October 24, 2016
Dance music icon Afrojack will bring the party to Rotterdam on November 6 when he returns to the MTV EMAs as a performer in his native Netherlands. This will be the third EMAs performance for the 2012 "Best Dutch Act" EMA winner. Up this year for the "Best Electronic" honor, Afrojack has lent his production skills to tracks like David Guetta's no. 1 smash "Titanium (feat. Sia)" and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nicki Minaj.
The 2016 MTV EMAs are coming to Rotterdam this November for the biggest night in music worldwide. Hosted and featuring a performance by international pop sensation Bebe Rehxa, the 2016 EMAs will take place at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Sunday, November 6 at 9pm CET, with additional performances by Martin Garrix, Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson and more. Presenters announced earlier today also include actresses and stars of the forthcoming action blockbuster xXx: Return of Xander Cage Nina Dobrev and Deepika  Padukone; global supermodel Jourdan Dunn; Canadian activist and catwalker Winnie Harlow; and rapper, actor and current star of Netflix's The Get Down Jaden Smith.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
"I'm really looking forward to taking the stage at this year's EMAs, as they're taking place in my home land," said Afrojack. "I've worked up something special just for this night, and am excited for the fans to see."
One of today's most innovative and sought-after artists, Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/DJ Afrojack continually shatters boundaries to push music into bold new directions. Since making his breakthrough with the platinum-selling 2010 single "Take Over Control," the Dutch-born genre-bending musician has lent his production skills to tracks like David Guetta's no. 1 smash "Titanium (feat. Sia)" and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, and A vital force in electronic music, he also played a pivotal role in the genre's explosion by becoming one of the first big-name DJs to take on a Las Vegas residency. With his recent output including varied collaborations under his own Wall Recordings, Afrojack's increasingly dynamic career fulfills a lifelong mission of breaking down barriers to create a continuous flow of music.
With the past two years finding Afrojack named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and placed on the Forbes "30 Under 30" list, that perseverance has now led to such iconic moments as having a stamp made in his likeness in the Netherlands and becoming the second DJ ever to cement his hands into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And whether he's working on his latest underground remix or turning out major releases like "Gone" (his summer 2016 collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign) and "SummerThing!" (whose video earned a nomination for Best Electronic Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards), Afrojack merges that perseverance with a limitless passion for defying convention and creating new sounds.
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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
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