NEW YORK/LONDON—OCT. 15, 2020 – MTV today announced a set of superstars leading the “2020 MTV EMAs” performance lineup. Sam Smith, Maluma, Doja Cat, YUNGBLUD and Zara Larsson are the first performers announced for the global music celebration airing on Sunday, November 8th.

Multi award-winning Sam Smith is performing at the “2020 MTV EMAs” after the launch of their brand-new record Love Goes, out October 30th. Smith is also nominated for a “2020 MTV EMA” for “Best Collaboration.”

Global Latin artist Maluma is performing on the EMA stage for the first time, following the release of his new album Papi Juancho. Maluma is nominated for three EMA awards this year for “Best Latin,” “Best Virtual Live” and “Best Lat Am Central Act.”

Multiplatinum selling rapper and singer Doja Cat, nominated for “Best Push” and “Best New,” is making her MTV EMA debut after a big year of single releases.

International singer, songwriter and all-round pop phenomenon Zara Larsson, who boasts a catalogue with billions of streams, is returning to the EMA stage on November 8th.

British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD is performing at the EMAs after announcing his sophomore album WEIRD!, coming November 13th. He is also nominated in the “Best Push” and “Best New” EMA categories this year.

Show host and additional performers and presenters to be announced.

Shot from multiple locations around the world, this year’s global music celebration will be unlike any other.

The full “2020 MTV EMA” nominee list is available here.

Voting is open at until November 2nd at 11:59pm CET.

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The MTV EMAs 2020 will broadcast across the globe on November 8th. One of the biggest global music awards shows 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 180 countries. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers.

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