PARTY-ROCKERS LMFAO TO HOST THE 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS JUNE 17 AT 9PM ET
FUSE TO SIMULCAST THE AWARDS SHOW
FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
LMFAO JOINS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PERFORMER KATY PERRY
New York, NY, May 9, 2012 - Fuse, the national music television network of the Madison Square Garden Company announced today that electro-pop duo LMFAO will be shufflin' their way to the MuchMusic HQ in Toronto to host the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Fuse will simulcast the not-to-be-missed awards show, which will also include a performance from pop superstar Katy Perry. The night kicks off with a star-studded Red Carpet special at 8pm ET followed by the main event, the "2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS," at 9pm ET.
After surpassing 428 million views on YouTube, LMFAO's catchy party song and first hit single "Party Rock Anthem" off their current album Sorry for Party Rocking has become a viral phenomenon and a staple at every party. The track shot to #1 in more than 15 countries and became the biggest selling digital single in Canadian history, achieving global sales of over 14 million units. Their third single, "Sexy and I Know It", rocketed to #1 on the iTunes charts worldwide and had fans everywhere party rocking. The four music videos from Sorry for Party Rocking have reached nearly one billion views on YouTube combined.
More than 10,000 fans descended on MuchMusic HQ for last year's MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to celebrate with an A-list group of stars, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Colin Farrell, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Avril Lavigne and co-host Selena Gomez, as well as scores of other artists and celebs who performed, presented, and accepted awards.
WHAT: 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2012
Red Carpet Special: 8pm ET
Video Awards: 9pm ET
Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv
About the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
MuchMusic gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand. Past MMVAS performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Drake, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Down With Webster, The Black Eyed Peas, Nickelback, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Hedley, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Snooki, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Taylor Lautner, Brody Jenner, Ashley Greene Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Colin Farrell, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Selena Gomez and many more. At the MMVAs, the audience is the priority; Much gives them the best seats in the house, whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up Much regularly at muchmusic.com or Twitter @MuchMusic for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.