MTV (DStv channel 130) today confirmed that pop superstar Rita Ora will host and perform at the 2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

“I’m so excited to be hosting this year’s MTV EMAs in my hometown!” said Rita Ora. “I still remember how much fun my first EMAs were in Frankfurt in 2012, when I performed ‘RIP.’ I can’t wait to get back on the stage to host and perform. Worlds will collide on this global stage come 12 November, so get ready.”

Ora will celebrate the announcement via a worldwide Facebook Live broadcast from London, the week of 9 October on the official MTV EMA Facebook page – be sure to tune in!

The Kosovo-born songstress will take to Wembley Arena to host and perform at one of the world’s biggest nights in music. Ora returns to the EMA stage in full force, following eight nominations collected over the years including Best Video, Best Look, Best World Stage, Best UK/Ireland Act, Best New Artist and Best Push Artist.

Ora’s announcement as host of the 2017 MTV EMAs comes on the heels of her global smash “Your Song”. Earlier this year, Ora also debuted a new song “Girls”, where she was joined on stage by Charli XCX and RAYE; as well as a collaborative hit track with Avicii, “Lonely Together”. “Your Song” is the first single from Ora’s upcoming album due for release next year. The new album is the long awaited follow up album to ‘Ora,’ her chart-topping debut which included the #1 singles “Hot Right Now,” “RIP” and “How We Do”. “I Will Never Let You Down” was a further UK #1 and her “Black Widow” collaboration with Iggy Azalea hit the top three in the US.

The 2017 MTV EMA performers, as well as presenters, will be announced in the weeks to come which will include two coveted categories Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act which will feature African performers as nominees.
The official sponsor of the 2017 MTV EMAs is Smirnoff.
2017 MTV EMA voting will open next week – stay tuned to to cast your vote!

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