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Katy Perry debuts as host for 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards

Host also double-nominated for Best New Act & Most Addictive track

Awards’ presenters to include SugaBabes, Solange Knowles, Tokio Hotel & Grace Jones

London, Monday 13th October 2008 – MTV Networks International today announced that Katy Perry will host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. This is the first time that she has acted as Host at any awards ceremony. Perry has also been nominated in two categories in this year’s Awards – Best New Act and Most Addictive track. The finalists were also revealed for Europe’s Favourite Act. The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool – European Capital of Culture – on Thursday 6th November and are sponsored by edc by Esprit, Sony Ericsson and Dell.

“Katy Perry has been one of the freshest and most successful new artists to emerge on the international music scene this year which is witnessed by her nomination in two categories in this year’s Awards,” commented Richard Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Music and Production & Executive Producer, 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. “We want to pursue a much more informal and relaxed role for the host at this year’s Awards but with a definite musical twist and we think Katy will be perfect.”

Katy Perry will be joined on-stage by her fellow band members who will act as the official MTV Europe Music Awards House Band. Sharing the stage with Katy they will perform musical interludes together with other performers and awards’ presenters.

The twenty-three old California-born musician rose to fame following the digital release of “Ur So Gay” in 2007 and followed in 2008 by “I Kissed A Girl” which celebrated over five million worldwide sales. Her latest single “Hot N Cold” is approaching 1 million sales worldwide since it was released with her debut album “One Of The Boys” performing strongly around the globe with over 1.1 million sales worldwide.

“I was so excited when I heard that I was nominated for two awards, but when I was asked to host the show I wet myself, Fergie-style!” added Katy Perry. “To follow in the footsteps of previous hosts Christina Aguilera, Tom Jones, P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg at this prestigious event is an incredible honor — do they know what they are getting into? I just hope that I don’t spill my cocktail!”

Every year MTV invites leading names from the world of celebrity and music to step up onto the stage to present awards to the winners. For the fifteenth MTV Europe Music Awards the presenters will include Grace Jones, Solange Knowles – sister of Beyoncé who is both peforming and nominated at this year’s ceremony – Sugababes, Tiziano Ferro, Tokio Hotel – nominated for Best Act Ever – and Travis from Gym Class Heroes.

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