2013 MuchMusic Video Awards – Winners’ List, Official Recap, & MORE! @MuchMusic #MMVA

Taylor+Swift+posing+press+wall+years+MuchMusic+SPSaB4yE_nPlThe2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDSwere the place to be as some of the biggest and hottest names in music took to the stage for a night to remember. Big winners of the night were Torontos homegrown heroDrake, who made a surprise appearance on theMMVAstage, to accept awards forHip Hop Video of the YearandDirector of the Year, Vancouver rockersMarianas Trench(Your Fave VideoandPop Video of the Year) and Nova Scotian rapperClassified(Video of the YearandMuchFACT Video of the Year) who tied with twoMMVAseach. Classified won both awards for the MuchFACT funded video and #1 hit Inner Ninja, which he also performed live to the excited crowd.

Thousands of fans packed the iconic downtown Toronto corner of Queen and John to cheer on their heroes and celebrate the absolute best music videos of the year. Co-host PSY led an action-packed evening, sharing the glory with some of the biggest superstars in the biz, including Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Lucy Hale, Avril Lavigne, Serena Ryder, Brittany Snow, and the one and only Taylor Swift. TheMMVAsfelt the love on Twitter tonight with more than 20MMVArelated topics trending worldwide, peaking with four in the Top 10, including the #1 spot.

The two-hour special will encore onThursday, June 29at9 p.m. ETand throughout the week on MuchMusic or on demand now atmuchmusic.com. For additional listings please visitmuchmusic.com.

The2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDSwere filled with show-stopping performances. Co-hostPSY, who nabbed theMMVAforViral Video of the Year, opened the show with a rousing rendition of his juggernaut hit Gangnam Style and got the fans laughing with an over-the-top parody of Beyonces Single Ladies.Avril Lavignerocked the2013 MMVAstage with her single Heres To Never Growing Up after taking home a statue forInternational Video of the Yearby a Canadian. British singer-songwriter,Ed Sheeren, brought down the house with a soulful rendition of Lego House, whileMarianas Trenchdelivered a killer performance of Desperate Measures after taking home theMMVAforPop Video of the Yearfor the second year in a row. After picking up anMMVAforInternational Video of the Year, pop superstar,Demi Lovato, stopped hearts with a medley of Heart Attack and Give Your Heart Break, and first time nominee and winner,Serena Ryderperformed an explosive medley of her mega-hit Stompa and What I Wouldnt Do complete with pyro.

Another year, another fabulous street party! Tonights show was such an amazing celebration of homegrown and international talentwith some added surprises and performances for good measure, said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer,2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. From Drake, PSY, Taylor, and Avril to Demi, Armin van Buuren, and Marianas Trench, were excited that the magic of the MMVAs once again got our fans up close and personal with their heroes.

And the winners are

YOUR FAVE Video

Marianas Trench Stutter

(MuchFACT funded)

YOUR FAVE Artist or Group

Justin Bieber

YOUR FAVE International Artist or Group

Taylor Swift

Video Of The Year

Classified f. David Myles Inner Ninja

(MuchFACT funded)

International Video of the Year – Artist
Demi Lovato Heart Attack

International Video of the Year – Group
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis f. Wanz Thrift Shop

Pop Video of the Year

Marianas Trench Desperate Measures

Dance Video of the Year

deadmau5 f. Chris James The Veldt

Hip Hop Video of the Year

Drake Started From The Bottom

Rock/Alternative Video of the Year

Serena Ryder Stompa

International Video of the Year by a Canadian

Avril Lavigne Here’s to Never Growing Up

Director of the Year

Drake Started From The Bottom

Director X

Post-Production of the Year

Billy Talent Surprise Surprise

MuchFACT Video of the Year

Classified f. David Myles Inner Ninja

(MuchFACT funded)

Viral Video of the Year

PSY Gangnam Style

An impressive list of superstars were on hand tonight to give out the coveted awards including Taylor Swift, Brittany Snow, Kunal Nayyar, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell, Naya Rivera, Patrick J. Adams, Shawn Desman, Stephen Amell, Austin Mahone, Billy Talent, Danny Fernandes, The Janoskians, Josh Bowman, Luke Bilyk, Mia Martina, Anjulie, and Tyler Hoechlin.

Fans who have wondered what its like to attend an awards show or pull off a spectacle of this scale can tune into2013 MMVAs: BEHIND THE SCENES,Monday, June 17at6 p.m. ET. The special has interviews from the biggest stars and gives viewers an exclusive backstage pass to the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS where cameras hang out with some of the hottest names on the planet during this hour of never before seen footage.

Official sponsors of the2013 MMVAsinclude: BlackBerry, Coca-Cola Canada Ltd., H&M, Procter & Gamble, SUBWAY Restaurants (SUBWAY is a registered trademark of Doctors Associates Inc.), Virgin Mobile Canada, WONKA NERDS (WONKA and NERDS are registered trademarks of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey Switzerland).

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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