Selena Gomez To Host 2011 MTV EMA

26 September 2011

Between romantic dates in empty basketball arenas with boyfriend Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez has found some time to squeeze in a new gig: host of the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Gomez, who got her hosting feet wet when she served as a special black-carpet correspondent at the 2011 MTV VMA pre-show in Los Angeles, will help celebrate the best in the world when the awards show touches down in Belfast, Ireland, at the Odyssey Arena on November 6.

"I'm so excited to be the host of the 2011 MTV EMA--it's a dream come true!" Gomez said a statement announcing her gig. "This is such a huge event that always recognizes the biggest stars in music from across the globe, so it's a real honour to be MC at this year's show."

Gomez has been on the road for the past few months promoting When the Sun Goes Down, the third album from her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene. Not only will she keep the action moving on the main stage at the EMA, but she will also tweet in the midst of the show and offer some behind-the-scenes dish on other social media platforms as the show is taking place.

Lady Gaga leads the EMA pack with six nominations, followed by Katy Perry and Bruno Mars with four and Adele, Justin Bieber and 30 Seconds to Mars with three. Other nominees include LMFAO, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and Snoop Dogg. American and Canadian audiences can vote for the North American nominee for the Worldwide Act EMA, who will represent the continent against contenders from across the globe.

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