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MTV NAMES THE LOCAL WINNERS IN THE WORLDWIDE ACT CATEGORY FOR THE “2013 MTV EMA”

37 OF THE TOP ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD WILL NOW COMPETETO REPRESENT THEIR REGION AT THE BIG SHOW

LONDON / NEW YORK –  MTV today announced the 37 local winners for the Worldwide Act category of the "2013 MTV EMA." For the past six weeks, MTV has given fans around the world the chance to vote online for their favorite hometown artists to help them win the "Best Act" title in their respective market. These local winners will now move on to the next phase of voting to try to secure a spot to represent their region in the Worldwide Act category at the "2013 MTV EMA," broadcasting live Sunday, November 10th at 9:00PM CET* from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

This year, 186 of the world's hottest musical acts have enjoyed the MTV EMA spotlight as nominees in the Worldwide Act voting competition. These artists span genres from Mandopop to indie-rock and Afrobeats to electro-house and hail from 126 cities and 29 small towns across 51 countries.

Starting today, 37 of these artists have won the title of "Best Act" in their market and will now go head-to-head against fellow local winners across their respective regions – North Europe, Central Europe, South Europe, East Europe, Southeast Asia/Mainland China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Japan/Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, North America and Africa/India/Middle East– for the chance to be one of 10 finalists to reach the last round of the Worldwide Act category.

From today until October 31st, fans can vote for their favorite regional act on www.mtvema.com and do their part to help them reach the next round. The 10 regional finalists will be announced on November 1st, and those 10 will then battle for votes for the Worldwide Act distinction; the winner will be named at the show in Amsterdam.

"The Worldwide Act segment is a clear example of how the MTV EMAs has evolved from a pan-Euro focused show into a truly global event celebrating the year's biggest music artists. Fans around the world are able to vote for their favorite local music heroes and ultimately drive the results," said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming/Events, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). "The MTV EMA highlights the biggest and best international and regional superstars, and we're really looking forward to celebrating all of this incredible talent in Amsterdam."

Miley Cyrus, RobinThicke, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, 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). Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes are also confirmed to present, with more performers and presenters still to be announced.

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 fans 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.

Here is the full list of local winners in the Worldwide Act category for the "2013 MTV EMA":
· Best Adria Act: Frenkie
· Best African Act: LCNVL
· Best Australian Act: Cody Simpson
· Best Belgian Act: Stromae
· Best Brasilian Act: Fresno
· Best Canadian Act: Justin Bieber
· Best Czech and Slovak Act: Celeste Buckingham
· Best Danish Act: Jimilian
· Best Dutch Act: Kensington
· Best Finnish Act: Isac Elliot
· Best French Act: Shaka Ponk
· Best German Act: Lena
· Best Greek Act: Demy
· Best Hungarian Act: Ivan and the Parazol
· Best India Act: Yo Yo Honey Singh
· Best Israeli Act: The Ultras
· Best Italian Act: Marco Mengoni
· Best Japan Act: Momoiro Clover Z
· Best Korea Act: EXO
· Best Latin America North Act: Paty Cantú
· Best Latin America Central Act: Anna Carina
· Best Latin America South Act: Airbag
· Best Mainland China & Hong Kong Act 李宇春Chris Lee
· Best Middle East Act: Ahmed Soultan
· Best New Zealand Act: Lorde
· Best Norwegian Act: Admiral P
· Best Polish Act: Bednarek
· Best Portuguese Act: Filipe Pinto
· Best Romanian Act: Smiley
· Best Russian Act: Zemfira – Земфира
· Best Southeast Asia Act: Mỹ TAM (Vietnam)
· Best Spanish Act: Auryn
· Best Swedish Act: Avicii
· Best Swiss Act: Bastian Baker
· Best Taiwan Act: 羅志祥Show Lo
· Best UK & Ireland Act: One Direction
· Best US Act: Miley Cyrus

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