Justin Bieber, Marianas Trench and Carly Rae Jepsen Nab 2012 MMVA Nominations
TORONTO – One year after sending his Canadian fans into a frenzy at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards by accompanying girlfriend and host Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber will next month show off protégé Carly Rae Jepsen at the Canadian video awards show in Toronto.
Vancouver punk/emo band Marianas Trench lead the field going into the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards with seven nominations, including best pop video for "Haven’t Had Enough," and best video for "Fallout."
But Marianas Trench face stiff competition in the UR fave video of the year category from Jepsen, who along with the indie rockers is signed to 604 Records, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger's indie label.
But also in Jepsen’s corner is Bieber, who launched the 26 year-old songstress into the U.S. market after she signed on with manager Scooter Braun's label Schoolboy Records and made a joint appearance on The Ellen Show.
Also entered in the UR fave video of the year competition is rapper Drake and rockers Hedley, who each grabbed five nominations for the 2012 MMVAs.
For his part, Bieber earned two nominations, as he competes for best international video by a Canadian against Avril Lavigne, Drake, Nickelback and Simple Plan.
Bieber will also contend in the best international video competition on Chris Brown’s "Next 2 You" video, against rival videos by Beyonce, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Rihanna.
Other multiple MMVA nominees include Down With Webster with four nods, including best video with "She’s Dope," and City and Color and Danny Fernandes, each with two nominations.
The American electro-pop duo LMFAO, who will co-host the Canadian kudosfest, earned two nods, as did chart topper Katy Perry, who will perform at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.
The Canadian music video awards will take place on June 17, and will air on the MuchMusic channel in Canada and on the Fuse cable channel stateside.
A complete list of 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards nominees is available at www.muchmusic.com