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The award show will broadcast live from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. CET. Grande’s “Bang Bang” collaborator Nicki Minaj is hosting the event.
The MTV EMA celebration will first begin stateside, with a live broadcast from Miami at 7 p.m. EST.
The best-selling male artist in the U.K. was the first to break the news via a Facebook video. “I’ve never been successful enough in Europe to be part of it, and finally I am, so … yay!” he said, teasing, “I hear there’s another female artist performing … she’s got a few ‘problems’ and hangs out with rappers that might be a bit ‘fancy.’ ”
Grande also said in a statement, “I’m definitely looking forward to being part of the party onstage this year.”
Sheeran comes to the gig after starring in the first installment of MTV’s Nine Days and Nights series in June and debuting songs off his album x. He has been nominated for best male and best U.K. and Ireland act.
Grande, who hosted the EMA digital backstage show last year, just performed at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last month and took over the MTV airwaves with “Total Ariana Live” to premiere tracks from her album My Everything. She has nominated in six MTV EMA categories, including best song, best pop, best female, best new, best push and biggest fans.
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