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CHART-TOPPING POP SENSATION BEBE REXHA TO HOST AND PERFORM AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS

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October 16, 2016
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MTV today confirmed that international pop star Bebe Rexha will host the 2016 MTV EMAs in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6th at 9:00PM CET*. She will also hit the stage to perform some of her chart-topping international hits including her smash dance single, "In The Name Of Love."
 
Rexha will celebrate the announcement via a worldwide Facebook Live broadcast from MTV's Times Square studios in New York, happening 1pm EST on the official MTV EMA Facebook page – be sure to tune in!
 
The Brooklyn-born songstress will take the Ahoy Rotterdam stage for the first time ever to host one of the globe's biggest nights in music. Rexha has two nods under her belt for "Best New" and "Best Push," the latter referencing the brand's ongoing MTV Push initiative that amplifies artists on the rise. She reigned as the MTV Push artist this past June and was previously nominated for "Best Collaboration" at the 2015 MTV EMAs.
 
Throughout her career, Rexha has racked up many notable moments – she wrote the worldwide smash "The Monster" for Eminem and Rihanna, as well as hits for Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Tinashe, Iggy Azalea, etc.

In addition to her successful songwriting career, she has made a hot-ticket name for herself as a performer, with huge success surrounding her empowering platinum-charting duet with rapper G-Eazy, "Me Myself and I," "Hey Mama" alongside Nicki Minaj, David Guetta and Afrojack, and her breakup pop anthem "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj.‎
"The MTV EMAs are the place where the whole world comes together to celebrate the universal language of music," said Rexha. "I'm thrilled to be hosting this year's party, and to show the world a new side of Bebe."
 
Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated over 10 million overall single sales, 1 billion Spotify streams, 1.3 billion combined YouTube/VEVO views and a radio audience of over 8 billion. Recently, she hit #1 on both theBillboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single "Me, Myself & I" with G-Eazy. Her latest single "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj has over 110 million YouTube/VEVO views to date and she is featured on Martin Garrix's latest single "In The Name of Love" which already has over 50 million YouTube/VEVO views to date. Bebe Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna—"Monster" – which went RIAA quadruple-platinum stateside. She wrote and featured on Cash Cash's "Take Me Home" and Pitbull's "This Is Not A Drill" in addition to writing Tinashe's "All Hands On Deck" and Selena Gomez's "Champion." Her 2015 debut EP, I Don't Wanna Grow Up [Warner Bros. Records] boasts the singles "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" and "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy," which racked up over 52 million Spotify streams in only six months. That same year, she co-wrote and carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-platinum "Hey Mama" by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack which was nominated for a Billboard Music Awardfor Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the BillboardHot 100 smash "Me, Myself, & I" with G-Eazy.
 
Rexha joins the star-studded EMA talent lineup including previously-announced Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson. Additional performers, as well as presenters, will be announced in the weeks to come.
 
ASSETS:
EMA Promo Poster(Hi-res, downloadable)  
On-Air Promo Spot (Video)
 
The official international sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMAs is Évos headphones.
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About the 2016 MTV EMAS
The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Évos headphones, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 6th November at 9:00PM CET** from the Ahoy Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with support from Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and the city of Rotterdam. 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 2016 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are  Executive Producers for the 2016 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com
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