The 2009 MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

Alberta-turned-international rock gods Nickelback and R&B’s new northern light Danny Fernandes lead the way with five nods each as the 2009 MMVAs nominations were announced today. Vancouver punk poppers Marianas Trench follow closely with four. Co-hosted by the larger-than-life, heart-stopping trio known as the Jonas Brothers, the 2009 MMVAs honour the coolest, sexiest, and craziest Canadian videos of the year. The show airs live Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on MuchMusic. The MMVAs 09 RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks off the A-List action at 8 p.m. ET.

Other multiple nominees include rapper on the rise Classified, piano driven pop rockers The Midway State, first time nominee Lights, and Much veteran k-os. Additional nominees include international superstars and 2009 MMVAs performer Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Lil’ Wayne, and MMVAs co-hosts the Jonas Brothers. The MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS celebrate the art and mastery behind the Canadian music video industry, honouring the genius in front of, and behind the camera.

“From East Coast to West Coast, we’ve seen some amazing Canadian artists and music videos this year,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, The Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “We listen to our fans all year long and then we throw an awards show like no other. The MMVAs are all about our fans and a celebration of the musicians and celebrities they love.”

Follow the countdown to the MMVAs on muchmusic.com or on Twitter @MuchMusic. Sign on to receive up-to-the-minute 2009 MMVAs announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, the chance to win big prizes, and how to vote in the all-important UR FAVE Awards. For highlights from previous years, go to muchmusic.com/mmva.

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