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Australian pop songstress/current U.K. chart queen Kylie Minogue and modern rockers R.E.M. are the latest artists signed to perform live at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. Minogue and R.E.M., which is nominated in the best group category this year, join a lineup that includes Craig David, Blink-182, Depeche Mode, Destiny's Child, Dido, and Rammstein. The show will be hosted by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as his alter ego, Ali G.
As previously reported, Janet Jackson was among the first performers confirmed for the event, but last week called off her appearance and her entire European tour, citing uncertainty in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks.
-- Monika Maurer, The Hollywood Reporter