Queen will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2011 MTV European Music Awards. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor will also take to the stage for a special performance. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s formation in 1971.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have garnered a long list of accomplishments and accolades over the course of the band’s career posting sales of more than 300 million albums, 16 No. 1 albums, 18 No. 1 singles and the U.K.’s top-selling album of all time – the band’s Greatest Hits compilation has sold 5.7 million copies.
In October 2002, Queen received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining The Beatles as one of only a handful of non-U.S. bands to receive this much coveted honor.
Hosted by Selena Gomez, the awards will are scheduled to be held in Northern Ireland on Nov. 6.
“Over the past four decades, Queen has made an indelible impact on the pop music landscape. They are passionately revered by generations of fans and musicians across the globe,” said Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of Talent and Music Programming / Events for Viacom International Media Networks.