Emerging hip-hop star Kardinal Offishal with Akon, rock band Hedley and Simple Plan will be among the acts to play live at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards.

International acts playing the show include Rihanna, Girlicious and Sean Kingston. The awards show air live on June 15 on MuchMusic. The station said additional celebrity guests will be announced in coming weeks.

"From Canadian to international acts, the MMVAs continues to raise the bar by attracting the hottest musical acts in the industry" said Sheila Sullivan, MuchMusic's director of programming said in a statement. "This year's stunning lineup of performers will rock the thousands of music lovers lining the streets and watching from home."

The awards show is the station's 19th annual celebration of video and celebrity culture. In the past the likes of Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Beastie Boys, Fergie, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, and Britney Spears have all appeared on the show.

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