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Hedley wins over Drake at 2014 MMVAs

Posted by Aubrey Jax / June 17, 2014

MMVas 2014The 2014 MMVAs reminded us that while all-ages shows and Girls Rock Camp are cool, many young people embrace a different form of teen culture - namely one where musicians are called "celebrities," because really, what's the difference? Very astute, young teens. Celebrity performers included Lorde, Imagine Dragons, and someone name Kiesza, while the real star of the red carpet was, as always, the deafening noise pollution at Queen and John. Hedley won more awards than Drake this year, to which we throw up our hands and say "do what thou wilt, teens of Canada."

Check out our photo gallery from red carpet and glitzed out stage at the 2014 MMVAs.

Discussion

18 Comments

Todd Toronto / June 17, 2014 at 11:48 am
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How and why did Hedley become Canada's Biggest Band that Nobody Outside Canada has Heard Of (TM)?

Either I'm getting old, or Cancon was better in the 90s.
id say replying to a comment from Todd Toronto / June 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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You're correct on both accounts.

Certainly you are older, but the Canadian "pop" music scene today is simply disgraceful.

Bands and musicians from the golden generation must shake their heads at what the musical landscape has become today and literally feel sick to their stomachs.

me / June 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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The music scene is better than ever, however this is not a part of the modern scene. I'm shocked muchmusic even still exists.
to be clear replying to a comment from me / June 17, 2014 at 01:30 pm
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As noted by "id say", they said the "pop" music scene (aka...Much Music crap) is a blight on the musical landscape.

Which it most certainly is.

For as bad as MM is, anyone with any common sense will agree that the music Mm played, etc back in the '90s was vastly superior to anything you would find on there today.
Chris Murphy replying to a comment from to be clear / June 17, 2014 at 01:34 pm
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Bring back SLOAN
CaligulaJones / June 17, 2014 at 02:38 pm
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Its amazing that people can get awards for standing in front of a green screen and lip syncing...
Jen / June 17, 2014 at 03:12 pm
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They award it to whoever attends the MMVAs. After all, wouldn't it be an insult after they decided to show up?
Hillary / June 17, 2014 at 03:15 pm
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I discredited Hedley for years until I saw them play a stuffy corporate event. They were fantastic: engaging and entertaining and played with the energy as if they were playing a show with paid admissions. I now consider them true, top, professional musicians. They've won me over.
Hillary / June 17, 2014 at 03:16 pm
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Oops. Used the word "play" a bit too much there.
Nav / June 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
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Hedley beat Drake? Does anyone except the brainless crappy music sheep really care about either of these mediocre artists? Now is one of the best times for music, there is so much available everywhere. I mean look at all the great artists at NXNE that won't get press like these 2 hacks. Oh wait what is Avril doing? Is Kim Kardasian there...fuck who cares, that shit ain't what music is about. Boycott this coke add award ceremony people.
Messi / June 17, 2014 at 05:53 pm
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Who the heck still watches the MMVA's? I'd like to see their Neilson TV rating numbers.
Rafa / June 17, 2014 at 07:35 pm
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In no particular order, the 90's Canadian bands I grew up on...each better than this utter shit:

I Mother Earth, Sloan, Gandharvas, Tea Party, Rusty, Age of Electric, Matthew Good Band, Crash Test Dummies, Treble Charger, Moist, Econoline Crush, Limblifter, The Odds, The Watchmen...the list goes on.

How did we go from that to Hedley?
toronto dude / June 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm
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I luv Hedley and they put on a great show so it's too bad they were promoting that sucky single. Take a listen to their song Anything and you'll see they're a clever pop band with pseudo-punk trappings and loads of fun. They've been consistently good since they came on the scene.

The show really tanked this year with no live performances from stalwarts Marianas Trench or Down With Webster both of whom are between albums right now....I mean cmon Much...the big finale was Ariana Grande??? A cute song but only worth to see live if Iggy Azalea is there but it's not exactly a bring the house down finale performance. It needed a Billy Talent or something to liven things up.

It just seemed like an awful lot of staging and production for a load of nothing...even Imagine Dragons were abit snoozy....Lorde's loopy but interesting performance was great and so was Kiesza but overall the whole show was a big fail.
UShuDie / June 18, 2014 at 10:27 am
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"Marianas Trench or Down With Webster" ...

You lost any credibility you had as a commentator.
Alex replying to a comment from toronto dude / June 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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Sorry dude, there is no such thing as a non retarded person that would listen to either of those bands. To love Hedley, you're either a beach hunk bro with a barbed wire tattoo and you don't have 2 IQ points to rub together to make a 3rd, or once you got off the meds your doc had you on, you snapped out of your emo cry baby phase, and went straight to gulping down this celebrity party punk gizz like it was coming out of Tommy Lee's infected cock and and you're Pamela Anderson. You need to re-evaluate where your life went wrong man. Pick up a book. Do better drugs. Go spend some time in the wilderness. If you're friends like Hedley, get better friends.
Alex / June 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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To echo the sentiments of the other commenters; it is indeed true that no one gives a single flying runny shit about Drake or Hedley, or the MMVA's.
toronto dude / June 18, 2014 at 06:06 pm
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....hands in BlogTO commentary credentials
...makes appointment to get barbed wire armband tattoo removed
....downloads app to do IQ test
...digs old meds out of cupboard
..makes appointment with psych to figure out where life went wrong
....takes out library membership
...looks up bus route to High Park

ok...i've redeemed myself and i can comment on here again!
you wish chump replying to a comment from toronto dude / June 19, 2014 at 05:55 pm
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Nope, you're still not welcomed.

Once a Headly fan, always a dick.

Now fuck right off.

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