SINGAPORE/LONDON—NOV. 5, 2021 – MTV today added Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, YUNGBLUD, Griff and girl in red to the “2021 MTV EMAs” performance lineup. Fans in Asia can catch the same-day premiere on the MTV Asia channel at 8pm (SG, MY, PH) and 7pm (WIB) on November 15.
Grammy-award winning global superstar Ed Sheeran is returning to the EMA stage for the third time, following the release of his chart topping fourth studio album =. He nabbed five “2021 MTV EMA” nominations, including for “Best Artist” and “Best Pop.” Previously, Sheeran hosted and performed at the “2015 MTV EMAs” in Milan and performed at the 2014 show in Glasgow.
Best-selling rock band Imagine Dragons is returning to the EMAs for the second time on the heels of their fifth album Mercury – Act 1, which was released earlier this year. Imagine Dragons will perform their new single “Enemy” with Grammy nominated rapper and artist J.I.D during the ceremony. The group is nominated for “Best Rock” and “Best Group” and previously performed at the “2013 MTV EMAs” in Amsterdam.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and “2020 MTV EMA” “Best Push” award winner YUNGBLUD, is coming back to the EMA stage for the second year in a row and will perform his latest single “fleabag.” He is nominated for “Best Alternative” at this year’s show.
British rising star Griff is performing at the EMAs for the first time after the release of her first mixtape One Foot in Front of the Other. She is nominated for “Best Push” and “Best New” at the 2021 ceremony.
Norwegian, indie pop musician, and MTV PUSH artist, girl in red will also make her EMA debut performing her hit single “Serotonin” from her internationally charting debut album, if i could make it go quiet. She has two “2021 MTV EMA” nominations including “Video For Good” and “Best Push” and has reached 1.6 billion artist streams to date.
Previously announced performers include Maluma, Måneskin, Kim Petras, show host Saweetie and World Stage headliner OneRepublic. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
The full “2021 MTV EMA” nominee list is available here.
The “2021 MTV EMAs” will take place at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary, and broadcast live on MTV in 180 countries on Sunday, November 14, at 9:00pm CET (November 15, 3am SGT). Fans in Asia can catch the same-day premiere on the MTV Asia channel at 8pm (SG, MY, PH) and 7pm (WIB) on November 15.
The official MTV EMA Red Carpet is presented by Zalando.
Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 10th at 11:59pm CET.