MTV has confirmed that Rita Ora will host and perform at the 2017 MTV EMAs from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, November 12.
The singer has collected eight nominations over the years including Best Video, Best Look, Best World Stage, Best UK/Ireland Act, Best New Artist and Best Push Artist.
“I’m so excited to be hosting this year’s MTV EMAs in my hometown!” said Ora. “I still remember how much fun my first EMAs was in Frankfurt in 2012, when I performed RIP. I can’t wait to get back on the stage to host and perform. Worlds will collide on this global stage come November 12, so get ready.”
"Rita is a multi-talented star who's been an MTV core artist for over half of a decade,” said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom. "She's the perfect hometown hero to lead the 2017 MTV EMAs, which promises to be the year’s ultimate global music celebration.”
2017 MTV EMA performers, as well as presenters, will be announced in the weeks to come, while awards voting will open next week.
First held in London in 1996, 2017 will mark the sixth time that the UK has hosted the awards, with previous host cities including Edinburgh (2003), Liverpool (2008), Belfast (2011) and Glasgow (2014). It was confirmed in February that the event would be returning to the capital.