We are kicking off the 2019 MTV EMA performer announcements and so far the lineup high key SLAYS! We’ll be hearing from multi-platinum artist Halsey, Spanish sensation Rosalía, internationally renowned singer/actress and EMA show host Becky G, global superstar Akon, pop phenomenon Ava Max, as well as “Best New” and “Best Push” nominee Mabel along with the already announced Green Day at this year’s show. We cannot believe we are going to see these six amazing artists in the same room!

We saw Halsey perform “Without Me” at the 2018 EMA, and we already know her 2019 performance will no doubt be once again iconic. You may have already heard Halsey’s new single “Graveyard,” a sneak peek from her upcoming album Manic which will be released on January 17, 2020 on Capitol Records. She has three EMA nods this year: “Best Collaboration,” “Best Pop” and “Best Look.”

Rosalía will also return to the stage this year, this time with four nominations: “Best Video,” “Best Collaboration,” “Best Look” and “Best Push.” Rosalía’s EMA appearance affirms her quick ascent to global stardom, following her first two MTV VMA Awards and the releases of her recent single “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” with Ozuna and frequent “Song of the Summer” pick “Con Altura” with J Balvin and featuring El Guincho.

Akon will be joining our fabulous host Becky G on stage as they perform “Como No” from Akon’s first Spanish-Language album El Negreeto which debuted as the No. 1 album on the Latin charts. Along with hosting AND performing, Becky G has a nod for “Best Pop” at this year’s show. We cannot wait to hear the tracks on her highly anticipated first album Mala Santa!

The 2019 MTV EMA marks Becky G, Ava Max and Mabel‘s EMA stage debuts. Eek! The nerves must be real, but we know these three artists are going to rock it on stage! Ava Max‘s EMA performance comes at the heels of MTV’s premiere of the epic music video for “Torn,” her latest dance-pop single. British pop sensation Mabel will be performing her global smash “Don’t Call Me Up“, from her debut studio album High Expectations. These two “Best Push” and “Best New” nominees are comin’ in HOT to the EMA celebration!

Believe it or not, we’re not done yet. Stay on your toes because more performers are being announced soon! 

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Now aged seventeen, Ventresca has long since known that music would be a key part of her life. Having started out as a member of the Canadian Dance Unit, who together won multiple awards, she then decided to stretch her wings and began to experiment with song-writing and exploring her vocal abilities.

With a mini tour of Germany and with a steadily growing fan-base to her name, Ventresca is proving herself to be a real talent with a bright future, and her latest single “Craving,” the video which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere, offers fans a brilliant pop track that blends both funk and disco with powerful lyrics.  

Asked about the video for the single, Ventresca says:

“You’re really gonna get 2 videos in one, and your gonna get to decide what video you want to see. In our video, you’re literally going to enter a dream world. Lets’ put it this way, people are going to be having a lot of cravings for my music.”

Check out “Craving” below and for more information on Ventresca, visit her website.


There are perhaps few artists around who have become a staple across several genres of music quite like Eileen Carey. The singer-songwriter from Ohio has shared the stage with acts including The Motels, Jefferson Starship and Don Mclean and has been a near permanent feature on the New Music Weekly charts over the past three years.

Carey saw out 2019 by being named the Hot AC/AC Breakthrough artist of the year and now, at the start of this new decade, as someone who is already well established for writing songs so many can relate to, Carey is kicking off 2020 with the release of her single “Finally”, the video for which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere.

Asked about the meaning/story to the song and the creative process to the video, Carey says:

“Strong emotions sometimes cry out for strong language. These lyrics state in the plainest possible way what we feel but may be hesitant to say.

“Finally” is the most unusual music video I have ever released. It came out of my long relationship with producer-director Taner Tumkaya who collaborated with me on most of my recent music videos. Our last music video of “Meet Me Halfway” has had 70,000+ Youtube views. After 8 years in the U.S., he returned to Germany earlier this year, so we had to figure out a way to work. It was meant to be a lyric video initially, but in attempting to make the lyric video more interesting we happened on this stop-action animation. It turned out to be a great experience. It was a case of necessity being the mother of invention,” so to speak.

Check out “Finally” below and for more information on Eileen Carey, visit her website, give her page a like on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.