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BUMBLEBEE's Hailee Steinfeld will Host & Perform at the 2018 MTV EMAs...

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It's gonna be a huge fall for Hailee Steinfeld. The Academy Award-nominated actress and recording artist will host and perform at the 2018 MTV EMAs airing live globally from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 7:00pm ET/PT. The new gig comes ahead of her lead role in Paramount Pictures' new Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, and her voice role as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen in Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. MTV revealed Steinfeld as this year's EMAs host this morning through a Facebook Live sketch that was broadcast across its international platforms.

“The EMAs are a show where anything can happen,” said Steinfeld. “I can’t wait to host a night filled with incredible artists, performances, some surprises of my own – let’s do this, Bilbao!”

"Hailee is a true global superstar renowned for her exceptional talent with a career that spans music, film and TV," said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. "We are thrilled to have her as host for this year’s MTV EMAs in Bilbao and can’t wait to see her light up the stage with her incredible energy."

The 2017 “Best Push Artist” winner also nabbed a “2018 MTV EMA” nomination for “Best Pop” alongside Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes.

Steinfeld most recently took the MTV stage at “Isle of MTV” in Malta where she performed a dynamic set filled with hits, including her double platinum-certified debut single “Love Myself,” double platinum-selling smash “Starving” featuring Zedd, platinum-selling anthem “Most Girls,” and platinum-certified single, “Let Me Go” featuring Florida Georgia Line. In early 2018, she contributed “Capital Letters” to the Fifty Shades Freed Original Soundtrack, and toured with Katy Perry in the U.K. and throughout the U.S. with Charlie Puth.

In addition to her thriving music career, Steinfeld is an Academy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed leading actress.  In 2016, she starred in The Edge of Seventeen in which she snagged two Critics’ Choice Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Steinfeld most recently starred in 2017’s blockbuster Pitch Perfect 3.  Beyond the previously-mentioned Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hailee is currently in production on the original Apple series in the title role of Dickinson, their upcoming half-hour television series about 19th century poet Emily Dickinson.

The “2018 MTV EMA” nominees were announced last week via a series of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos.

Additional performers and presenters to be announced.

Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 3rd at 11:59pm CET at mtvema.com.

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