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MTV Movie Awards, The UK’s Biggest Selling Singles Acts

04 Jun

MTV Movie Awards – the big winner on the night was The Hunger Games which won 4 awards including Best Male and Best Female.

The evening was hosted by Russell Brand who made fun of many of the audience as well as having a joke at his own expense about the end of his short-lived marriage to Katy Perry ‘Last time I did an MTV show I ended up marrying someone,’ he told the audience. ‘Tonight I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for my next wife.

The Hunger Games won Best Fight Award for Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig and the award for Best On-Screen Transformation went to Elizabeth Banks. Actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Josh Hitcherson took the major male and female awards for the evening for their roles in The Hunger Games

35-year old US actor Joe Manganiello pleased a lot of women (and some men) in the audience when he turned up to present the Best On-Screen Transformation award to Elizabeth Banks dressed as a bare-chested American fireman. The actor is best-known for his role as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood but will soon be seen playing male stripper Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.

Here is a list of the night’s winners:

  • MOVIE OF THE YEAR: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
  • BEST MALE PERFORMANCE: Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games
  • BEST GUT-WRENCHING PERFORMANCE: Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper
  • BEST FIGHT: Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games
  • BEST KISS: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
  • BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG: Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses
  • BEST HERO: Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • BEST MUSIC: Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO (21 Jump Street)
  • BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
  • BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE: Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • BEST CAST: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton
  • BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION: Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games
  • BEST TRUE TRAILBLAZER: Emma Stone
  • GENERATION AWARD: Johnny Depp

UK’s Biggest Selling Singles Act – it is no surprise that The Beatles have topped the list of top-selling acts since the UK Singles Chart began 60 years ago

The Official Charts Company’s release also coincides with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it features mostly acts from some years ago with the exception of Rihanna who unexpectedly makes it into the list at Number 10 ahead of The Rolling Stones.

The Beatles topping the list is to be expected as they dominated the charts during their career and had a total of 17 Number 1 records. Although the UK Singles Chart is still very important there are now a number of other rankings such as torrents, downloads and YouTube hits which can now show how strong the support for acts is.

The Full Chart will be played today during a special show on Radio 2 presented by veteran dj Tony Blackburn.

The Top 30 Biggest Selling Acts in the UK from 1952-2012 are:

  1. The Beatles
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Cliff Richard
  4. Madonna
  5. Michael Jackson
  6. Elton John
  7. Queen
  8. Abba
  9. David Bowie
  10. Rihanna
  11. Paul McCartney
  12. Kylie Minogue
  13. Rolling Stones
  14. Rod Stewart
  15. Take That
  16. Stevie Wonder
  17. Oasis
  18. Eminem
  19. Whitney Houston
  20. Spice Girls
  21. George Michael
  22. Robbie Williams
  23. Bee Gees
  24. U2
  25. Shakin’ Stevens
  26. Britney Spears
  27. Status Quo
  28. Lady GaGa
  29. Boyzone
  30. Blondie
 
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