Performers included the Killers, Black Eyed Peas.
Toronto hip hopper K-OS, whose real name is Kevin Brereton, was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. The three hour show was nationally televised in Canada.
The EMI Music Canada rapper racked up four wins, including "I Used To Be," scoring for top rap video, top cinematography (for Adam Marsden) and top direction (K-OS with Micah J. Meisner). The rapper's "Crabbuckit" video got the nod for top pop video.
Among the highlights of the evening were spirited performances by K-OS, the Killers, the Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Ashlee Simpson provided a low-key mediocre performance which displayed her limited vocal skills. The guests on hand included the Backstreet Boys, singer/producer Daniel Lanois and actress Carmen Electra.
Warner Music group Billy Talent and newcomers Death From Above 1979 each won two awards. Billy Talent's video for "River Below" was named top rock video and top video. Death From Above 1979 won a post production award for its video of "Romantic Rights" and the VideoFACT Award for its "Blood On Our Hands" video.
Montreal pop punkers Simple Plan was awarded fan-voted People's Choice award for top Canadian group, while Green Day was named top international band, Gwen Stefani was named top international artist, and Kalan Porter was named top Canadian artist.
Awards for the evening were determined by an in-house MuchMusic panel, excepting the five People's Choice Awards which were selected by MuchMusic viewers via an online and telephone voting system.
For a full list of winners, and show photos go to: http://www.muchmusic.com