MuchMusic Video Awards


MuchMusic is pleased to announce multiplatinum
hip hoppers, The Black Eyed Peas will perform at "The 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards" with an exclusive chance for fans to experience the show as part of the band's VIP entourage courtesy of Nokia.

The nation can look forward to The Black Eyed Peas rocking capacity crowds LIVE at MuchMusic Headquarters in Toronto as part of another MMVA HD/5.1 broadcast exclusive - but the fan experience doesn't end there.

MuchMusic and Nokia will bring one winner and a friend to Toronto to live the rock 'n' roll dream: Hang out with The Black Eyed Peas... Hit the red carpet with the band and the new Nokia 6620 videophone... a special red-carpet
photo pass - and the chance to have their videophone footage/photos displayed on the MMVA main stage megascreen...capped off by unlimited hobnob-ing with
celebs on site at Canada's No. 1 event/party.

"We're very excited to officially open the 2005 MMVA season with The Black Eyed Peas / Nokia announcement," said David Kines, Vice President, Music & Youth Specialty Channels, CHUM Television. "It's a great way to extend
MuchMusic's connection with fans by enhancing the world-class artist access we're known for, and integrating a unique product into the mix."

The Black Eyed Peas Fast Facts -

- Nominated for a 2005 MMVA People's Choice Award in the category of "Favourite International Band".

- Releasing their fourth album titled "Monkey Business" on June 7th, 2005. The album's hit single "Don't Phunk With My Heart" is currently No. 1 at Top 40 radio in Canada.

- The band's 2003 breakthrough album smash "Elephunk" went 7x platinum in Canada with sales approaching 7.5 million worldwide.

The MMVA Red Carpet Arrivals Special - on Sunday, June 19th. LIVE @ 7:30pm ET on: MuchMusic, Star!, and in HD on CitytvHD and Exclusively in the U.S. on leading HD broadcaster, HDNet.

The 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards - LIVE @ 9pm ET on:
MuchMusic, Citytv Toronto and Star!, and in HD on CitytvHD where available (Rogers Digital 134, Bell ExpressVu 803) and Exclusively in the U.S. on leading HD broadcaster, HDNet. and on Citytv Vancouver - 8pm PT / A-Channel Calgary/Edmonton - 7pm MT (LIVE) / and A-Channel Manitoba- 8pm CT (LIVE)

Hosted by Much on-air personalities Rick Campanelli, Jennifer Hollett, Hannah Sung, Sarah Taylor, Devon Soltendieck, Matte Babel, Leah Miller and Ed
The Sock. Critically-acclaimed and packed with top celebrity talent, Canada's most highly anticipated music and media event airs LIVE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA,
direct from the CHUM TV Building in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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