Nickelback may have taken home the most trophies, but it was electro pop diva Lady GaGa who stole the limelight at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
The platinum-haired singer gave an electrifying performance – literally – taking centre-stage in a bustier exploding with pyrotechnics. Twenty-three-year old Lady GaGa, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, gave a raunchy performance of a medley of her hits surrounded by muscle-bound dancers dressed as police officers.
She was later called back to the stage to collect the best international video artist award for Poker Face.
Nickelback almost missed receiving the first of three trophies they picked up on the night, stepping up to the winners podium moments after they arrived on the red carpet. "Just for showing up?" asked frontman Chad Kroeger, whose band took home awards for best video, best rock video and best post-production for Gotta Be Somebody .
"This is great, I've never gotten out of a vehicle and had someone say: 'Here you go'."
Others picking up gongs on the night included The Black Eyed Peas. They picked up a statuette for their anthem Boom Boom Pow, which they also performed.
And also playing a key part in the ceremony were the Jonas Brothers, who co-hosted, performed twice and won a people's choice award for international video of the year for Burnin' Up.