MTV HONOURS BIGGEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2012
GOTYE FEAT. KIMBRA “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW” WINS DOUBLE PLATINUM AND IS THE MOST PLAYED VIDEO ON MTV.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND FUN ALSO GO DOUBLE PLATINUM
MAROON 5, FLO RIDA, RIHANNA, PSY, MUSE, CHRIS BROWN AND KATY PERRY AMONG THE MANY OTHER ARTISTS HONOURED WITH MTV VIDEO PLAY AWARDS
CLICK TO TWEET –BREAKING!#MTV HONOURS BIGGEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2012 & ANNOUNCES GOTYE FEAT. KIMBRA “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW" IS MOST PLAYED VIDEO ON MTV
London, 13th February 2013: VIMN International Media Networks today announced that the most played video across its 60 MTV channels was GOTYE FEAT. KIMBRA “Somebody That I Used To Know”.
Carly Rae Jepsen and Fun received a double platinum award each for their respective singles “Call Me Maybe” and “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae. Fun also took home a platinum award for their single “Some Nights”.
Fun was not the only band to win more than one award. A number of artists took home two platinum awards including Maroon 5 for “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa and “One More Night”, Katy Perry for “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me”, Rihanna for “Where Have You Been” and “We Found Love” and David Guetta for “Titanium” featuring Sia and “Turn Me On” featuring Nicki Minaj.
The top 50 videos were aired in total over 550,000 times across 60 MTV channels around the world (excluding all MTV US channels) over the course of 2012. Three videos won double platinum, each achieving over 20,000 plays, 25 videos gained Platinum status for over 10,000 plays each, while 22 further videos gained Gold status with more than 5000 plays.
Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President Music and Talent/Programming, Events, MTV Networks International commented: “The MTV Video Play Awards highlight our un-wavering commitment to connecting music fans with their favorite artists”. In addition, the massive number of spins accrued across this year’s top 50 clearly demonstrates that the music video format is alive and well and MTV has an unrivalled catalogue readily available anytime, anywhere.”
The MTV Video Play Awards emphasise MTV’s commitment to supporting new acts, championing up and coming artists and launching them around the world. Six of the 50 videos were MTV PUSH artists throughout 2012, MTV’s global campaign that promotes the hottest new talent to audiences across all platforms. The six PUSH artists who won awards are Gotye (who came out on top), Carly Rae Jepsen, Fun, Of Monsters and Men, Rita Ora and Rudimental.
About MTV’s Platinum and Gold Video Play Awards
The innovative awards were launched in 2007 to celebrate the most played music videos across the global MTV network. To create the awards, 60 MTV music channels from all corners of the world provided data on their most played music videos from the period 1st January - 31st December 2012. Videos played more than 5000 times received a Gold award, those played over 10,000 times received a Platinum award and 20,000 plays resulted in a Double Platinum Award.