CHART-TOPPING PHENOM SET TO PERFORM
- Lady Gaga joins previously announced performers, and MMVAs co-hosts
the Jonas Brothers, live Sunday, June 21 beginning at 9 p.m. ET -
- The MMVAs 09 RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks off the action at 8 p.m. ET -
TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - MuchMusic announced today that Lady Gaga, the
musical pop-culture phenom, is the latest performer confirmed to hit the stage
at the 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Gaga promises to take MMVAs fans on a
fashion forward, shock-filled ride, live on Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET, with
faint-inducing MMVAs co-hosts the Jonas Brothers. The party gets started with
the MMVAs 09 RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET. Famous for her musical talent,
flair for the theatrical, and in-your-face exhibitionism, the
GRAMMY(R)-nominated star has dominated the charts with three No. 1 singles,
"Just Dance," "Poker Face," and her latest "Love Game." The countdown to the
2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS is on, with additional A-List performer and guest
announcements in the coming weeks.
"I'm so delighted to be performing at this year's MuchMusic Video
Awards," said MMVAs performer Lady Gaga. "Canada feels like a second home to
me now, and I'm ready to throw it down for my fans on the MuchMusic stage.
Love and Art, Lady Gaga."
Lady Gaga has taken the world by storm with her debut album The Fame,
claiming her place as part of pop music royalty. Strongly influenced by the
glam rock of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, her sophomore hit "Poker Face"
is her second digital single to go six times platinum in Canada, the first
being "Just Dance", a feat that has never before been accomplished by any
Gaga's love of rock, pop, and theatre has created a larger-than-life
persona that includes hot dance tracks, eccentric style, and tongue-and-cheek
performances that exude her undeniable sexiness. Dubbed by some as the next
Madonna and Princess of Pop, Gaga is a singer-songwriter who fought hard for
her chart-topping status. With musical roots in New York's Lower East Side
club scene, Gaga definitely paid her dues.
MuchMusic gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as
close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the
2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m.
ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand at 8 p.m. ET. Past years
have seen performances by Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Simple Plan, New Kids On The
Block, City and Colour, Kanye West, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Nelly
Furtado, Britney Spears, Hedley, The Killers, Fergie, 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:
For further information: Ashley Applebaum, Much MTV Group, (416)
384-4228, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy Doary, Much MTV Group, (416) 384-2593,
email@example.com; Rom Halverson, Much MTV Group, (416) 384-2794,