MTV today announced that it will honor the musical legacy of British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne at the 2014 MTV EMA on Sunday, November 9 LIVE from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the years that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will kick off in Miami at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Ozzy Osbourne is a multi-platinum recording artist, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter, who has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Osbourne’s career has spanned more than four decades (as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath) and his music is as relevant today as ever, still being heard daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. This week saw the release of Osbourne’s Memoirs of a Madman. The two collections highlight Ozzy’s career: the Memoirs of a Madman CD includes all 17 of his greatest hits compiled in one place for the first time; the two-disc DVD set is a definitive visual collection which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career. Osbourne won legions of new fans when he and his family participated in legendary MTV reality series, “The Osbournes” (2002-2005).
Former recipients of the MTV Global Icon Award include Eminem (2013), Whitney Houston (2012), Queen (2011) and Bon Jovi (2010).
As previously announced, the 2014 MTV EMA will kick off in the U.S. LIVE from Miami, FL and will broadcast on MTV channels around the world on Sunday, November 9th beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT from The Hydro in Glasgow. The MTV EMA –one of the biggest global music events of the year – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are the Executive Producers for the 2014 MTV EMA. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland.
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