Organisers create an Ultimate Legend award for the Beatle

Paul McCartney is to be awarded an especially created Ultimate Legend Award at the annual MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (November 6).

The event, which this year takes place at the Echo Arena in the former Beatles‘ hometown of Liverpool, is now in it’s 15th year.

MTV Awards executive producer Richard Godfrey says the award was fitting for the musical legend, saying: “Sir Paul’s dedication to sharing his experience and nurturing the next generation of talented artists is remarkable”.

McCartney is not expected to join The Killers, Take That, Beyonce and Katy Perry in performing at the ceremony, but will attend to pick up his award.

The MTV Europe Music Awards are expected to be watched by an estimated audience of 30 million.

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