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Toronto, ON (May 9, 2012) – The 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS is about to get even sexier with the announcement by MuchMusic today that American electro-pop duo LMFAO are shufflin’ their way to Much HQ to co-host and perform at the biggest awards show in the country. They’re sexy and they know it! There’s no question LMFAO have become a household acronym. Surpassing 428 million views on YouTube, the 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 any house 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.
LMFAO join previously announced performer Katy Perry. The 2012 MMVAs go down Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, on Much in Canada and Fuse in the U.S., with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET. Additional #MMVA2012 performer and presenter announcements to come.
“Canada is the first place LMFAO went #1, and now the first place we will host an award show,” said RedFoo. “It’s going to be a night you won't forget.”
“Canada has always been very good to us,” said Sky Blu. “It is an honour to be able to host one of their biggest nights in music!”
“LMFAO are going to electrify this year’s MMVAs,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “This duo really knows how to party so they are fitting co-hosts for the only street level award show on the planet and best party of the year! Their energy and enthusiasm is sure to light up the stage. Plus, I can’t wait to see what they wear!”
Rubbing shoulders with the best in the biz, LMFAO appeared earlier this year alongside the Queen of Pop herself, performing with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. LMFAO were 2012 JUNO Award nominees for International Album of the Year and winners of Favorite Song of the Year at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards. Additionally, the duo are finalists in 17 award categories at the upcoming 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Later this summer, LMFAO will continue their tour, criss-crossing North America, with a stop in Toronto headlining the Molson Amphitheatre in July.
For the third year in a row, the MMVAs are simulcast live in the U.S. on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company.
Follow the countdown to the MMVAs on muchmusic.com or on Twitter @MuchMusic to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, the chance to win big prizes, and how to vote in the all-important UR FAVE categories. Fans can also stay tuned for the full list of nominees, which is slated to be announced on Tuesday, May 15 on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. at 6 p.m. ET.
Official sponsors of the 2012 MMVAs include: Coca-Cola Canada Ltd., Get a Load of Milk™, Procter & Gamble, BlackBerry®, SUBWAY® Restaurants, Virgin Mobile Canada™, and H&M, designer of the official MMVAs wristband.
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