2014 MuchMusic Video Awards: Recap
The 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards, which are known for being the 'biggest block party in the world' took place last night (Jun. 15) outside of the MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto.
This year's attendees featured some of the biggest names in music today; Lorde, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Hedley, Ed Sheeran appeared, and all performed on the two-hour show. Hedley--who ended up being the night's big winners--kicked off the show with an energetic performance of "Crazy for You", and Magic! performed their summer anthem "Rude". Other performances included those from Kiesza, Sam Roberts Band, and Virginia to Vegas with Alyssa Reid.
Being broadcasted on Father's Day every year, the show is also known for winners thanking their dads while accepting onstage. Not only was Father's Day mentioned at the MMVAs, but the birthday of Wayne Sermon from Imagine Dragons was also celebrated. The group's lead singer Dan Reynolds asked the crowd to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Sermon during the group's acceptance speech for International Video of the Year - Group.
Notable performers included Lorde, Imagine Dragons and Ariana Grande. Lorde re-enacted her creepy arm/witch thing (what would that be called?) from the Grammys, Imagine Dragons brought out the fireworks, and Ariana Grande simply delivered a flawless performance on both arms of the stage. We were all crossing our fingers that Iggy Azalea would come out for her verse in "Problem", but she was not in town for the show.
2014 MuchMusic Video Awards winners:
Video of the Year:
"Anything" - Hedley
Post-Production Video of the Year:
"City and Colour" - Thirst
Dance Video of the Year:
"Asphyxiation" - Autoerotique
Director of the Year:
"Run This" - Thugli
Pop Video of the Year:
"Anything" - Hedley
Rock/Alternative Video of the Year:
"Shapeshifters" - Sam Roberts Band
Hip-Hop Video of the Year:
"Worst Behavior" - Drake
MuchFACT Video of the Year:
"Everywhere We Go" - SonReal
International Video of the Year - Artist
"Royals" - Lorde
International Video of the Year - Group
"Demons" - Imagine Dragons
International Video of the Year by a Canadian
"Hold On, We're Going Home" - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
by Ben Bernier
June 17, 2014, 6:41pm ET
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