Lindsay Lohan, Anitta, Debby Ryan, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross will also make appearances on the global music stage



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NEW YORK/BILBAO—OCT. 25, 2018 – MTV is adding the hottest acts in music to its performance lineup for the “2018 MTV EMAs” with award-winning and internationally acclaimed rock band, Panic! At the Disco, 2018 Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, world renowned DJ / producer Marshmello and breakout pop duo Jack & Jack.


Joining Marshmello onstage will be British band Bastille to perform Marshmello’s chart-topping single “Happier.” Since its release in August, “Happier” has reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Chart & Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart and has more than 220 million streams on Spotify.  It also hit #1 on the Top 15 Global Chart in Apple Music.


Marshmello will also be joined onstage by Anne-Marie to perform their platinum-certified track “FRIENDS” which is certified platinum in the US and UK and certified triple platinum in Canada.


Grammy nominated Panic! At the Disco will perform “High Hopes” from their sixth studio album “Pray for the Wicked.”


Alessia Cara will perform her new single “Trust My Lonely,” a track that follows up “Growing Pains,” released via Def Jam Recordings. Both tracks are slated to appear on Alessia’s upcoming second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING.


Jack & Jack will perform their new single “No One Compares To You,” a song that comes on the heels of their hit collaboration “Rise” with multi-platinum artist and producer Jonas Blue.


These artists join previously announced host and performer Hailee Steinfeld, as well as performers Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Rosalía and “Global Icon” award recipient Janet Jackson. Jackson will perform a medley of her greatest hits including her recent smash single, “Made for Now.”


Lindsay Lohan, Anitta, Debby Ryan, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are added to present awards at the show, joining Netflix stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna.


Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.


The full list of “2018 MTV EMA” nominees is available here. Voting is now open at until November 3rd at 11:59pm CET at


Official sponsors of the “2018 MTV EMAs” is the movie Overlord. TikTok is the official MTV EMA red carpet sponsor.


To stay in tune with all things EMA, follow the show on InstagramTwitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA @MTVEMA.


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The 2018 MTV EMAs, in partnership with the movie Overlord will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, 4th November at 9pm CET from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (@MTVEMA) and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2018 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Ceire Deery are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit

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