Host also double-nominated for Best New Act & Most Addictive track
Awards’ Presenters to include SugaBabes, Solange Knowles,
Tokio Hotel & Grace Jones
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MTV Networks International announced that Katy Perry will host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. The event will take place in November 6, 2008 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. This is the first time that she has acted as Host at any awards ceremony. Perry has also been nominated in two categories in this year’s Awards – Best New Act and Most Addictive track. The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards will be aired on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 8PM in Singapore and 9PM in Malaysia on MTV Asia.
Katy Perry will be joined on-stage by her fellow band members who will act as the official MTV Europe Music Awards House Band. Sharing the stage with Katy they will perform musical interludes together with other performers and awards’ presenters.
The twenty-three old California-born musician rose to fame following the digital release of “Ur So Gay” in 2007 and followed in 2008 by “I Kissed A Girl” which celebrated over five million worldwide sales. Her latest single “Hot N Cold” is approaching 1 million sales worldwide since it was released with her debut album “One Of The Boys” performing strongly around the globe with over 1.1 million sales worldwide.
“I was so excited when I heard that I was nominated for two awards, but when I was asked to host the show I wet myself, Fergie-style!” added Katy Perry. “To follow in the footsteps of previous hosts Christina Aguilera, Tom Jones, P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg at this prestigious event is an incredible honor — do they know what they are getting into? I just hope that I don’t spill my cocktail!”
Every year MTV invites leading names from the world of celebrity and music to step up onto the stage to present awards to the winners. For the fifteenth MTV Europe Music Awards the presenters will include Grace Jones, Solange Knowles – sister of Beyoncé who is both peforming and nominated at this year’s ceremony – Sugababes, Tiziano Ferro, Tokio Hotel –nominated for Best Act Ever – and Travis from Gym Class Heroes.
The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards will be broadcast in the following territories: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
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