The 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards Shuts Down The Streets and The Fans Take Over Sunday, June 15th

    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - The 19th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards puts
fans up close and personal with today's hottest chart-toppers and celebrities
on Sunday, June 15, 2008 live from Much world HQ in Toronto, Canada.
    The much buzzed-about, celeb-packed showcase of Canadian and
international talent is the most fan accessible award show on the planet. From
the wildest red carpet arrivals to the hottest performances, thousands of
music lovers get friendly with their favourite stars...and love every second
of it.
    "The MMVAs are the ultimate way for fans to literally reach out and touch
the biggest musical artists and celebrities in the world," said David Kines,
Senior Vice-President, Music & Youth Services, CTV Inc. "MuchMusic has always
been at the centre of music and celebrity culture. There's no better way to
bring that to the people than by having the stars right on the streets, amidst
thousands of fans swarming multiple stages."
    Last year saw performances by: Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Billy Talent,
Hilary Duff, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used, and Finger Eleven. Joss
Stone, Perez Hilton, Tara Reid, Nickelback, Sum 41, Hedley, and Sam Roberts
were among those presenters who graced the 2007 MMVAs stage.
    Previous years have included the star-power of: Christina Aguilera,
Pamela Anderson, Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, The Black Eyed Peas, City and
Colour, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz,
Metric, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, Tori Spelling,
Timbaland, and Kanye West.
    Sign up for MMVAs alerts now at to receive
up-to-the-minute 2008 MMVAs announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity
guests, the chance to win big prizes, and how to vote for nominees 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

    MMVAs Tuning Guide:
    MMVAs Red Carpet Arrivals Special (60 minutes)
    June 15th at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

    2008 MuchMusic Video Awards (120 minutes)
    June 15th at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

    Media can submit online accreditation requests for this year's show
beginning in mid-April.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Doary, (416) 591-7400 x2593,; Jen Corelli, (416) 591-7400 x3259,; Graham Machacek, (416) 591-7400 x2794,

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