The 'Boyfriend' singer and the 'Call Me Maybe' hitmaker are vying for the best Canadian international video of the year and favorite artist/group prizes.
Canadian pop superstars, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, are both in the running in two major categories in the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards set to take place on June 16 in Toronto. Bieber and Jepsen, with two nominations apiece, join the nominee list led by pop rock band Marianas Trench and rap superstar Drake.
Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" and Jepsen's "This Kiss" are competing in the best Canadian international video of the year category against Avril Lavigne's "Here's to Never Growing Up", Tegan and Sara's "Closer", and Walk off the Earth's "Red Hands". Similarly, they are both get the nod for Fave Artist/Group award along with Deadmau5, and nomination leaders Drake and Marianas Trench.
The Josh Ramsay-fronted band leads this year's MuchMusic Video Awards nominations with six nods, including video of the year for "Desperate Measures" and the MuchFACT video of the year and Your Fave Video for "Stutter". Meanwhile, Drake bags five nominations, including video of the year and best hip-hop video for "Started from the Bottom".
South Korean viral video sensation PSY will co-host the event and will also perform during the awarding ceremonies. He also earns a couple of nominations for Your Fave international artist/group and for video of the year artist for his monster global hit "Gangnam Style". Other international artists getting 2 nods apiece as well are Demi Lovato, One Direction, Pink, and Taylor Swift.
Some selected nominees of 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards are as followed, while the complete list can be obtained on MMVAs official website.
- Classified feat. David Myles, "Inner Ninja"
- Drake, "Started from the Bottom"
- Marianas Trench, "Desperate Measures"
- Serena Ryder, "Stompa"
- The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
- Avril Lavigne, "Here's to Never Growing Up"
- Carly Rae Jepsen, "This Kiss"
- Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean, "As Long as You Love Me"
- Tegan and Sara, "Closer"
- Walk off the Earth, "Red Hands"