Mayhem Erupts on June 21 as The 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Return Live and Unapologetic

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - Pop culture fanatics across the planet mark your
calendars for the only street-level award show on earth. MuchMusic announced
today that the most fan-friendly event of the year, the 2009 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO
AWARDS airs live from the station's headquarters in downtown Toronto on
Sunday, June 21. Fans are sure to be blown away with massive announcements
still to come.
    Last year, hundreds of thousands of fans watched as torrential rain
soaked the MMVAs for the first time in history. But that didn't even come
close to dampening the spirits of screaming fans. This year, rain or shine,
MuchMusic once again throws it down.
    "The MMVAs is Canada's Super Bowl for youth," said Brad Schwartz, Senior
Vice President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. "The sheer
unpredictability of our live street party makes for a hell of an event for
every fan, whether watching live in person or from whatever device that makes
them happy. It's the single loudest and craziest party of the year and brings
together the biggest musical acts and celebrities in the world"
    Last year's performers included Rihanna, Simple Plan, New Kids On The
Block, Hedley, Girlicious, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Flo Rida, illScarlett,
Sean Kingston, and JabbaWockeeZ. The 2008 MMVAs festivities also included City
and Colour, Melanie C., Sum 41, Whitney Port, Bedouin Soundclash, Chace
Crawford, Rainn Wilson, Jesse McCartney, and more.
    Previous years have featured the star-power of Fergie, Avril Lavigne,
Maroon 5, Alexisonfire, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Fall Out Boy,
finger eleven, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Joss
Stone, Britney Spears, Tori Spelling, Timbaland, and Kanye West.
    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
    For highlights from previous years, go to
    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 with a
star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand. Past years have seen kick-ass
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.

For further information:

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

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