MuchMusic Video Awards

The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards delivered an explosive evening as the biggest and brightest stars in music shone on stage. The legendary corner of Queen and John in downtown Toronto was packed with thousands of fans to celebrate the best music videos of the year.

Co-Hosts LMFAO led an action packed evening, sharing the limelight with the biggest superstars in music, including Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Flo Rida.

The two-hour special is available now on demand at muchmusic.com and will encore throughout the week, including Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. ET and Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

First-time MMVA performer Carly Rae Jepsen was the big winner of the night with three MMVAs for Video of the Year, MuchMusic.com’s Most Watched Video, and the all-important fan-driven UR Fave Video of the Year for “Call Me Maybe”.

Teenage dream Katy Perry rocked the 2012 MMVAs’ stage after taking home two MMVAs for International Video of the Year and UR Fave International Artist or Group. Co-hosts and party-rockers LMFAO snagged the MMVA for International Video of the Year and owned the show with a mighty mash-up performance of “Party Rock Anthem”, “Champagne Showers”, “Sorry For Party Rocking”, and “Sexy and I Know It”. Capping off the night, Justin Bieber delivered stellar performances of “All Around The World” and “Boyfriend” after winning the award for International Video of the Year by a Canadian and the award for UR FAVE Artist or Group.

Marianas Trench delivered a killer performance of “Fallout” after taking home MMVAs for Pop Video of the Year and Cinematography of the Year. Ed Sheeran’s performance showed Canada why he is a #1 artist in the UK, Nelly Furtado’s performance of “Hoops” was a slam dunk and Kelly Clarkson hit all the high notes with her performance of “Dark Side and Stronger”. Hedley gave a live performance of the new track “Kiss You Inside Out” and had fans at the intersection of Queen and John in a frenzy.

And the winners are…

UR FAVE Video
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

UR FAVE Artist or Group
Justin Bieber

UR FAVE International Artist or Group
Katy Perry

MuchMusic.com Most Streamed Video
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

Video Of The Year
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

International Video Of The Year – Artist
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

International Video Of The Year – Group
LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”

Pop Video of the Year
Marianas Trench – “Haven’t Had Enough”

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian
Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year
The Sheepdogs – “I don’t Know”

MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video Of The Year
Drake f. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”

Director Of The Year
Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay and Belly – “Hit Me Up”

Post-Production Of The Year
Down With Webster – “Big Wheels”

Cinematography Of The Year
Marianas Trench – “Fall Out”

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year
City and Colour – “Fragile Bird”

MuchMusic announced today that global sensation Selena Gomez and 2011 MMVA co-host returns to Much HQ for a show-stopping appearance as an additional presenter for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The singer/songwriter/actress joins a red-hot list of previously-announced presenters including Cody Simpson, Darren Criss, Jesse Metcalfe, Kelly Osbourne, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Rico Rodriguez and more. Continue reading »

MuchMusic turns up the volume in anticipation of The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards airing June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, with MMVA related specials airing throughout MMVA Week.

Kicking-off the pre-party on Monday June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, is 2012 MMVA: FIRST LOOK giving viewers the low-down to all things MMVAs, and how they can get involved.

Then, fans get schooled on how to rock the block with LMFAO’S GUIDE TO PARTY ROCKING THE MMVAs, Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. And more MMVA funtastic lessons are dished out with the 2012 MMVA: STYLE GUIDE , Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The 2012 MMVA soundtrack is also in full effect as Much highlights nominated videos all week long with the MMVA NOMINEE SPECIALS, airing Monday, June 11 through June 14 at 7 p.m. ET,. Category by category, Much recaps everything from Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”.

There’s no better way to spend MMVA day than watching MUCH with a special lineup of daylong programming leading into the big event. First up is PEREZ HILTON: ALL ACCESS KATY PERRY, an hour long interview with the favorite (lolli)pop star Sunday, June 17 at 8am ET. Everyone’s favorite “boyfriend” Justin Bieber is pranking and being pranked when he is featured in a special episode of SILENT LIBRARY, airing Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m ET. Finally, before the stars shine in the spotlight, vampires sparkle in the sun with the Much premiere of Twilight Saga – New Moon, airing Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m. ET. This red-hot movie leads into the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET, before the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS goes down live on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

Full 2012 MMVA WEEK Programming Highlights below:

2012 MMVA: FIRST LOOK
MuchMusic Special – Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Co-hosts of the 2012 MMVAs, LMFAO guide viewers through the ultimate preview of this year’s MMVAs. Much VJs Liz, Lauren, Phoebe and Jesse hint at what can be expected for the big evening, talk about the biggest award categories of the show, and let viewers know how they can get involved.

2012 MMVA: LMFAO’S GUIDE TO PARTY ROCKING THE MMVAs
MuchMusic Special – Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
MuchMusic catches up with sexy and they know it MMVA hosts LMFAO for a behind the scenes preview. This is your essential guide to party rockin’ the MMVAs LMFAO style.

2012 MMVA: STYLE GUIDE
MuchMusic Special – Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
This unique and stylish look at MMVA fashion comes with expert commentary from industry professionals. Experts, including a red carpet photographer, stylist, blogger, and a hair and make-up pro, bring their stylish perspective to the MMVAs. This is THE show to watch to get ready for the MMVAs.

2012 MMVA NOMINEES SPECIALS
MuchMusic Special – Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14 at 7 p.m. ET (30 min. x 4)
Watch every MMVA nominated video in full category by category!

ED SHEERAN: LIVE AT SHEPERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
MuchMusic Special – Thursday, June 14 at 11p.m. ET (30 min.)
Footage of Ed Sheeran performing his debut album, +, live at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW
MuchMusic Marathon – Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Capture every moment from Season 7, as the nine top crews battle it out for their place in dance supremacy.

PEREZ HILTON: ALL ACCESS KATY PERRY
MuchMusic Episode – Sunday, June 17 at 8 a.m. ET (60 min)
Superstar Katy Perry invites Perez to have an exclusive peak behind the scenes of her latest video “The One That Got Away”. He then joins the pop superstar on her U.K. tour and is treated to exclusive access to her closed set. The pair also gets up close and personal discussing topics ranging from her ex-husband Russell Brand, her early Christian music career and her love of touring.

SILENT LIBRARY
MuchMusic Episode – Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m. ET (30 min.)
Featuring Justin Bieber, Asher Roth and Jim Jones.

TWILIGHT SAGA – NEW MOON
MuchMusic Premiere – Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m. ET (130 min.)
Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship – this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

MuchMusic announced today the top notch lineup of presenters for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. Australian teen sensation Cody Simpson, Brit heartthrob Conor Maynard, Canadian rap-rockers Down With Webster, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, pop/R&B singer Shawn Desman and nominee Victoria Duffield.

The star-studded night begins with the 2012 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL on Sunday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the live show at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic and Fuse. Continue reading »

As the countdown to the biggest awards show on the planet continues, MuchMusic announced today additional chart-busting performers set to rock the stage at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.

International hip-hop star Flo Rida, Canada’s rock royalty Hedley, Grammy Award-winning, powerful songstress Kelly Clarkson and Britain’s superstar sensation Ed Sheeran, bring their unique artistry to the MMVA stage!

This impressive roster of talent join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and co-hosts LMFAO, with additional announcements to come.

The 2012 MMVAs air live on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, on Much in Canada and Fuse in the U.S., beginning with the 2012 MMVA RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET in both countries. Continue reading »

Let the shrieking begin! MuchMusic announced earlier today on a special episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., a heavy-hittin’ all-Canadian line up of global chartbusting performers for the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.

Calling in to NML to announce his own attendance, Canadian superstar and MMVA nominee, Justin Bieber will drop a sonic boom at Much HQ in Toronto.

Also confirmed to light up the stage is JUNO and Grammy®-winning global phenomenon, record producer and actress Nelly Furtado.  

Additional performers set to rock the block are singer-songwriter sensation Carly Rae Jepsen and pop/rock band Marianas Trench.

These MMVA UR FAVE performers join previously announced electro-pop 2012 MMVA co-hosts and performers, LMFAO, and global pop superstar performer, Katy Perry.

The 2012 MMVAs get down on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, on Much in Canada and Fuse in the U.S., with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET in both countries.

“I’m so excited to be coming back home for this year’s MMVAs,” said Justin Bieber. It’s an honour to be nominated and performing. I can’t wait!”

“The last couple months have been madness,” said Carly Rae Jepsen. “I can’t wait to come home and play a show where this all began at this year’s MMVAs. Can’t wait to see everybody!”

“Wow, we are extremely stoked to be rocking the MMVAs this year,” said Marianas Trench. “Flaming bras are out of style this season but you can bet we’ll have a few tricks up our sleeves.  Brace yourself, Canada!”

Earlier today MuchMusic announced the nominees for the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, live on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.

Audience members joined the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. team and special guests to announce that Vancouver’s own punk rockers Marianas Trench took the lead this year with an incredible seven nominations.

Toronto’s own superstar Drake tied with pop-rockers Hedley with five nominations each, while Down With Webster and pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen tied with four nominations each.

Previously announced co-hosts and performers, as well as first time nominees, LMFAO also snagged two nominations.

Additional first time nominees include Adele, Anjulie, The Sheepdogs and Victoria Duffield. The nominees join previously announced performer, international teenage dream and double nominee Katy Perry and party-rockin’ co-hosts LMFAO at the biggest street party on the planet, airing live Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.

The 2012 MMVA awards also air live on Fuse in the U.S., the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company. The MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks it all off at 8 p.m. ET.

“Congratulations to each and every one of this years nominees!” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “The MMVAs allow fans to celebrate the brightest stars in music at the biggest street party in the country. This year is no different and we are thrilled to celebrate such a diverse list of incredible home-grown talent.”

 

Nominees:


Video Of The Year

Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

She’s Dope, Down With Webster

Headlines, Drake

Invincible, Hedley f. P. Reign

Fallout, Marianas Trench

 

Post-Production Of The Year

Big Wheels, Down With Webster

Fallout, Marianas Trench

Let Me Go, Shaun Boothe

Heatwave, The New Cities

I Wanna Dance With Somebody, These Kids Wear Crowns

 

Cinematography Of The Year

Fragile Bird, City And Colour

Invincible, Hedley f. P. Reign

Rock Paper Scissors, Kreesha Turner

Fallout, Marianas Trench

Moneyshot/Something Stupid, Shawn Desman

 

Director Of The Year

Kiss It Bye Bye, Aleesia f. Big Sean – Directed by RT!

Hit Me Up, Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay & Belly – Directed by Marc André Debruyne

Royalty, Down With Webster – Directed by Chris Wong

Haven’t Had Enough, Marianas Trench – Directed by Kyle Davison

Big Hoops, Nelly Furtado – Directed by X

 

Pop Video Of The Year

Brand New Chick, Anjulie

Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

Invincible, Hedley f. P. Reign

Haven’t Had Enough, Marianas Trench

Shut Up And Dance, Victoria Duffield

 

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year

Michigan Left, Arkells

Queen Of Hearts, F*cked Up

I Feel You, Sam Roberts Band

I Don’t Know, The Sheepdogs

Chick Came Back, Theory Of A Deadman

 

MuchVibe Hip Hop Video Of The Year

Cool Boyz, A-Game

The Hangover, Classified f. Kayo & Jim Cuddy

The Motto, Drake f. Lil Wayne & Tyga

Come On, Harvey Stripes f. Lloyd

Is Anybody Out There?, K’Naan f. Nelly Furtado

 

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Arcade Fire

Fragile Bird, City And Colour

Hit Me Up, Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay & Belly

She’s Dope, Down With Webster

Banner, Lights

 

International Video Of The Year – Artist

Run The World (Girls), Beyonce

Next 2 You, Chris Brown f. Justin Bieber

Turn Me On, David Guetta f. Nicki Minaj

Good Feeling, Flo Rida

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), Katy Perry

Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Marry The Night, Lady Gaga

Starships, Nicki Minaj

Give Me Everything, Pitbull f. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

We Found Love, Rihanna f. Calvin Harris

 

International Video Of The Year – Group

Lighters, Bad Meets Evil f. Bruno Mars

You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship f. Sabi

Paradise, Coldplay

Houdini, Foster The People

Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes f. Adam Levine

Sexy And I Know It, LMFAO

Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 f. Christina Aguilera

One Thing, One Direction

Love You Like A Love Song, Selena Gomez & The Scene

Glad You Came, The Wanted

 

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian

Smile, Avril Lavigne

Take Care, Drake f. Rihanna

Boyfriend, Justin Bieber

When We Stand Together, Nickelback

Astronaut, Simple Plan

 

UR Fave Video

Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

Headlines, Drake

Invincible, Hedley f. P. Reign

Fallout, Marianas Trench

Summer Paradise, Simple Plan f. Sean Paul

 

UR Fave Artist

Drake

Justin Bieber

Cary Rae Jepsen

Marianas Trench

Hedley

 

UR Fave International Artist

Katy Perry

LMFAO

One Direction

Rihanna

Adele

 

Also announced today were this year’s wildcard nominee winners for the UR FAVE categories. They are:

UR Fave Video of the Year – Simple Plan f. Sean Paul (“Summer Paradise”)

UR Fave International Artist or Group – Adele

UR Fave Artist or Group – Hedley

 

Fans can get involved behind the scenes by helping pick the winner in each UR FAVE category. The full list of UR Fave Finalists can be found here. Fans can vote for their faves at muchmusic.com/urfave.

The 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS is about to get even sexier with the announcement by MuchMusic today that American electro-pop duo LMFAO are shufflin’ their way to Much HQ to co-host and perform at the biggest awards show in the country.

They’re sexy and they know it! There’s no question LMFAO have become a household acronym. Surpassing 428 million views on YouTube, the catchy party song and first hit single “Party Rock Anthem” off their current album Sorry for Party Rocking has become a viral phenomenon and a staple at any house party.

The track shot to #1 in more than 15 countries and became the biggest selling digital single in Canadian history, achieving global sales of over 14 million units.

Their third single, “Sexy and I Know It”, rocketed to #1 on the iTunes charts worldwide and had fans everywhere party rocking. The four music videos from Sorry for Party Rocking have reached nearly one billion views on YouTube combined.

LMFAO join previously announced performer Katy Perry. The 2012 MMVAs go down Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, on Much in Canada and Fuse in the U.S., with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET. Additional #MMVA2012 performer and presenter announcements to come. 

“Canada is the first place LMFAO went #1, and now the first place we will host an award show,” said RedFoo. “It’s going to be a night you won’t forget.”

“Canada has always been very good to us,” said Sky Blu. “It is an honour to be able to host one of their biggest nights in music!”

“LMFAO are going to electrify this year’s MMVAs,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “This duo really knows how to party so they are fitting co-hosts for the only street level award show on the planet and best party of the year! Their energy and enthusiasm is sure to light up the stage. Plus, I can’t wait to see what they wear!”

Rubbing shoulders with the best in the biz, LMFAO appeared earlier this year alongside the Queen of Pop herself, performing with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. LMFAO were 2012 JUNO Award nominees for International Album of the Year and winners of Favorite Song of the Year at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards. Additionally, the duo are finalists in 17 award categories at the upcoming 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Later this summer, LMFAO will continue their tour, criss-crossing North America, with a stop in Toronto headlining the Molson Amphitheatre in July.

For the third year in a row, the MMVAs are simulcast live in the U.S. on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company.

Follow the countdown to the MMVAs on muchmusic.com or on Twitter @MuchMusic to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, the chance to win big prizes, and how to vote in the all-important UR FAVE categories. Fans can also stay tuned for the full list of nominees, which is slated to be announced on Tuesday, May 15 on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. at 6 p.m. ET.

Who’s your fave? MuchMusic announced today the MuchMusic Video Award nominees in the three, fan-driven UR FAVE categories, along with details on voting for the wildcard nominee in each category.

Fans can now view the nominees in each UR FAVE category (UR FAVE Video of the Year, UR FAVE Artist, and UR FAVE International Artist) from their mobile device or online at mmva.muchmusic.com.

From there, fans are in control as they vote for the fifth and final nominee (the wildcard) in each category. Wildcard voting closes May 14 at 12 midnight ET.

The winning wildcard nominees, along with the full lineup of 2012 MMVA nominees, are announced on Much’s flagship show, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE, on Tuesday, May 15.

Official voting in the UR FAVE categories begins immediately following NML’s announcement. THE 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS air live Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Much in Canada and Fuse in the U.S.

Diving right in to the MMVAs experience, fans can log onto mmva.muchmusic.com and learn more about the 2012 MMVA UR FAVE nominees and get the most up to date info on upcoming performers, presenters and much more. See full list of eligible UR Fave and UR Fave wildcard nominees below.

 

2012 UR FAVE Nominees and Wildcard choices are:

 

Category: UR FAVE Video of the Year

Nominees are:

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Drake, “Headlines”

Hedley f. P Reign, “Invincible”

Marianas Trench, “Fallout”

 

WILDCARD Nominee Choices are:

City And Colour, “Fragile Bird”

Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay, “Hit Me Up”

Down With Webster, “She’s Dope”

Karl Wolf f Three 6 Mafia, “Mash It Up”

Simple Plan f. Sean Paul, “Summer Paradise”

 

Category: UR FAVE International Artist

Nominees are:

Katy Perry

LMFAO

One Direction

Rihanna

 

WILDCARD Nominee Choices are:

Adele

David Guetta

Jay-Z & Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

The Wanted

 

Category: UR FAVE Artist

Nominees are:

Drake

Carly Rae Jepsen

Justin Bieber

Marianas Trench

 

WILDCARD Nominee Choices are:

Arcade Fire

Down With Webster

Hedley

Lights

Victoria Duffield

 

For the third year in a row, the MMVAs are simulcast live in the U.S. on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company.

Calling all KatyCats! MuchMusic kicks off the biggest award show on the planet with a bang, as the inimitable Katy Perry is the first performer announced for the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.

The Billboard chart-topper and style icon hits the MMVA stage for a second time to blow minds with what is sure to be an explosive performance.

Two years ago, Perry made a sweet arrival on the MMVA red carpet in an ice cream truck and dazzled fans with her Candyfornia-themed performance. There might not be ice cream again, but there will surely be screams for Katy!

“What other award show shuts down major city blocks to bring thousands of fans at arms length to the biggest pop stars in the world?,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “We’re thrilled to kick off this year’s show with the announcement of one of today’s most sought after artists, Katy Perry. Two years ago she brought Candyfornia to the MMVA stage. No doubt this year’s performance will be out of this world!”

Fans can now mark their calendars, as MuchMusic also confirmed today that the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live from Much HQ in Toronto Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Perry is the first performer confirmed for the party that has fans taking to the streets and lining up overnight for the chance to get Much closer to the hottest A-Listers in the world.

Katy’s new single, “Part Of Me” debuted in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 on Feb. 22, making it the first in a year, and only the 20th in 53 years, to debut at #1. The single also debuted at #1 on iTunes, with over 400,000 downloads in its first week.

A special edition of Katy’s triple platinum album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, was released on March 26, and features three new songs.  Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the 3D feature film starring Perry releases July 5, and is a first-ever big-screen look at the international superstar’s life both on and off-stage.

For the third year in a row, the MMVAs are simulcast live in the U.S. on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company.

Multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar, Katy Perry is arguably one of the most successful and hardest working entertainers in the world.  Since the 2008 release of “One of the Boys,” Perry has topped the charts in more than 25 countries and has sold more than 50 million digital tracks and mobile products, as well as 10 million albums worldwide. Her hits include “I Kissed a Girl”, “Hot N Cold”, “Thinking Of You”, “Waking Up in Vegas”; as well as the record-breaking string of #1 hits, “California Gurls“, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, “Last Friday Night”, and “The One That Got Away”, all from the “Teenage Dream” album. Perry recently concluded her sold-out California Dreams Tour, playing 124 arena shows in Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America and South America. 

Last year’s MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS was the most-watched broadcast in MuchMusic history! More than one million viewers (1.05 million) watched from 9-11 p.m. At the street level, more than 10,000 fans descended on MuchMusic HQ to celebrate with an A-list group of stars, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Colin Farrell, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Avril Lavigne, as well as co-host Selena Gomez and scores of other artists and celebs performing, presenting, and accepting awards.