THE BLACK KEYS TO PERFORM AT THE “2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS”

Global Music Producer & Deejay Martin Solveig Spins as “2012 MTV Movie Awards” House DJ

MTV today announced that rock duo The Black Keys will perform their hit single “Gold On the Ceiling” off their certified RIAA Gold album “El Camino” at the “2012 MTV Movie Awards.” The network has also confirmed that global music producer-performer, deejay and MTV Push artist Martin Solveig will take to the decks as the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” house DJ. Solveig will use his trademark eclecticism to create movie music mash-ups that will literally remix some of film’s most iconic theme scores, including “Star Wars”, “Jaws” and “Pulp Fiction.”

Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will take place on Sunday 3 June at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. The show will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00 CAT on Monday 4 June. The Black Keys are one of today's most respected and critically acclaimed rock bands. The band has released seven full-length studio albums, with "El Camino" being their first worldwide release with Nonesuch Records. Released on December 6, 2011, the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and is already certified RIAA Gold. Currently on the second leg of their U.S. tour, The Black Keys headlined the 2012 Coachella music festival and will have the honour once again at this summer's Lollapalooza festival. In the last year, they have appeared twice on "Saturday Night Live," performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman” and "The Colbert Report", graced the cover of Rolling Stone and been featured on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Big Beat recording artist Martin Solveig is globally recognized as one of the world’s most multi-faceted and formidable producers, performers and deejays. Known for his singularly unique taste and irreverent approach to music, Solveig has recently released “THE NIGHT OUT” EP, which features the title track and current single “The Night Out.” Solveig catapulted to superstar music maker status with his single “Hello,” which has dominated music charts worldwide. The song has achieved platinum status in America, Italy, Germany and Austria and double- platinum status in Canada and Australia, with the companion video having racked up almost 60 million views. Solveig has also earned rave reviews for his work as one of the primary producers of Madonna’s blockbuster new album, “MDNA.” Among his contributions to the acclaimed collection is the hit single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.),” which has proven an international sensation, topping airplay charts around the globe. Solveig recently wrapped up a major North American tour with a performance at the exclusive Coachella music festival, and is slated to join Madonna as her special guest on the European leg of the upcoming “MDNA World Tour.”
"I am both a movie freak and a guy who enjoys mixing music and image to give his videos a cinematographic feel. It's only natural that I jumped at the chance of performing at the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ when they offered me the opportunity,” said Martin Solveig. “MTV's legendary ability to showcase both music and cinema definitely makes the event impossible to miss!"
Also confirmed for this year’s telecast are previously announced presenters Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. Emma Stone is also confirmed to receive the first ever “MTV Trailblazer Award” during the telecast for carving out a unique and diverse Hollywood path through her varied and rich array of theatrical roles. Chart-topping indie-pop group fun. and rapper Wiz Khalifa are set to perform.

Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network’s musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars gathering to honour fan-favourites from the past year. To vote for the winners of the “2012 Movie Awards, go to: www.mtvbase.com.

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