Joining Big Sean and Cyrus as performers will be the recently announced J Balvin and Pitbull taking the “MTV Movie & TV Awards” stage with Camila Cabello to perform their steamy hit single, “Hey Ma”, which is featured in “The Fate of the Furious”, the film that just had the biggest global opening in history. This marks the first televised performance of the track since its release in March.
Noah Cyrus is the first artist to kick off the return of MTV’s “PUSH: Artist to Watch” programme that highlights a new breakout artist every month to fans worldwide. Cyrus will continue to be featured as the “Artist to Watch” for the month of May across MTV’s on-air, digital and social platforms globally with exclusive assets including acoustic performances of her hit songs, “Make Me Cry” and “Stay Together”, as well as interviews. MTV’s “PUSH: Artist to Watch” campaign (artisttowatch.mtv.com) connects fans with a new musician every month through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content and more across all platforms and screens including MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Live.
Budding recording artist Noah Cyrus will perform “Stay Together”, her second single from her anticipated forthcoming album NC-17. The song has already been deemed a “Song of the Summer Contender” by Idolator and a “party anthem” by Entertainment Weekly, while the FADER wrote, “Noah Cyrus’s “Stay Together” won’t get out of our heads.” Cyrus’ debut single “Make Me (Cry)” surpassed 250 million global audio and video streams and remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for months. The song was met with unanimous praise, going to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Global Chart within hours of release. Cyrus’ televised awards show debut at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards received a standing ovation from the audience and included some of the biggest names in music such as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and The Chainsmokers, among others.
The 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will serve as the ultimate celebration of the best stories, actors and characters for the MTV audience. Breakout horror film, “Get Out”, leads the pack with six nominations, along with “Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things” with four. While fan favourite categories like Best Kiss, Best Hero, Best Villain and more remain, MTV has broken the divide between film, television and streaming series, instead nominating the best performances no matter what the screen. Also for the first time, the former Best Actor and Best Actress categories have been replaced with non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show. Best Fight has been modernized to Best Fight the System reflecting the audience’s increasing awareness and activism around broader social justice issues. In addition, MTV introduced Best American Story, Tearjerker, Best Host, Best Reality Competition and Next Generation. Presenters and additional categories will be revealed closer to the show.
For more information on the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”, follow @MTVAfrica on Twitter using the hashtag #MTVMovieTVAwards.