Selena Gomez To Host MTV EMAs

Actress and platinum recording artist is MTV's first multi-platform host

Selena Gomez is to host the 2011 MTV EMAs in Belfast.

The 18th annual show will broadcast live on MTV on November 6 from Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

For the first time ever, MTV will have its EMA host fully integrated into the show across multiple screens.

Gomez will be the lynchpin across all platforms for MTV’s global celebration of the year’s best in music. As host of the main show, she’ll be overseeing all the onstage antics, performances, winners and unforgettable moments of the evening.

On the digital front, Gomez will be juggling several duties to engage with EMA fans all over the world throughout the show – from checking audience comments from Twitter and sharing behind-the-scenes gossip to offering her unique commentary on

Gomez said, "I'm so excited to be the host of the '2011 MTV EMA' – it's a dream come true!

"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."

Viewers can vote for their favourite EMA artists on the MTV website. Lady Gaga leads the pack of EMA nominees with six nominations. Other artists nominated include Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Adele, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, and Jennifer Lopez.

Host Gomez has already had an eclectic career at just 19. Gomez started acting at age 7 and landed her first film role in the 2003 sci-fi action adventure film "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over."

In recent years Gomez has made an impression with her starring roles in 2010 comedy "Ramona and Beezus" and this year’s "Monte Carlo". Also a platinum recording artist, in 2011 Gomez released her third album "When The Sun Comes Down"

The MTV EMA event is supported by Belfast City Council and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and is part of Belfast Music Week.