2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Hosted By Tiffany Haddish

04/06/2018

Platinum Producer Mustard And Grammy And Golden Globe Nominated Artist Nick Jonas To Perform “Anywhere” And
Chloe X Halle Take The Stage For Medley Of “Warrior” And “The Kids Are Alright” At 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Hosted By Tiffany Haddish

“The Avengers” Star Chris Pratt to Receive “Generation Award” And Lena Waithe To Be Honored With “Trailblazer Award”

Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell,

Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez And Common To Present

Dubai, UAE – June 4, 2018 –  Platinum producer Mustard and Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist, Nick Jonas will perform the new single “Anywhere” for the first time in its entirety at the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.” The world premiere of the video debuted on MTV.  Additionally, Chloe x Halle are set to take the stage for a medley of “The Kids Are Alright” and “Warrior” from their debut album. 

 

The network also announced “Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan; Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, from the new comedy “Like Father;” Mila Kunis of “The Spy Who Dumped Me;” Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming animated film “Smallfoot” and artist and actor, Common are confirmed to present.  Additional names will be announced at a later date. 

 

As previously announced, Chris Pratt will receive this year’s “Generation Award” and Lena Waithe will be honored with the “Trailblazer Award.”  Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, this year’s show will air on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. 

 

Mustard (Dijon McFarlane) is a multi-platinum producer and DJ from South Central LA whose 2010 rise is attributed to a simple, hypnotic sound. Known for hits including Tyga’s “Rack City,” 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different,” and Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P,” he was also behind a quartet of singles that hit the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, including YG’s “My N*gga,” Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid,” Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” and Trey Songz’s “Na Na.”  His debut album, 10 Summers (Roc Nation) arrived in 2014 and his follow up album, which featured appearances by YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Quavo, John Legend and many more, dropped in 2016.  In 2016 he also produced Rihanna’s longest-charting and five-time platinum hit, “Needed Me.” A year later he returned with The Ghetto, which included the single “Is It Mine,” featuring RJMrLA.  He can be found performing everywhere from Coachella to EDC.

 

Nick Jonas, the multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor, and award winning songwriter, released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the triple-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous.”  A recipient of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas released his sophomore solo album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ in June 2016. Jonas also co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the movie “Ferdinand,” released by FOX Animation. The song was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe in the category of “Best Original Song.” Jonas can currently be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” He recently completed production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller, “Chaos Walking,” starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland which is scheduled for release in March 2019.

 

Chris Pratt rose to prominence with NCB’s sitcom “Parks and Recreation”, prior to landing supporting roles in high-profile mainstream films including “Wanted”, “Delivery Man” and “Her.” He achieved leading man status by 2015, when he stated in blockbuster movies such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World”, the fourth installment of the “Jurassic Park” series, one of the most commercially successful films to date. In 2016, Time magazine included Pratt in their list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. After a very successful year with box-office wonders such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Pratt will reprise his role as Peter Quill/ Star Lord in the upcoming The Avengers movie, in addition to providing his voice as Emmet Brickowski in  “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” in 2019.

 

Lena Waithe starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” and serves as writer, creator and executive producer of Showtime’s “The Chi,” a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story that follows six interrelated characters in Chicago’s South Side that drew rave reviews and was quickly renewed for a second season.  She is also writing and producing “Twenties,” a pilot that was recently picked up by TBS and loosely based on her turbulent twenties living in Los Angeles.  Additionally, Waithe is mentoring young, diverse writers through an initiative in partnership with The Black List.

 

The MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 will premiere on Wednesday, June 20th on OSN Channel 300 at 15.00 KSA/ 16.00 UAE time.

 

Official sponsors of the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Doritos®, MTN DEW®, SIMPLE Mobile®, Taco Bell®, Toyota and truth®.

 

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