Jonas Brothers Co-Host and Perform at The 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, Live Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET

                         Kevin. Joe. Nick. Cue Chaos.

     - MMVAs return bigger and BIGGER than ever with Kevin, Joe, and Nick
                   guiding Much fans through the action -
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    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Major. Total. Pandemonium. Only MuchMusic can
induce heart palpitations and ear-deafening decibels of this magnitude! The
2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (aka the event of the year) is back, co-hosted by
the Jonas Brothers. The larger than life trio, who have two platinum-certified
albums in Canada, return to Much HQ after leaving downtown Toronto in
unprecedented ruins following the most insane LIVE@MUCH the nation has ever
seen. Last July, 6,000+ screaming Jonas Brothers fans demonstrated their
devotion, some lining up for more than two days to meet their idols. The 2009
MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET.
    In addition to their MMVAs co-hosting duties, the GRAMMY(R)-nominated
band performs brand new music for the Jonas-crazy MMVAs crowd just one day
after they launch The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009, which has seven Canadian
dates and has been selling out across North America, Latin America, and
Europe. Their gotta-get new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, out on June
15, gives the group new smash hits for the high-energy, music-packed,
celeb-filled, live broadcast where celebrities have been known to go buck
    "We're so excited to get back up to Canada, and co-hosting the MMVAs is a
real honour for us!" said Kevin Jonas.
    "We're thrilled to bring the most popular band in the world to the most
fan-accessible award show on the planet," said Sheila Sullivan, Director of
Programming, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. "Much loves its fans and they love
themselves some Jonas so we're putting them within faint-able distance from
Kevin, Joe, and Nick! All eyes and ears are on the MMVAs on June 21 so grab a
set of ear plugs because Much is about to set a new world record for screams
and shrills."
    Last year saw performances from Rihanna, Simple Plan, New Kids On The
Block, Hedley, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Girlicious, and Flo Rida. The 2008
MMVAs festivities also included City and Colour, Melanie C., Sum 41, Rainn
Wilson, Bedouin Soundclash, Chace Crawford, Whitney Port, Jesse McCartney, and
more. Previous years have included the star-power of Kanye West, Avril
Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, Alexisonfire, Hilary Duff, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton,
Billy Talent, Britney Spears, k-os, The Killers, finger eleven, Timbaland,
Metric, Fergie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Arcade Fire, and Joss Stone.
    Follow the countdown to the MMVAs on or on Twitter
@MuchMusic. Sign on to receive up-to-the-minute 2009 MMVAs announcements on
performers, presenters, celebrity guests, the chance to win big prizes, and
how to vote in the all-important People's Choice categories. Fans can also
stay tuned for the full list of nominees, which is slated to be announced in
May. For highlights from previous years, go to

    About MMVAs

    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. 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 or Twitter @MuchMusic for
the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.

    The 2009 MMVAs media accreditation closes May 25. Application details to
be released soon.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Doary, Much MTV Group, (416) 384-2593,; Rom Halverson, Much MTV Group, (416) 384-2794,; Jennifer Corelli, Much MTV Group, (416) 384-3259,

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