Billy Talent Takes Home Most Hardware with Three MMVAs



    Avril Keeps Crack Covered in MMVAs First

    Photos: www.muchmusic.com/mmva/press

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Last night the roar was deafening at MuchMusic's
world-famous headquarters in Toronto, Canada, as thousands descended upon the
corner of Queen & John Sts to experience internationally acclaimed artists and
big-buzz headline grabbers rocking The 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards.
Billy Talent was the big winner, taking home three of the 18 awards at this
star-packed event (full winners list below).
    Avril Lavigne not only rocked the crowd into a torrid frenzy, but also
made MMVAs history by keeping her pants at waistline with no butt cleavage
bared whatsoever.
    Other 2007 MMVAs highlights included incendiary performances by Fergie,
Billy Talent, Hilary Duff, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used and Finger
Eleven - the first band ever to rock out high atop MuchMusic headquarters.
Lucky winner Nadine Sykora, 19, from Squamish, BC, was even flown in to
introduce Finger Eleven's legendary rooftop performance as part of the live
show alongside MMVAs winners Hedley.
    Celebrity appearances included Nickelback, Jay Manuel from Canada's Next
Top Model, Tara Reid, Joss Stone, Sum 41, Amber Tamblyn, Chris Bosh, Kardinal
Offishall and many more.
    "This time we blew the roof off - almost literally - with Finger Eleven's
sky-high performance," said David Kines, VP, Music & Youth Services, CHUM
Television. "And Avril brought down the house, but not her pants! MMVAs rule
when it comes to putting fans inches away from A-list talent."
    Fan access reached an all time high this year with thousands of ways to
get into the MMVAs, and more broadcasts and content exclusives than ever
before. Stargazers watched the show for the first time on MuchMusic's
broadband community, MuchAXS, and on the Amp'd Mobile TV Network. All the
antics in the MMVAs Press Room were even streamed live on MuchAXS.

    RELIVE THE MMVAs!

    ONLINE @ MUCHMUSIC.COM:

    MuchAXS delivers The 2007 MMVAs right now. From big winners to
in-your-face antics to unforgettable performances, fans relive the insanity.
It's all available on broadband, on demand. One-on-one interviews with artists
and guests, Press Room highlights, and loads of fan coverage on the SHOW ME
YOURS page round out the mix.

    
    ON TV and RADIO:

    -   MuchMusic rebroadcasts the show June 18, at 7pm; June 21, at 7pm;
        June 23 at 9pm, ET. Check local listings for additional broadcast
        times.

    -   MusiquePlus airs the show June 30 at 8pm ET in Quebec and French-
        speaking Canada. Repeats July 1 at 12pm ET and July 2 at 6pm ET.

    -   Rogers digital cable customers can watch it OnDemand this week. They
        can check out channel 100 for tuning info.

    -   SIRIUS Satellite Radio's Iceberg channel 95 will broadcast an hour-
        long MMVAs highlight special across North America on Tuesday,
        June 26th at 7am ET and 7pm ET. Stay tuned to SIRIUS or visit
        www.siriuscanada.ca for more details.
    

    ABOUT THE MMVAs:

    MuchMusic always delivers today's hottest chart-toppers and celebrities
at The MuchMusic Video Awards. Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Beastie
Boys, The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Nelly
Furtado, Paris Hilton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, Shakira, Britney Spears and Timbaland are just a slice of the
international superstars who have fired up the fans at past MMVAs. Last year's
show reached 3.5 million viewers in Canada and 100 million around the globe.
The MMVAs are all about audience access, and this year's show was delivered on
broadband at MuchAXS, on mobile phones, and in High Definition and 5.1
surround sound. Fans can visit muchmusic.com for more information.

    THE 2007 MMVAs WINNERS:

    Peoples' Choice: Favourite International Group
    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - "WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE"
    (Warner Bros./Warner Music)

    Peoples' Choice: Favourite International Artist
    HILARY DUFF - "WITH LOVE" (Universal Music)

    Peoples' Choice: Favourite Canadian Group
    BILLY TALENT - "DEVIL IN A MIDNIGHT MASS" (Warner Music)

    Peoples' Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist
    AVRIL LAVIGNE - "GIRLFRIEND" (RCA/SonyBMG)

    Best Video
    BILLY TALENT - "FALLEN LEAVES" (Warner Music)

    Best Director
    GEORGE - "LIE TO ME" (HC Entertainment/Fontana North)

    Best Post-Production
    SAM ROBERTS - "BRIDGE TO NOWHERE" (Secret Brain/Universal Music)

    Best Cinematography
    ALEXISONFIRE - "THIS COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD"
    (Distort Entertainment/Universal Music)

    Best Pop Video
    HEDLEY - "GUNNIN'" (Universal Music)

    MuchLOUD Best Rock Video
    BILLY TALENT - "FALLEN LEAVES" (Warner Music)

    MuchVibe Best Rap Video
    BELLY feat. GINUWINE - "PRESSURE" (CP Records/Fontana North)

    Best Independent Video
    CANCER BATS - "FRENCH IMMERSION" (Distort Entertainment/Universal Music)

    MuchMoreMusic Award
    NICKELBACK - "FAR AWAY" (Roadrunner/EMI)

    Best French Video
    MALAJUBE - "PATE FILO" (Dare To Care/Outside Music)

    Best International Video - Artist
    FERGIE - "FERGALICIOUS" (A&M/Universal Music)

    Best International Video By A Canadian
    AVRIL LAVIGNE - "GIRLFRIEND" (RCA/SonyBMG)

    Best International Video - Group
    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - "WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE"
    (Warner Bros./Warner Music)

    VideoFACT
    TOKYO POLICE CLUB - "CHEER IT ON" (Paper Bag/Universal Music)

    For more information and photos about The 2007 MMVAs visit
www.muchmusic.com.





For further information:

For further information: Graham Machacek, (416) 591-7400 x2593,
graham.machacek@muchmusic.com; Scott Campbell, (416) 591-7400 x2794,
scott.campbell@muchmusic.com; Gabrielle Free, (416) 591-7400 x2658,
gabrielle.free@muchmusic.com


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