Global Superstar Enrique Iglesias to perform at the 2014 MTV EMA


MTV has today revealed that global superstar Enrique Iglesias will be performing at the 2014 MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world. Iglesias revealed the news to his fans yesterday via his social media accounts. In addition, MTV has unveiled a new, socially-focused award category for the 2014 MTV EMABest Song with a Message, which recognizes songs that have an empowering impact on young people, tackling important issues they care about and inspiring them to have a social conscience. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast live to MTV channels worldwide from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Monday, 10 November at 2am (TH/WIB) and 3am (SG/MY/PH)*.

The 2014 nominees for Best Song with a Message are:

“We Exist” - Arcade Fire, which addresses gender identity

“We Are Here” - Alicia Keys, a cry for an end to violence around the world and an ode to our shared humanity

“Take Me to Church” - Hozier, which discusses homophobia and reclaiming humanity through an act of love

“Pretty Hurts” - Beyoncé, an examination of our appearance-obsessed world and the negative impact people’s sense of self-worth

“All About That Bass” - Meghan Trainor, an anthem to self-acceptance and inner beauty

MTV also released the official 2014 MTV EMA promo video last Friday, in which this year's host, multiplatinum and GRAMMY nominated artist Nicki Minaj, has taken over the world. Minaj revealed the video to fans via her Instagram account last Friday morning.

In the promo, having achieved world domination thanks to her outstanding efforts as 2014 MTV EMA host, Minaj awakes on the morning after the show to find her image splashed across news headlines, billboards, video games and Russian laundry detergent products. Crazed fans are ordering ‘Double Nicki’ burgers and Minaj-inspired hairdos, and MTV has been rebranded ‘Nicki Television’. 

• Following his MTV EMA performance, Iglesias will embark on the European leg of his Sex and Love world tour. For tour information, go to

• Enrique Iglesias is nominated for Best World Stage and after being named 2014 MTV EMA Best Spanish Act now has the opportunity to be voted into the prestigious Worldwide Act award category.

• The winner of Best Song with a Message will be revealed on 10 November during the live broadcast of the 2014 MTV EMA.

• The Best Song with a Message category is exclusively sponsored by Someone Like Me, a global sex education campaign partnership between Durex and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

• Fans can vote on InstagramTwitter, and Vine for their favourite Best Song with a Message by using the following hashtags: #WeExistEMA#WeAreHereEMA, #TakeMeToChurchEMA#PrettyHurtsEMA, #AllAboutThatBassEMA.

• Global hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj is set to host the 2014 MTV EMA.

Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Royal BloodAriana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj have been previously confirmed to perform at the 2014 MTV EMA.

• British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured with the Global Icon Award and will be in Glasgow to accept his award.

• Fans can vote now for their favourite artists at Voting closes on 9 November at 5:59am Singapore time.

The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence, Europe's No.1 cosmetics brand**, will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast on Monday, 10 November at 2am (TH/WIB) and 3am (SG/MY/PH)* from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It repeats on the same day at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG/PH) and 9pm (MY), and on Tuesday, 11 November at 1pm (TH).

The MTV EMA – one of the biggest global music events of the year – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2014 MTV EMA. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find them on Instagram or Facebook