Selena Gomez to Host MTV Europe Music Awards

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The platinum-selling artist will anchor next month's show across TV, social media, online and Twitter.

LONDON - Selena Gomez will host the 18th annual MTV Europe Awards, organizers said Monday. The music extravaganza - to be broadcast this year from Belfast's Odeyssey Arena in Northern Ireland, will see Gomez act as the lynchpin across all platforms for MTV’s global celebration of the year’s best in music.

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As host of the main show, she’ll be overseeing all the onstage antics, performances, winners and key moments of the evening as well as managing a multitude of costume and set changes.  

On the digital front, Gomez will Tweet and keep in touch with viewers via social media as well as offering unique commentary on

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As previously announced, Lady Gaga leads the pack of EMA nominees with six nods, with Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations. Adele, Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds To Mars are each up for three awards. Other EMA nominees include Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Lopez, LMFAO, Jessie J, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Far East Movement, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa andKings of Leon.

"I'm so excited to be the host of the 2011 MTV EMA – it's a dream come true!" said Gomez "This is such a huge event that always recognizes the biggest stars in music from across the globe, so it's a real honor to be MC at this year's show."