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And the final nominee is…UR FAVE. Once again, MuchMusic blasts though the stratosphere and takes fan interaction to a whole new level. For the first time ever, the MMVAs give fans unprecedented power to not only ultimately determine the winners, but to also pick nominees in the all-new UR FAVE Awards (formerly People’s Choice Awards) for the upcoming MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (June 21).

Fans can vote now for the UR FAVE Wildcard Nominees by logging on to muchmusic.com. MuchMusic gets the ball rolling by choosing the first four candidates in each of the three categories, but now it’s in the hands of the fans to select the final wildcard nominee. Voting for the wildcard nominees closes on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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

As if that’s not enough, muchmusic.com showcases a completely interactive MMVAs experience.  Fans can check out all the nominated videos plus shop for downloads and ringtones from all the nominees.

The full lists of UR FAVE Nominees for the 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to be released on May 20.

Already selected 2009 UR FAVE Nominees are:

UR FAVE New Artist/Group
Danny Fernandes/ “Fantasy”
Lights / “Drive My Soul”
The Midway State / “Never Again”
Shiloh / “Goodbye, You Suck”
WILDCARD

UR FAVE Video

Danny Fernandes / “Fantasy”
Kardinal Offishall f. Akon / “Dangerous”
Marianas Trench / “Cross My Heart”
Nickelback / “Gotta Be Somebody”
WILDCARD

UR FAVE International Video

Jonas Brothers / “Burnin’ Up”
Katy Perry / “I Kissed A Girl”
Lady Gaga / “Poker Face”
Lil’ Wayne / “A Milli”
WILDCARD

Major. Total. Pandemonium. Only MuchMusic can induce heart palpitations and ear-deafening decibels of this magnitude! The 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (aka the event of the year) is back, co-hosted by the Jonas Brothers. The larger than life trio, who have two platinum-certified albums in Canada, return to Much HQ after leaving downtown Toronto in unprecedented ruins following the most insane LIVE@MUCH the nation has ever seen. Last July, 6,000+ screaming Jonas Brothers fans demonstrated their devotion, some lining up for more than two days to meet their idols. The 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

In addition to their MMVAs co-hosting duties, the GRAMMY®-nominated band performs brand new music for the Jonas-crazy MMVAs crowd just one day after they launch The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009, which has seven Canadian dates and has been selling out across North America, Latin America, and Europe. Their gotta-get new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, out on June 15, gives the group new smash hits for the high-energy, music-packed, celeb-filled, live broadcast where celebrities have been known to go buck wild!

“We’re so excited to get back up to Canada, and co-hosting the MMVAs is a real honour for us!” said Kevin Jonas.

“We’re thrilled to bring the most popular band in the world to the most fan-accessible award show on the planet,“ said Sheila Sullivan, Director of Programming, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “Much loves its fans and they love themselves some Jonas so we’re putting them within faint-able distance from Kevin, Joe, and Nick! All eyes and ears are on the MMVAs on June 21 so grab a set of ear plugs because Much is about to set a new world record for screams and shrills.”

Last year saw performances from Rihanna, Simple Plan, New Kids On The Block, Hedley, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Girlicious, and Flo Rida. The 2008 MMVAs festivities also included City and Colour, Melanie C., Sum 41, Rainn Wilson, Bedouin Soundclash, Chace Crawford, Whitney Port, Jesse McCartney, and more. Previous years have included the star-power of Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, Alexisonfire, Hilary Duff, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, Billy Talent, Britney Spears, k-os, The Killers, finger eleven, Timbaland, Metric, Fergie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Arcade Fire, and Joss Stone.

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 People’s Choice categories. Fans can also stay tuned for the full list of nominees, which is slated to be announced in May. For highlights from previous years, go to muchmusic.com/mmva.

Pop culture fanatics across the planet mark your calendars for the only street-level award show on earth. MuchMusic announced today that the most fan-friendly event of the year, the 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live from the station’s headquarters in downtown Toronto on Sunday, June 21. Fans are sure to be blown away with massive announcements still to come.

Last year, hundreds of thousands of fans watched as torrential rain soaked the MMVAs for the first time in history. But that didn’t even come close to dampening the spirits of screaming fans. This year, rain or shine, MuchMusic once again throws it down.

“The MMVAs is Canada’s Super Bowl for youth,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “The sheer unpredictability of our live street party makes for a hell of an event for every fan, whether watching live in person or from whatever device that makes them happy. It’s the single loudest and craziest party of the year and brings together the biggest musical acts and celebrities in the world.”

Last year’s performers included Rihanna, Simple Plan, New Kids On The Block, Hedley, Girlicious, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Flo Rida, illScarlett, Sean Kingston, and JabbaWockeeZ. The 2008 MMVAs festivities also included City and Colour, Melanie C., Sum 41, Whitney Port, Bedouin Soundclash, Chace Crawford, Rainn Wilson, Jesse McCartney, and more.

Previous years have featured the star-power of Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Alexisonfire, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Fall Out Boy, finger eleven, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, Britney Spears, Tori Spelling, Timbaland, and Kanye West.

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 People’s Choice categories. Fans can also stay tuned for the full list of nominees, which is slated to be announced in May.

For highlights from previous years, go to muchmusic.com/mmva.

Launching Monday, April 13, MuchMusic presents the 69er, a new programming schedule that allows viewers to double their viewing pleasure giving them two great opportunities to catch some of their favourite programs. The 69er airs the latest hit shows such as PARIS HILTON’S BRITISH BEST FRIEND and GOSSIP GIRL along with hot new programming like THE COLLEGEHUMOR SHOW and DADDY’S GIRLS every Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m. ET/PT and 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Show descriptions and dates are as follows:

Mondays at 6 and 9 p.m. ET/PT
A SHOT AT LOVE WITH TILA TEQUILA (60 min.)
Bisexual bombshell, model, singer, and Myspace queen Tila Tequila gathers a group of 16 straight men and 16 gay women and whittles them down week by week until she picks just one to have a shot at love and to ultimately win her heart.

Tuesdays at 6 and 9 p.m. ET/PT
THE COLLEGEHUMOR SHOW (30 min.) and VIDEO ON TRIAL (30 min.)
Created by two high school friends sharing their outrageous photos and stories while away at school, collegehumor.com quickly grew into a pop culture phenomenon. THE COLLEGEHUMOR SHOW is shot in the website offices and features employees of the company that creates some of today’s most popular Internet comedy, including music videos by resident music guru Streeter Seidell.

Thirty minutes later viewers can catch VIDEO ON TRIAL, a MuchOriginal program where pop culture experts analyze today’s hottest music videos with candid commentary, scathing reviews, and tongue-in-cheek profiling. This pack of comedians deconstructs the messages and the impact of the world’s biggest stars and their music.

Wednesdays at 6 and 9 p.m. ET/PT

PARIS HILTON’S BRITISH BEST FRIEND (60 min.)
Sixteen BBF wannabes from across England join socialite/actress/musician Paris Hilton in London for tests of loyalty and dedication in the hope of becoming her new overseas companion. The winner is awarded an all-access pass into Paris’ fast-paced, exciting life.

Thursdays at 6 and 9 p.m. ET/PT

DADDY’S GIRLS (30 min.) and DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION (30 min.)
Kicking the hour off at 9 p.m. Vanessa and Angela Simmons, daughters of rap pioneer Rev Run (of Run DMC fame), are all grown up and looking to take a step toward independence. The girls try to make it big in L.A. while working on their successful tennis shoe/apparel line and pursuing careers in showbiz.

The next generation of Degrassi students take over the TV thirty minutes later as they face the obstacles of being teenagers dealing with relationships and bullying to darker issues like rape, school shootings, and death. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION provides a deeper look into the world of what this generation is really going through.

Fridays at 6 p.m. ET/PT

DOGG AFTER DARK (30 min.)
Snoop D-O-double-G is back with a weekly variety talk show, DOGG AFTER DARK. Featuring raw interviews with A-list celebrities, hilarious sketch-comedy segments, and musical performances from the hottest artists, to Snoop’s own in-house band, the ‘Snoopadelics,’ the party will keep rocking all night long.

Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MUCHMOVIE (120 min.)
Break out the popcorn! Every week MuchMusic presents the MUCHMOVIE, a repeat of old cult classics and hot new flicks for viewers to curl up on the couch and enjoy. Upcoming movies include; Just Married, The Matrix, Batman Forever, A Walk To Remember, and Love Don’t Cost A Thing.

Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. ET/PT
GOSSIP GIRL (60 min.)
GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl’s identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop of shifting friendships, jealousies, and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world.

Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET (60min.) on MuchMusic

MuchExclusive Finale

Sixteen BBF wannabes from across England join Paris in London for tests of loyalty and dedication in the hope of becoming Paris’ new overseas companion.

In the final episode, Paris chooses who she wants to include in her elite social lifestyle and appoint as her British best mate. Available online at muchmusic.com/paris


Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET (60min.) on MuchMusic

MuchExclusive Finale

T.I., one of the world’s biggest rap stars, is going to the slammer and this eight part docu-series follows his life-altering journey to redemption. T.I.’s 45 days are up, and this final episode shows his very last moments before incarceration. Available online at muchmusic.com/ti


mtv.ca and muchmusic.com Video Streams Hit Record High of 120 Million in 2007

– Fans Stream Hit Shows and Hot Music Videos on MTV and MuchMusic’s Websites –

– MuchMusic’s Websites and mtv.ca Receive Combined Total of 19 Million Unique Visitors –

– Avril and Rihanna Both Score Top 10 Hits at muchmusic.com –

Toronto, ON (January 9, 2007) Fans made mtv.ca and muchmusic.com their choice spot for watching top-rated shows and hot music videos on the Web with a combined total of 120 million video streams last year. Video streams on each site increased by a combined total of 360 per cent over 2006. Other key performance measures – unique visitors and average time spent – indicate that Canada’s premier music and youth destinations continue to deliver the kind of content fans crave.

“Millions of fans are streaming video content like never before and they’re making mtv.ca and muchmusic.com the top sources for their online entertainment,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music & Youth Services, CTV Inc. “That’s compelling news for advertisers wanting to reach this highly sought-after audience across platforms.”

Last year video streaming on mtv.ca accounted for 80 per cent of site activity. Of all the series available, fans consumed The Hills franchise most often, followed by fan favourites Laguna Beach and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards was the most-watched special on mtv.ca.

Music videos represented 87 per cent of all streaming video content on muchmusic.com. Canadian sensation Avril Lavigne scored two hits in the Top 10, including Girlfriend at #1, while Rihanna scored three Top 10 hits on muchmusic.com. She was also the top artist on the site with more than 800,000 video streams as fans tuned in to watch the sexy singer’s video chart-toppers.

A combined annual total of nearly 19 million unique visitors drove the record-breaking number of video streams on mtv.ca and MuchMusic’s sites. The sites kept each fan locked for an average of more than 50 minutes per month with thousands of hours of show content and a library of more than 10,000 music videos.

Top 10 most-watched music videos on muchmusic.com for 2007:

Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z – Umbrella
Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry
Timbaland Feat. Keri Hilson, D.O.E. & Sebastian – The Way I Are
Hilary Duff – Stranger
Christina Aguilera – Candyman
Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
Rihanna – Shut Up and Drive
Kanye West – Stronger
Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone

Top 10 most-watched series on mtv.ca for 2007:

1. The Hills
2. Laguna Beach
3. A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
4. The Real World: Sydney
5. The Real World: Denver
6. The Leak
7. The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
8. Hot 5 on Overdrive
9. Mix Up
10. MTV Drops

About MuchMusic:
The number one Canadian brand for teens and young adults, MuchMusic is an integral part of today’s pop-culture landscape, engaging and interacting with its audience like no other since August 1984. Live performances and interviews with world-famous Canadian and international musical artists and celebrity guests make MuchMusic’s acclaimed street-front studios in Toronto Canada’s epicentre of celebrity. A multi-platform, Canadian icon, MuchMusic was recognized by Strategy magazine as the “Brand of the Year” (2005) and has won numerous Gemini Awards, most recently for the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards. The always-innovative and cutting-edge muchmusic.com is a favourite destination for Canadian youth delivering MuchAXS, a viewer-controlled broadband player; Show Me Yours, a user-generated content site; new-music sneak peek First Spins; and music and ringtone downloads.

MuchMusic spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and nurtures the Canadian music video production industry through its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to VideoFACT, a Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent.

MuchMusic targets fans aged 12-34, and distributes programming to 120 countries and 7.5 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, online and on mobile.

MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited.

About MTV
MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service, MTV.ca, and across an MTV-branded analog specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada’s Number One television brand and MTV Networks, the world’s most valuable media brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171 territories around the world.

Go to muchmusic.com now to nominate Hotties and vote for Viewer’s Poll

Nobody knows better than MuchMusic fans what’s hot, which is why Much is calling on viewers to get involved in two new holiday shows – Hotties Next Door and MuchMusic Viewers’ Poll 2007. Viewers can hit muchmusic.com now to get involved. These fan-centric shows join MuchMusic’s Holiday Wrap programming. Additional programming and schedule information will be announced shortly.

Hotties Next Door gives MuchMusic viewers the perfect opportunity to give the gift of fame to a friend this holiday season. Much is scouring the country to find the 20 sexiest and accomplished guys and girls, so nominate boyfriends, girlfriends, or super-hot just-friends for the chance to be spotlighted as one of Canada’s finest. Upload a photo or video of said hottie to Show Me Yours at muchmusic.com. But don’t wait to nominate. Entries are accepted only until November 9.

MuchMusic’s expert panel picks 10 guys and 10 girls that make the cut based on personality, sex appeal, and achievements. Viewers need to tune in to find out what makes the hotties sizzle – from the songs on their playlists and favourite bands to their outstanding accomplishments. Co-hosts Tim Deegan and Sarah Taylor reveal whether the nation’s chosen hotties are the viewers’ own hotties next door during MuchMusic’s Holiday Wrap.

Fans also decide which artists and Hollywood hot-shots receive some atypical awards for The MuchMusic Viewer’s Poll 2007. Log on to muchmusic.com right now to be part of the big decision. In front of a live audience, MuchMusic VJs Matte Babel and Leah Miller meander down the wild and wacky road of pop culture to unveil the top prizes. Don’t miss the chance find out who walks away a whacked-out winner.