Bon Jovi to Get MTV Global Icon Award

MTV will present US rock legends Bon Jovi with the first-ever Global Icon award at the 2010 MTV EMAs, MTV’s global celebration of the world’s biggest music and entertainment stars. The show is set to broadcast live from Madrid, Spain on 7th November 2010.

Recently, MTV said Hollywood superstar Eva Longoria will host the 2010 MTV EMAs. (Read: MTV Ropes in Hot Eva Longoria to Heat up Madrid)

“There’s no question that Bon Jovi has achieved iconic status across the globe and is widely recognized as one of the most beloved and influential rock bands of all time,” said Bruce Gillmer, executive VP, Music and Talent, Programming/Events, MTV Networks International.

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Formed in New Jersey in 1983, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres have sold in excess of 125 million albums worldwide, performed over 2700 concerts in over 50 countries to 35 million fans and were the number one touring act in the world in 2008, says MTV.

Throughout their career, MTV says, the band has had numerous number one singles and albums, received multiple awards and is a member of the prestigious UK Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Hosted by Eva Longoria, the 2010 MTV EMAs will broadcast live from Madrid on MTV platforms across the globe from Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 21:00 CET.

The program will feature performances by Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Plan B, and Shakira.

Pauly D of MTV’s Jersey Shore, Emily Osment, The Dudesons and Johnny Knoxville will also make appearances.

In the U.S., the two-hour show will premiere on MTV2 at 9:00PM ET/PT Sunday, November 7th, and a one-hour special highlighting the 2010 EMAs performances will air on MTV at 9:00PM ET/PT Friday, November 12th . 

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MTV released the information Tuesday, Oct. 19.

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Rakesh Raman