Mtv Announces Bon Jovi Will Receive Global Icon Award At Mtv Ema 2010

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MTV Announces Bon Jovi Will Receive Global Icon Award at MTV EMA 2010

LONDON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - The Band Will Perform Live in Madrid

    MTV will present US rock legends Bon Jovi with the Global Icon award at

the MTV EMA 2010, set to broadcast live from Madrid, Spain on 7th November


    MTV EMA 2010 is sponsored by the new Suzuki Swift, Calvin

Klein Jeans and Dell.

    "There's no question that Bon Jovi has achieved iconic status across the

globe and is widely recognized as one of the most beloved and influentialrock bands of all time," said Bruce

Gillmer, Executive Vice President, Musicand Talent, Programming/Events, MTV Networks International.

    "Over the years, MTV and Bon Jovi have given fans an incredible array ofamazing and unique experiences

and we are thrilled to honour such a seminalact as Bon Jovi with the first-ever MTV EMA Global Icon award."

    Formed in New Jersey in 1983, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan

and Tico Torres have have sold in excess of 125 million albums worldwide,

performed over 2700 concerts in over 50 countries to 35 million fans and were

the number one touring act in the world in 2008. Throughout their career, the

band has had numerous number one singles and albums, received multiple awards

and are members of the prestigious UK Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters

Hall of Fame.

    Bon Jovi's breakthrough album; Slippery When Wet was released in August

1986, spawned two US number one singles, was named top selling album of the

year by Billboard, sold 12 million copies worldwide in it's first year of

release and went to number one around the world.

    Since then, Bon Jovi have become widely known as masters of reinvention

and with each subsequent album release, display the ability to tap into

ever-changing styles and popularity in music, gathering new generations of

fans and remaining at the very top of their game.

    In 2009 their 11th studio album 'The Circle', debuted at number one on

the US Billboard charts and around the globe, and earned the band a Grammy


    To vote for your favourite EMA artists, please go to

    For all MTV EMA news and announcements join us on Facebook at: and follow us on Twitter at: @mtvema

    Visit: for exclusive artwork,

press information and biogs for artists and performers.

    Notes to Editors

    About the MTV EMAs

    The EMAs, MTV Networks International's global awards ceremony,

celebrate the best in music, youth culture and entertainment. The annual

event, now in its 17th year, broadcasts on MTV entertainment platforms around

the world reaching more than 600 million households. The show is hosted in a

different city each year, taking the culture and ethos of each destination to

a world-wide audience. Renowned for attracting global A-list talent from

across the music and entertainment spectrum, the MTV EMAs draws nominees,

performers and presenters from every corner of the world, delivering

groundbreaking and unforgettable performances - from the first ever

holographic performance with Gorillaz in Lisbon in 2005, to Beyonce's

infamous 'Ring of Fire' performance in Edinburgh in 2002 and Tokio Hotel's

'Wet Monsoon' set in Munich in 2007.

    EMA Voting Notes:

    Vote for Best Regional Act at Voting

closes Monday 18th October and the winner from each region will enter the

shortlist for Best European Act, also through

    Winner of Best European Act, Best Push Act and Best World

Stage Performance will be announced online at during

the 2010 MTV EMAs on Sunday 7th November 2010.

    Show Credits:

    The 2010 MTV EMAs is executive produced by Richard Godfrey and

Jane Fraser. Co-executive producer is Bruce Gillmer with Debbie Philips as

producer, Raffaele Sangiovanni as executive in charge of production, line

producer Sil Mcllveen and director Paul Shyvers. The 2010 MTV EMAs is an MTV

Italia S.r.l - 360degreesPlaymaker Production for MTV NETWOKS EUROPE" (c) MTV

NETWORKS EUROPE 2010 - All rights reserved.

    About MTV Networks International:

    MTV Networks International (MTVNI) includes the premier

multimedia entertainment brands MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, MTVNHD, Tr3s: MTV,

Musica y Mas, TMF (The Music Factory), VIVA, Comedy Central and Game One. MTV

Networks' brands are seen globally in 645 million households in 161

territories and 34 languages via 165 locally programmed and operated TV

channels and more than 500 digital media properties. The company's diverse

holdings also include interests in television syndication, digital media,

publishing, home video, licensing & merchandising and feature films. MTV

Networks International is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

    About Suzuki:

    The Suzuki Motor Corporation with headquarters in Hamamatsu

(Japan) is the leading international manufacturer of small automobiles and

the 10th largest car manufacturer of the world. Founded in 1909, Suzuki today

employs about 51,500 people around the world and has business activities in

196 countries and regions and production bases in 23 different countries and

regions. In the fiscal year 2009/10 Suzuki posted 2.47 trillion Yen (18.8

billion Euro*) net sales and 79.4 billion Yen (605.03 million Euro*)

operating income. Its global sales reached 2.35 million automobiles and 3.02

million motorcycles and ATV. With its three lines of business - automobiles,

motorcycles and outboard motors - Suzuki embodies a unique "Way of Life!"

that stands for the brand values "excitement", "straightforward", "value",

"sporty" and "spirit".

    (* Exchange rate: 131.18 Yen/Euro)

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    About Calvin Klein, Inc:

    Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the leading fashion design and

marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's

designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are

manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing

agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Brands/lifestyles include Calvin

Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and

Calvin Klein Underwear. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands

include apparel, accessories, shoes, sleepwear, hosiery, socks, swimwear,

belts, eyewear, watches, jewelry, coats, suits, fragrances, and cosmetics, as

well as products for the home. For more information, visit

    About Dell:

    Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers

worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services they trust

and value. For more information, visit

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