June 17, 2013


And the 2013 MMVA Winners Are...

George Pimentel/WireImage
George Pimentel/WireImage

The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards, held Sunday night in Toronto, are all wrapped-up and the winners are in! Drum roll, please...

Drake, Marianas Trench (above) and rapper Classified (a Fuse Favorite) lead the pack with two wins each. Classified nabbed the sought-after Video of the Year statue for his "Ninja" clip, among others. Marianas Trench took Pop Video of the Year with "Desperate Measures" and the fan-voted Your Fave video for "Stutter." Hip Hop Video of the Year and Director of the Year both went to Drake for "Started From the Bottom," his rags-to-riches story starring his hometown: Toronto.

"Obviously I want to thank the city of Toronto first and foremost," he said during a surprise appearance. "It's great to be home."

George Pimentel/WireImage
George Pimentel/WireImage

Elsewhere... Demi Lovato won International Video of the Year for her "Heart Attack" video. Avril Lavigne, who walked the red carpet with BF Chad Kroeger, won International Video by a Canadian for "Here's to Never Growing Up."

Viral Video of the Year went to Psy's "Gangnam Style." (Empirically speaking, officials would be remiss to award it to anyone else; the video broke the internet by racking up over 1.65 billion views). The South Korean artist also killed it as the ceremony's host, in addition to perfoming his breakout hit "Gangnam Style" and new single "Gentleman."

Justin Bieber, a no-show at the ceremony, won Fave Artist of Group, also voted on by fans. Favorite International Artist or Group went to Taylor Swift, who also presented and introduced a performance from Ed Sheeran. She spent the entire weekend in Toronto playing sold-out shows before appearing at the MMVAs.

"This is amazing. Thank you so much," she said. "I just want to thank MuchMusic for playing music videos, and for giving us a reason to put a visual element to the music. To the fans, I've had an amazing weekend with you—two sold-out shows. You're the reason we keep coming back to Canada. So thank you so much for everything."

See the full list of winners at the MMVA website.

Check out all the show photos in our best moments of the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards gallery now: