Multiplatinum alternative R&B stunner The Weeknd will bring the heat to Rotterdam next Sunday at the 2016 MTV EMAs. For the first time live internationally, the Best Male nominee will perform the title track and first single from his mega-anticipated fourth full-length album Starboy, whose visual companion is also a contender for Best Video up against Kanye West, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Tame Impala. The star is also up for Best Canadian Act, representing his home country.
The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast live around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on MTV and MTV LIVE HD on Monday, 7 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (HK/MY/PH/SG). The show repeats on the same day on MTV at 8pm (WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG), and on MTV LIVE HD at 8.45pm (WIB) and 9.45pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).
The Weeknd joins a star-stacked international EMA lineup hosted and featuring a performance by Bebe Rexha, with additional performances by Bruno Mars, Green Day, OneRepublic, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham, and Zara Larsson. Previously announced presenters include G-Eazy, Jaden Smith, Jourdan Dunn, Winnie Harlow, Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah and Idris Elba.
Fans, critics, and the industry at large have recognized The Weeknd’s inimitable talent. He took home two GRAMMY Awards® [“Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Beauty Behind The Madness and “Best R&B Performance” for “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”] out of seven nominations. He won eight Billboard Music Awards including “Top 100 Artist,” “Top R&B Artist,” “Top R&B Album” for Beauty Behind The Madness, “Top R&B Song” for “The Hills,” “Top Song Sales,” “Top Radio Songs,” “Top Streaming Songs,” and “Top Streaming Song (Audio)” for “The Hills.” “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” even garnered The Weeknd his first ever Academy Award® nomination in the category of “Best Original Song.”