PAULY D AND DEV HOST THE "2012 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS SPECIAL" THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18 ON MTV AND mtvU
Half-Hour Special Features Explosive Performances by Santigold, Mac Miller, Steve Aoki and Surprise Guests; Vanessa Hudgens, B.o.B, Kat Graham, Chiddy Bang and More Dish on Their Favorite Emerging Artists
New York, NY - March 16, 2012 - MTV and mtvU today announced that DJ Pauly D and Dev will host the "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Special" premiering on Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. The half-hour show will spotlight the hottest performances and most unforgettable moments from the "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards," which rocked Austin, Texas earlier this week during the SXSW Music festival.
The "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Special" will feature high-energy performances by genre-defying Santigold, jaw-dropping rapper Mac Miller, and EDM superstar Steve Aoki, along with a suite of surprise guests. DJ Pauly D and Dev will keep the party going throughout the show, as mtvU honors the winners who have captured chunks of wood this year and infiltrated the music landscape. Additionally, Vanessa Hudgens, Kat Graham, Mike Posner, B.o.B., Mac Miller, Cobra Starship, Chiddy Bang, J. Cole and MGK will pay homage to the up-and-coming bands they love, and DJ Pauly D will spin fresh tracks throughout the special.
The 8th annual "mtvU Woodie Awards" took place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Festival with live-performances by Santigold, Mac Miller and Steve Aoki, following a full-day of music by "Woodie Award Festival" performers including fun., A$AP Rocky, WALK THE MOON, Wallpaper., Chiddy Bang, Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Ed Sheeran, Dev, MGK, Imagine Dragons, and of Verona.
The mtvU "Woodie Awards" were established in 2004 and have since propelled numerous recognized acts to the next level of their careers - including surging record sales, headlining tours and mainstream notoriety. Examples include: The Killers (Breaking Woodie '04), Death Cab for Cutie (Best Video Woodie '05), Muse (Performing Woodie '07), Gym Class Heroes (Woodie of the Year '07), Lupe Fiasco (performed at Woodies '07), Paramore (Woodie of the Year '08), Kings of Leon (Woodie of the Year '09), Vampire Weekend (performed at '09 Woodies), Matt & Kim (Best Video Woodie '09), Wiz Khalifa (Woodie of the Year '11), and Odd Future (performed at '11 Woodies).
For more information on the "2012 Woodie Awards Special" or the "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards," please head to Woodies.mtvU.com.
Eric Conte, Amy Doyle and Gina Esposito are the Executive Producers of the "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards." Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production. Tracy Hellerud is Supervising Producer.
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