Katy Perry, 'Call Me Maybe' Win Big at MuchMusic Video Awards

Katy Perry / Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty
Katy Perry / Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty
Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

Mere hours after Radiohead's stage at Toronto's Downsview Park collapsed, killing one of the band's drum technicians, the annual MuchMusic Video Awards soldiered on a few miles south at the music television network's headquarters.

As Canada's version of the VMAs, not much separates the ceremony aesthetically or programmatically from its American counterpart, save the fact that it's held in the MuchMusic parking lot in downtown Toronto, lacked Lady Gaga in drag, and honored a handful of performers many Americans couldn't pick out of a lineup. The big winners would be familiar to viewers watching from Mars, however, including Justin Bieber's protegee Carly Rae Jepsen, whose "Call Me Maybe" helped her pick up three trophies, the most of the night (Bieber was right behind with two wins). Katy Perry won International Video of the Year for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and LMFAO picked up the group award for "Sexy and I Know It." Marianas Trench scored Pop Video of the Year and the Sheepdogs earned Rock Video of the Year. (Performance clips via Mr. World Premiere):

Because the MMVAs take place in Canada, they required Justin Bieber's omnipresence throughout the evening. In addition to winning International Video of the Year by a Canadian, he also gave a performance of "All Around the World" and "Boyfriend" (if you can hear it above the deafening screams of the crowd) on the eve of the release of his forthcoming third LP Believe:

Nelly Furtado (a Canada native) brought her glow-in-the-dark Native American rave to yet another stage, to perform "Big Hoops (The Bigger the Better)":

LMFAO held their Lisa Frank house party again, complete with inflatable zebras, and shouted along to the backing track for a medley of their hits "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It":

Katy Perry ditched her Billboard Awards cloud swing and stood still for a (rather tired-sounding) butterfly-among-woodland-acrobats performance of "Wide Awake":

Carly Rae Jepsen trotted out her hit once again, sounding a little like she's been begging you to call her, maybe, for a little too long:

The fresher, less flash-injected performances of the evening included Flo Rida's, who was joined by Jepsen and a couple thonged dancers for "Good Feeling" and "Wild Ones," the latter of which featured Sia originally:

And finally, a newly made-over Kelly Clarkson gave classy-as-ever performances of "Dark Side" and "Stronger":

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