Carly Rae Jepsen-Owl City's 'Good Time' Headed for Top 40 Debut on Hot 100
Carly Rae Jepsen-Owl City's 'Good Time' Headed for Top 40 Debut on Hot 100

Carly Rae Jepsen may be the new Sheepdogs -- the Canadian artist on the lips of everyone this year.

The newly crowned U.S. chart-topper who signed with Scooter Braun's School Boy Records after Justin Bieber heard "Call Me Maybe" during a visit home, won the most 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards last night in Toronto -- including topping pop band Mariannas Trench which led with seven nominations.

Marianas' frontman Josh Ramsay is the main writer of "Call Me Maybe," whose Ben Knechtel-directed music video won MuchMusic.com's Most Watched Video, Video of the Year, and UR Fave Video. Marianas Trench won Cinematography for "Fall Out" and Pop Video for "Haven't Had Enough."

Co-hosting the night with VJ Jessie Giddings -- with help from various guest presenters including Cody Simpson, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Conor Maynard, Dragonette, Far East Movement, Jesse Metcalfe, Lights, Rico Rodriguez, and Shenae Grimes -- were party rockers LMFAO, who opened the show with a medley of "Party Rock Anthem," "Champagne Showers," "Sorry For Party Rocking," and "Sexy and I Know It," complete with inflatable zebras, a human pink bear and the spraying of bottles.

The Motown descendants, who received advice onstage from 2011 MMVA host Selena Gomez to do as many wardrobe changes as possible, did indeed do Diana Ross proud with numerous outfits, which included Redfoo (Stefan Gordy) in a sky blue thong and SkyBlu (Skyler Gordy) in a red elephant-head thong with long protruding trunk.

The two-hour live broadcast on MuchMusic in Canada and Fuse in the U.S. warned of coarse language and sexuality but was fairly tame. The chaotic party setting took place on a giant stage in the parking lot of the downtown BellMedia building -- and MuchMusic headquarters -- to an audience in the thousands that requires the adjacent streets each year to be closed to traffic for the night.

Jepsen performed right after LMFAO, appearing on a telephone handle-shaped swing for "Call Me Maybe." She would emerge again to join Flo Rida onstage for "Wild Ones" -- and again to collect all her awards.

LMFAO, who mentioned Canada was the first time they had hosted an awards show and the first place they went No. 1, also took home an MMVA of their own for International Video Of The Year -- Group for "Sexy and I Know It," while Katy Perry won International Video and UR Fave International Artist for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." She also performed the new single, "Wide Awake," from her upcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, on an ethereal set inspired by butterflies.

Other performers included Nelly Furtado with a glowing rendition of her single "Big Hoops (The Bigger The Better);" Kelly Clarkson with "Dark Side" and "Stronger;" Marianas Trench with "Fallout" with a full choir; and Hedley with the newly issued "Kiss You Inside Out" which was not on the original version of last year's Storms album.

By contrast to pretty much everything that went on on the MMVAs, 21-year-old Brit Ed Sheeran took the stage with just his acoustic guitar and sang his hit "The A Team" with no dancers, no sparkles, no thongs or any other dressing needed.

And what awards show would be complete without the man of the hour -- or two hours in this case -- Mr. Bieber, for whom many girls in the crowd had signs? He won UR FAVE Artist or Group and International Video Of The Year By A Canadian for "Boyfriend." He would also close out the night with performances of "All Around The World" and "Boyfriend." He thanked his family and fans and reminded them to go buy his new album, Believe, which just came out on the 15th.

Earlier on the red carpet pre-show, The Sheepdogs won MuchLOUD Rock Video for "I Don't Know." Other winners were Drake f. Lil Wayne and Tyga's "The Motto" for MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video; Danny Fernandes' "Hit Me Up" (f. Josh Ramsay and Belly) for Director of the Year; Down With Webster's "Big Wheels" for Post-Production; and City and Colour's "Fragile Bird" for MuchFACT Indie Video.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MMVAs include: Virgin Mobile, BlackBerry®, Coca-Cola Canada Ltd., Get a Load of Milk, JUST DANCE, Procter & Gamble, SUBWAY Restaurants, Canada, and H&M, designer of the official MMVAs wristband.

Winners list:

UR FAVE Video
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

UR FAVE Artist or Group
Justin Bieber

UR FAVE International Artist or Group
Katy Perry

MuchMusic.com Most Streamed Video
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

Video Of The Year
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

International Video Of The Year - Artist

Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" 



International Video Of The Year - Group
LMFAO - "Sexy and I Know It"

Pop Video of the Year
Marianas Trench - "Haven't Had Enough"

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian
Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year
The Sheepdogs - "I don't Know"

MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video Of The Year
Drake f. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "The Motto"

Director Of The Year
Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay and Belly - "Hit Me Up"

Post-Production Of The Year
Down With Webster - "Big Wheels"

Cinematography Of The Year

Marianas Trench - "Fall Out"

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year
City and Colour - "Fragile Bird"

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