Not many award shows can make a combination of mermen, Korean pop stars and "Chavril" work, but that's exactly what the 2013 Much Music Video Awards did Sunday night in front of a sectioned-off block in downtown Toronto.

Hundreds of fans gathered in front of the MuchMusic building to catch this year's performers and presenters hit the red carpet as well as take to the stage in a two-hour popularity contest celebrating a marriage of video and music.

South Korea's PSY made his debut as this year's co-host and kicked the show off with his renowned hit 'Gangnam Style'. The K-Pop sensation also took home an MMVA for "Viral Video of The Year" with the same song, only to outdo his iconic horse dance with his personal twist on Beyonce's 'Single Ladies'. PSY would then later close the show with his first live performance of 'Gentleman' in Canada, set to a backdrop of dancers in gold pants and a giant inflatable doll fashioned after himself.

2013 MMVAs In Photos. Story Continues After The Gallery

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  • Classified, David Myles and video director RT!

  • Psy In the Press Room

    Psy spent at least half his Q&A time answering a Korean interviewer's question in Korean, and while we have no idea what he said it sounded pretty good.

  • Marianas Trench

    "How many MMVAs have YOU won?" responded singer Josh Ramsey to a press conference question.

  • Down With Webster

    Members of Down with Webster chat with reporters at the #MMVA press room on June 16, 2013.

  • Oppa Hosting Style

    South Korean pop performer, PSY, takes to the stage at the MMVA opening in Toronto on June 16, 2013.

  • Behind The Scenes At The MMVA

    Ed Sheeran takes a smoke break at the MMVA on June 16, 2013.

  • Sneak Peek

    Serena Ryder performing 'Stompa' from a producers-eye view.

  • VIPs, They're Just Like Us

    Most of the party guests watched the show on TV

  • Crowd Awaits

    Hundreds of fans gather outside the MuchMusic building in Toronto for the 2013 MMVAs on June 16, 2013.

  • Everybody's Got To Eat

    Toronto hip-hop icon Kardinal Offishall fuels up during the MMVA pre-party on June 16, 2013.

  • Smile!

    Quebec's Karl Wolf gets comfy at the MMVA pre-party on June 16, 2013.

  • The Pre-Show

    Members of Billy Talent hanging on the #MMVA balcony before the show kicked off.

  • The Main Stage

    The C.N. Tower peaks behind the MMVA main stage in Toronto on Sunday June 16, 2013.

  • Seriously, No Smoking!


  • Backstage

    Before the chaos

  • Behind The Scenes


  • 2013 MMVA Red Carpet

  • Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger

    Canada's First Couple Of Music went a big predictable in matching black outfits: Avril wore a sexy knee-length dress with a layered detail on her hip while Chad rocked a leather jacket and jeans. But Avril had the best accessory of the night: A spiked headdress! She really is a Punk Princess.

  • Chad Kroeger And Avril Lavigne

  • Taylor Swift

    She's a good girl gone bad in a sexy body-skimming black and white number and strappy heels.

  • Demi Lovato

    Well helloooo legs! The newly blond singer takes a risk in a very mini black dress. (Let's hope a slight wind doesn't cause a wardrobe malfunction!)

  • Laura Vandervoort

    The former "Smallville" and "V" star proves that white is the new black in a hot thigh-skimming dress with sheer panels.

  • Stephen Amell

    The Canadian "Arrow" star is handsome in a navy suit and classic striped tie. We love his vintage-looking shoes!

  • Jedward

    We love the Irish pop duo's fab (if a bit cheesy) style. Faux tuxes and Chucks? Yes please!

  • Naya Rivera

    The "Glee" star turns up the sex appeal in a revealing LBD that not only shows off her chest but her undies too!

  • MuchMusic HQ

    Don't forget, this is still all happening in someone's office!

  • Shay Mitchell

    The Canadian "Pretty Little Liars" star vamps it up in a hot crop-top and matching skirt. Those gold capped shoes belong in our closets.

  • Karl Wolf

    The "Africa" singer goes Full Metal Jacket in combat boots, camouflage pants and a leather jacket. (Don't forget the Gucci belt!)

  • Lucy Hale

    The "Pretty Little Liars" star goes short and sweet in a bell-shaped mini and plum shoes. So cute!

  • Brittany Snow

    The "Pitch Perfect" star hits the right note in a sexy but sweet sheer polka dot dress and pink clutch.

  • Anjulie

    The Juno-award winning singer wears some much needed colour on the MMVA red carpet. A bold print maxi dress is the perfect outfit for a fun night.

  • Mia Martina

    We're not sure why the singer wore a ripped-up skirt but it works with those sexy leather sandal-boots.

  • Serena Ryder

    The Juno-award winning Canadian songstress is sophisticated in a sexy LBD with a sheer cut-put and that infamous messy 'do.

  • Austin Mahone

    The singer goes for a classic tanned blazer and hot black button-up and matching pants. Gotta love this wavy hair!

  • Cody Simpson

    Loving the hair and the muscle shirt but we're on the fence on that jean vest.

  • Marianas Trench

    The rock band channels their inner mermaid. (Don't they look great with boobs?)

  • Phillip Phillips

    "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips goes dapper in tartan and a sleek blazer.

  • Down With Webster

    Down With Webster looking supa dupa fly complete with afros, hipster glasses and large chains.

  • Ed Sheeran

    Our favourite Ginger supports the Toronto Blue Jays!

  • Billy Talent

    The rockers look too cool for school in coordinating blue outfits.

  • Kardinal Offishall

    Kardinal Offishall is straight up dope with the white sunnies, blue button-up and fun beaded necklace. But what's with the asymmetrical hair?

  • 2013 MMVAs

Other international winners included Demi Lovato for her 'Heart Attack' video, which took international video of the year. She joined fellow songstress Taylor Swift who took the award in the "Your Fave International Artist" category.

Canada was thoroughly represented during the event with Avril Lavigne, Serena Ryder and Justin Bieber all getting nods for various categories. While Bieber wasn't able to accept his award in person, rapper Drake made a surprise appearance to collect his award for 'Started From the Bottom" which won the category for best hip-hop music video. Fellow Canadian rapper, Classified, took two awards this year, scoring two MMVAs for "Muchfact Video Of The Year" and "Video of the year" -- both for his song 'Inner Ninja'.

And while there weren't any awards for questionable fashionable choices, Canadian pop group Marianas Trench showed up on the red carpet dressed up as mermaids (or is it mermen?) only to later strip down to their underwear during their performance of 'Desperate Measures'. The group took home an award for their song 'Stutter' which won in the "Your Fave Video" category.

To see all the winners, check out the list below:

Video Of The Year: Classified & David Myles, 'Inner Ninja'

Post-Production Of the year: Billy Talent, 'Surprise Surprise'

Dance Video Of the Year: deadmau5 f. Chris James, 'The Veldt'

Director Of The Year: Director X – Drake, 'Started From the Bottom'

Pop Video Of the Year: Marianas Trench, 'Desperate Measures'

Rock/Alternative Video Of The Year: Serena Ryder, 'Stompa'

Hip-Hop Video Of The Year: Drake, 'Started From the Bottom'

Muchfact Video Of The Year: Classified f. David Myles, 'Inner Ninja'

International Video Of The Year -- Artist: Demi Lovato, 'Heart Attack'

International Video Of The Year -- Group: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis f. Wanz, 'Thrift Shop'

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian: Avril Lavigne, 'Here’s To Never Growing Up'

Your Fave Artist/Group: Justin Bieber

Your Fave Video: Marianas Trench, 'Stutter'

Your Fave International Artist/Group: Taylor Swift

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