MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS RECAP

June 18, 2013
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The Highlights of the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

The 2013 MMVAs were hosted by Korean singer Psy  who opened and closed the show with his only two singles to date; Gangnam Style  and Gentleman  respectively (the former winning him the award for viral video of the year).   Although world famous, Psy‘s appointment to host the show met with mixed opinion on twitter, but his enthusiasm and high energy managed to keep the crowd in the party mood with his ‘game for a laugh’ demenor – despite the absence of some major names in the music industry.  One such name being  Justin Bieber  who is currently on a well deserved break in the middle of his Believe  Tour.  Justin did however go on to win Fans’ Choice ‘Your Fave’ Favourite Artist for the As Long As You Love Me video and later went on to thank his fans on Twitter.

Demi Lovato  won International Video of the Year and thrilled her fans with not one but two songs: Give Your Heart A Break  and Heart Attack.   Both were beautifully performed and belting out the high notes she showcased her incredible vocal acrobatics leaving many convinced that her performances were the best of the night.

Grammy award winning Toronto rapper Drake  accepted the Hip Hop video of the Year award for Started from the Bottom and seemed to be enjoying the appreciative Canadian fans.  Appearing on stage to collect his award he said: “Obviously I want to thank the city of Toronto first and foremost.  It’s great to be home.”

Accompanied by her soon-to-be husband Chad Kroeger  on the red carpet before the event, Avril Lavigne  went on to win International Video of the Year by a Canadian and upon collecting her award the Ontario native said: “Hi everybody. Happy Father’s Day. My dad’s here today. So of course, I want to say thank you to my dad for supporting me throughout the years. And of course, all the fans.”  Her high energy, sexy performance of Here’s To Never Growing Up  certainly didn’t let those fans down, the screaming crowd leaving no doubt that Avril is still the beloved daughter of Canada.

Fresh off the back of two stadium shows at the Rogers Centre, presenter Taylor Swift  won the Fans’ Choice “Your Fave” trophy for International Artist (her first MMVA).  On receiving her award she said “This is amazing. Thank you so much, I just want to thank MuchMusic for playing music videos, and for giving us a reason to put a visual element to the music. To the fans, I’ve had an amazing weekend with you — two sold-out shows. You’re the reason we keep coming back to Canada. So thank you so much for everything.”

Vancouver group Marianas Trench  (winners of Rock/Alternative Video Of The Year) approached the evening with a sense of humour – accessorising their performance of Desperate Measures  with very little – they didn’t wear any clothes.  Classified  (winners of Video Of The Year and MUCHFACT Video Of The Year) rapped Inner Ninja  accompanied on stage by a group of swaying children and Serena Ryder  gave us a medley of Stompa  and What I Wouldn’t Do.   Meanwhile Ed Sheeran  delighted with his simplistic acoustic performance of Lego House  and showed his love for the host nation with his Toronto Blue Jays T-shirt.

2013 MUCHMUSIC Video Award Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Inner Ninja – Classified ft. David Myles

POST-PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR:
Surprise Surprise – Billy Talent

DANCE VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
The Veldt – deadmau5 ft. Chris James

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
Director: X

HIP HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Started From the Bottom – Drake

ROCK/ALTERNATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Desperate Measures – Marianas Trench

POP VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Stompa – Serena Ryder

MUCHFACT VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Inner Ninja – Classified ft. David Myles

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR – ARTIST:
Heart Attack – Demi Lovato

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR – GROUP:
Thrift Shop – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR BY A CANADIAN:
Here’s To Never Growing Up – Avril Lavigne

VIRAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Gangnam Style – PSY

FANS’ CHOICE ‘YOUR FAVE’ (Favourite Artist):

Justin Bieber

FANS’ CHOICE ‘YOUR FAVE’ (International Artist):

Taylor Swift.

FANS’ CHOICE ‘YOUR FAVE’ (Video):

Stutter –  Mariana’s Trench

 

Lucy. J.

@LucyWKTDJ

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