MTV today announced an extensive first lineup of performers for the 2017 MTV EMAs including Grammy nominated and multi-platinum superstar Demi Lovato; singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes; pop songstress Kesha, the artist behind one of the most powerful anthems of the year, “Praying”; global breakout artist Camila Cabello; acclaimed rockers The Killers and London’s own hometown hero, formidable chart topping artist Stormzy.
International actress Natalie Dormer, currently on stage in London’s West End starring in Venus in Fur, indie pop singer and Internet sensation Madison Beer and pop singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter are set to present awards at the show.
For the 2017 MTV EMAs, Shawn Mendes is nominated for “Best Song” for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and has also earned nods in the “Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” “Biggest Fans” and “Best Canadian Act” categories. Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello are also both up for “Best Pop,” and The Killers are nominated for “Best Rock.” Stormzy is up for “Best UK & Ireland Act.” The artists join previously announced performer and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, 12 November at 8:00pm GMT*.
Full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here — voting is open until 11 November at 10:59pm GMT / 11:59pm CET.