I Love It!: Kings Of Leon, Icona Pop, Jared Leto Headed To 2013 MTV EMA

Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman, Rita Ora and Bridgit Mendler will present at show airing Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

“I love it” — that’s what all the Icona Pop fans will be saying now that we know the Swedish duo has been added to the 2013 MTV EMA performer lineup, along with Kings of Leon on November 10.

That’s right, in addition to a ton of prestigious awards, MTV will also be featuring Icona Pop for the first time ever, fresh off of a fast-paced year that saw the duo’s single “I Love It” achieve platinum status in a slew of countries (multiplatinum in many). The women are also nominated for three EMA.

Kings of Leon return to the show for their second appearance, after releasing their new album, Mechanical Bull, a record that MTV News’ own James Montgomery said “harkens back to their hard-charging (and even harder-partying) heyday while still conceding to their recent run as Grammy-winning, arena-filling rock stars.”

Icona Pop and Kings of Leon join previously announced performers Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, The Killers and Katy Perry hitting the MTV EMA stage for the awards show airing Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Of course, awards will also be given out at the show, which requires presenters, three of which have just been added: Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, Rita Ora and singer/actress and Best PUSH nominee Bridgit Mendler. Other presenters include Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes, intergalactic MC Redfoo, backstage host Ariana Grande and special guest Ron Burgundy of “Anchorman 2.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars are nominated for three 2013 MTV EMA awards (Best Video for “Up In the Air,” Best Alternative and Biggest Fans), while Ora is up for Best Look and Best World Stage.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the field of EMA nominees with five nods each, followed Lady Gaga, Bieber, Cyrus and Thicke, with four apiece. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Thirty Seconds to Mars and One Direction are also in the running for multiple awards.

Fans in the U.S. (and the rest of the world) can vote now in EMA categories like Best Song, Best Pop and Biggest Fans by visiting MTVEMA.com online, or M.MTVEMA.com on their mobile phones. Voting will remain open until 11:50 p.m. CET on Friday, November 8.

The 2013 MTV EMA is a wrap! Stick with us for red carpet photos, show highlights and continued coverage of everything that happened onstage, backstage and behind-the-scenes.
Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.