Afrojack and Martin Garrix are bringing the party to Rotterdam on 6 November for the 2016 MTV EMAs. Dance music icon Afrojack returns as a performer in his native Netherlands, and this will be the third EMAs performance for the 2012 “Best Dutch Act” EMA winner. Up this year for the “Best Electronic” honour, Afrojack has lent his production skills to tracks like David Guetta’s no. 1 smash “Titanium (feat. Sia)” and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nicki Minaj. The World’s No. 1 DJ Martin Garrix will return to his Dutch roots to light up the stage. Joining the party are celebrity presenters from around the world, including actresses and stars of the forthcoming action blockbuster xXx: Return of Xander Cage Nina Dobrev and Deepika Padukone; global supermodel Jourdan Dunn; Canadian activist and catwalker Winnie Harlow; and rapper, actor and current star of Netflix’s The Get Down Jaden Smith.
“I’m really looking forward to taking the stage at this year’s EMAs, as they’re taking place in my home land,” said Afrojack. “I’ve worked up something special just for this night, and am excited for the fans to see.”
“I’m so pleased to be returning to the MTV EMAs, one of my favorite parties of the year, for a night of music and magic in my home country,” said Martin Garrix.
The 2016 MTV EMAs are coming to Rotterdam this November for the biggest night in music worldwide. Hosted and featuring a performance by international pop sensation Bebe Rehxa, the 2016 MTV EMAs will take place at the Ahoy Rotterdam LIVE on MTV on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG), with additional performances by Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Zara Larssonand more. The show repeats on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).
One of today’s most innovative and sought-after artists, Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/DJ Afrojack continually shatters boundaries to push music into bold new directions. Since making his breakthrough with the platinum-selling 2010 single “Take Over Control,” the Dutch-born genre-bending musician has lent his production skills to tracks like David Guetta’s number 1 smash “Titanium (feat. Sia)” and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, and will.i.am. A vital force in electronic music, he also played a pivotal role in the genre’s explosion by becoming one of the first big-name DJs to take on a Las Vegas residency. With his recent output including varied collaborations under his own Wall Recordings, Afrojack’s increasingly dynamic career fulfills a lifelong mission of breaking down barriers to create a continuous flow of music.
With the past two years finding Afrojack named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and placed on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, that perseverance has now led to such iconic moments as having a stamp made in his likeness in the Netherlands and becoming the second DJ ever to cement his hands into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And whether he’s working on his latest underground remix or turning out major releases like “Gone” (his summer 2016 collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign) and “SummerThing!” (whose video earned a nomination for Best Electronic Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards), Afrojack merges that perseverance with a limitless passion for defying convention and creating new sounds.
Recently named the World’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Mag, Martin Garrix is a Dutch native who has topped charts and headlined festivals around the world. After taking home the “Best Electronic” honor at the 2015 EMAs and rocking the MTV EMA World Stage the same year with Afrojack, Garrix is back and nominated for two more awards, “Best Electronic” and “Best World Stage.” One of EDM’s youngest stars, Garrix rose to fame with his smash single “Animals” at age 17. Today, the multi-platinum selling artist has remixed and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music today including The Weeknd, Usher and more. “In The Name Of Love,” his first single since signing with Sony Music International in 2016 released in conjunction with Garrix’s personal label STMPD RCRDS, features EMA host Bebe Rexha and continues to dominate the airwaves in the US and internationally.
The 2016 MTV EMAs voting is open until 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
Fans in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore are invited to live tweet during the MTV EMA evening repeat telecast on Monday, 7 November at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG) using #MTVEMA and watch selected tweets go on-air. Those with the best tweets stand a chance to snag Évos headphones and exclusive MTV EMA merchandise.