ONEREPUBLIC TO ROCK ROTTERDAM AT THE 2016 MTV EMAS
New York / Rotterdam (October 20, 2016) - Rock powerhouse OneRepublic is the latest internationally-beloved musical act to join the 2016 MTV EMAs lineup in Rotterdam. The multi-platinum pop-rock quintet will join host Bebe Rehxa and previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson on stage at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Sunday, November 6 as a part of this year's international night of music. The 2016 MTV EMAs will air at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S.
After traveling the world to create their fourth full-length album Oh My My, OneRepublic will land in Rotterdam this November to perform on the MTV EMA stage for the first time. The "Apologize" hit-makers were previously nominated for the "New Act" EMA honor in 2008, and this year are returning EMA veterans with a "Best World Stage" nod for their MTV Evolution 2016 performance in Manila earlier this year. Led by Ryan Tedder - a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer who has worked with such artists as Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5 and more - OneRepublic has turned out hit after hit, and Oh My My is no different, with "Wherever I Go" and "Kids" already topping charts around the world. The truly global rock band toured in 154 cities across 26 countries in the two years leading up to Oh My My's release, and the record came to life in nearly 20 cities internationally including Rio, Moscow, Mexico City, Tokyo, Paris, and London, allowing the group to draw inspiration from all parts of the globe.
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's sophomore album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: All the Right Moves, Secrets and Good Life. OneRepublic's third studio album Native, was released in March 2015 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set produced the hit singles If I Lose Myself, Feel Again, Love Runs Out, I Lived and Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. In May 2016 OneRepublic released "Wherever I Go" and followed that up with the release of the song "Kids." Both are featured on their fourth studio album, Oh My My, which was released on October 7th on Mosley/Interscope Records. OneRepublic has toured the world headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe.
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About the 2016 MTV EMAS
The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with évos headphones, will broadcast across the globe on Sunday, November 6 from the Ahoy Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with support from Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and the city of Rotterdam. Official sponsors of the U.S. broadcast include 5(R) Gum and PANTENE(R). One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2016 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2016 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com.
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