter Tori Kelly that's sure to go down in EMAs history. The 2015 MTV EMAs will broadcast live across the globe on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET* from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan.
 
Bocelli's performance at the 2015 MTV EMAs will follow the global release of his new album 'Cinema' on 23 October on Sugar Music/Universal Music Group. With over 85 million albums sold worldwide, Bocelli is the most successful classical artist of all time, and has had the honour of performing live for Presidents, Popes and Royal Families all over the world. 
 
"I'm pleased and excited to perform at a location and event that is unexpected for me, and to share the overwhelming and contagious energy of so many young people from all around the world. I will be preparing a nice surprise from outside of my usual repertoire together with the beautiful and talented rising star Tori Kelly." – Andrea Bocelli
 
Host Ed Sheeran and co-host Ruby Rose will be taking charge of this year's MTV EMAs. Voting for all award categories is open on mtvema.com through 24 October at 11:59pm CET.
 
The talent list is heating up for what is set to be an explosive edition of the MTV EMAs, with Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, twenty one pilots, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Jess Glynne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis previously announced as performers.
 


About the 2015 MTV EMAs
The 2015 MTV EMAs, sponsored by Tezenis Underwear and Guitar Hero Live, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET* from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015. 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 of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2015 MTV EMAs campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2015 MTV EMAs. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com
*Check local listings.

About MTV
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million 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 platforms. 

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