Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose Set to Blow Up the MTV EMAs With an Epic Night of Music and Mayhem October 25

— September 30, 2015

– Voting is open for MTV EMA “Best Canadian Act” category at mtvema.com –
– The show airs from Milan, Italy Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV –

TORONTO (September XX, 2015) – MTV announced today that internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, and former MMVA co-host, Ed Sheeran is set to host the 2015 MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS, airing Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. Sheeran and co-host, Australian-born, LA-based actor Ruby Rose (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), are set to lead an explosive MTV EMAs as it broadcasts across the globe from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy. The “Best Canadian Act” category returns this year, with 2015 nominees Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd up for the EMA. In dozens of regions all over the world, artists vie for local EMA awards, with the winners becoming nominees for the “Best Worldwide Act” award. The five “Best Canadian Act” nominees vie to become nominees in the “Best North American Act” category, which will go on to compete for the “Best Worldwide Act award.” Fans can vote for their favourite Canadian act by visiting mtvema.com. Voting closes at 5:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 24. EMA_2015_PRESS_highres

Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose co-host the EMAs Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET in Milan, Italy

  ** Media Note ** Download photography of the EMAs at http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/MTV Leading the nomination pack this year is Taylor Swift, with a record-breaking nine nominations - including three nods to her global smash hit “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, for “Best Song,” “Best Video”, and the brand new category “Best Collaboration.” Justin Bieber leads the pack of Canadian artists with six nominations, including “Best Pop,” “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Male” categories, followed by Shawn Mendes with three, including a nomination for “Best New” act, Drake with two, including a “Best Hip-Hop” nomination, and The Weeknd and Carly Rae Jepson with one nomination each. Voting for all award categories is open on mtvema.com through Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5:59 p.m. ET. The MTV EMAs are MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music, recognizing artists from around the world and across genres, bringing together music fans everywhere. For a full list of nominees, click here.    

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