Saturday 18 November 2017

Pixie Lott thrilled to see MTV EMAs return to London

Pixie Lott said London is the perfect place for ‘celebrating amazing music and amazing artists’.

Pixie Lott
Pixie Lott

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Pop star Pixie Lott has heralded the MTV’s Europe Music Awards return to London for the first time in more than 20 years.

The singer walked the red carpet ahead of the event at The SSE Wembley Arena – where British stars such as Stormzy, Clean Bandit and Liam Payne are set to perform.

Fellow Brit Ed Sheeran is among the nominees, and Lott said it was fitting that first EMAs in London since 1996 came at a time when British music was at its best.

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Stormzy.

She said: “The whole world knows great music comes out of Britain and I guess maybe that’s why they decided to do it here.

“I’m always up for people celebrating amazing music and amazing artists, and what better place to do it than in London because we have some amazing talent here.”

“It was here in 1996 so that was ages ago,” she added.

Also walking the carpet on Sunday night were British boy band The Vamps and former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello on the back of her hit number one single Havana.

Taylor Swift will take on close friend Sheeran in the inaugural best artist category, which replaces the best male and best female categories as MTV opted to drop all gendered prizes.

Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes complete those stars in the category.

Sheeran is also nominated in the best live category while Coldplay are up for the best rock act.

Press Association

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