Congratulations to 2016's Global Icon Award Winner Green Day!
October 31, 2016
This year, the EMAs is paying tribute to the punk band that the world has been rocking out to for over 20 years, Green Day! Green Day's raw and exciting music resonates with all kinds of people, all over the world, which is why MTV has decided to honor them with the Global Icon Award at the 2016 EMAs.
It's amazing how much Green Day has done over the last two decades; they've sold millions of albums, put out 12 studio albums, won the EMA's "Best Rock" award three times, got inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame and now they're Global Icons alongside rock legends like Queen, Duran Duran and Ozzy Osbourne.
"Green Day is without question, one of the worlds' most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they've introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power," said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming / Events at Viacom International Media Networks.
In addition to accepting the award, Green Day will also perform at the EMAs! They recently dropped their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which has really hit the spot for rock fans this year. The album's a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that would definitely make for an awesome live performance. We are beyond excited to see them perform the new music at the EMAs!
Also, look forward to seeing "Best Hip Hop" nominee G-Eazy, pop superstar Charli XCX, hip hop genius Tinie Tempah and super talented actor-musician Idris Elba who will all be presenting awards on EMAs night.
PS: Green Day fans, remember that the group is up for the "Best Live" and "Best Rock" awards this year. There are still a few days to get your votes in!
Tune in on 6 November to see what happens!