The 2020 MTV EMAs are set to be huge, with pop group Little Mix officially confirmed to host the event and deliver a performance of their yet-to-be-released single, "Sweet Melody".
Attention Little Mix fans: your favourite superstar girl group are tagged to host the 2020 MTV EMAs for the first time ever – and they’re performing too.
“What an honour! To present the MTV EMAs is a dream, it’s such a special event,” said Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix in a joint statement. “We’ve always loved watching the spectacular performances and seeing who everyone has voted to win. This year we’ll also be performing our new single ‘Sweet Melody’, our second EMA performance. The show will go on and we can’t wait!”
To take on both hosting and performing duties is quite an undertaking, but something (read: history) tells us the group has it covered. Little Mix have long established themselves as one of the world’s biggest girl bands, having sold over 50 million records worldwide, gained more than 17 million Spotify listeners, and long surpassed three billion views on YouTube.
Of course, the girls are nominated for a number of awards on the night – including Best Pop, Best Group, Best Virtual Live and Best UK & Ireland Act. Little Mix have previously taken home four EMAs over the years, their most recent Moon Person nabbed at the 2019 MTV EMAs in Seville, Spain, for Best UK & Ireland Act.
The queens of Britpop have some good company for the night too, with a stacked lineup of performers for 2020. This year's MTV EMAs will see performances from Sam Smith, Maluma, Doja Cat, YUNGBLUD and Zara Larsson, with more acts still to be announced.
Naturally, the 2020 MTV EMAs will be different to previous years. The virus is still very real, which means an added emphasis and focus on safety, like the 2020 VMAs before it.
The EMAs will be shot from multiple locations from London to Hungary (a country first for the event). Hungary is the official partner of the MTV EMAs this year, and to celebrate, viewers will get an inside look at four beaut locations around the country.
The 2020 MTV EMAs will air live on Monday, November 9 at 7am AEDT (that’s Sunday night over in Europe). If you’re wondering where to watch the 2020 MTV EMAs, you can tune in to the show via all the usual places on Foxtel (channel 124) and Fetch (104). Follow along with all our live coverage on the day right here at mtv.com.au, and you can vote for the act you want to win an EMA here.
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