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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.

 

 

The videos featured in the top 50 (in alphabetical order by artist) are:

 

 



Avicci


Le7els


Carly Rae Jepsen


Call Me Maybe


Chris Brown


Turn Up The Music


Chris Brown


Don't Wake Me Up


Coldplay


Paradise


Coldplay


Charlie Brown


Coldplay Feat. Rihanna


Princess Of China


David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj


Turn Me On


David Guetta Feat. Sia


Titanium


DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora


Hot Right Now


Emeli Sandé


Next To Me


Flo Rida


Whistle


Flo Rida


Good Feeling


Flo Rida feat Sia


Wild Ones


Florence + The Machine


Spectrum (Say My Name)


Fun.


Some Nights


Fun. feat Janelle Monae


We Are Young


Gotye feat. Kimbra


Somebody That I Used To Know


Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull


Dance Again


Jessie J


Domino


Katy Perry


Wide Awake


Katy Perry


Part Of Me


Kelly Clarkson


Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)


Lady Gaga


Marry The Night


Linkin Park


Burn It Down


LMFAO


Sorry For Party Rocking


Lykke Li


I Follow Rivers


Maroon 5


One More Night


Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa


Payphone


Muse


Madness


Ne-Yo


Let Me Love You ( Until You Learn To Love Yourself)


Nicky Minaj


Starships


Of Monsters And Men


Little Talks


One Direction


One Thing


Pink


Blow Me (One Last Kiss)


Pitbull


Back In Time


Pitbull feat. Chris Brown


International Love


Psy


Gangnam Style


Rihanna


Where Have You Been


Rihanna


We Found Love


Rita Ora


How We Do (Party)


Robbie Williams


Candy


Rudimental


Feel The Love


Sean Paul


She Doesn’t Mind


Simple Plan Feat. Sean Paul


Summer Paradise


Swedish House Mafia


Don’t You Worry Child


Taylor Swift


We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together


The Script feat. Will.i.am


Hall Of Fame


Train


Drive By


Will.i.am Feat. Eva Simons


This Is Love

 

 

 

The full list of channels that submit data on their most played videos are:

 


VIVA Austria

MTV Australia

MTV Classic Australia

MTV Australia Hits

MTV Adria Croatia

MTV Adria Serbia

MTV Adria Slovenia

VH1 Adria

MTV Africa

MTV Brazil

VH1 Brazil

MTV Czech

MTV Central

Viva Central

MTV Denmark

VH1 Denmark

VH1 European

MTV European

MTV Finland

TMF Flanders

MTV Flanders

MTV Base France

MTV Pulse France

MTV Idol France

MTV Greece

MTV Holland

VIVA Hungary

MTV Hungary

MTV Israel

MTV Italy

MTV Italy Music

MTV Hits Italy

MTV Japan

MTV Korea

MTV Latam Hits

MTV Lat Am South

MTV Lat Am North

MTV Lat Am Central

MTV Norway

MTV Polska

VH1 Poland

Viva Poland

MTV Portugal

MTV Romania

MTV Russia

MTV S.E.A.

MTV Spain

MTV Sweden

MTV Switzerland

VH1 Switzerland

MTV Taiwan

UK BASE

UK Dance

UK Hits

UK Rocks

UK MTV Music

UK VIVA

UK VH1

MTV Live HD

MTV Ukraine


 

 

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