MTV Video Music Awards

MTV today unveiled the nominees for its annual celebration of the biggest musical artists from all over the globe, with reigning pop princesses Rihanna and Taylor Swift topping the list with six and five nods each, respectively.

Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have each scored four EMA nominations, followed by a slew of buzzworthy acts, including Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and newcomers Carly Rae Jepsen and fun., earning three nominations each.

The 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live on Sunday, 11th November at 9PM CET* from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on MTV channels around the world. Continue reading »

Hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, and jam packed with a who’s who lineup of performers and presenters, viewers won’t want to miss the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Los Angeles’ Staples Centre, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., exclusively on MuchMusic.

Viewers can start the night right with the red carpet show, airing live at 7 p.m. ET on Much.

This year Canadian mega-star Drake shares top-nominee honours with Rihanna with five nominations each. Additional Canadian nominees include scream-inducing Justin Bieber (two nominations) and Vancouver favourite Carly Rae Jepsen. Continue reading »

MTV today announced international sensation and five-time 2012 VMA nominee, Rihanna will heat up the “MTV Video Music Awards” stage with a performance like never before, live from STAPLES Center on Thursday, September 6 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Innovative “Best New Artist” nominee, Frank Ocean, makes his VMA debut to deliver the kind of performance that has made him one of the most buzzed about artists of the year.

Additionally, The Wanted, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, 2 Chainz and Ke$ha have been added to the power player list of star VMA presenters which includes Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the “Fierce Five,” the U.S. Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team that won the team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue reading »

MTV brings the side splitting, in your face comedy of Kevin Hart to the biggest night in music as he hosts the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards.”

The network today announced that the actor and comedian, known for his sharp tongue and self-deprecating humor, will leave no stone unturned as he roasts the world’s biggest stars in music and entertainment.

Additionally, quintessential megastar and five-time MTV Video Music Award winner, P!nk is confirmed to hit the VMA stage for the third time in what promises to be yet another memorable performance to debut a new song from her upcoming sixth studio album. Continue reading »

The MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS are known for their headline-making performances, appearances and antics.  With this year’s juggernaut line-up, it might be the most memorable yet!

Viewers can tune into the 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (#VMAs) airing live from LA’s Nokia Theatre, this Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on MuchMusic.

Pop sensation Selena Gomez kicks things off as the co-host of the 2011 VMA BLACK CARPET PRE-SHOW at 8 p.m. ET, featuring exclusive interviews, breaking news and a special performance from pop group Cobra Starship.

Back on home turf, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. host Lauren Toyota offers fans a Canadian perspective on all things VMAs with live reports and commentary throughout the broadcast, live from Much HQ. Viewers who want to be part of the action can tweet #VMA to @MuchMusic and have their say in real-time on everything happening at this year’s show.

Seeing it all in person is Alexandra Froggett from Burlington, ON who is getting an unforgettable VMA experience, courtesy of Virgin Mobile, to hang out with Much’s Liz Trinnear at the VMAs. Liz and Alexandra are hitting the VMA scene in L.A., mingling with the finest celebrities backstage at the hottest party of the summer, conducting interviews for muchmusic.com, and providing coverage via tweets, pictures and video – all from her Virgin Mobile BlackBerry® smartphone!

Fans can get all the inside scoop from the show on MuchMusic’s co-viewing mobile app Much Closer, available for BlackBerry® smartphones and the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Fans can follow live discussion of MuchMusic VJs, nominees, performers and everyone else who is talking about the awards. It’s the best way to watch the MTV VMAs, with all social chatter in one place. The best comment of the night wins a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet! Download the Much Closer app from BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld) or get more information at muchmusic.com/closer.*

The 2011 VMAs are so jam-packed with the biggest names in music, special tributes, and performances, the Nokia Theatre might burst at the seams. Lady Gaga kicks things into high-gear as the show-opener followed by show-stopping performances by Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Pitbull and more! Keeping the night moving is a jaw-dropping list of presenters including Canadian hip hop phenom Drake, Kim Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner and more. Unique to this year’s VMAs are two special tributes: Amy Winehouse’s life and music is celebrated with an appearance by her hero, Tony Bennett, among others.  Additionally, musical icon Britney Spears is honoured with a tribute covering everything from her choreography to her fashion to her videos.

 

PERFORMERS TO DATE:

Adele

Beyoncé

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

Lady Gaga

Lil Wayne

Ne-Yo

Pitbull

Young The Giant

 

PRESENTERS TO DATE:

Drake

Jack Black

Jared Leto

JB Smoove

Joe Jonas

Jonah Hill

Kevin Hart

Kim Kardashian

Nicki Minaj

Odd Future

Rick Ross

Selena Gomez

Seth Rogen

Taylor Lautner

Victoria Justice

Will Ferrell

Zoe Saldana

MTV announced today the triumphant return of Beyoncé to the VMA stage at the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” for what promises to be the latest addition to her extraordinary list of unforgettable VMA performances.

Nominated for three Moonmen this year including “Best Female Video,” “Best Choreography” and “Best Cinematography,” Beyoncé will add to her remarkable music legacy with a performance for the ages.  

Beyoncé joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Young The Giant.  

Additionally, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Kevin Hart and Victoria Justice join Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as confirmed presenters.  

Jessie J was also announced as VMA house artist. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT). 

“Beyoncé has delivered some of the most legendary and memorable performances in VMA history, we are so excited she’ll be returning to the VMA stage this year.” said Amy Doyle, Executive Producer of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and EVP, Music & Talent, MTV. “Everyone will be talking about how she set the VMA stage on fire-yet again!” 

 The 2011 “MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.

The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.

To watch video of last year’s biggest moments, get the full list of last year’s show winners and can check out fashion, celebrity and music commentary from the shows’ red carpets, please go to vma.mtv.com.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Jen Jones is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Official sponsors of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are 5® Gum, COVERGIRL, Dove® go fresh Deodorant, Kia Motors America, PacSun, Sharpie®, State Farm®, Taco Bell® and Verizon.

MTV today announced that international music superstar and two-time 2011 VMA nominee, Pitbull  is  the next artist to bring the heat  to the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” stage.

He will perform the worldwide #1 smash “Give Me Everything” from his critically acclaimed album Planet Pit.

The energetic performance will feature special guests Grammy nominated R & B soul-singer Ne-Yo, and up-and-coming songstress Nayer as they bring the Miami club scene to the Nokia Theater and are sure to get viewers on their feet!

Additionally, international pop star, Jessie J, known for her hit “Price Tag” featuring B.o.B will serve as the house artist for this year’s show.  

With her distinct voice and catchy lyrics, Jessie J will wow and entertain the VMA audience. The UK native, whose album has reached Top 5 in numerous markets and who has received over 170 million views on YouTube will support Katy Perry on the final leg of her California Dreams Tour this fall. 

Finally, MTV adds Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, Kevin Hart, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” who will bring their comedic and musical talents to the presenter stage and join  the great line-up of previously announced presenters: Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian, Rick Ross, and Odd Future.

Pitbull joins the previously announced 2011 VMA performers including Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Young The Giant. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.)

Viewers can vote for general VMA categories, including “Best New Artist,” by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone.  In addition, Best New Artist text voting is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 66333. Voting continues through the show, live on August 28th.  Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 66333 (standard message rates apply.)

The 2011 “MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication.  In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.

The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.

MTV News announced today that platinum recording artist and Emmy Award-winning actress Selena Gomez will kick off the biggest night in music as the celebrity host for the “2011 VMA Pre-Show” on Sunday, August 28 at 8pm (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT.)  

Gomez will be reporting breaking news and interviewing her peers alongside MTV News correspondents Sway, Jim Cantiello and James Montgomery Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording artist Cobra Starship will perform their smash hit, “You Make Me Feel… (Featuring Sabi) ” off their soon to be released new album Night Shades (out August 29th,) LIVE during the VMA pre-show.

Additionally, viewers will be fist-pumping as the “Jersey Shore” invades the VMA Black Carpet as an exclusive new season teaser airs.

“I am very excited to be a part of the 2011 VMA’s!  After all of my years watching the VMA’s, the pre-show has always been one of my favorite parts.  It is a true honor to be hosting from the black carpet this year” said Selena Gomez.

“We are so excited to be a part of the 2011 VMA’s!  I grew up watching them every year and it was an honor to be nominated two years ago and it is an even bigger honor to be able to play the pre-show this year.  I will never forget when Pat Smear left the Foo Fighters live during the pre-show and I’m planning on having him replace me this year,” said Ryland Blackinton, Cobra Starship

MTV News correspondents Sway, Jim Cantiello and James Montgomery will bring viewers behind the scenes action and news as they interview today’s hottest stars from the most ambitious VMA carpet to date: a lobby of a downtown Los Angeles hotel that is transformed into musical time portal featuring a paparazzi photo arena as the centerpiece to all the pre-show madness. 

In addition to his hosting duties, Jim Cantiello will watch over MTV News’ Twitter Tracker, a dynamic visualization of the global VMA conversation on Twitter. Cantiello will weigh in on up-to-the-minute Twitter volume on VMA nominees, performers, presenters and attendees, tweet out photos from the paparazzi theatre to monitor the speed of their movement around the country and the world, and ask fans to use them to make fan art and send them back for him to show in the show and tweet about all the black carpet action @MTV.

Adding to the excitement of the evening, MTV News will bring audiences a first-look at the new Nicki Minaj video “Fly” featuring Rihanna. In addition, as a lead in to the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” Pre-Show, viewers will watch an all-new episode of “Jersey Shore” at 7p.m. ET/PT Then during the live pre-show, viewers will watch the cast predicting who they think the VMA winners of the night will be.

As previously announced, Adele, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Young The Giant are confirmed to perform.  Additionally, Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, and Odd Future are confirmed to present. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT). MTV will announce additional performers and presenters on a later date. 

Viewers can vote for all general VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone through August 16th. In addition, Best New Artist text voting is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 66333. Voting for this category continues through the show, live on August 28th. Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 66333 (standard message rates apply.)

Dave Sirulnick and Ryan Kroft are Executive Producers for the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show.”  Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge.  Steve Paley is Director. Whitney-Gayle Benta is Executive in Charge of Talent.

The 2011 “MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.

The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning and confirmed “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” performer Lady Gaga will appear LIVE on Thursday, August 18th at 7:49pm ET to make a #VMA announcement and tease her new VMA promo simultaneously on MTV and Logo during “MTV First: Lady Gaga.”

In addition, she will introduce her new music video “Yoü and I” for its television premiere and respond to feedback from fans with her and online.

Immediately following the on-air portion, Gaga will stay on for an exclusive LIVE interview and interactive Q&A session with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions beginning today through MTV.com and Twitter (using @MTVNews / hash-tag #MTVGAGA).

Lady Gaga joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers including Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Young The Giant.  

The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) MTV will announce additional performers and presenters on a later date. 

“Yoü and I” is the fourth single to be released from Lady Gaga’s third studio album, Born This Way. In addition to performing, Lady Gaga is nominated for four Moonmen at the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards,” including Best Female Video (“Born This Way”), Best Art Direction (“Judas”), Best Choreography (“Judas”) and Best Video with a Message (“Born This Way”).

MTV announced today that Bruno Mars is set to take his talents to the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” stage as the latest artist added to this year’s amazing lineup of VMA performers.  

With this performance and four VMA nominations including “Video of the Year,” the multi-talented singer, musician, songwriter and producer continues to add to an extraordinary year of achievements that include: his multi-platinum certified debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, co-writing, producing and performing on the smash-hits B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” and Cee Lo Green’s “F***k You! (Forget You)” as well as his hit singles, “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song.”  

Additionally, the first round of 2011 VMA presenters have been announced from the world of music and pop culture including: Jonah Hill from the upcoming film Moneyball, the Teflon Don aka The Boss Rick Ross, Seth Rogen from the movie 50/50, platinum recording artist and Emmy Award-winning actress Selena Gomez, Keeping Up With The Kardashians very own Kim Kardashian, and hip-hop’s most innovative alternative collective, Odd Future.

“We’re thrilled to have Bruno Mars bring his exceptional talent to the VMA stage,” said Amy Doyle, Executive Producer of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and EVP, Music & Talent, MTV.  “He is one of the most exciting live performers today and with his artistic versatility, he will undoubtedly deliver a standout performance.”

Bruno Mars joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers including Adele, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Young The Giant.  The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) MTV will announce additional performers and presenters on a later date.  For more news and information about Bruno Mars, please visit:  www.brunomars.com and www.elektra.com. 

Viewers can vote for all general VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone through August 16th.  In addition, Best New Artist text voting is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 66333. Voting for this category continues through the show, live on August 28th.  Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 66333 (standard message rates apply.)

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication.  In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.

The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.