Bruno Mars - artwork for the 2016 MTV EMAs

Three-time MTV EMA winner Bruno Mars will make a grand return to the EMAs stage for the first live global performance of his brand new single, 24K Magic - which dropped just this past Friday - live at the 2016 MTV EMAs.

The 2016 EMAs will broadcast live on MTV (130) from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday 6 November 21:00 CAT. This will be Mars’ third EMA performance as he returns to the show in the Netherlands, following his 2013 performance of Gorilla at the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam.

24K Magic is the lead single from Mars’ third studio album of the same title, and Mars’ first piece of solo music in nearly four years. The singer unveiled the highly anticipated track and music video worldwide on 7 October. The 24K Magic album will arrive on 18 November.

The 11-time EMA nominee and winner of Best Song in 2011 snagged his first five number one Billboard singles in less time than any artist since Elvis Presley. Mars’ robust pipeline of smash hits has spawned some of today’s catchiest songs including Uptown Funk, Locked Out of Heaven and Nothin’ On You.

Mars is the first artist unveiled from the show’s star-studded performer line-up. Additional performers, as well as presenters, will be announced shortly.

“We’re thrilled to announce Bruno’s return to EMAs and can’t imagine a more appropriate way to jump-start our biggest night of the year,” said Bruce Gillmer, EVP, Music And Talent Programming, MTV International and Executive Producer, 2016 MTV EMAs. “Many more surprises to follow!”