And the Nominees Are….MuchMusic Announces the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Nominees
(May 21, 2013)
– Stellar list of nominees include Marianas Trench, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Sheepdogs, deadmau5, The Weeknd, Serena Ryder, and many more –
– Fans can have their say now in the Your Fave category on
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TORONTO (May 21, 2013) – Earlier today audience members joined the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. team to announce that Vancouver’s own pop-rockers Marianas Trench lead the pack with an incredible six nominations for the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Toronto’s homegrown hero Drake nabbed five nods, while East Coast rapper Classified scored four, and previously announced performer, Demi Lovato, is nominated in two categories this year.
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. The 2013 MMVAs are also simulcast live in the U.S. on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company. The MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks off the night at 8 p.m. ET.
Media Note: A complete list of MMVAs nominees is available here and in the attached PDF document. For artist photography, go to bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic
“We have an incredibly diverse list of MMVA nominees this year, and we congratulate each of them on their achievements,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “From international superstars to homegrown talent, this year’s list of nominees proves that the MMVAs highlight the best artists from across the country and around the world.”
Also announced today were this year’s Wildcard nominee winners for the Your Fave categories. They are:
Your Fave Video of the Year – Billy Talent, “Surprise Surprise”
Your Fave International Artist or Group – P!NK
Your Fave Artist or Group – Marianas Trench
Viewers can get involved behind the scenes by helping pick the winner in each Your Fave category. Fans can vote by “liking” their faves at mmva.muchmusic.com.
Fans can stay tuned to Much, muchmusic.com, and follow @muchmusic to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, the chance to win big prizes, and updates on the all-important Your Fave voting.
Accreditation for the 2013 MMVAs is now open, and closes Monday, May 27, 2013. Requests can be submitted online at bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.
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About the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
MuchMusic gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special starting at 8pm ET. Past MMVAs performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snooki, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, and many more. At the MMVAs, the audience is the priority; Much gives them the best seats in the house, whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up Much regularly at muchmusic.com or Twitter @MuchMusic for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.
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For more information on the 2013 MMVAs:
Noreen Hamid, Much MTV Group, 416.384.3259, email@example.com
Nicola Krishna, Much MTV Group, 416.384.5276, firstname.lastname@example.org
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