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ELLIE GOULDING AND ZEDD SET TO UNITE ALL FACTIONS WITH EPIC
LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM THE DIVERGENT SOUNDTRACK
DURING THE “2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS”
MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots to Perform New Single
Conan O’Brien Hosts the “2014 MTV Movie Awards” LIVE On Sunday, April 13 from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
New York, NY (April 1, 2014) – MTV today announced that two of music’s biggest breakthrough artists, Ellie Goulding and Zedd, are set to perform selections from the “Divergent Soundtrack” during the “2014 MTV Movie Awards,” live on Sunday, April 13 from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots are set to perform their new single, “Car Radio.”
As the official kickoff to not only the summer blockbuster season, but also to summer music, the “MTV Movie Awards” will feature global superstars Ellie Goulding and Zedd performing selections from the “Divergent Soundtrack.” Fresh on the heels of premiering the music video on MTV and sitting down for an interview with “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, Ellie Goulding will perform “Beating Heart” while Zedd will perform “Find You” Ft. Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist and EDM’s go to hit maker Matthew Koma and Swedish vocal powerhouse, Miriam Bryant.
“When I found out ‘Find You’ would be part of the Divergent Soundtrack I was beyond stoked,” said ZEDD. “Getting to perform the song live at the MTV Movie Awards with Matthew and Miriam is a total thrill we’re really looking forward to sharing with the fans!”
Having successfully launched artists including Florence + The Machine and Young the Giant during the “MTV Video Music Awards,” for the first time, MTV is adding a music discovery slot into “MTV Movie Awards.” MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots, who thrilled audiences with their high octane stage show during the “2013 mtvU Woodies Awards,” will perform their current single, “Car Radio.” Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
For more information on Ellie Goulding, Zedd, twenty one pilots or any artists, visit MTV Artists on the web or download the app for iOS or Android.
UK singer/ songwriter and Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist Ellie Goulding is a global superstar selling over 5 million albums and 15 million songs worldwide with platinum records in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Italy and Malaysia. Official videos have been viewed over 400 million times online. Goulding’s debut album, Lights was the best-selling debut album of 2010 in the UK and has spawned several singles including the title track which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. In 2012, Goulding returned with her sophomore album, Halcyon, which was described by The New York Times as “a deeply felt swirl of synthesizer, piano and slowly building crescendos.” Additionally, Rolling Stone raved, “The hook always go to town, and her voice mates gorgeously with electronics.” The first single from Halcyon, “Anything Could Happen” went on to platinum status, followed by the platinum Top 10 song “I Need Your Love.” In 2013, a deluxe reissue featuring ten extra songs was released, entitled Halcyon Days, featuring her fourth consecutive platinum single, “Burn” which has sold over three million copies worldwide.
Multi-platinum, Grammy® award winning artist DJ/producer Zedd has separated himself in a crowded field by drawing from a diverse musical training and a background spanning from classical to post-hardcore/metal to electro house, creating detailed, carefully produced compositions that also appeal to audiences outside of the EDM realm. He signed with Interscope Records in 2012 and released his debut album Clarity to much critical acclaim with Rolling Stone deeming him an “Artist to Watch.” Clarity, climbed to No. 3 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart fueled by the success of “Spectrum” which was named the Billboard “Dance Club Song of the Year.” Best Dance Recording Grammy® winning title track, “Clarity” Ft. Foxes, climbed to No. 2 at Top 40 radio, went Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video, which led to a 2013 “Artist to Watch” MTV Video Music Award nomination, has racked up more than 50 million YouTube views. Zedd’s track “Stay The Night” ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore continues to climb the charts while his new single, “Find You” which features Matthew Koma (who also co-wrote the song along with “Clarity”,) and 23-year-old strikingly soulful Swedish singer, Miriam Byrant is out now. “Find You” is also featured on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Summit Entertainment’s (a LIONSGATE® company) futuristic action-adventure film Divergent now in theatres.
The duo that is twenty one pilots – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun – has earned widespread applause for their energetic live sets and distinctive fusion of piano-driven schizoid pop and lyrical uplift. No strangers to the road, twenty one pilots has built a fervent international following via their electrifying live performances at innumerable headline tours and festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds. The band made its Fueled By Ramen debut last year with Vessel, which features “Holding On To You,” “House of Gold” – both of which reached the Top 10 at Alternative Radio – and the band’s latest single “Car Radio.” In addition to being an MTV “Artist to Watch”, the companion video for “Holding On To You” earned the band an “Artist to Watch” MTV Video Music Awards nomination in 2013.
“Divergent” is an action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth, “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, and is directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.
Hosted by comedian and late night host Conan O’Brien, the “2014 MTV Movie Awards” will once again officially kick-off the summer blockbuster season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, explosive, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton are confirmed to present. Academy Award® nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, and fittingly be presented the award by “Entourage” cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015.
Voting for the “2014 MTV Movie Awards” is open at http://www.MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 12 in categories you’ll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-S**t Performance, Best Musical Moment, #WTF Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. Voting for Movie of the Year will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than half a billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
Official sponsors of the “2014 MTV Movie Awards” include Aquafina® FlavorSplash®, Chevrolet, GEICO®, Revlon®, Taco Bell®, T-Mobile® and Unilever.
Jesse Ignjatovic serves as Executive Producer for the “2014 MTV Movie Awards.” Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Lee Lodge and Jen Jones serve as Executive Producers. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to http://www.mtvpress.com.
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