Eminem to be given Global Icon Award at MTV EMAs

'Berzerk' rapper is also rumoured to perform at the ceremony tonight (November 10) in Amsterdam

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Eminem

Eminem is to be given the Global Icon Award at tonight's (November 10) MTV European Music Awards.

The 'Berzerk' rapper will join a list of previous winners, which includes Queen, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. Eminem will be in attendance at the ceremony in Amsterdam and is also rumoured to be performing.

Speaking about the decision to award Slim Shady the award, Bruce Glimer, executive vice president of talent, music programming and events for VIMN (MTV), said: "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man has sold over 80 million records. I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and unique artists of our time."

Earlier, it was announced that Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for the 2014 MTV European Music Awards.

The star-studded ceremony will be held at the recently opened Hydro Arena. The announcement was made ahead of tonight's ceremony, which is being held at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and will include performances from Miley Cyrus, Kings Of Leon and Katy Perry.

Read More On This Artist

Eminem Merchandise
More News
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number 1 with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today