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Singer Avril Lavigne arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, 2010. (© Danny Moloshok/REUTERS)
Singer Avril Lavigne arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, 2010. (© Danny Moloshok/REUTERS)

Avril Lavigne to perform at MuchMusic Video Awards Add to ...

Avril Lavigne, who with her cheeky appearance at 2002’s MuchMusic Video Awards was the butt of jokes back then, was announced Wednesday as one of the high-profile performers and presenters at this year’s broadcast. Also confirmed to sing, dance and otherwise entertain for the June 16 occasion were American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, Nova Scotia hip-hop artist Classified, folk-pop siren Serena Ryder and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

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Presenters at the annual Toronto shriek-fest include The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar, Glee’s Naya Rivera, Suits’s star Patrick J. Adams, Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Canadian pop musician Shawn Desman and the fresh-faced Pretty Little Liars starlets Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell.

Singer-actress Demi Lovato and the Gangnam Style-y co-host Psy were previously announced as performers. Top artists in terms of nominations are Vancouver pop-rockers Marianas Trench and the bottom-starting star rapper Drake, who are up for six and five awards respectively. Young mister monkey-business Justin Bieber and the Call Me Maybe-singer Carly Rae Jepsen tallied two nominations each.

A giveaway of wristbands for tickets to the block-party spectacle takes place June 7. Information at mmva.muchmusic.com.

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