Ed Sheeran Hosting MuchMusic Video Awards

Courtesy of CNW Group / Much

Courtesy of CNW Group / Much

Ed Sheeran has amazing fans with his impressive vocals and soulful songs for years now, but today, he is gearing up to add another talent to his list: Hosting an event. Last night during the Comedy Central Justin Bieber Roast, it was announced that Ed Sheeran would be co-hosting Canada’s MuchMusic Video Awards, an awards show meant to honor musicians for their excellence in music videos. This year’s MuchMusic Video Awards will be aired live on June 21st.

In the video announcement, Sheeran shared the news while posing with a stuffed beaver that he had lovingly titled Justin “Beaver.” After waving the camera closer, Sheeran whispered the good news so as not to wake Mr. Beaver up from his slumber, displaying a great wit as the video came to a close, and he pretended to make the beaver swim across the screen. “I’m thrilled they asked me to host this year. I hope this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke,” Sheeran jokingly commented.

This will be Sheeran’s fourth year in a row attending the MuchMusic Video Awards, and he “can’t wait to come back.” For the last three years he took the stage as a performer, and this will be his first attempt at hosting an event. In previous years, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, LMFAO, PSY, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner have acted as hosts during the MuchMusic Video Awards.    

This year’s list of nominees and lineup of performers has yet to be released. Winners will be selected in categories including Video of the Year, Director of the Year, Pop Video of the Year, and International Video of the Year. Fans will be able to vote for their favorites in categories such as Your Fave Video and Your Fave Artist or Group. Winners receive an award made by the New York firm, Society Awards.

The MuchMusic Video Awards have been an ongoing awards show since their creation in 1990. The show does not take place in a conventional theatre; instead, it is filmed outside the MuchMusic World Headquarters as a festival of sorts. The show is also known for its red carpet event, at which celebrities are known to make larger than life entrances to the event. In previous years celebrities like Katy Perry have carried on the tradition. In 2010 Perry arrived in an ice cream truck.

FDRMX Eyes: Be-Boys are back with their latest music video entitled “Je Dois Lui Dire / Should I Tell Him.” Be-Boys are a French rock band based in Switzerland.

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