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JESSIE J TO HOST “2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” LIVE PRE-SHOW ON SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7:30 PM EThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/JESSIE-J-TO-HOST-2015-MTV-MOVIE-AWARDS-LIVE-PRE-SHOW--ON-SUNDAY-APRIL-12-.aspxJESSIE J TO HOST “2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” LIVE PRE-SHOW ON SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7:30 PM ETGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e13/23/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>​Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff and Author John Green to Present Sneak-Peek of </strong><strong><em>Paper Towns </em></strong><strong>During the Pre-Show</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>"MTV Movie Awards Takeover Week" from April 6-10 to Feature Five Days of Exclusive First Looks at </strong><strong><em>Spy</em></strong><strong>, </strong><strong><em>Trainwreck</em></strong><strong>, </strong><strong><em>Jurassic World</em></strong><strong>, </strong><strong><em>San Andreas</em></strong><strong>, </strong><strong><em>Ted 2</em></strong><strong>, Plus Interviews with Stars and Filmmakers - </strong><strong>Melissa McCarthy</strong>, <strong>Bill Hader, Judd Apatow,</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Chris Pratt, Dwayne Johnson</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>and Mark Wahlberg</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2015)</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> today announced that <strong>Jessie J</strong> will bring her signature style and unmatchable sense of cool to burn up the red carpet of the "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/">2015 MTV Movie Awards</a>" as she hosts the spectacular Pre-Show airing LIVE on Sunday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET.  In the lead up to the main event, MTV will offer fans a week of exclusive first looks at five of the summer's must-see films during "MTV Movie Awards Takeover Week" presented by Mtn. Dew® Kickstart™.<strong>  </strong>Immediately following the Pre-Show special, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV will air the "2015 MTV Movie Awards" from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, hosted by Amy Schumer.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Poised in the middle of the action, <strong>Jessie J</strong> and MTV's <strong>Josh Horowitz</strong> will give viewers a first-hand look at all of the hip, Hollywood royalty walking the carpet from some of this summer's most anticipated movies as they make their show-stopping arrivals. Also, <strong>Cara Delevingne</strong>, <strong>Nat Wolff</strong> and author <strong>John Green</strong> will be on hand to introduce an exclusive sneak from the upcoming feature, <strong><em>Paper Towns</em></strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Adding to the excitement, the first award of the night, "Best Hero," presented by Mtn. Dew® Kickstart™, will be revealed live during the Pre-Show.  This socially-voted category puts fans in charge of choosing the winner.  "Best Hero" nominees will be revealed and voting will begin on Thursday, April 2.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fans can direct their own viewing experience with the All Access Live Stream, unleashed by T-Mobile®. This second-screen interaction brings viewers live to the "2015 MTV Movie Awards" red carpet and inside the venue with the help of a multitude of camera angles.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Finally, fans will not want to miss social sensation <strong>Todrick Hall's</strong> theatrical arrival in the FIAT brand's all-new cross-over 2016 FIAT 500X that is sure to have the Internet buzzing.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the week leading up to the main show, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> will kick start complete movie mayhem with "<strong>MTV Movie Awards Takeover</strong> <strong>Week</strong>" that will include a world premiere, first look at the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking <em>Jurassic Park</em> series, <strong><em>Jurassic World</em></strong>.  Beginning Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, MTV will feature full-day, on-air takeovers by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.  Over the course of the week, cast from <strong><em>Spy </em></strong><strong>(Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Paul Feig)</strong>, <strong><em>Trainwreck </em></strong><strong>(Bill Hader and Judd Apatow)</strong><strong><em>, Jurassic World </em></strong><strong>(Chris Pratt)</strong><strong><em>, San Andreas </em></strong><strong>(Dwayne Johnson)</strong><strong><em> </em></strong>and<strong> </strong><strong><em>Ted 2</em></strong><em> </em><strong>(Mark Wahlberg) </strong>will sit down with MTV's Josh Horowitz on must-see moments from their upcoming films, look back at favorite past "Movie Awards" moments and handicap the race for this year's Golden Popcorn in short-form segments airing around MTV's programming.  Each night will culminate with an exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming summer blockbuster film at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT*.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The confirmed films participating in the "2015 MTV Movie Awards Takeover" include:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday, April 6</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Spy</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>(Twentieth Century Fox)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appearances by Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and director Paul Feig</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Spy</em></strong><strong> Film Summary:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Release date: June 5</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday, April 7</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Trainwreck</em></strong><strong> (Universal Pictures)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appearances by Bill Hader and Director/Producer Judd Apatow</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Trainwreck</em></strong><strong> Film Summary:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his fifth feature film as a director, Judd Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in <em>Trainwreck, </em>written by and starring Amy Schumer (<em>Inside Amy Schumer</em>) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.  The comedy, from a script written by Schumer, co-stars Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James.  Apatow produces <em>Trainwreck </em>through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Release date: July 17</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, April 8</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Jurassic World</em></strong><strong> (Universal Pictures)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appearance by Chris Pratt</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Jurassic World</em></strong><strong> Film Summary:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking <em>Jurassic Park</em> series, <em>Jurassic World</em>.  Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.  Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Release date: June 12 </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday, April 9</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>San Andreas</em></strong><strong> (New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros.)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appearance by Dwayne Johnson</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>San Andreas</em></strong><strong> Film Summary:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.  But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.  And when they think the worst may be over…it's just getting started.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Release date: May 29 </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Friday, April 10</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Ted 2</em></strong><strong> (Universal Pictures)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appearance by Mark Wahlberg</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Ted 2</em></strong><strong> Film Summary:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of <em>Ted 2</em>, Universal and Media Rights Capital's follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow <em>Ted</em> writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films' Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Release date: June 26 </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "2015 MTV Movie Awards" will once again officially kick-off the summer movie season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, unpredictable, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. The show will honor the best films and performances from the past year, while featuring exclusive, never-before-seen moments from some of the most highly-anticipated upcoming films. The telecast will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's nominees span every film genre from dystopian universes (<em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</em> and <em>The Maze Runner</em>) to heart-felt coming of age stories (<em>The Fault In Our Stars</em> and <em>Boyhood</em>), out-of-this-world comedies (<em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>, <em>Neighbors</em>, <em>The Interview</em>, <em>The Wedding Ringer</em> and <em>Top Five</em>), real-life heroes (<em>Selma</em> and <em>American Sniper</em>) and more. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fans will witness epic match-ups between the likes of Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt taking on funny-men Chris Rock and Kevin Hart for "Best Comedic Performance," Rosario Dawson battling it out with Jason Sudeikis, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen for "Best WTF Moment," Meryl Streep and J.K. Simmons vying for "Best Villain" and Zac Efron defending his 2014 title for "Best Shirtless Performance" against the beautiful Kate Upton and teen heartthrob Ansel Elgort. Additional nominees include: Reese Witherspoon, David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan O'Brien, Emma Stone, Chris Pratt, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, James Franco, Rosamund Pike, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and many more. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the "2015 MTV Movie Awards" include FIAT brand, GEICO®, Mtn Dew® Kickstart™, Taco Bell® and T-Mobile®.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves, Lee Lodge and Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the "2015 MTV Movie Awards." English also serves as Executive in Charge for MTV. Barb Bialkowski serves as Producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. 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CHILDISH GAMBINO WINS BIG BIG SEAN SHINES BRIGHT FALL OUT BOY LIGHTS UP CAREER DEFINING SEThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/CHILDISH-GAMBINO-WINS-BIG-BIG-SEAN-SHINES-BRIGHT-FALL-OUT-BOY-LIGHTS-UP-CAREER-DEFINING-SET.aspxCHILDISH GAMBINO WINS BIG BIG SEAN SHINES BRIGHT FALL OUT BOY LIGHTS UP CAREER DEFINING SETGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e1;GP0|#b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0;L0|#0b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0|MTVu3/20/2015 7:00:00 AM<p></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:tahoma;font-size:13.63636302948px;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>WHILE YEARS & YEARS AND JAMES BAY BREAK OUT AT THE "2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS" </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Emerging Producer and Electronic Musician Porter Robinson Takes Home "Woodie of the Year" </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>from </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;font-size:13.63636302948px;">the Annual Awards Show at SXSW</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Host Jack Antonoff Plays Musical Tribute to Former Woodie Winners and Performers Drake, </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Foo Fighters, </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;font-size:13.63636302948px;">Modest Mouse and Bleachers</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Visit </em></strong><a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><strong><em>MTVPress.com</em></strong></a><strong><em> to Download Hi-Res Photos and Video from Tonight's Show</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Austin, TX (March 20, 2015)</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtvu.com/">mtvU</a>, MTV's 24-hour college network, tonight named <strong>Childish Gambino, Porter Robinson, Years & Years, Hoodie Allen with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Jack & Jack </strong>and <strong>WPTS Radio from the </strong><strong>University of Pittsburgh</strong> as winners of the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards." The annual event at the forefront of breaking some of the biggest names in music aired live on MTV with host <strong>Jack Antonoff</strong>, from a wet and wild day in Austin, Texas during SXSW. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The network also honored iconic rock band <strong>Fall Out Boy</strong> as the first-ever inductee into the "Hall of Wood," while fans in Austin and those watching at home were treated to an incredible, career-spanning set of greatest hits performed by the band that included "Thnks for th Mmrs," "Sugar, We're Goin Down," "Centuries," "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race," "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" and "Uma Thurman." In a special video tribute that featured <strong>Mark Hoppus</strong>, <strong>Big Sean</strong>, <strong>Brendan Urie</strong> of Panic at the Disco and <strong>Steve Aoki</strong>, mtvU celebrated the fact that Fall Out Boy has achieved chart-topping success while sticking to their roots and maintaining their loyal fan base. The band has a long history with the Woodies that includes winning an award at the first ever show in 2004. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Another artist with strong Woodies ties, <strong>Childish Gambino</strong>,<strong> </strong>was the night's biggest winner with two awards presented to him by <strong>Action Bronson</strong> and <strong>Rae Sremmurd</strong>. Gambino, a former Woodies host and performer, won "Best Video Woodie" for "Sober" and "Next Level Performance Woodie" for creating an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Thank you mtvU Woodies for giving me my first Woodie. I really appreciate it – this is really cool," <strong>said Childish Gambino</strong>. "I want to thank Royalty, I want to thank MTV, I want to thank mtvU, I want to thank everybody who voted for me and supported me this year. I don't win these a lot so this is really special." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Special guest <strong>The Fat Jew</strong> joined host Jack Antonoff in giving away the night's biggest honor, "Woodie of the Year" to emerging music producer and electronic musician <strong>Porter Robinson</strong>. The award celebrates the artist that completely owned the past 12 months. <strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I'm super thankful to win a Woodie for artist of the year,"<strong> said</strong> <strong>Porter Robinson</strong>. "I have a lot of faith in the future of electronic music. Beyond just the fun, dancy stuff, there's tons of beautiful, emotive electronic music out there – I'm hoping through 2015 and beyond it continues to get recognition."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">From the banks of Lady Bird Lake in South Austin, the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" opened with host <strong>Jack Antonoff</strong> of Bleachers introducing emerging U.K. trio <strong>Years & Years</strong>. The band boldly made its U.S. television debut on the Woodies stage by bringing the video for hit song "King" to life with local dancers clad in white, draped against the gleaming Austin skyline in the distance. It was the start of an epic night for the U.K. trio as they were later awarded the "Artist to Watch Woodie" by presenters <strong>Ellar Coltrane</strong> and <strong>Marina and the Diamonds</strong>. ​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Antonoff followed with his own impressive showcase, delivering a one-man medley of hit songs from artists who have used previous Woodie Awards and Festivals as a launch pad for future success. Antonoff performed acoustic versions of Modest Mouse's "Float On" ("Woodie of the Year" winner in 2004), Foo Fighters' "Everlong" ("2011 mtvU Woodie Awards" performer), Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" ("Woodie of the Year" winner in 2014); and Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better" ("2014 MTV Woodies Festival" performer). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" was bookended by another rousing performance, as <strong>Zoe Kravitz</strong> and <strong>A$AP Rocky</strong> introduced <strong>Big Sean</strong>, who closed the show and electrified the crowd with a medley of "Blessings" and "IDFWU," descending a staircase from the middle of the stage, amid a space covered in LED screens. The rapper created his own "Dark Sky Paradise" in Texas, as rains fell on the crowd but did not stop the determined Detriot emcee from delivering an impassioned set. The evening's other standout performer is one of the artists garnering the most buzz at SXSW, <strong>James Bay</strong>. The young Brit did not disappoint at the Woodies, delivering a powerful performance of "Hold Back" after being introduced by <strong>Tove Lo</strong>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the official start of show, Jack Antonoff announced that friend and collaborator <strong>Taylor Swift</strong> won a "Cover Woodie" for her take on rising artist Vance Joy's "Riptide." Rapper <strong>Hoodie Allen</strong> claimed the "Co-Sign Woodie" award for his work with <strong>Ed Sheeran</strong> on the track "All About It." <strong>Jack & Jack</strong> claimed the first-ever "Social Climber Woodie," which spotlights independent artists who have built a significant following by distributing and promoting their music on social media. mtvU also honored <strong>WPTS Radio from the University of Pittsburgh</strong> with the "College Radio Woodie," presented annually to pioneering stations dedicated to bringing students the best emerging music. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Thank you so much for the Co-Sign Woodie. I've never won anything in my life before so this is amazing," <strong>said Hoodie Allen, </strong>who sent in an acceptance video from his hospital room after a surgery. "Thank you Ed Sheeran for collaborating on the song, thank you to all the fans who made this possible by voting. Thank you for letting me win an award in a hospital gown. Hoodie got a Woodie, bitches." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" also included a recap of the marathon day of music that led into the show, the "MTV Woodies Festival." The festival included a performance by <strong>Robert DeLong</strong>, followed by sets from 2015 MTV "Artists to Watch" <strong>Ty Dolla $ign</strong>, <strong>Raury</strong>, <strong>MisterWives</strong> and <strong>Rae Sremmurd</strong>, in addition to <strong>Action Bronson</strong> and <strong>Clean Bandit featuring Jess Gylnne</strong>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the hour-long broadcast, <strong>Rita Ora</strong> and <strong>Charli XCX</strong> took over in pre-taped segments "Woodie You Rather," offering their opinions on various hypothetical pop culture quandaries such as shopping with Taylor Swift vs. "hanging out" with previous Woodie winner Wiz Khalifa.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The winners of the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" are:</strong></p><p><strong>Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)</strong></p><ul><li>Porter Robinson<br><br><strong>Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)</strong></li><li>Years & Years</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)</strong></p><ul><li>Childish Gambino – "Sober"</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)</strong></p><ul><li>Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy – "Riptide"</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)</strong></p><ul><li>Childish Gambino<br><br><strong>Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)</strong></li></ul><ul><li>Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – "All About It"</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Social Climber Woodie (Independent Artists Using Social Media for Success)</strong></p><ul><li>Jack & Jack <br><br><strong>College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station)</strong></li><li>University of Pittsburgh (WPTS) </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the "MTV Woodies Festival" and "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" include CLEAN & CLEAR<sup>®</sup>, ICE BREAKERS Mints, Pepsi<sup>®</sup>, Taco Bell<sup>®</sup> and U.S. Army.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ryan Kroft, Amy Doyle, Gina Esposito and Jesse Ignatovic are the Executive Producers of the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," with Andria Parides acting as supervising producer. Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, visit <a href="http://woodies.mtv.com/">Woodies.MTV.com</a> or <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">MTVPress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About mtvU</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Broadcast to nearly 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches more than 8 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others.  mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus.  mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can't be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change.  mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more.  For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit <a href="http://www.mtvu.com/">www.mtvU.com</a>.</p></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:tahoma;font-size:13.63636302948px;"></div>
mtvU ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR “2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS” AND “2015 MTV WOODIES FESTIVAL” FROM SXSWhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/mtvU-ANNOUNCES-FULL-LINEUP-FOR-2015-mtvU-WOODIE-AWARDS-AND-2015-MTV-WOODIES-FESTIVAL-FROM-SXSW.aspxmtvU ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR “2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS” AND “2015 MTV WOODIES FESTIVAL” FROM SXSWGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e1;GP0|#b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0;L0|#0b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0|MTVu3/18/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;">​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4" style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-family:tahoma;">James Bay Joins Fall Out Boy, Big Sean and Years & Years on the Woodie Awards Performance Slate</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-family:tahoma;">Action Bronson, Rae Sremmurd, MisterWives, Raury, Ty Dolla $ign, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne and Robert DeLong to Play Woodies Festival</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-family:tahoma;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:tahoma;">Ellar Coltrane of “Boyhood,” Rae Sremmurd, MisterWives, and Hoodie Allen to Present at the Woodie Awards</span></strong>​</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">New York, NY (March 16, 2015)</span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> – </span><a href="http://www.mtvu.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">mtvU</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">, MTV’s 24-hour college network, today announced that <strong>James Bay</strong> will perform at the “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards,” which airs <strong>live on MTV Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT</strong> from the </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas with host <strong>Jack Antonoff</strong> of Bleachers</span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">. Bay joins previously announced acts </span><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Fall Out Boy</span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">, <strong>Big Sean</strong> and <strong>Years & Years</strong>. Prior to the awards show, MTV will host an all-day music celebration, the “MTV Woodies Festival,” featuring performances from </span><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Action Bronson</span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">, <strong>Rae Sremmurd</strong>,<strong> MisterWives</strong>,<strong> Raury</strong>,<strong> Ty Dolla $ign, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne </strong>and<strong>Robert DeLong</strong>.<strong> </strong></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Festival doors open at 3 p.m. CT on March 20 at 305 South Congress Avenue and performances will be live streamed on Woodies.MTV.com starting at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT. Additionally, mtvU announced that <strong>Ellar Coltrane of “Boyhood,” Rae Sremmurd,</strong> <strong>MisterWives </strong>and<strong> Hoodie Allen </strong>will serve as presenters at the “mtvU Woodie Awards.”<strong>  </strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">“The mtvU Woodie Awards is an industry institution and I’m honored to join their incredible lineup this year,"<strong>said James Bay</strong>. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">"I'm happy for everyone that was nominated, I approach awards as if everybody is me and I am them, so no matter who wins I win because all is raur and RAUR is all," <strong>said Raury</strong>, who is nominated for “Artist to Watch” Woodie in addition to performing at the “MTV Woodies Festival.”</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Entrance into the “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards” and festival is free, with an online RSVP available at</span><a href="http://www.woodiestickets.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">www.woodiestickets.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">. An RSVP does not guarantee admission and entrance will be on a first come first served basis. Entrance is also subject to capacity, with SXSW badge holders receiving priority access.</span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.jamesbaymusic.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">James Bay</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> is a singular modern talent; an old head on young shoulders, a damn good guitar player and an even better songwriter. A true soul singer, chasing “that goose bumps moment” by channeling artists such as Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and James Blake, his music is intensely personal. His debut album, “Chaos and the Calm,” which was recorded in Nashville’s prestigious Blackbird Studios with Kings of Leon’s long-term collaborator and Tom Waits engineer Jacquire King, will be released on March 23, 2015.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/action-bronson/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Action Bronson</span></strong></a><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">is a purveyor of delicious unexpectedness. With his own revered cooking show on VICE's MUNCHIES channel and his major label full-length debut “Mr. Wonderful” out March 24 via VICE/Atlantic it's going to be a big year for Bronsolino.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">One year since their debut EP featuring the explosively reactive title track “Reflections”, New York City's own</span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/misterwives/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">MisterWives</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> flawlessly evolve their sound with a virtually seamless combination of indie rock, pop, soul, funk, dance, folk and live energy on their debut full length album "Our Own House," which released on February 24.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">From Tupelo, Mississippi, </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/rae-sremmurd/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Rae Sremmurd</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">, the duo comprised of real life brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, took the music world by storm in 2014 with the platinum-selling singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type," their first two releases on Mike WiLL Made-It's Ear Drummer Records imprint via Interscope Records. To start 2015, Rae Sremmurd released their highly anticipated first album, <em>SremmLife</em>, with a top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and have since had “Throw Some Mo,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug, emerge as their third consecutive single to break into the top 10 on urban radio.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Ushering in a new generation of consciousness after the 2014 release of his debut EP, "Indigo Child," eighteen-year old Atlanta alternative folk/rap/soul and musical youth activist </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/raury/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Raury</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> steps into 2015 with many eyes & expectations set on him. The LoveRenaissance/Columbia Records recording artist will release his highly anticipated debut album this year.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/ty-dolla-sign/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;text-decoration:none;">Ty Dolla $ign</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> made a splash last year after releasing the Gold-certified singles, “Paranoid (feat. B.o.B)” and “Or Nah (feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd),” off the “BEACH HOUSE EP.” His new single, “Drop That Kitty (feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe),” which was produced by hit-makers Stargate & Cashmere Cat, is already being dubbed the song of Summer 2015. As if all this weren’t enough, Ty has lent his vocals to tracks from artists ranging from Chris Brown, YG and Trey Songz, while most recently contributing his acclaimed production and writing skills to Chris Brown’s No. 1 hit, “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)” and Kanye West’s “Only One (with Paul McCartney)” & Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds (with Kanye West and Paul McCartney).” Ty’s highly-anticipated debut album arrives late Spring 2015.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/clean-bandit/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Clean Bandit</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> is a Grammy award winning quartet formed of brothers Jack (bass, keyboards) and Luke Patterson (drums), alongside Grace Chatto (cello) and Neil Amin-Smith (violin) – whom have shattered the record for the most one-week plays globally on Spotify as well as internationally on Shazam for their smash single “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne. And with the release of their debut album, “New Eyes,” on hand, deemed ‘Best Dance Album of 2014’ by iTunes as well, it’s all coming to beautiful fruition. Citing label mates Rudimental and tour partners Disclosure as inspiration, Clean Bandit are the newest part of an upsurge of British dance music that makes as much sense onstage and in the charts as in the clubs.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Raised in the suburbs of Seattle, </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/robert-delong/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Robert DeLong</span></strong></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards and drums to develop a one-man rock show unlike no other. He uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to fuse electronic dance beats with striking melodies and lyrics with emotional heart. Robert DeLong has since become a mainstay in the festival and touring circuit with his one-man futuristic dance party.  His incredible live show has brought him across the globe and back, playing major festivals and sold out tours, and he most recently released his <em>Long Way Down</em> EP, which features the Top 5 Alternative Rock hit "Long Way Down."  “Long Way Down” has received over 6.7 million streams on Spotify, where it is currently featured in their Today’s Top Hits playlist. Robert DeLong is currently working on his sophomore record for Glassnote Records, due out this summer. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">The “mtvU Woodie Awards” promises to be an unforgettable night of music and performances.  The show was established in 2004 and has since propelled numerous recognized acts to the next level of their careers – including surging record sales, headlining tours and mainstream acclaim. Examples include: <strong>The Killers</strong> (Breaking Woodie ‘04), <strong>N.E.R.D.</strong> (Left Field Woodie ’04), <strong>Death Cab for Cutie </strong>(Best Video Woodie ’05), <strong>Fall Out Boy</strong> (Road Woodie ‘05), <strong>30 Seconds to Mars</strong> (Best Video Woodie – Live Action ‘06) <strong>Muse </strong>(Performing Woodie ‘07), <strong>Lupe Fiasco</strong> (performed at Woodies ’07), <strong>Vampire Weekend </strong>(performed at ’08 Woodies), <strong>Kings of Leon </strong>(Woodie of the Year ‘09), <strong>Jack White </strong>(performed at ’09 Woodies with the Dead Weather),<strong> Rick Ross </strong>(performed at ’09 Woodies), <strong>Matt & Kim </strong>(Best Video Woodie ’09),<strong> Wiz Khalifa </strong>(Woodie of the Year ‘11), <strong>Odd Future</strong> (performed at ’11 Woodies), <strong>Sleigh Bells</strong> (performed at ’11 Woodies) <strong>MGK</strong> (Breaking Woodie ’12), <strong>Mac Miller</strong> (Woodie of Year and Performing Woodie ’12), <strong>Zedd</strong> (performed at ’13 Woodies), <strong>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis</strong> (Branching Out Woodie ’13) and <strong>Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX</strong> (performed at ’14 Woodies).</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Official sponsors of the “MTV Woodies Festival” and “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards” include CLEAN & CLEAR<sup>®</sup>, <em>ICE BREAKERS</em> Mints, Pepsi<sup>®</sup>, Taco Bell<sup>®</sup> and U.S. Army.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Ryan Kroft, Amy Doyle, Gina Esposito and Jesse Ignatovic are the Executive Producers of the “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards,” with Andria Parides acting as supervising producer. Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">For more information, visit </span><a href="http://woodies.mtv.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Woodies.MTV.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> or </span><a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">MTVPress.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">About mtvU</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">Broadcast to nearly 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches more than 8 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others.  mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus.  mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can’t be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change.  mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more.  For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit </span><a href="https://owa.viacom.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=dq1SVL2quEyERe3y9sDS2JZfu4Ti4NAIo0z2gUS9nFQ2ax3bO_fKp6-HD1kfYAO-ddcTQcIAnag.&URL=http://www.mtvu.com/" target="_blank" style="color:purple;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;color:#0000e9;">www.mtvU.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma;">###</span></p>
THE INTERNET GETS WHAT IT DESERVES ON MTV2’S JOKING OFF A NEW COMEDY SERIES HOSTED BY DERAY DAVIS PREMIERING APRIL 1http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/THE-INTERNET-GETS-WHAT-IT-DESERVES-ON-MTV2’S-JOKING-OFF-A-NEW-COMEDY-SERIES-HOSTED-BY-DERAY-DAVIS-PREMIERING--APRIL-1,.aspxTHE INTERNET GETS WHAT IT DESERVES ON MTV2’S JOKING OFF A NEW COMEDY SERIES HOSTED BY DERAY DAVIS PREMIERING APRIL 13/11/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​New Series Features Rising Comedy Stars Dave Ebert, Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Matteo Lane, James Davis, </strong><strong>Kristen Acimovich,</strong> <strong>Liza Treyger,</strong> <strong>and More</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"MTV2's Joking Off" Also Includes Guest Appearances from Charlamagne, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Lil Duval, Jon Gabrus and Tanisha Long </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (March 11, 2015)</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtv.com/mtv2/">MTV2</a> today announced that its newest comedy series, "MTV2's Joking Off," will premiere Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by stand-up comedian and actor DeRay Davis, "MTV2's Joking Off" is a hilarious, fast-paced, half-hour comedic game show where teams of jokesters test their improv skills against the wildest social media memes, tweets, Instagram images and videos to deliver laugh out loud reactions and out-joke the competition. Click <a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1734741&vid=1177191">here</a> to watch a first look of the new series. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Everyone should watch 'MTV2's Joking Off' because you need it in your life – you'll be empty without it," said DeRay Davis. "It will fill your funny void. It's like the sugar in your Kool-Aid."   </p><p>​"This show celebrates the most ridiculous aspects of social media," said Paul Ricci, Senior Vice President, Head of Development and Production for MTV2. "Watching these talented comics and improv gurus target the most roast-worthy gifs, pictures, videos and profiles, is hilarious." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The teams are made up of the best up-and-coming comedians and improv performers, which consist of rotating series regulars Dave Ebert, Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, James Davis, Matt Pavich, James Manzello, Kristen Acimovich, Liza Treyger, Matteo Lane and Mike Camerlengo. Throughout the season, "MTV2's Joking Off" will also feature guest appearances by Charlamagne, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Lil Duval, Jon Gabrus, Tanisha Long, Donnell Rawlings, Chris Distefano, Damien Lemon, Jordan Carlos, Monroe Martin, Shalyah Evans, Mike Winfield, Stephen Guarino, Awkwafina and Mac Lethal. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In each episode, three teams of two comedians compete in improv games inspired by Internet memes, photos, video and texts. Games include "Ok Stupid," where performers make up dating interests inspired by fake profiles on our 'Ok Cupid' parody site, "Textify," in which scenes are created out of awkward text conversations and "If They Could Talk," in which the comics create dialogue from funny animal videos. To conclude each episode, the two members of the final team remaining compete head-to-head in an epic prank call contest, "Call You Out," to decide the one jokester that will reign supreme. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Host Bio</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>DeRay Davis </strong>(@DeRayDavis) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to hosting "MTV2's Joking Off," DeRay Davis was most recently was seen in the FOX series "Empire" and starred in the BET movie "A Very Larry Christmas." He's a regular on "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and can also be seen in films such as "21 Jump Street," "G.I. Joe," "Barbershop" and "Semi-Pro." As a stand-up, he starred in his own special "DeRay Davis: Power Play," as well as "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "Comic View" and "Comedy Central Presents." Davis also performed comedy skits on Kanye West LPs "Late Registration" and "The College Dropout." He continues to perform standup around the country. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cast Bios</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dave Ebert </strong>(<a href="https://twitter.com/horsedivorce">@horsedivorce</a>)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dave Ebert is an actor, comedian, writer, illustrator, freestyle rapper, and guy. He received his BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia in '09 and has been working in New York ever since. He performs live at the Upright Citizens Brigade with the Maude Sketch team <em>One Idiot</em>.  You can also see him perform not live in his web series "Shane and Dave." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Desus Nice </strong>(@desusnice) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Desus Nice is a writer, host, and highly noted Twitter personality. Born and raised in the Bronx, he co-hosts the popular web series <em>Desus vs. Mero</em> on Complex TV. His work has been featured in <em>Vulture, Gawker, Buzzfeed </em>and several other media outlets. He once drank rum with Anthony Bourdain on <em>"Parts Unknown"</em>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The Kid Mero </strong>(@THEKIDMERO)<strong> </strong>The Kid Mero is a New York-based writer, host, and Twitter personality. His work has appeared on <em>Vice </em>and <em>Complex</em>, and he is one-half of the popular web series <em>Desus vs. Mero</em> on <em>Complex TV</em>. He's been written about in <em>The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly,</em> <em>Vulture</em>, and <em>Gawker.</em> He is currently working on a sitcom treatment with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, based on his time working as an aide at a New York City public school. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and two kids.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>James Davis</strong> (@TheJamesDavis)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">James Davis is a stand-up, writer and actor. Currently, he is a writer on James Corden's "Late Late Show" for CBS, in addition to starring on "MTV2's Joking Off." He is a darling of Funny Or Die and has written, directed and starred in massive hits for the site. He's their go-to impressionist for Barack and Kobe, in addition to creating his own original characters. Additionally, James recently completed a stint as a staff writer on the "In Living Color" specials for FOX and is a recurring character on Kevin Hart's hit BET show "Real Husbands of Hollywood." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>James Manzello</strong> (@JamesManzello) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">James Manzello is a New York City born, bred, and based actor, comedian, director, and musician. He has appeared on MTV's "Totally Clueless," ABC's "What Would You Do?" and made his feature film debut in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young." His indie comedy pilot "The Neighborhood" won the Audience Award at the 2014 New York Television Festival, and he's now featured on MTV2's "Joking Off". James has also voiced and appeared in many commercials, including Apple's "Designed by Apple in California." He has written, directed, scored, and starred in a number of shorts and sketches that can be seen on the Internet.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Kristen Acimovic</strong> (@Yackimovic) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kristen Acimovic is a writer, actor and general scamp-about-town based in New York City. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she cut her comedy teeth at NYC's Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre, where she's been performing sketch and improv on the Chelsea mainstage since 2010. Kristen has been a series regular on two MTV shows, shot pilots for Comedy Central and A&E, and regularly writes and acts in videos all over the internet. She holds an English degree from Northwestern University, a Hubai high red belt in Hapkido, and spends more time than she'd care to admit on Game of Thrones message boards.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Liza Treyger</strong> (@Glittercheese) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred stand-up comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders and her Russian parents. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on <em>Adam Devine's House Party</em> on Comedy Central, and <em>Chelsea Lately</em>. She was thrilled to be a part of the New York Comedy Festival 2012 as one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch (where she got to watch shows and eat cake balls with two professional wrestlers!). She also has a web series called <em>How Many Questions</em>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Matt Pavich</strong> (@MattPavich) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He is the co-creator/star of the series "The Neighborhood" which won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival. He is featured in Elite Daily's "Gen-Why" YouTube videos and is the cofounder of STINKHOUSE. You can catch him live at his monthly show at New York Comedy Club "Matt and Matt's Laundromat."  He is also the cofounder of the YouTube Channel MANWICH. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Matteo Lane </strong>(<a href="https://twitter.com/MatteoLane">@MatteoLane</a>)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago.  Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer.  After realizing that he wasn't going to become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms.  Matteo has performed in the Montreal Laughs Festival, on Comedy Central and has been heard on SiriusXM radio. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Mike Camerlengo</strong> (@MCamerlengo) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mike hails from Melrose, Massachusetts and began writing and performing comedy in college. He can be seen performing standup, sketch and improv on stages all over New York City as well as hosting the popular monthly show "Late Night TV."  Prior to joining the cast of "MTV2's Joking Off," Mike worked on "Unite," ESPN's first late night entertainment show. There, he created nightly comedy videos as well as guest-hosted the show. Mike is a contributor to Onion Sports and has recently been featured on HuffPo Comedy, Splitsider, the Tosh.0 Blog and everyone's favorite South Jersey classic rock station, 105.7 The Hawk! When he's not performing, Mike is usually reminiscing about the intramural flag football championship he won in college.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"MTV2's Joking Off" is Executive Produced for MTV2 by Candida Boyette-Clemons, Darin Byrne, Paul Ricci and Chris McCarthy. Colby Gaines serves as Executive Producer for Back Roads Entertainment and Michael Canter serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner for Canter/Krask Industries. "MTV2's Joking Off" is directed by Steve Paley. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​For more information about MTV2's "Joking Off" visit <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/mtv2-joking-off/">MTV2.com</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MTV2JokingOff">Facebook</a> or <a href="/sites/mtvpress">MTVPress.com</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV2</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV2 is a leading male-minded lifestyle brand for the Millennial generation. Distributed in more than 80 million homes, it's the No. 1 channel for males 12-34 among networks available in under 90 million homes. MTV2's programming is fueled by comedic originals, music and cultural commentary that is curated with its audience. As a sibling network of MTV, MTV2 is an incubator and proving ground for rising young comedians, musicians and entertainers. MTV2 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a> or follow us on Twitter @MTVPress.</p>
MTV TO ATTEMPT MULTIPLE WORLD RECORDS DURING ITS FIRST-EVER “BREAK THE RECORD WEEK” KICKING OFF WITH BEYONCÉ-THON ON MARCH http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-TO-ATTEMPT-MULTIPLE-WORLD-RECORDS-DURING-ITS-FIRST-EVER-“BREAK-THE-RECORD-WEEK”-KICKING-OFF-WITH-BEYONCÉ-THON-ON-MARCH-.aspxMTV TO ATTEMPT MULTIPLE WORLD RECORDS DURING ITS FIRST-EVER “BREAK THE RECORD WEEK” KICKING OFF WITH BEYONCÉ-THON ON MARCH GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e13/9/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>24-Hour Beyoncé-Thon to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for "Longest Dance Relay Marathon" Outside MTV HQ in New York Beginning Monday At 11:00 P.M. ET</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Nick Jonas, Ne-Yo, Grumpy Cat, Kat Graham, Todrick Hall And More To Take Down Records And Strive For Other Incredibly Random Acts Of Greatness </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (March 9, 2015) – </strong>Beginning today, MTV will host its first-ever "Break the Record Week," a five-day event in which the network will partner with its audience, artists and celebrities to attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievements and other feats from the ridiculous and to the sublime.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Break the Record Week" begins Monday, March 9 at 11:00 p.m. ET, when a 24-hour Beyoncé dance marathon begins outside MTV's New York headquarters to attempt the Guinness World Record for "Longest Dance Relay Marathon."  "Break the Record Week" continues on Wednesday with #MostMeowsInAMinute; Thursday with #EpicWin Day; and concludes Friday when MTV will attempt the Guinness World Record for "Most Contributors to a Time Capsule in 24 Hours" with #2025TimeCapsule.  Each record-breaking event will unfold across MTV on-air, online, on mobile and via social media.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Our audience is made up dreamers, believers, and they love nothing more than to do something bigger and better than it has ever been done before," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "'Break the Record Week' is all about highlighting the ways they are making their mark, from the astounding to the absurd."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to <a href="http://mtvinsights.com/">MTVInsights</a>, 92% of 14-to-24-year-olds agree that world records are made to be broken and 83% agree it would be fun to break a world record with others.  Millennials are intent on making their mark on the world.  MTVInsights has found that while 72% of Millennials are afraid of not living up to their potential, 69% of Millennials agree with the statement "if I want to do something, no one is going to stop me."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Monday-Tuesday: Beyoncé-Thon</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Break the Record Week" kicks off with an attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the "Longest Dance Relay Marathon" starting Monday, March 9 at 11 p.m. ET outside MTV HQ continuing until 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10. The Beyoncé-Thon will solely feature music from Queen Bee as fans will dance toward the record. This ultimate dance party will be hosted by YouTube star <strong>Todrick Hall </strong>and feature celebrities and artists such as <strong>Nick Lachey </strong>and <strong>Michelle Buteau </strong>from VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live as they join the effort.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Beyoncé-Thon will come to life across all MTV platforms with a livestream at <a href="http://mtv.com/beyoncethon">mtv.com/beyoncethon</a> and will include a picture-in-picture live dance feed on MTV as well as live check-ins throughout the day.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am so freakin' excited about setting the world record for the longest continuous danceathon," said Todrick. "I'm thrilled and honored to be representing MTV as the host for this event but I'm CRAZY IN LOVE with the fact that I'll be listening to Beyoncé's music for a whole 24 hours! Let's do this!"</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Wednesday: #MostMeowsInAMinute</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, MTV will task cats everywhere – actually feline or other – to try to say "meow" the most times in a minute. <strong>Grumpy Cat </strong>and "The Vampire Diaries" <strong>Kat Graham </strong>will co-host on-air and challenge MTV viewers and social fans to submit their own attempts at meowing with the hashtag #MostMeowsInAMinute. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The day will feature videos of record-breaking attempts from artists including <strong>Ne-Yo, Nick Jonas, Snooki </strong>and others across all MTV social platforms and on-air. The record-setting video will be featured on MTV at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I'm very excited to be a part of MTV's Break the Record Week, especially with my single <em>1991</em> coming out tomorrow," said Kat Graham. "It's going to be wild hosting with a talking cat, and trying to break the record myself. Silliness at its ultimate." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I've done a lot of things before. But this may be the worst of all," said Grumpy Cat. "I'll be trying to break the record for most naps on live television."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Thursday: #EpicWin Day</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Thursday, MTV will challenge its audience to try and break their own personal records, whether it's doing 1000 pushups or getting out of bed without hitting snooze.  Fans can share their achievements using #EpicWin and MTV will share many of them on-air, on MTV.com and via MTV social media.  MTV will also showcase aspiring world record holders throughout the day.   #EpicWin Day will conclude with the premiere of MTV's new competitive cup stacking special, "Epic Win," which premieres on Thursday, March 12 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the spirit of #EpicWin Day, <strong>Charlamagne Tha God </strong>and "The Challenge's" <strong>Johnny Bananas</strong> and <strong>Jordan Wiseley </strong>will challenge each other back and forth all day on Thursday to push each other to break various personal records.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am extremely excited to participate in this simply because I really enjoy watching Jordan and Johnny Bananas embarrass themselves and their antics make great material for my Instagram," said Charlamagne as he gears up for the challenge.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Friday: #2025TimeCapsule</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Starting at 11pm ET on Thursday MTV will look to the future to try to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the "Most Contributors to a Time Capsule in 24 Hours." Hosted by Zuri Hall, MTV will ask people to express their wish for humankind in the year 2025 by using #2025TimeCapsule across social media until 11pm ET on Friday. Each wish will be printed or recorded and buried in a time capsule and unearthed 10 years from now.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the day, MTV will highlight the best submissions from the week on-air and across its social platforms while collecting additional wishes until midnight. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To learn more about MTV's first-ever "Break the Record Week," visit breaktherecordweek.mtv.com. </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p> </p><p><strong>About MTV: </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub <a href="http://mtv.com/"><strong>MTV.com</strong></a> is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><strong>www.mtvpress.com</strong></a>.</p>
FALL OUT BOY HONORED AS FIRST-EVER INDUCTEE INTO THE “HALL OF WOOD,” WILL PERFORM AT “2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS” DURING SXSWhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/FALL-OUT-BOY-HONORED-AS-FIRST-EVER-INDUCTEE-INTO-THE-HALL-OF-WOOD-WILL-PERFORM-AT-2015-mtvU-WOODIE-AWARDS-DURING-SXSW.aspxFALL OUT BOY HONORED AS FIRST-EVER INDUCTEE INTO THE “HALL OF WOOD,” WILL PERFORM AT “2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS” DURING SXSWGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e1;GP0|#b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0;L0|#0b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0|MTVu3/9/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Multi-Platinum Selling Rock Band Joins Big Sean and Years & Years as Woodie Awards Performers</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> ​</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" Air Live on MTV March 20 at 9 p.m. ET </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (March 9, 2015)</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtvu.com/">mtvU</a>, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that <a href="http://falloutboy.com/"><strong>Fall Out Boy</strong></a> will be the first-ever inductee into the "Hall of Wood" during the <strong>"</strong><strong>2015 mtvU Woodie Awards</strong><strong>"</strong> on MTV <strong>Friday, March 20 at</strong> <strong>9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT </strong>from the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The new honor celebrates artists who have used the "mtvU Woodie Awards" as a launching pad to achieve chart-topping success and global stardom, all while sticking to their roots and maintaining their loyal fan base. Fall Out Boy recently launched their massive sixth studio album, <em>American Beauty/American Psycho</em>, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and peaked at No. 1 in 22 countries. The band will play a career-spanning set of new hits and fan favorites at the awards show, and join <strong>Big Sean</strong> and <strong>Years & Years</strong> as performers for the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Woodies are a part of Fall Out Boy's story, we've been together since the start and we're excited to be the first inductees to the 'Hall of Wood.' It means a lot to us," said Pete Wentz. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"No band embodies the spirit of the Woodies more than Fall Out Boy," said Gina Esposito, "mtvU Woodie Awards" Executive Producer. "They were among the first artists to win a Woodie as they went from playing dorm rooms to filling arenas. And through it all they've maintained their relevancy in so many meaningful ways with our audience. We're proud to celebrate their legacy and staying power through changing trends and technology over the past decade by inducting them into the 'Hall of Wood.'" </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fall Out Boy claimed the "Streaming Woodie" award at the first-ever "mtvU Woodie Awards" in 2004 for "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" and followed with another win in 2005 for "Road Woodie." The band has also presented awards at the Woodies and will perform at the show for the first time this year. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fall Out Boy has cemented its position as one of rock music's biggest-selling bands. The band's sixth studio album <em>American Beauty/American Psycho </em>released on Island Records & DCD2 Records and debuted with more than 218,000 units consumed. The album's first single, "Centuries," has been certified platinum and has more than 80 million streams between YouTube and Spotify alone. The band is currently on a global tour in support of the record. Fall Out Boy will cross the U.S. this summer headlining the Boys of Zummer tour with fellow Woodie Award-winner Wiz Khalifa. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—have appeared on the cover of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Rolling Stone</span> and other prestigious publications. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.falloutboy.com/">www.falloutboy.com</a>.  </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Note to Press:</strong> To apply for "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" and Festival press credentials, please visit <a href="/sites/mtvpress/woodieawards">MTVPress.com</a> by March 11, 2015. </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the "MTV Woodies Festival" and "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" include CLEAN & CLEAR<sup>®</sup>, <em>ICE BREAKERS</em> Mints, Pepsi<sup>®</sup>, Taco Bell<sup>®</sup> and U.S. Army.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ryan Kroft, Amy Doyle, Gina Esposito and Jesse Ignatovic are the Executive Producers of the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," with Andria Parides acting as supervising producer. Joe Buoye is the Executive in Charge of Production.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, visit <a href="http://woodies.mtv.com/">Woodies.MTV.com</a> or <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">MTVPress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About The "MTV Woodies Festival" and "mtvU Woodie Awards"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kicking off the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" will be the "MTV Woodies Festival," an all-day party with performances from the hottest new names in music. Festival doors open at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 305 South Congress Avenue in Austin and performances will be live streamed on Woodies.MTV.com starting at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT. The "MTV Woodies Festival" will lead up to the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," which takeover the festival beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Entrance into the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards" and festival is free, with an online RSVP available at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>The "mtvU Woodie Awards" promises to be an unforgettable night of music and performances.  The show was established in 2004 and has since propelled numerous recognized acts to the next level of their careers – including surging record sales, headlining tours and mainstream acclaim. Examples include: <strong>The Killers</strong> (Breaking Woodie '04), <strong>N.E.R.D.</strong> (Left Field Woodie '04), <strong>Death Cab for Cutie </strong>(Best Video Woodie '05), <strong>Fall Out Boy</strong> (Road Woodie '05), <strong>30 Seconds to Mars</strong> (Best Video Woodie – Live Action '06) <strong>Muse </strong>(Performing Woodie '07), <strong>Lupe Fiasco</strong> (performed at Woodies '07), <strong>Vampire Weekend </strong>(performed at '08 Woodies), <strong>Kings of Leon </strong>(Woodie of the Year '09), <strong>Jack White </strong>(performed at '09 Woodies with the Dead Weather),<strong> Rick Ross </strong>(performed at '09 Woodies), <strong>Matt & Kim </strong>(Best Video Woodie '09),<strong> Wiz Khalifa </strong>(Woodie of the Year '11), <strong>Odd Future</strong> (performed at '11 Woodies), <strong>Sleigh Bells</strong> (performed at '11 Woodies) <strong>MGK</strong> (Breaking Woodie '12), <strong>Mac Miller</strong> (Woodie of Year and Performing Woodie '12), <strong>Zedd</strong> (performed at '13 Woodies), <strong>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis</strong> (Branching Out Woodie '13) and <strong>Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX</strong> (performed at '14 Woodies).</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p>

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