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She’s known throughout the world as one of the best, and now Coco Rocha is stopping by MuchOnDemand.

The Canadian-born model, who has taken the fashion world by storm, returns home to strut the runway with her friends from Elite Models at Strut For A Cure. But before she slips on her heels, Rocha heads to MuchMusic’s Toronto HQ on Wednesday May 26 at 5 p.m. ET to chat about her second annual charity fashion event.

Coco Rocha’s meteoric rise in the fashion industry began when she was discovered by a modeling scout at an Irish dancing competition in 2002. Since then, the Canadian supermodel has graced the covers of FASHION, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Numero and V Magazines. Rocha brings her legendary high energy to Toronto on May 27 with Strut For A Cure benefitting Coast-to-Coast Against Cancer.

Blake McGrath has added singer to his resumé. The Canadian dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judge drops by MUCHONDEMAND on Wednesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. ET.

Blake chats with MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor about his venture into the music industry and the video for his first single “The Night” off his debut album Time To Move scheduled for release in September.

Since he burst onto the dance scene as a finalist on the first season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, McGrath continues to take the entertainment industry by storm. At the young age of 24, McGrath has already shared the stage with Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and more. McGrath has also appeared on Jennifer Lopez’s TV series DANCE LIFE.

McGrath’s film credits include the Academy Award-winning film Chicago and the musical Rent. Catch Blake when he returns as a judge and choreographer on the third season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, premiering later this year on CTV and MuchMusic.

Watcha say? Jason Derülo live at MuchMusic’s Queen Street headquarters? Believe it. Just after the release of his self-titled debut album, Derülo drops by MUCHONDEMAND on Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m. ET to chat about his meteoric rise on the charts and treat fans to two sizzling performances of his hit singles “What’cha Say” and “In My Head.”

Signed to Warner Music, Derülo first burst onto the scene in 2009 with his chart-topping debut single “What’cha Say.” The hit track sold over 2 million digital downloads and went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Derülo’s second single, “In My Head”, released in December 2009 recently topped the Billboard’s U.K.’s Top 100. Derülo is the first solo male artist in the history of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart to top the list with two consecutive singles, “What’cha Say” and “In My Head”. Derülo has long been on the music scene, penning his first song at the age of eight, and producing and writing songs for Cash Money Records by the time he was 16 years old.

She was the voice of the nation during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games with her anthem “I Believe” and now Nikki Yanofsky is coming to MUCHONDEMAND to talk about her whirlwind year.

On Wednesday April, 21 at 5 p.m. ET, the 16 year-old singing sensation heads to MuchMusic’s Queen St. headquarters for a live interview. Nikki sits down with VJ Jesse Giddings to talk about what it was like singing to the world at the Olympic Games, lending her voice to the Haiti relief efforts on K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” and the upcoming release of her first studio album Nikki.

Viewers can also catch Nikki when she hosts THE DAILY FIX on Friday, April 30th at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMore.

As always, viewers are at the centre of the action at MuchMusic, whether in the live audience or from home by asking questions via text, phone, e-mail, and webcam.

Nikki made her musical debut at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival, but rocketed to superstardom when she was chosen to sing “I Believe” at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Recently, Nikki joined fellow Canadian artists in recording K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” for Young Artists for Haiti. Nikki’s first studio album, Nikki, will be released this week, followed by an international tour across Canada, the US, the UK, Japan and Europe.

MuchMusic spotlights the youth voice on the situation in Haiti with ongoing special episodes of MUCHONDEMAND. VJ Devon Soltendieck hosts tonight’s one-hour forum, airing at 5 p.m. ET. MUCHONDEMAND repeats tonight at 11 p.m. ET.

Fans and advocates alike discuss the efforts to aid the crippled nation in the wake of the earthquake which rocked an already troubled country. Much delivers personal accounts from viewers across Canada affected by the tragedy and updates from Canadians on the ground in Haiti. Also appearing live on the show are:

ETALK’s Traci Melchor discusses how celebrities are getting involved
David Belle, of Cineinstitute calling live from Jacmel, Haiti
Dave Toycen, World Vision Canada President
Liz Nord from yele.org, Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization
DJ Whoo Kid
Representatives from Students in Solidarity for Haiti and Toronto Action
DAILY PLANET’s Ziya Tong
And many more

MUCHONDEMAND complements CTV’s in-depth coverage of the Haitian crisis, including ongoing reports on CTV News Channel and CP 24. As well, tonight’s DAILY PLANET (Discovery Channel, 7 p.m. ET) continues to explore how science and technology is aiding the response, while tomorrow’s CANADA AM (CTV, 6:30 a.m. ET) features an official response from the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs.

For more information on how to help the efforts in Haiti, go to muchmusic.com.

– Live interview on MOD, Thursday, Nov. 26th at 5 p.m. ET
– Fans can get in on the action live in studio and via webcam, text, phone, and e-mail –

Soulful sweetheart Leona Lewis is living her dreams. At the young age of 24, she’s just released her second platinum album Echo, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards® for her first album Spirit. On Thursday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. ET, the songstress stops by MUCHONDEMAND to chat with MuchMusic VJ Devon Soltendieck about her latest album and what’s on the horizon for her blossoming career.

Lewis also talks about everything from music to fashion to relationships with fans in the audience and anyone connecting with MOD through text, phone, e-mail and webcam.

Her latest album Echo, featuring the stand-out hit “Happy,” debuted last week to an enthusiastic reception by critics and fans alike. Working with everyone from OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder to pop phenom Justin Timberlake, Lewis has established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the music scene.

– Live interview with special guests Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Bronson Pelletier –

Decibel levels are set to soar as fans howl for the cast of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on MUCHONDEMAND, Friday, November 13th at 5 p.m. ET. Stars Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Bronson Pelletier talk fangs, filming the next installment of the vampire series, and reveal behind-the-scenes action.

As always, viewers are at the centre of the action at MuchMusic, whether in the live audience or from home by asking questions via text, phone, e-mail, and webcam.

Vampire visits to MuchMusic HQ always result in vamp-fan pandemonium. Fans previously huddled under rain-soaked tarps for over 12 hours to get up close and personal with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed and Rachelle Lefevre during a LIVE@Much appearance.

In Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level. Bella Swan (Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of, only to find herself in greater peril than ever before. Following Edward Cullen’s (Pattinson) departure from Forks, Washington, Bella discovers his image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. In time Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens in theatres on November 20.

Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET

– A special Saturday edition of MUCHONDEMAND welcomes the biggest rapper alive –

This Halloween, the most powerful man in hip-hop makes his second appearance on MUCHONDEMAND. In July 2005, Jay-Z introduced us to relative unknowns Rihanna and Kanye West live on air – an event that caused a second street to be shut down when fans flocked to MuchMusic HQ in downtown Toronto. Since that epic visit, Rihanna and Kanye have become two of the biggest music stars of the decade. Jay-Z makes his triumphant return to MOD on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET. The lyrical genius sits down with VJ Sarah Taylor to talk about the success of his latest album Blueprint 3, his rise to fame as a business mogul and what fans can expect next.

As always, viewers are at the centre of the action at MuchMusic, whether in the live audience or from home by asking questions via text, phone, e-mail, and webcam.

The self-proclaimed “best rapper alive,” Jay-Z is one of the most respected and financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs of all time, having sold over 30 million copies of his 15+ albums in the US alone, and winning several Grammy Awards® over the past decade. This hip hop mogul brings the swagger and rhymes that made him famous to MOD, promising to get fans in an “Empire State of Mind”.

Jay-Z brings along some friends for a special Halloween edition of MUCHONDEMAND. Pharrell Williams and Shea from N.E.R.D, and Jay-Z’s newest protégé Wale join the hip-hop mogul for a special MOD on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET.

VJ Sarah Taylor sits down with three generations of hip-hop royalty, talking about everything from music to fashion and how it feels to be the hottest rappers around.

N.E.R.D
World-famous producers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, over the course of their decade-long career, have changed the course of music. It started with the redefining of hip-hop, the two of them wielding a minimalist, synthesized palette and a limitless imagination to create a sound that was as sophisticated and elegant as it was raw and rhythmic. Since then, Pharrell has gone on to a successful solo career, collaborating with some of the biggest artists including Jay-Z, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Brittney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani and Busta Rhymes. N.E.R.D’s latest studio album Seeing Sounds produced such hit singles as “Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)” and “Spaz.”

WALE
American hip-hop artist Wale first made his mark in 2006, with his song “Dig Dug (Shake It).” Featured as the house band for the 2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, Wale releases his first full length album, Attention: Deficit, November 10. The album features collaborations with Lady Gaga, Jazmine Sullivan, Gucci Mane, Bun B, Marsha Ambrosious and Pharrell

On Monday, Oct. 5, MUCHONDEMAND welcomes Jacob Hoggard from Hedley, pop sensation Justin Bieber, and We Day co-founders Marc and Craig Kielburger fresh from their We Day Toronto stop at the Air Canada Centre. Fans get a dose of music, pop culture, and learn why We Day is such an important cause to each of MOD’s guests. In signature Much style, fans from coast-to-coast can call, webcam, or text in their questions.

We Day is a one-day event celebrating Free the Children’s Me to We philosophy of reaching out to help others. It brings thousands of engaged youth together all striving to actively participate in the change they wish to see around the world.

Don’t miss this edition of MUCHONDEMAND on Monday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. ET.