Johannesburg, 9 October 2019: MTV today confirmed that singer, songwriter and actress Becky G will host and perform at the 2019 MTV EMAs airing live globally from FIBES Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain on MTV Africa (DStv channel 130) on Sunday, 3 November at 20:00 CAT.
“I can’t wait to arrive in Seville to host the year’s hottest global music celebration,” said Becky G. “See you soon, Beasters!”
“Becky G is an exceptional multifaceted talent who’s no stranger to the global stage,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We can’t wait to see her light up the MTV EMA stage in Seville!”
Becky G also nabbed a 2019 MTV EMA nomination for “Best Pop” alongside Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers and Shawn Mendes.
Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G was born for the spotlight and her multifaceted career is shaping up to be nothing short of iconic. The 22-year-old global superstar’s achievements include two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts (“Mayores” & “Sin Pijama”), a starring role in “Power Rangers,” and guest-starring in Fox TV’s Emmy-winning “Empire” series.
She won two 2018 Latin American Music Awards, for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Urban Song (for “Mayores”) and was awarded YouTube’s Diamond Play Button for surpassing 10 million followers on the platform. Becky G has toured alongside Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo and has recorded collabs with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Anitta, Natti Natasha, ZAYN, Bad Bunny and CNCO, among others.
Becky has been honoured by the Latin Recording Academy as one of the Leading Ladies in entertainment (2018) and by her home city of Inglewood, California for her contributions to the Hispanic community; and has been recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s “18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture” and one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21.” This month she will be honoured with the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards for her success as a young performer who has reached the pinnacle of success in a short period. Next week, October 17th, marks the worldwide release of Becky G’s highly anticipated first album Mala Santa, executive produced by DJ Luian and Mambo Kingz. The tour-de-force production features 16 hot tracks including features from Anuel AA, Farruko, Zion & Lennox, Dalex, Mau y Ricky and Myke Towers.
The 2019 MTV EMA nominees were announced last week with six top acts from the African continent; South African rapper Nasty C and hit maker Prince Kaybee were nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Nigeria’s hit makers Burna Boy & Teni, Togo’s duo Toofan and Tanzanian musician Harmonize. Voting is still open at mtvema.com until 2 November at 00:59 CAT.
Additional performers and presenters to be announced.
The 2019 MTV EMAs will broadcast in partnership with Impulse #OwnYourThrone on MTV Africa (DStv channel 130) on Sunday, 3 November at 20:00 CAT.
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