Taking place Sunday, November 3, 3013, the first-ever YouTube Music Awards will take place in New York City at Pier 36! Performers at the star-studded Awards include the likes of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Avicii, M.I.A., Arcade Fire and several more. Funnyman Jason Schwartzman and Musician Reggie Watts will host the Event.
Nominees for six categories were announced earlier today and they include:
Video of the Year:
· Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney – Epic Rap Battles Of History
· Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
· Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy
· Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beauty And A Beat
· Lady Gaga – Applause
· Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
· Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
· One Direction – Best Song Ever
· PSY – Gentleman
· Selena Gomez Come & Get It
Artist of the Year
‣ Epic Rap Battles of History
‣ Justin Bieber
‣ Katy Perry
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Nicki Minaj
‣ One Direction
‣ Taylor Swift
Response of the Year
‣ Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) – Mirrors
‣ Jayesslee – Gangnam Style
‣ Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – Radioactive
‣ ThePianoGuys – Titanium/ Pavane
‣ Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – IKnew You Were Trouble
‣ Gangnam Style
‣ Harlem Shake
‣ I Knew You Were Trouble
‣ Thrift Shop
‣ Kendrick Lamar
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Naughty Boy
Innovation of the Year
‣ Anamanaguchi -ENDLESS FANTASY
‣ Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
‣ Bat For Lashes – Lilies
‣ DeStorm – See Me Standing
‣ Toro Y Moi – Say That
Canadian Music was front and center at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards, the annual Spectacle held at the Station’s Queen Street Headquarters and among tonight’s top Winners were Canadian Rappers Drake and Classified, in addition to Pop-Rock Outfit, Mariana’s Trench. Hosted by Korean Pop Sensation PSY, Fans did not walk away disappointed as he danced and sang his way to the hearts of Canadians, with two high-energy performances of his Singles Gangnam Style and Gentleman respectively.
After being spotted arriving in Toronto at his Condo by Fans just after 8:00 PM tonight, Drake scooted over to MuchMusic right away to pick-up his Awards for both Director of the Year and Hip-Hop Video of the Year with his recent Single, Started from the Bottom.
Meanwhile, Nova Scotia-born Classified took home Video of the Year and MuchFact Video of the Year with Inner Ninja, his Collaboration with David Myles. In total, he has earned five MMVAs in his Career.
Likewise, Mariana’s Trench who performed tonight in Dress Shirts and Underwear, also notched their fifth MMVA, winning Pop Video of the Year with Desperate Measures and Your Fave Video with Stutter.
After making their way to Toronto for the Awards Show, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift all were rewarded tonight. Swift was awarded Your Fave International Artist or Group by Fans, saying in her Speech “Thank you to MuchMusic for playing Videos”, a statement which many might dispute about the Station. This is Swift‘s first MMVA.
Lavigne won International Video of the Year by a Canadian with Here’s To Never Growing Up. Several are reporting that the Singer may be pregnant, fueled further by lots of purple smoke being blown during her Performance tonight and a heavy focus on Close-Up Shots. Lovato who performed tonight with fine vocals, won International Video of the Year – Artist with Heart Attack. She is expected to fly out for a taping of The X Factor tomorrow.
The Stars have descended upon Toronto for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards and while preparations are well under-way over at the Station’s Queen Street Headquarters with Soundchecks taking place throughout the day, several Guests and Performers are just now arriving. Several Fans today not only got a Sneak Peek of tomorrow night’s performances, but some were even lucky enough to meet the Performers including Co-Host PSY, who was gracious to stop for Snaps earlier today with Fans! Others like Armin Van Buuren, Avril Lavigne, Phillip Phillips and more graced the stage today.
Meanwhile on the other end of the City, we were lucky enough to witness several of tomorrow’s Presenters arrive including the likes of Josh Bowman (Revenge), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Naya Rivera (Glee), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Popstar Cody Simpson and this year’s MMVAs “It Couple” Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) and Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf). Red-hot Arrow Star Stephen Amell, who hails from Toronto, already has been in town for a bit in advance of the Show.
Meanwhile, Australian Internet Sensations The Janoskians have been causing quite a rage at their Hotel, requiring their Security to step-it-up a bit as their hoards of female Fans shower them with attention.
And although simultaneously in town for her Red Tour at Rogers Centre, Taylor Swift and Tourmate Ed Sheeran are expected to grace the Queen Street Stage tomorrow and some are saying they just might perform their latest Single Everything Has Changed as a surprise.
The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM EST on both MuchMusic and Fuse.
The Nominees are in! The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards are just a month away and all Contenders were confirmed earlier today. Leading the Pack this year with six nominations is Mariana’s Trench including coveted Video of the Year(Desperate Measures) and Pop Video of the Year (Stutter).
Not to be outdone, Toronto’s v. own Drake tallies in second with five nominations including Hip Hop Video of the Year and Video of the Year with his recent Single, Started from the Bottom.
Up for International Artist of the Year is a competitive field which includes: P!nk, One Direction, Taylor Swift and recently-announced Performers Demi Lovato and PSY.
You know you want this! PSY after slaying the World with his Mega-Smash Gangnam Style, perhaps the most unlikely Hit of the ‘2000s, comes back hard with his second international Single, Gentleman. Drawing some of the elements from Gangnam, the Track
Check-out the brand new Music Video for Gentleman below:
Yes, that’s 22 million views already in less than a day!
2012 was a memorable year for Music, with several standouts in Music and Film. I was busier than ever chasing Stars in the City, with several Celebrities having good reason to visit Toronto this year, including one of the most star-studded TIFFs in recent memory. Let’s take a walk down Memory Lane in honour what I feel were the most memorable Films, Pop Songs and personal Celebrity Encounters!
Top Ten Movies of 2012
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
3. Django Unchained
5. Silver Linings Playbook
6. The Hunger Games
7. End of Watch
8. The Sessions
9. Les Misérables
10. Rock of Ages
Top Ten Singles of 2012
1. Brokenhearted – Karmin
2. What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) – Kelly Clarkson
3. Madness – Muse
4. Midnight City – M83
5. We are Young – fun. ft. Janelle Monáe
6. Dance Again – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
7. Skyfall – Adele
8. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
9. Starships – Nicki Minaj
10. Gangnam Style – PSY
Top Celebrity Encounters of 2012
Steven Tyler, Paula Abdul, Sheena Easton, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, fun., Karmin, Emeli Sandé, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Robin Williams, Jon Voight, Malcolm McDowell, Viggo Mortensen, Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, Linda Hamilton, Ben Affleck, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joe Manganiello, Aaron Johnson, Ben Whishaw, Dane DeHaan, Joel Kinnaman, Daniel Radcliffe, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Logan Lerman, Jeremy Irvine, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Michael Shannon, Patrick Wilson, John Krasinski, Adam Sandler, Tracy Morgan, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow, Allison Williams, Meg Hilty, Lisa D’Amato, Cobie Smulders, Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Mélanie Laurent, Marisa Tomei, Eva Mendes, Lily Collins, Alice Englert, Elle Fanning, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian, Seann William Scott, Stephen Amell, Ricki Lake, Connie Chung, Jacky Cheung, George Takei, Mike Smith, Rosie Napravnik, Frankie Dettori, Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker and Jeremy Lin.
It was all about Bieber at the 2012 American Music Awards held tonight in Los Angeles at Noka Theatre L.A. Live. The newly-single Canadian Teen Heartthrob took home top honours tonight winning some of the Evening’s most important Awards including Favourite Pop/Rock Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Album and coveted Artist of the Year. Humbly, he dragged his Mother Pattie Mallette onstage to accept the latter Award, introducing her to the World and remembering to thank also his greatest Mentors, Usher and Scooter Braun. Canada was well-represented as Carly Rae Jepsen also won Favourite New Artist.
The Stars came out in full force including performances from P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Usher, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and a dazzling display of showmanship from PSY featuring a surprise appearance from former AMAs Winner, MC Hammer.
The Winners tonight are as follows:
Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, Male: Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Artist, Female: Taylor Swift
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj
Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, Male: Usher
Favorite Country Artist, Male: Luke Bryan
Favorite New Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist: David Guetta
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Believe, Justin Bieber
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite Country Album: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Watch the Video of PSY performing MC Hammer in a Mash-up of 2 Legit 2 Quit vs. Gangnam Style:
What would I do without my Pal Saul Porto? Saul was at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Launch tonight at Kool Haus – which several excited Fans braved the wind and rain to attend, and he got these fantastic Snaps of Korean Megastar PSY in-action performing his massive Hit, Gangnam Style. That makes for a total three Outfits he changed into today – I think this one is my Fave!
I had the pleasure of meeting PSY earlier in the day. Click here to see Snaps and Video of that and also find out how you can win a Photo signed by him too!
Hey, Sexy Lady! Korean Megastar PSY cut it awful close, but would not let a little setback like Hurricane Sandy get between him and his Fans. The Rapper/Singer known best in these parts for his Smash Hit Gangnam Style, originally was scheduled to arrive last night in Toronto, but due to flight cancellations amidst the Storm – which has crippled much of the U.S. East Coast – he opted for an overnight flight in from New York City.
Currently sitting ever so patiently at Number Two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, PSY is working hard for that elusive Number One, although Canadian Fans have not been shy with their support, making Gangnam Style the number one Song in the Country on the Canadian Hot 100. The Viral Sensation who currently is under the guidance of Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen) and also Universal Music Canada, is set to make an appearance to Kool Haus tonight to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, a Party which Fans clamoured to get Tickets for on Facebook last week. Five lucky Fans tonight will be dancing his way to PSY‘s heart, winning a chance to meet him and also an Autograph.
Although he was v. focused on work at the Bell Media Building earlier today with Interviews scheduled for eTalk, MuchMusic and also The Marilyn Denis Show, he took a couple moments out to re-energize with a Cigarette Break after an early start to his day which saw him visit Virgin Radio 99.9 and also KISS 92.5 prior. Myself and another lucky Fan were extremely thrilled to be called over by his Handler. Appearing a bit tired, PSY was more than gracious, looking impeccable in his gray Blazer to snap a couple Photos.
I am thrilled to offer my Readers a chance to win a Photo signed by PSY! To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. You should also be following on Twitter. All are welcome to enter a chance to win this v. rare Prize! Your deadline is December 1, 2012. Good luck.
Watch a quick Clip of PSY on his Break earlier. The Audio Commentary is hilarious!
He`s swept the World by Storm with Megahit GANGNAM STYLE, his Social Critique masked as a fun, infectious Dance Tune. PSY will be making his way to Toronto on Tuesday to ring-in Samsung Mobile Canada`s Launch of the new SAMSUNG NOTE 2 SuperPhone with an Appearance at Kool Haus in Toronto on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Samsung Mobile Canada is giving away chances for another day to win Passes to attend the Launch. Learn morehere! Five Winners even will get a chance to get a Photo with the Korean Singer and Rapper. Good luck!
It was hilarious witnessing the Closed Captioning Feature on my TV try to decipher the Lyrics to Gangnam Style earlier today during his Performance on The View…