The streets were closed, the traffic was high and the screams were loud. All this could only mean one thing. That’s right, Canada’s biggest block party was back on in Toronto.
This year, the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) saw many A-list stars walk the red carpet including Taylor Swift, Glee’s Naya Rivera, Avril Lavigne, Arrow’s Steven Amell and two Pretty Little Liars stars, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell.
With viral sensation Psy as the co-host, the energy was high throughout the entire show. Faze was behind the scenes, backstage in the press room, where many of the stars dropped by to answer some of our burning questions.
Tyler Hoechlin, the swoon-worthy werewolf from Teen Wolf told us that, “[Presenting and going on stage] is one of the most nerve-wracking things for me just because you’ve gotta keep it kind of funny, but keep it quick and be on schedule. So it’s weird being yourself and still performing in a way.”
“Seeing Psy perform was really cool,” said MMVA veterans Billy Talent, when asked about their favourite moments from the night. Psy performed “Gangham Style,” with fans dancing along with him. Those who took over the streets most likely lost their voices after seeing singers Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Ed Sheeran and Phillip Phillips also take the stage to perform their hits.
Faze cover guy, Cody Simpson answering our questions backstage
Check out our gallery of artists in the press room to find out everything from details about Lucy Hale’s upcoming album, to Pretty Little Liar secrets from Shay Mitchell, to Ed Sheeran’s experience with cover shoots following his Faze one!
And check out the full list of 2013 MMVA winners below:
Video of The Year: Classified & David Myles, “Inner Ninja”
Post-Production of the year: Billy Talent, “Surprise Surprise”
Dance Video of the Year: deadmau5 f. Chris James, “The Veldt”
Director of The Year: Director X – Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Pop Video of the Year: Marianas Trench, “Desperate Measures”
Rock/Alternative Video of The Year: Serena Ryder, “Stompa”
Hip-Hop Video of The Year: Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Muchfact Video of The Year: Classified f. David Myles, “Inner Ninja”
International Video of The Year — Artist: Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”
International Video of The Year — Group: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis f. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
International Video of The Year By a Canadian: Avril Lavigne, “Here’s To Never Growing Up”
Your Fave Artist/Group: Justin Bieber
Your Fave Video: Marianas Trench, “Stutter”
Your Fave International Artist/Group: Taylor Swift