October 19, 2011

Legendary Rockers Queen To Be Presented With The Global Icon Award

Queen, one of the most dynamic and influential rock bands of all time, will be honoured with the Global Icon Award at the “2011 MTV EMA”, MTV announced today. The legendary rock band will also take the stage for a special performance. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s formation in 1971; since then, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have garnered a long list of accomplishments and accolades, including career sales of more than 300 million albums, 16 No. 1 albums, 18 No. 1 singles and the UK’s top-selling album of all time (their Greatest Hitscompilation has sold a staggering 5.7 million copies). Hosted by Selena Gomez, the “2011 MTV EMA” will take placeSunday, 6th November at 9PM CET* from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is sponsored by Dell, Replay, Hyundai and Swatch. In the U.S., the show will premiere on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más on Sunday, November 6th at 6:00PM ET/PT, and on mtvU onMonday, November 7th at 12:00PM ET/PT.

"We are honoured to be designated a Global Icon. We will do our best to be worthy!" said Queen’s Brian May.

“Over the past four decades, Queen has made an indelible impact on the pop music landscape. They are passionately revered by generations of fans and musicians across the globe,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming / Events for Viacom International Media Networks. “We are absolutely thrilled that they will be joining us at this year’s MTV EMA, and we look forward to a very special performance.”
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