People's Choice Nominees Announced for 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards



    The 18th-Annual MuchMusic Video Awards
    Live on MuchMusic Sunday, June 17th, starting at 7:30pm ET

    Fans Rock the Vote with the 2007 People's Choice Awards

    Watch all the nominated videos at muchmusic.com and then vote to
    determine the winners via text and online

    Watch the videos: www.muchmusic.com/mmva
    Media Accreditation: www.muchmusic.com/media/mmva07
    Photos: www.muchmusic.com/media

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Let the party begin! The nominees for the
People's Choice Awards are out, so music fans nationwide can now choose the
winners. The artists with the most votes will be crowned live at the
18th-annual MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17th. Voting begins NOW, via both
online and text. For even more access, muchmusic.com delivers a killer
interactive nominee experience that includes all nominated videos with
downloads and ringtones.
    To view all the nominated videos, hit the People's Choice Playlist on
MuchAXS, muchmusic.com's viewer-controlled broadband community. To max out the
multi-platform experience, the People's Choice Playlist also links to
downloads and ringtones for all 20 nominated artists. To vote for all four
categories, either go online to muchmusic.com or text "MMVA" to 299299. There
is no limit on the number of times music lovers can vote, and there is no
charge for voting (with the exception of carrier delivery fees).
    The MMVAs have always been bringing fans and artists together, and since
the first MMVAs fans have selected winners. The list of previous winners is a
who's who of Canadian and International talent, including Simple Plan (record
four-time winners!), Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, and many, many
more. The 2007 People's Choice Nominees are:

    Favourite Canadian Artist:
    Avril Lavigne / "Girlfriend"
    City and Colour / "Comin' Home"
    George / "Talk To Me"
    k-os / "Sunday Morning"
    Nelly Furtado / "Say It Right"

    Favourite International Artist:
    Akon / "Smack That"
    Fergie / "Fergalicious"
    Gwen Stefani / "The Sweet Escape"
    Hilary Duff / "With Love"
    Justin Timberlake / "SexyBack"

    Favourite Canadian Group:
    Alexisonfire / "This Could Be Anywhere In The World"
    Billy Talent / "Devil In A Midnight Mass"
    Hedley / "Gunnin'"
    Nickelback / "Far Away"
    Three Days Grace / "Pain"

    Favourite International Group:
    Evanescence / "Call Me When You're Sober"
    The Killers / "When You Were Young"
    My Chemical Romance / "Welcome To The Black Parade"
    Pussycat Dolls / "Buttons"
    Red Hot Chili Peppers / "Dani California"

    About the MuchMusic Video Awards: MuchMusic delivers today's hottest
chart-toppers and celebrities on Sunday June 17th with The 18th Annual
MuchMusic Video Awards, airing live at 9pm ET MuchMusic and on broadband at
MuchAXS. Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Beastie Boys, The Black Eyed
Peas, Destiny's Child, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton,
The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shakira,
Britney Spears and Timbaland are just a slice of the international superstars
who have fired up the fans at past MMVAs. Last year's show reached 3.5 million
viewers in Canada and 100 million around the globe, with broadcasts in 65
countries.
    The ultimate in red-carpet cool kicks things off at 7:30pm ET with the
Red Carpet Arrivals Special airing live on MuchMusic. The MMVAs are all about
audience access, and this year's show is delivered on broadband at MuchAXS, on
mobile phones, and in High Definition and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can stay
tuned to MuchMusic and muchmusic.com for more information. Additional coverage
on Star!, 104.5 CHUM FM, CitytvHD and Citytv.





For further information:

For further information: Scott Campbell, (416) 591-7400 x2794,
scott.campbell@muchmusic.com; Graham Machacek, (416) 591-7400 x2593,
graham.machacek@muchmusic.com; Gabrielle Free, (416) 591-7400 x2658,
gabrielle.free@muchmusic.com

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