Justin Bieber, Katy Perry Big Winners at Much Music Video Awards

Cover June 22,2012

Story: Sandy Graham

Thousands of fans lined the red carpet surrounding Queen Street West and John Street hours before the show hoping to catch a glimpse of some of music's biggest stars.

The outrageous electro-pop duo LMFAO took the stage surrounded by a team of Cirque De Soleil-style acrobatic dancers opening the show with a medley that included ''Party Rock Anthem,'' ''Sorry for Party Rocking'' and then they eventually stripped down to their trademark thongs to perform "Sexy And I Know It.”

Canadian Superstar Justin Bieber and American popster Katy Perry were big winners at the star studded MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Perry took the International Video of the Year award for "Last Friday Night.”

Justin Bieber was awarded International Video of the Year by a Canadian for "Boyfriend." Bieber also walked away with the award for Favourite Artist. MMVA co-hosts LMFAO won International Video of the Year by a group for "Sexy And I Know It."

Winners of Much Music Video Awards 2012

Justin BieberJustin BieberVideo of the Year
Shawn Desman for “Electric/Night Like This,” directed by RT!
Post-Production of the Year
Danny Fernandes f. Belly for “Automatic,” directed by RT!
Cinematography of the Year
Blake McGrath for “Relax,” directed by Kyle Davison
Director of the Year
You Say Party for “Lonely’s Lunch,” directed by Sean Wainsteim
Pop Video of the Year
Down With Webster for “Whoa Is Me,” directed by Aaron A. 

MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year
Abandon All Ships for “Geeving,” directed by Davin Black
MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year
Classified for “That Ain’t Classy,” directed by Harv
MuchFACT Indie Video of the Year
JDiggz f. Neverending White Lights for “This Time,” directed by RT!
Katy PerryKaty PerryInternational Video of the Year
Artist Lady Gaga for “Judas,” directed by Lady Gaga and Laurieann Gibson
International Video of the Year
Group Far East Movement f. The Cataracs & Dev for “Like a G6,” directed by Matt Alonzo
International Video of the Year by a Canadian (TIE)
Drake for “Find Your Love,” directed by Anthony Mandler, and Justin Bieber f. Usher for “Somebody to Love (Remix),” directed by Dave Meyers
Fefe Dobson for “Stutterin’” directed by Alan Ferguson
UR FAVE International Artist
Lady Gaga for “Born This Way,” directed by Nick Knight and Haus of Gaga
UR FAVE Artist
Justin Bieber f. Usher for “Somebody to Love (Remix),” directed by Dave Meyers
MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video
Taio Cruz for “Dynamite”

Nelly Furtado, Headley, Kelly Clarkson, and Marianas Trench were all in attendance but it was pretty clear early on who fans were there to see - Justin Bieber. ‘The Bieb’ stole the show.