MuchMusic Video Awards

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards drew a bumper audience on Sunday night.

Nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in to the Psy-hosted ceremony, making it the number one programme in the 9-11pm ET timeslot among P12-34, P12-17, A18-34, A18-49, and females 18-49 and 18-34.

743,000 viewers saw the live broadcast with the number bumped up to 892,000 with the encore viewers added.

The 2013 MMVAs Red Carpet Special proved especially popular, with 443,000 viewers tuning in. This is a rise of 18% on last year.

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013Justin Bieber has nabbed the favourite artist trophy as voted by fans at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night.

The teenager claimed the award ahead of fellow Canadians Carly Rae Jepsem, deadmau5, Drake and Marianas Trench.

Taylor Swift was honoured with the favourite artist or group award while local rockers Marianas Trench took home the favourite video award for ‘Desperate Measures’.

Avril Lavigne was deemed to have the best international video by a Canadian artist for ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up’ while the international video of the year went to Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack’. Continue reading »

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013South Korean singer Psy has asked just one thing of Canadian fans prior to his co-hosting gig at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards this weekend.

He wants to see fans doing the “horse-y thing”.

“We’re going to see a lot of Canadian fans doing the horse-y thing, you know,” Psy said. “This is going to be my first time ever performing Gentleman on Canadian TV, so I’m going to be accurate and I’m going to be very certain with (that song).”

The 35-year-old is excited at the prospect of hosting such a big event. Continue reading »

MuchMusicAwards2013MuchMusic are gearing up for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with a week of dedicated programming.

As the official MMVA go-to-source, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.celebrates the MMVAs the entire week (June 10-14) with videos from the red-hot list of 2013 MMVA nominees and performers. NML VJs also dish out the goods on the biggest award show on the planet with daily VJ MMVA diaries, where they discuss everything from the biggest MMVA performance, to the most jaw-dropping MMVA moment. Keep it locked on NML and muchmusic.com all week long to catch the latest MMVAs news! Continue reading »

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013MuchMusic confirmed today that Taylor Swift will be winging her way to Canada this month to perform at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.

Swift joins a red-hot, celeb-packed lineup as a presenter along with co-host PSY, and performers, pop starDemi Lovato, six-time MMVA nominees Marianas Trench, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, fan-favouriteAvril Lavigne, East coast hip-hop artist Classified, AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips, first-time nomineeSerena Ryder, international hit-maker Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie, and Toronto’s own Down With Webster.

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013Another batch of presenters and performers have been added to the line-up for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The lineup includes an appearance by Aussie teen heartthrob Cody Simpson, punk rockers Billy Talent, teenage singing sensation Austin Mahone, and more.

Adding to the list of hot performers is world-renowned electronic dance music producerArmin van Buuren, as he takes to the MMVAs stage for the very first time, along with Trevor Guthrie.

MMVA darlings Marianas Trench and Down With Webster also return to deliver explosive performances to their dedicated and loving fans. Continue reading »

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013MuchMusic has today announced another bunch of A-listers who will be appearing at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards next month.

Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Lucy Hale, Avril Lavigne, Brittany Snow, Kunal Nayyar, Naya Rivera, Stephen Amell, and more have been announced to be hitting up the MMVAs that take place on June 16.

Confirmed to perform for the thousands of fans outside of Much HQ are AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips, as well as Canadian sk8ter sensation Avril Lavigne, MMVA nominee/East Coast hip-hop artist Classified, and first-time nominee Serena Ryder.

In addition, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will take to the stage at the legendary corner of Queen and John in downtown Toronto. Continue reading »

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013The nominations for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards have been announced today via New.Music.Live.

First-time nominees include co-host PSY, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phillip Phillips, and Canadians The Weeknd, Serena Ryder, and 2012 Coke Covers award winner Tyler Shaw.

The nominees join the biggest street party on the planet, the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, airing live on MuchMusic Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Continue reading »

Psy2MuchMusic has managed to lock in South Korean popstar Psy as co-host of the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The Gangnam Style singer will make his live Canadian television hosting and performance debut at the awards in June.

“I’m looking forward to co-hosting and performing at the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS,” said PSY. “And I’m looking forward to seeing all my fans in Canada!”

“PSY is really going to bring the party to this year’s MMVAs,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “His explosive energy and fun approach to music is a great fit for the MMVAs, and our audience. With PSY fronting the show, the biggest street party in the world just got that much louder.” Continue reading »

DemiLovatoDemi Lovato has been confirmed as the first performer or the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The X Factor judge, pop music role model, and all around teen sensation is making her MMVAs debut with what is sure to be a show-stopping performance.

The star-studded night begins with the 2013 MMVAs Red Carpet Special on Sunday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the live show at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic and Fuse. Continue reading »