Eminem is set to be honoured with the Global Icon prize at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Eminem, who is celebrating the success of his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, will receive the gong in person at Sunday’s ceremony at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

The show’s executive producer Bruce Gillmer said: “Eminem has sold over 80 million records worldwide and his new album is shattering records. He is one of the most creative, unique and pioneering artists of our time.” He hinted Eminem may perform on the night, saying: “He is on the way to this fine city right now as we speak. There will be lots of surprises.”

The MTV EMAs are set to take place in Amsterdam on November 10.

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