MMVA 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber Are Big Winners at Music Video Award Show
There was no maybe about it tonight: the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards belonged to Carly Rae Jepsen. The Mission, BC singer conquered the stage, the podium and even the red carpet at the awards show, turning in two showstopping performances, winning three MMVAs, and even earning best-dressed honours for her stylish black dress with a pair of slits to make Angelina Jolie's infamous Oscar leg look unassuming.
Hot on the heels of an over-the-top, prop-laden and clothes-shedding opening number by awards co-hosts LMFAO, Jepsen took over the stage, singing her world dominating hit single "Call Me Maybe" while swinging from a giant telephone receiver (the display was enough to distract the notoriously self-involved gossip blogger Perez Hilton from his time in the press room. "This song is like my first cheat after three months of really healthy eating and I just go on a binge and I can't stop eating!" he cooed.) She returned later in the broadcast to join rapper Flo Rida and sing the chorus for his latest single, "Wild Ones." And when she wasn't busy performing, Carly was busy accepting awards. "Call Me Maybe" earned MuchMusic.com's Most Watched Video Award, Video of the Year, and UR FAVE Video of the Year.
Getting a little teary backstage at the end of the night, Jepsen recounted some of the struggles she faced during the early days of what's evolved into a true Cinderella story.
"I'd always hoped that I could spread the music worldwide, and I think that I realized, every step of the way, just how difficult it was," she told the press. "It didn't stop me from trying, though. I did everything. I was bartending while I was fronting a swing band, and I was doing everything I could and I