The upcoming 2011 MTV EMA already booked some serious Yankee firepower by nabbing the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a performance on the November 6 broadcast. But on Wednesday, the European award show added some home-team stars as well with the announcement that Coldplay and Jessie J would also be taking the stage at the 18th annual awards blowout.
The Dublin-based broadcast will also up the ante with a visit from ultimate party rock starters LMFAO, who were added to the roster of performers as well.
“I can’t quite believe I’m nominated for three awards. It’s like a dream, I keep pinching myself. And being nominated for Best U.K./Ireland Act alongside artists like Adele, Coldplay, Kasabian and Florence is an honor,” Jessie J said of her heavy presence at the show. Along with LMFAO, she’ll be making her EMA debut on the broadcast, which will premiere on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas at 6 p.m. ET on November 6 and 12 p.m. ET on mtvU on November 7.
Selena Gomez is hosting the program and Lady Gaga tops the nominees list with six EMA nods. Katy Perry and Bruno Mars are just behind with four noms each; Adele, Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds to Mars are each up for three.
Gaga is up for Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Pop Act, Best Song and Best Video for “Born This Way.” She scored the sixth nom in the Biggest Fans category, an honor she’ll share with her Little Monsters if she wins.
American and Canadian audiences can vote for the North American nominee for the Worldwide Act award, who will represent the continent at the EMA against contenders from across the globe.
Adele’s unstoppable “Rolling in the Deep,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor” (featuring Pitbull) and Katy Perry’s “Firework” will go up against Gaga for Best Song.
For Best Pop, Britney Spears, Bieber, Perry, Rihanna and Gaga are set to face off, while Adele, Beyoncé, J.Lo and Katy also made the final cut for Best Female.
Battling it out in the Best Male category are Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Bieber, Kanye West and Eminem, who’s also up for Best Hip-Hop alongside Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Kanye West (a.k.a. the Throne ), Pitbull, and Snoop Dogg.
Coldplay, the Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon and Red Hot Chili Peppers are up for Best Rock. And the night’s big prize, Best Video, features the most eclectic mix of nominees: Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” the Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise,” Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls),” Justice’s “Civilization” and Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
For a complete list of nominees and to vote for your favorite artists, check out the MTV EMA website. Stick with MTV News as we roll out more information on performers and presenters.