Much Music Video Awards

More superstar perfomers have been added to the lineup for the 2011 Muchmusic Video Awards which goes down Sunday, June 18 on Muchmusic and Fuse (US).

Along with previously mentioned co-host Selena Gomez and the one and only Lady Gaga, Muchmusic has announced the additions to the lineup: Canadian bad girl, Avril Lavigne; R&B Crooner, Bruno Mars; Canadian rockers, City and Colour; and Indie Rockers, The Black Keys.

The show has become the ultimate show of the summer and gives fans an up-close and personal look at some of the best pop artists in the world.

Previous years performers have included Lady Gaga (remember the exploding bra?), NKOTB, Britney Spears, Miley Cirus and Rhianna. This year is sure to raise the bar yet again.

For more information on the show and how to get wristbands if you’re in the Toronto area visit MMVA.Muchmusic.com

Last night’s broadcast of the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards goes down in history as the most-watched broadcast of any program ever on MuchMusic.

Nearly one million viewers (914,000) watched from 9-11 p.m. When all repeat broadcasts last night are accumulated, the number rises to 1.45 million.

The 2010 MMVAs more than doubled last year’s audience of 382,000 viewers, an increase of 139%. More than 2.6 million viewers watched some part of the live broadcast, rising to 4.2 million unique viewers with the encores.*

Fans also made online history on Sunday night, delivering the biggest single day audience ever on muchmusic.com with 197,000 unique visitors**, a 69% increase over the 2009 MMVAs.

The MMVAs was the most-watched program for teens across all Canadian conventional television as well as Canadian and U.S. specialty channels. It was the most-watched program among total viewers, A18-34 and P12-34, across all Canadian and U.S. specialty channels. Earlier at 8 p.m., 437,000 viewers watched 2010 MMVAS RED CARPET SPECIAL. It was the most-watched program in its timeslot amongst teens and P12-34 across all Canadian and U.S. specialty television.

“The 2010 MMVAs was the party that rocked the block, giving fans incredible access to stars, blistering performances and endless excitement,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “Our fans want to experience the MMVAs across as many platforms as possible and that’s just what we give them, proving that MuchMusic delivers the ultimate in fan access – whether it’s watching kickass performances on TV, voting for their fave artists, streaming content from the backstage VVIP Room, tweeting with the VJs, or meeting their idols on the red carpet.”

Ten thousand fans descended on MuchMusic HQ to get up-close-and-personal with homegrown A-list stars Justin Bieber and Drake, as well as co-host Miley Cyrus and scores of other artists and celebs. Within the first 24 hours after the show, more than 270,000 visitors to muchmusic.com viewed more than 43,000 on demand videos including the full 2010 MMVAs and the 2010 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL**.

The 2010 MMVAs instantaneously connected fans in record numbers via social media. Conversations about the MMVAs took over Twitter as all 10 trending topics in Canada from 8 p.m. until past midnight. “MMVAs” also trended worldwide 20 minutes into the show, including the U.S., with 16,725 tweets and 990 re-tweets posted by devoted followers on Sunday. Fans also engaged directly with MuchMusic via Facebook, with over 439 comments posted from the networks more than 108,000 followers.

Fans can catch the 2010 MMVAs online right now at mmva.muchmusic.com. MuchMusic is set to rebroadcast the show throughout the week with airings on today at 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 22 at 12:30 a.m. ET, Wed, June 23 at 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, Thurs, June 24 at 7 a.m. ET, 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, Fri, June 25 at 11 a.m. ET, and Sat., June 26 at 12 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET. International broadcasts can be seen on FUSE in the U.S. on Tues., June 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

 

Knock-out performances, the hottest celebs and die-hard fans rocked the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS tonight, launching MuchMusic HQ into epic fan-demonium.

Teen heart-throb Justin Bieber lit up the MMVAs stage and took home top honours scoring three awards (the coveted UR FAVE Video, UR FAVE New Artist, and Best International Video by a Canadian).

Pop-rock darlings Hedley, tied for top place, also taking home hardware (for Best Video, Pop Video of the Year, and Post-Production of the Year). Fans also weighed in more than ever before casting 513,000 votes in UR FAVE categories – an increase of 44,000 votes over last year.  Encore presentations can be seen throughout the week on MuchMusic.

Co-host and pop-sensation Miley Cyrus caused a stir at the legendary corner of Queen and John with white-hot performances all night long, and a win for International Video of the Year.

After glamming up the MMVAs stage with his hit single “Whataya Want From Me,” international superstar Adam Lambert left with the highly-coveted UR FAVE International Video award. And California Gurl Katy Perry did not disappoint, bringing the heat to throngs of screaming fans.

The MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video was awarded to Young Artists for Haiti for their collaboration of K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag”. The 2010 MMVAs donated $10,000 to the people of Haiti in support of earthquake relief through Young Artists for Haiti. This donation was made on behalf of the performers and presenters in lieu of a MMVAs gift lounge.

“It is so cool to celebrate artists with artists.  It’s about the music, which is really special to me.  I’ve never seen so much love tonight – it was awesome,” said co-host Miley Cyrus.

“It’s was an amazing night, with the return of homegrown stars and the biggest names in music rocking out for MuchMusic fans,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “From Miley to Lambert, Bieber to Katy, the MMVAs put our fans right in the centre of the action, taking them behind the scenes on muchmusic.com, and getting them closer to their favourite stars than ever before.”

An encore presentation of the 2010 MMVAs is available online at muchmusic.com right now. The 2010 MMVAs rebroadcasts on Monday, June 21 at 3 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 22 at 12:30 a.m. ET, Wed, June 23 at 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, Thurs, June 24 at 7 a.m. ET, 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, Fri, June 25 at 11 a.m. ET, and Sat., June 26 at 12 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET. International broadcasts can be seen on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network in the U.S.

And the winners are…

 

UR FAVE Video

Justin Bieber f. Ludacris – “Baby”

 

UR FAVE New Artist

Justin Bieber f. Ludacris – “Baby”

 

UR FAVE International Video

Adam Lambert – “Whataya Want From Me”

 

MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video

Young Artists for Haiti – “Wavin’ Flag”

 

Video Of The Year

Hedley – “Perfect”

 

International Video Of The Year – Artist

Miley Cyrus – “Party in The U.S.A.”

 

International Video Of The Year – Group

Jonas Brothers – “Paranoid”

 

Pop Video of the Year

Hedley – “Cha-Ching”

 

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian

Justin Bieber f. Ludacris – “Baby”

 

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year

Billy Talent – “Devil on my Shoulder”

 

MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video Of The Year

Trey Songz & Drake – “Successful“

 

Director Of The Year

Billy Talent – “Saint Veronika”

 

Post-Production Of The Year

Hedley – “Perfect”

 

Cinematography Of The Year

Trey Songz & Drake – “Successful“

 

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year

Belly f. Snoop Dogg– “Hot Girl”

 

The 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS is an original MuchMusic production. Sheila Sullivan is Executive Producer for CTV/MuchMusic. Brad Schwartz is Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Much MTV Group. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

 

As the countdown continues to the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, MuchMusic announced today that Canada’s biggest and baddest street party will be simulcast south of the border on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network.

Now viewers across the U.S. can see all-star performers that include co-host Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, Drake and Hedley. The 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live from MuchMusic’s Toronto HQ on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

“The MMVAs are going to be where every music fan wants to be on June 20,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “This partnership with Fuse brings the MMVAs live across the U.S., letting more people experience this amazing show.

Nowhere else do fans have access to such an exciting street party like ours, with a chance to see the most-buzzed about musicians and the hottest celebrities. This also makes this show a great platform for the world to see our amazing Canadian talent!”

Based in the U.S., Fuse is a national television network exclusively dedicated to music that features live concerts, festivals, events, original series, and all-access interviews. The simulcast of the 2010 MMVAs is another example of how Fuse connects fans with their favorite musicians through entertaining and engaging music programming.

“Fuse is excited to partner with MuchMusic to air the MMVAs,” said Sal LoCurto, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fuse.  “The exclusive broadcast of this must-watch awards show reinforces that Fuse is the destination for the hottest music events and concerts, as well as programs featuring today’s biggest artists.”

Media accreditation for U.S. media is extended until June 11 at www.muchmedia.ca.

Presenters to be announced at a later date.

 

Fans get ready to go buck-wild as MuchMusic announced today Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Vancouver’s Marianas Trench and Toronto’s Down With Webster are set to rock the stage at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.

Don’t miss the music mania happening live on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET, with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET. The artists join previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and co-host Miley Cyrus, with additional performer and guest announcements to come. MuchMusic also confirmed today that the MMVAs wristband giveaway goes down Saturday, June 12 at MuchMusic HQ (details below).

“The MMVAs will be amazeballz,” said Ke$ha. “All you hot Canadians will be covered in glitter.”

“MuchMusic and Canada have always been such great hosts to me,” said Adam Lambert. “I can’t wait to go back to rock the glam for all those fans!”

“We in the noble warriors’ guild of Marianas Trench are super excited to take a break from slaying Hydras and fighting crime, to come and fight for the forces of good on the MMVAs,” said Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. “Expect the unexpected.”

“We grew up watching the MMVAs in Toronto’s Beaches, a streetcar ride away from MuchMusic,” said Bucky of Down With Webster. “After being voted best Live Performance on MuchMusic in 2009 and touring North America non-stop, we can’t wait to come home and play the MMVAs!”

“We’re very excited to add such an amazing group of performers to the MMVAs,” said Sheila Sullivan, 2010 MMVAs Executive Producer. “Ke$sha, Down With Webster, Adam Lambert, and Marianas Trench have proven they are Much fan-favourites, and we can’t wait to get them up close and personal with our fans.”

Rap superstar Drake leads with seven MMVAs nominations, followed by Hedley with six, and Justin Bieber with four. Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Marianas Trench and Down Webster have two nods. For a full list of MMVAs nominees, click here.

Fans aged 14+ should keep Saturday, June 12 – and the days leading up to it – completely free if they want the coveted wristband for the 2010 MMVAs, the biggest show in the country. The giveaway starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 12 at MuchMusic headquarters, located at the corner of Queen and John in downtown Toronto. Only one wristband per person is allowed and fans must be prepared to have it affixed to their wrist until the show on June 20. Music lovers are highly encouraged to help make a difference and bring a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank and, as always, photo ID is absolutely mandatory!

Ke$ha

Ke$ha’s debut album, Animal, was released on January 5, 2010. Her blockbuster first single “TiK ToK” is certified seven times platinum in Canada and has sold over 7.5 million tracks worldwide. Her follow-up single, “Blah Blah Blah” has gone twice platinum. Ke$ha’s latest hit, “Your Love is My Drug,” is the pop star’s third track to be in the Top 10 BDS Canada’s CHR radio chart. And if her last visit to MUCHONDEMAND is any indication, Ke$ha is set to burn up the stage on June 20 and leave nothing but glitter behind.

Adam Lambert

When Adam Lambert dropped by MuchMusic’s Queen St. HQ for MUCHONDEMAND, fans were in a frenzy! It’s no wonder – Lambert’s star has been on the rise since his first performance on AMERICAN IDOL. His highly-anticipated debut release, For Your Entertainment hit stores on November 23, 2009 and went on to hit certified platinum in Canada. His hit single “Whataya Want From Me” has reached triple platinum, solidifying Lambert as a force to be reckoned with on the MMVAs’ stage.

Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench is no stranger to the MMVAs, grabbing four nominations at last year’s show. After taking Canada by storm with their debut album Fix Me, and hit songs like “Shake Tramp”, “Beside You” and “Celebrity Status,” the Vancouver band is yet to slow down. Marianas Trench released their second album Masterpiece Theatre, in February 2009. The album was certified gold in Canada, and hit singles “Cross My Heart” and “All to Myself” surpassed double platinum status for digital single sales. Fans get to check out these high-energy boys at this year’s show.

Down With Webster

The last time Down With Webster hit up MUCHONDEMAND they sent fans into a tail-spin. Known for their on-stage antics and high-octane performances, the seven-member, genre-bending band has been described as a modern-day Sly & The Family Stone meets Beastie Boys. Hit singles “Rich Girl$” and “Your Man,” off their debut album Time To Win, vol. 1, are certified platinum in Canada. Their next single, “Whoa Is Me” hits the airwaves on June 8, 2010. Timbaland calls them “the illest group I’ve ever seen live in person,” and Bootsy Collins calls them “Badass!” It’s safe to say that this Toronto-based band is set to get the party started at this year’s MMVAs.

For those fans who can’t make it to the T dot, no need to fear – MuchMusic has joined forces with media partners to win the ultimate MMVAs flyaway prize packages, including VIP passes to the show. Look for details in the coming weeks on mmva.muchmusic.com and with the following partners:

CHUM Radio Network

Vancouver – The Beat 94.5

Edmonton – 91.7 FM

Toronto – 104.5 CHUM FM

Halifax – 101.3 FM

Radio

Toronto – Z103 FM

Toronto – Flow 93.5

Ottawa – HOT 89.9

Online

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The 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS is an original MuchMusic production. Sheila Sullivan is Executive Producer for CTV/MuchMusic. Brad Schwartz is Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Much MTV Group. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

Official sponsors of the 2010 MMVAs include Nokia, Playtex Sport™, Procter & Gamble, Smarties, Stride GUM*, and Virgin Mobile Canada™.

UR music, UR bands, UR FAVE. MuchMusic is putting fans in the drivers seat with the UR FAVE Awards for this year’s MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, going down on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Not only do the fans get to choose who ultimately takes home the hardware, but also who deserves a nod for three separate categories.

Fans can get linked in and be a part of music history by logging on now to muchmusic.com and voting for the UR FAVE wildcard nominees. Voting for the wildcard nominees closes on May 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The MMVAs UR FAVE Awards include the following categories: UR FAVE New Artist/Group, UR FAVE Video, and UR FAVE International Video.

To up the ante even further, muchmusic.com also provides the highest degree of participation with a slew of ways to heighten the MMVAs experience. Fans are able to watch all of the nominee videos, read band bios, get the most up to date info on performers, presenters, nominees, and much more.

The full lists of UR FAVE nominees for the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS will be released on May 18.

Already selected 2010 UR FAVE Nominees are:

UR FAVE Video
Drake f. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem/ “Forever”
Hedley/ “Perfect”
Justin Bieber f. Ludacris/ “Baby”
Marianas Trench/ “Celebrity Status”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Avril Lavigne/ “Alice”
Billy Talent/ “Saint Veronika”
Down With Webster/ “Rich Girl$”
K’Naan/ ”Wavin’ Flag”
Stereos f. Jhevon Paris/ ”Throw Ya Hands Up”

UR FAVE International Video
Adam Lambert/ “Whataya Want From Me”
Ke$ha/ “TiK ToK”
Lady Gaga f. Beyonce/ “Telephone”
Miley Cyrus/ “Party In The U.S.A”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Jason Derülo/ “Whatcha Say”
Rihanna f. Young Jeezy/ “Hard”
Taylor Swift/ “You Belong With Me”
The Black Eyed Peas/ “I Gotta Feeling”
Timbaland f. Katy Perry/ “If We Ever Meet Again”

UR FAVE New Artist/Group
Down With Webster/ “Rich Girl$”
Drake f. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem/ “Forever”
Justin Bieber f. Ludacris/ “Baby”
Stereos/ “Summer Girl”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Arkells/ “Pullin’ Punches”
Carly Rae Jepsen/ “Bucket”
Deadmau5 f. Rob Swire/ “Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff”
Die Mannequin/ “Bad Medicine”
Melanie Fiona/ “Give It To Me Right”

After last night’s Much Music Video Awards aired live from Toronto, an entirely different type of issue is making news that has nothing to do with the evening’s hosts, performances or category winners. According to reports, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton was assaulted by a manager for Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am.

After an after party for the MMVA’s, Perez Hilton logged onto his Twitter account claiming that he had been assaulted by Will.i.am following a series of disputes earlier in the night when Fergie asked the blogger to step making fun of their band and its members on his website. Apparently, the Black Eyed Peas and their entourage ran into Perez at a nightclub hosting an MMVA after party, and in response to the heated discussions, manager for Will.i.am punched Perez in the face multiple times. In response to this altercation, police were apparently called and the manager was arrested. Since then Will.i.am and Perez Hilton have both posted video responses on their websites addressing what happened and telling their side of the story.

While the Much Music Video Awards did seem to draw a decent guest list this year, it’s a little sad that the Canadian event will finally make news South of the border, and it’s because of a celebrity fight.