EMA’s 08: Nominations and Beyonce

Beyoncé Knowles is to perform at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony, it has been announced.

The R&B singer is the first artist to be named as a confirmed performer for the event, which takes place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 6. Details of the other performing stars will be released within the next few weeks.

Knowles has appeared at the EMAs on two previous occasions. Most recently, she performed her hit song ‘Baby Boy’ at the 2003 ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh.

“We are extremely pleased that Beyoncé is returning to the MTV Europe Music Awards and will once again wow the audience with what promises to be a show-stopping performance,” said Richard Godfrey, the ceremony’s executive producer. “I am confident that when we reveal the final acts to perform, the bill will live up to our promise that the MTV Europe Music Awards will absolutely be the best gig in Europe this year.” 

The announcement came as MTV unveiled the finalists in seven of the eleven categories for this year’s ceremony, which see Coldplay and Duffy leading the way with three nominations each. Both acts will face competition from Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Leona Lewis in the Album Of The Year category, as well as Katy Perry, Kid Rock and P!nk for the Most Addictive Track prize. 

The nominee details released thus far are as follows:

Album Of The Year 
Alicia Keys – As I Am 
Britney Spears – Blackout 
Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends 
Duffy – Rockferry 
Leona Lewis – Spirit 

Foo Fighters 
Linkin’ Park 
The Cure 
Tokio Hotel 

Most Addictive Track 
Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida’
Duffy – ‘Mercy’ 
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Kid Rock – ‘All Summer Long’ 
P!nk – ‘So What’ 

New Act 
Jonas Brothers 
Katy Perry 
Miley Cyrus 
One Republic 

Act of 2008 
Amy Winehouse 
Britney Spears 
Leona Lewis 

Ultimate Urban 
Alicia Keys 
Chris Brown 
Kanye West 
Lil Wayne 

Rock Out 
30 Seconds to Mars 
Linkin’ Park 


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