Ed Sheeran to Co-Host the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, June 21 on Much

– Announcement was made moments ago during THE ROAST OF JUSTIN BIEBER on The Comedy Network –

"Ed Sheeran has successfully become one of the best-selling artists of a generation." – Fortitude Magazine

"Sheeran might just be the artist with the x factor." –The Telegraph

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TORONTO, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Shhh – #saveyourscreams! Ed Sheeran, and his good friend Justin "Beaver", revealed moments ago in an exclusive on-air message broadcast during THE ROAST OF JUSTIN BEIBER on The Comedy Network, that the six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee is set to co-host the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. A veteran MMVA performer, and now at the helm of the biggest street-level award show in the world, Sheeran returns to the MMVA stage for his fourth consecutive appearance. The 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live on Sunday, June 21 on Much. Follow the conversation online at #MMVA.

"Canada, can't wait to come back for my fourth MMVAs," said Ed Sheeran. "I'm thrilled they asked me to host this year. I hope this isn't an early April Fool's joke."

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Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, beatboxer, and guitarist Ed Sheeran's eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop has catapulted him to the top of the charts. The multi-platinum selling artist has sold-out back-to-back headlining tours, which included a trio of shows at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. In 2012, Sheeran toured North America as the opening act for Taylor Swift's The Red Tour, before releasing his second studio album entitled X (pronounced "multiply"), which has reached #1 on album charts across the globe, including in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Nominated for six GRAMMY awards, Sheeran recently won British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist at the 2015 BRIT AWARDS, and was named 2014's biggest-selling global male solo artist by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), outselling Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Coldplay, and many more.

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Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 21 on Much. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snooki, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, 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 much.ca or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.


Image with caption: "Ed Sheeran, Co-Host of the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (CNW Group/Much)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150330_C7736_PHOTO_EN_13729.jpg

For further information: please contact: Jessica Charbonneau, 416.384.3016 or jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca

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