The stage is set at the 2019 Europe Music Awards for an epic showdown between music industry’s icons, exclusively on Vh1 India

MUMBAI: Behold a captivating night of electrifying music, incandescent artists and sheer magic at one of the biggest music awards show – 2019 Europe Music Awards, exclusively on Vh1 India. Judged by popular voting online, ardent fans that truly reflect the popularity of the nominated artists in the global music scenario, hold sway in electing winners at this extravagant ceremony. Hosted by Latin-American music queen Becky G, viewers can catch all the happenings from FIBESConference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, starting with the red carpet at 6am, followed by the main event at 7am, exclusively on Vh1 India.

Headlining the World Stage, Green Day will be joined by The Struts at the 2019 Europe Music Awards, further complemented with a line-up of spectacular performers including Dua Lipa, Akon, Halsey, Rosalia, EMA stage debutants – Becky G, Ava Max, Mabel and many others. Added to the long list of performances is Niall Horan who will officially be performing his first single from his second solo album "Nice To Meet Ya" live from Seville.

Commenting on this 2019 Europe Music Awards, Hashim Dsouza – Head of Programming, English Entertainment, Viacom18,said, “Viewers from all over the country tune-in to Vh1 for fresh and trendsettingmusic, pop-culture events and international awards shows. The 2019 Europe Music Awards is one of the biggest international music awards and a true test of popularity for the nominated artists, with winners being chosen by the collation of online votes. The competition in the Best Video, Best Song & Best Artist is neck-to-neck, but the one to watch out for will be the ‘Best India Act’ category, as breakout Indian artists go head-on with established superstars on the international stage.”

Contention amongst nominees across categories has never been this fierce, as Ariana Grande is nominated for ‘Best Artist’ alongside megastars J Balvin, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift; and the ‘Best Song’ category has Billie Ellish, (Bad Guy), Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road – Remix), Taylor Swift ft Brendon Urie (ME!), Rosalia and J Balvin (Con Altura) and Ariana Grande (Thank You, Next) going up against each other. The ‘Best India Act’ category will see Indian rap sensation Emiway Bantai seeks to clinch his first ever Europe Music Award trophy going up against 2-time winner Prateek Kuhad, as well as Komorebi, Parikrama and Raja Kumari.

Honoring and commemorating five changemakers from across the globe, the ‘MTV EMA Generation Change Award’, introduced last year, elevates and empowers fearless, original activists and youth leaders who are changing the world through music, storytelling and innovation. Activist–rapper Alfredo "Danger" Martinez (Mexico), engineer–entrepreneur Kelvin Doe (Sierra Leone), environmental–activist Jamie Margolin (USA), along with filmmakers ShidenTekle (UK) and Lisa Ranran Hu (China) from around the world are combatting issues like climate change, LGBTQIA+ rights, economic inequality and racial injustice.

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