MTV Announces Third Round of Performers for 2012 MTV EMA Awards

The stage at the “2012 MTV EMAwill be overflowing with some of the biggest names in music from across all genres, asMTVtoday announced the latest batch of acts that will rock Frankfurt’s Festhalle. Fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producerAlicia Keyswill perform a track off her highly anticipated fifth studio album Girl On Fire, while rapper/producerPitbullwill get the crowd dancing with his hot new album Global Warming.The Killersthe Las Vegas band that has sold more than 15 million albums globally, and just hit No. 1 on charts around the world with their new album Battle Born will make their triumphant return to the MTV EMA stage, and South Korean pop sensationand global phenomenonPsywill make his MTV EMA debut with his signature Gangnam Style.

These four incredible performers join previously announced actsTaylor Swift, Muse,No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun.andRita Ora. Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girlHeidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurts historic Festhalle onSunday, 11th Novemberat 9PM CET*on MTV channels around the world, and is sponsored by partners such as Microsoft and Replay.

It is so good to be back at the MTV EMA, saidAlicia Keys. Im crazy excited to share music from my new album Girl On Fire with the world. I feel such a powerful energy around me when Im performing, especially on a night like the EMA. It’s electric! I also get to be inspired by all of the other incredible artists.

The Killerssaid: “Roses are red, violets are blue, The Killers are coming to Frankfurt to play the MTV EMA.”

Psyadded: “Since this is my first time to not only be nominated for an international award but perform in front of a worldwide audience, I am excited to give up my international virginity to the MTV EMA!”

Pitbullreceived two EMA nominations (Best Male and Best Song for International Love feat. Chris Brown), andThe KillersandPsyare up for one award each (The Killers for Best Rock, and Psy for Best Video for Gangnam Style, which to date has notched more than 527 million views on YouTube).As previously announced,RihannaandTaylor Swifttop the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five nods, respectively, withJustin BieberandKaty Perryfollowing closely behind with four nominations each.Lady Gaga,Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun.,Jay ZandKanye Westeach received three EMA nominations, whileGreen Day,Gotye, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack WhiteandOne Directionare up for two awards. MTV will announce EMA presenters at a later date.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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