- Top notch list of nominees include Carly Rae Jepsen, Adele, Justin Bieber, Marianas Trench, Nelly Furtado and Nicki Minaj -
- Fans can have their say now in the UR FAVE category on muchmusic.com/urfave -
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TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Earlier today MuchMusic announced the nominees for the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, live on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. Audience members joined the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. team and special guests to announce that Vancouver's own punk rockers Marianas Trench took the lead this year with an incredible seven nominations. Toronto's own superstar Drake tied with pop-rockers Hedley with five nominations each, while Down With Webster and pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen tied with four nominations each. Previously announced co-hosts and performers, as well as first time nominees, LMFAO also snagged two nominations. Additional first time nominees include Adele, Anjulie, The Sheepdogs and Victoria Duffield. The nominees join previously announced performer, international teenage dream and double nominee Katy Perry and party-rockin' co-hosts LMFAO at the biggest street party on the planet, airing live Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic. The 2012 MMVA awards also air live on Fuse in the U.S., the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company. The MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks it all off at 8 p.m. ET.
"Congratulations to each and every one of this years nominees!" said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. "The MMVAs allow fans to celebrate the brightest stars in music at the biggest street party in the country. This year is no different and we are thrilled to celebrate such a diverse list of incredible home-grown talent."
Also announced today were this year's wildcard nominee winners for the UR FAVE categories. They are:
UR Fave Video of the Year - Simple Plan f. Sean Paul ("Summer Paradise")
UR Fave International Artist or Group - Adele
UR Fave Artist or Group - Hedley
Fans can get involved behind the scenes by helping pick the winner in each UR FAVE category. The full list of UR Fave Finalists can be found here. Fans can vote for their faves at muchmusic.com/urfave.
Stay tuned to Much, muchmusic.com, and follow @muchmusic for more details.
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 updates on the all-important UR FAVE wildcard.
Official sponsors of the 2011 MMVAs include: Coca-Cola Canada Ltd., Get a Load of Milk™, Procter & Gamble, BlackBerry®, SUBWAY® Restaurants, Virgin Mobile Canada™, JUST DANCE®, and H&M, designer of the official MMVAs wristband.
Media accreditation is open until Thursday, May 31. Apply here. Additional #MMVAs performer and presenter announcements to come.
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 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand. 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 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Colin Farrell, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Selena Gomez 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 device. 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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