MTV REVEALS FINAL 10 CONTENDERS FOR THE 2014 MTV EMA ‘WORLDWIDE ACT’ AWARD‏

SINGAPORE, 30 OCTOBER 2014 - MTV has today announced the final 10 artists in the running to be named Worldwide Act at the 2014 MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world. After seven weeks, three stages of voting and millions of fan votes via mtvema.com, the competition has been narrowed down from 286 musical acts to just 10. The Worldwide Act winner will be revealed at the 2014 MTV EMA, which will broadcast live to MTV channels worldwide from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Monday, 10 November at 2am (TH/WIB) and 3am (SG/MY/PH)*. Legendary rock guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and one of the UK’s biggest rock bands Biffy Clyro will play an intimate show for fans at Glasgow’s iconic O2 Academy on Friday, 7 November ahead of the 2014 MTV EMA. The intimate gig will be filmed for MTVand broadcast as part of the popular MTV World Stage franchise in more than 160 countries internationally.
The 2014 MTV EMA Worldwide Act nominees are:

Africa, India, Middle East – Mohammed Assaf
Australia, New Zealand – 5 Seconds of Summer

Europe Central – Revolverheld
Europe East – Dawid Kwiatkowski
Europe North – One Direction
Europe South – Alessandra Amoroso
Japan, Korea – B.A.P
Latin America – Dulce Maria
North America – Fifth Harmony
Southeast Asia, China & Hong Kong, Taiwan – Bibi Zhou
• “We’re so happy to have been voted as one of the final 10 artists for the MTV Worldwide Act award! We hope our fans will continue to support us and vote for us!” - B.A.P
• “Just heard the wonderful news that I’ve made it into the last round of voting for the MTV Worldwide Act award. Big thanks to my fans! Don’t stop voting for me!” - Bibi Zhou
• Fans can vote for their favourite artist now at mtvema.com. Voting will close at 6:59am SGT on Sunday, 9 November.
• Previous winners of Worldwide Act include: Chris Lee (2013), Han Geng (2012) and BIGBANG (2011).
• “Can't wait to bring the rock back to MTV and World Stage in Glasgow on Nov 7!” – Slash
• “Four words: Biffy!! Slash!! MTV!! Glasgow!! Three words: Dream come true!!” –Biffy Clyro
• Tickets for the Slash and Biffy Clyro gig will only be available to Slash andBiffy Clyro fans this Friday via TicketWeb. Members of Team Biffy and Slash's mailing list will receive an email with a priority code and full details of how to book. Tickets will be priced at £10 plus booking fee. No tickets will go on general sale.
• This event will be part of MTV Music Week – a series of events that will be staged by MTV throughout Glasgow in the week leading up to the 2014 MTV EMA.
“World Stage: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators” and “World Stage: Biffy Clyro” will premiere on MTV channels internationally early next year*.
MTV World Stage is MTV’s weekly, global live music series that airs across its international network of over 70 channels. Recorded live at the most exclusive gigs, world-renowned music festivals and unique concert locations around the world, MTV World Stage is the front row seat for music lovers to experience the biggest artists without leaving the comfort of their sofas.
• Global hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj is set to host the 2014 MTV EMA.
Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Royal BloodAriana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj have been previously confirmed to perform at the 2014 MTV EMA.
• British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured with the Global Icon Award and will be in Glasgow to accept his award.
The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence, Europe's No.1 cosmetics brand**, will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast on Monday, 10 November at 2am (TH/WIB) and 3am (SG/MY/PH)* from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It repeats on the same day at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG/PH) and 9pm (MY), and on Tuesday, 11 November at 1pm (TH).