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MTV ANNOUNCES THE FINAL 10 NOMINEES IN THE “2013 MTV EMA” WORLDWIDE ACT CATEGORY

AHMED SOULTAN, BEDNAREK, CHRIS LEE, CODY SIMPSON, EXO, FRESNO, JUSTIN BIEBER, LENA, MARCO MENGONI, AND ONE DIRECTION WILL BATTLE IN THE FINAL VOTING ROUND

LONDON / NEW YORK – After weeks of competition and millions of votes, MTV today announced the 10 finalists who will now go head to head in the final voting round of the "2013 MTV EMA" Worldwide Act category.

The top 10 Worldwide Act nominees are:

Africa/India/Middle East:
Ahmed Soultan

Australia/New Zealand:
Cody Simpson

Europe North:
One Direction

Europe Central:
Lena

Europe East:
Bednarek

Europe South:
Marco Mengoni

Latin America:
Fresno

North America:
Justin Bieber

Japan/Korea:
EXO

Mainland China/Hong Kong/Southeast Asia/Taiwan:
Chris Lee

These hugely popular musical acts are battling for votes starting today through November 8th, and the winner will score the title of Worldwide Act at the show in Amsterdam. The "2013 MTV EMA" will broadcast live Sunday, November 10th at 9:00PM CET* from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and is sponsored by partners such as MTV Mobile and Monster DNA Headphones.

This year, 186 of the world's hottest musical acts enjoyed the MTV EMA spotlight for six weeks as nominees in the Worldwide Act voting competition. On October 25th, 37 artists won the title of "Best Act" in their local market and moved on to the Worldwide Act regional voting round from October 25-31. Today, MTV worked with nine fans from around the globe who have huge social followings to break the news of the top 10 Worldwide Act nominees, marking the first time an MTV EMA category has been announced by fans.

Miley Cyrus, RobinThicke, Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, Icona Pop, The Killers and Katy Perry are all set to perform at the "2013 MTV EMA," which will also feature intergalactic MC Redfoo, backstage host Ariana Grande and special guest Ron Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell). Jared Leto, Rita Ora, Bridgit Mendler, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes are also confirmed to present.

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 www.mtvema.com online or http://m.mtvema.com 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 press.mtvema.com or follow us @VIMN_PR

*Please check local listings; the show will air tape delayed in some markets.