Mars to Give Live Debut Performance of “24K Magic” at MTV Europe Music Awards

Bruno Mars is ready to spread the Magic across Europe…

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter is set to perform his brand new single “24K Magic” at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

Bruno Mars

It’ll be the live debut of chart-climbing track from the three-time EMA-winner.

Mars previously performed his single “Gorilla” at the 2013 MTV EMAs, and “Marry You” at the 2012 show.

Mars joins a lineup of performers that includes Shawn MendesZara LarssonDNCE and Lukas Graham — all of whom are nominated in various categories.

Voting for the 2016 MTV EMAs is open until November 5. You can cast your vote here.

The ceremony will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 6.

Sofia Receives Vevo Lift Nomination

It’s a special is Lift off for Raquel Sofia

The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Latin Grammys, has received a nomination in Vevo’s artist development program, Lift.

Raquel Sofia

Launched in 2011, the program lends promotional support to a handful of emerging artists per year, giving them a special landing page on Vevo with exclusive content including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and more to expose their music to a broader audience.

Jessie J, Sam Smith, Lorde, and Tori Kelly are among the famous artists who make up part of the Vevo Lift alumni.

In this current round, Sofia is up for the Vevo Lift slot with Canadian R&B singer/songwriter Alessia Cara and Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson.

Online fan voting determines the winner, but if Sofia — who herself has a love affair with jazz, blues, folk, rock and pop — does anywhere near as well as she’s done on Spotify (17 million total streams and counting), she stands a good chance.

And then there’s the fact that she’s learned from the best, having performed backing vocals for Shakira and Juanes, among others.

“They’re so professional and so talented and they’ve worked so hard, so you get to see why they are at the top,” she recently told Billboard of working with major artists. “So I guess more than advice I learned just from being around them, like osmosis, just absorbing everything that they did, watching them perform. It’s just incredible.”

“I just remember listening to a lot of Bob Marley, the Beatles, Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira. Wanting to do that, especially the songwriting part,” she told us when discussing her childhood in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and the influences around her debut album, Te Quiero Los Domingos.

Fans can vote for Sofia here until October 19.