For the first time since releasing his new single “Walk On Water,” Eminem performed it last night at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards. The event took place at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley, where Em delivered a convincing performance without his collaborator, Beyoncé.
Taking Beyoncé’s place, the single’s co-producer and songwritier, Skylar Grey joined Em on stage. As she subbed-in for Beyoncé, not only did she exercise her vocals, but also played the piano simultaneously, draped in an all-white dress. Meanwhile Marshall rocked a hoodie, cargo pants, and high top sneakers.
Aside from his performance, Em was nominated for 35 awards and notched 16 wins. Quite impressive and surprising for an artist who’s last album was 2013’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’. Amongst the awards Eminem took home “Best Hip-Hop.”
Even Eminem was impressed by the wins and nominations saying, “I’m not really sure how I got this, because I haven’t had an album out in a few years.”
“Walk On Water” is expected to be the first single off Eminem’s forthcoming ‘Revival’ album, expected to be released later this month.
Watch the performance below.