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- 2011 MMVAs air live on MuchMusic in Canada and Fuse in the U.S. -
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TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ - The coolest girl in music, movies, and television
is heading to the MMVAs. MuchMusic announced today that
singer/songwriter/actress Selena Gomez is confirmed to co-host and
perform at the hottest awards show of the year - the 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, airing Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic and Fuse in the U.S. This young beauty has more than 18
million Likes on her Facebook fan page and nearly five million Twitter
followers. Earlier this year, she took home Favorite TV Actress at the
KIDS CHOICE AWARDS and her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, won Favorite
Breakout Artist at the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, beating heavyweights
Justin Bieber and Ke$ha (no big deal). Paper Magazine also gave her the stamp of approval alongside the likes of Adele and
Josh Hutcherson on their super exclusive Beautiful People 2011 List.
With her band's third studio album due out June 28, her latest film, Monte Carlo in theatres July 1, and her We Own The Night summer tour, Gomez kicks off her busy summer up close and personal with a few
thousand of her closest friends during the biggest street party in the
world. This marks Gomez's first trip to MuchMusic HQ and the MMVAs.
"I am thrilled and honoured to host the MuchMusic Video Awards," said Selena Gomez. "I look forward to seeing all my Canadian fans and kicking off the
"Selena Gomez is a bona fide star," said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. "Her films and TV show are seen around the world and her songs are
topping the charts. Now she brings her signature smile to the MMVAs
stage where her fans are guaranteed to welcome her to the most exciting
and loudest award show on earth…don't worry Selena, we supply
At a mere 18, Gomez is definitely atop the A-List in Hollywood and she
is quite possibly the only person who can hold the spotlight alongside
famous friends Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas. Busy doesn't even describe
her schedule. She is in her fifth season starring in the super popular
series WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, and next appears in the Fox feature
film Monte Carlo, alongside Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy opening July 1st.
Later this year, her band embarks on their We Own The Night Tour. Gomez
also has a big heart and lends her support to a variety of social and
charitable organizations such as the UR Votes Count campaign and
UNICEF's Celebrity Tap Project.
Gomez joins previously announced performer Lady Gaga. More announcements
to be released in the coming weeks.
Past MMVAs performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Drake,
Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Down With Webster, The Black Eyed
Peas, Nickelback, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Hedley, Kellan Lutz, Kelly
Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Snooki,
Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Taylor Lautner, Brody
Jenner, Ashley Greene and many more.
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 in May.
Official sponsors of the 2011 MMVAs include: Coca-Cola Canada, Get a
Load of Milk™, Playtex® Sport®, Procter & Gamble, RIM, Rolo®, STRIDE,
Virgin Mobile Canada™, and H&M, designer of the official MMVAs
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 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 19
at 9 p.m. ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand. Past
years have seen kick-ass performances and appearances by Adam Lambert,
Drake, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Down With Webster, The Black
Eyed Peas, Nickelback, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Hedley, Kellan Lutz,
Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev, Paris Hilton, Pauly D,
Snooki, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Taylor Lautner,
Brody Jenner, Ashley Greene, 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.
For further information:
Alison Salinas, Much MTV Group, 416 384 2865, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Doary, Much MTV Group, 416 384 2593, email@example.com