August 25, 2011
Holla for the Best in the Music Biz With THE 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic
– Black carpet pre-show hosted by Selena Gomez at 8 p.m. ET –
– NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. host Lauren Toyota hosts live interstitials from Much studio –
– Fans can socialize with the VMAs through MuchMusic’s co-viewing App, Much Closer –
– Performances by Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, and show-opener Lady Gaga –
– Special tribute to Amy Winehouse features Tony Bennett –
– Presenters include Canadian hip hop phenom Drake, Kim Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner and more! –
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Toronto, ON (August 25, 2011) – The MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS are known for their headline-making performances, appearances and antics. With this year’s juggernaut line-up, it might be the most memorable yet! Viewers can tune into the 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (#VMAs) airing live from LA’s Nokia Theatre, this Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on MuchMusic. Pop sensation Selena Gomez kicks things off as the co-host of the 2011 VMA BLACK CARPET PRE-SHOW at 8 p.m. ET, featuring exclusive interviews, breaking news and a special performance from pop group Cobra Starship.
** Media Note ** Download photography of VMAs performers and presenters at muchmedia.ca
Back on home turf, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. host Lauren Toyota offers fans a Canadian perspective on all things VMAs with live reports and commentary throughout the broadcast, live from Much HQ. Viewers who want to be part of the action can tweet #VMA to @MuchMusic and have their say in real-time on everything happening at this year’s show.
Seeing it all in person is Alexandra Froggett from Burlington, ON who is getting an unforgettable VMA experience, courtesy of Virgin Mobile, to hang out with Much’s Liz Trinnear at the VMAs. Liz and Alexandra are hitting the VMA scene in L.A., mingling with the finest celebrities backstage at the hottest party of the summer, conducting interviews for muchmusic.com, and providing coverage via tweets, pictures and video.
Fans can get all the inside scoop from the show on MuchMusic’s co-viewing mobile app Much Closer, available for BlackBerry® smartphones and the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Fans can follow live discussion of MuchMusic VJs, nominees, performers and everyone else who is talking about the awards. It’s the best way to watch the MTV VMAs, with all social chatter in one place. The best comment of the night wins a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet! Download the Much Closer app from BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld) or get more information at muchmusic.com/closer.*
The 2011 VMAs are so jam-packed with the biggest names in music, special tributes, and performances, the Nokia Theatre might burst at the seams. Lady Gaga kicks things into high-gear as the show-opener followed by show-stopping performances by Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Pitbull and more! Keeping the night moving is a jaw-dropping list of presenters including Canadian hip hop phenom Drake, Kim Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner and more. Unique to this year’s VMAs are two special tributes: Amy Winehouse’s life and music is celebrated with an appearance by her hero, Tony Bennett, among others. Additionally, musical icon Britney Spears is honoured with a tribute covering everything from her choreography to her fashion to her videos.
PERFORMERS TO DATE:
Young The Giant
PRESENTERS TO DATE:
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