MTV today announced the first batch of performers for the “2012 MTV EMA” with three of the world’s most popular acts in pop and rock set to take the stage in Germany.

Global superstar Taylor Swift – whose single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” reached the #1 position atop the iTunes charts in 32 countries in its first week of release – will perform at her first ever MTV EMA:

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Global stadium rock stars Muse, whose last album topped the charts in 19 countries and who have sold more than 15 million albums to date, will return to the MTV EMA stage with a performance from their sixth studio album “The 2nd Law” which was released  this week.

And riding the wave of acclaim for their first new album in 11 years, “Push and Shove”, No Doubt will bring their California ska style to the EMA festivities.

Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday, 11th November at 9PM CET* on MTV channels around the world, and is sponsored by partners such as Microsoft and Replay.

Upon the official announcement, Taylor Swift said, “I’ve always wanted to go to the EMA, because you hear about the spectacle of it, and how everyone just goes all out for their performances. To be nominated for five EMAs was the most exciting feeling, and I was absolutely blown away. I can’t wait to be there this year and perform on the show!”

“We’re really looking forward to returning to perform on the MTV EMA stage. See you all in Frankfurt for a great night of music”, said Muse.

And in line with prepping for their great big return, No Doubt said, “The EMA is massive. Everyone is in top form. It’s going to be an amazing time and a chance for us to show to the world why we’re so proud of our new album. And it’s always awesome to do what we love most, which is play live.  We’re really excited to be a part of it.”


Taylor Swift is one of the top “2012 MTV EMA” nominees with five nods; she’ll be vying for “Best Female Best Pop”, “Best Look”, “Best Live” and “Best World Stage”. Muse is nominated for “Best Live” and “Best Rock”, and No Doubt will be battling for “Best Pop”. As previously announced, Rihanna sits atop the list of EMA nominations with six, and Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are following closely behind with four nominations each.

Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards. MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

For the full list of this year’s MTV EMA nominees, click!

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