MTV EMAs: Enrique Iglesias to Perform


The event will add a new award category this year: "Best Song With a Message"

Enrique Iglesias has joined the lineup of performers at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow next month, organizers said Monday.

Following the performance, Iglesias will embark on the European leg of his Sex and Love world tour. At the EMAs, he is nominated in the Best World Stage category. After being named Best Spanish Act, he also has the opportunity to be voted into the Best Worldwide Act award category.

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Nicki Minaj is set to host the MTV EMAs. Previously announced performers include Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Minaj. British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award.

MTV on Monday also unveiled a new, socially focused award category for the MTV EMAs: Best Song with a Message. It said the honor was designed to recognize songs that are having "an empowering impact on young people, tackling important issues they care about and inspiring them to have a social conscience."

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The nominees for the category are "We Exist" from Arcade Fire, which addresses gender identity; Alicia Keys' “We Are Here," a call for an end to violence around the world; “Take Me to Church” from Hozier, which tackles homophobia; Beyonce's “Pretty Hurts,” which examines obsession with appearance; and “All About That Bass” from Meghan Trainor, which talks about self-acceptance and inner beauty.

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