February 15, 2013
MTV is bowing down to the biggest music videos of 2012, and Simple Plan's "Summer Paradise (ft. Sean Paul)" made the Top 50 list!
Simple Plan will be honoured with a MTV Platinum Video Play Award, which means that all your votes and requests had 60 MTV channels around the world play "Summer Paradise" over 10 000 times - that's insane!! The guys are stoked to share the award with all the fans and be in the amazing company of so many huge artists who are also on the list.
Why not celebrate by watching the video one more time??
You may have noticed a Twitter photo of Jeff and Seb wearing spiffy suits this morning, and not without a special occasion!
Simple Plan has been chosen as one of the sixty recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, as presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Govenor General of Canada! SP is being honoured and dressed with these medals for their work with the Simple Plan Foundation. The medal is awarded to deserving Canadians to recognize and celebrate their contributions and achievements, as well as their dedication of service to fellow citizens, the community and their country.
Here's Jeff's Twitter photos from today and check out the guys with all the recipients on the Govenor General's Twitter. Congratulations!
Across the country, Canada is gearing up for "Canada Reads", a battle-of-the-books where five Canadian personalities select the one book they think all Canadians should read. This past Friday, CBC's Homerun recorded live from Montreal with guest host, actor Jay Baruchel and a special appearance by Jeff on the music panel!
If you missed the live broadcast, you can check out Jeff, along with Coeur de Pirate, Brad Barr and Matthew Woodley on the show by listening here.
There's nothing short about the awesome job Simple Plan do on their Twitter and social networks - which is exactly the reason why they're in the running for a Shorty Award!! What's a Shorty? It's only the coolest award recognizing the best in social media as voted by you!
The guys are currently in 9th place for "Best Band in Social Media", and to secure a nomination they need your help to take a spot in the Top 6. Until February 10th, you can vote for Simple Plan by clicking right here. Voting is open to everyone, so be sure to tell your friends, follwers and mum to vote all day, every day.
Don't forget to include the reason why you're voting for SP in your tweet, it's your chance to tell SP (and all your followers) why you think they rule the social universe!
If you weren't able to make it down to the Bell Centre in Montreal last weekend to catch the free Simple Plan show, you definitely missed out despite the freezing temps! Luckily, the fine folks at CBC and Hockey Night In Canada captured it for you to enjoy over and over again!
Chuck also let CBC Music in on his favourite things about hockey and NHL moments - check out the video and read on!
Calling all UK fans! The Simple Plan online store has been stocked with new merch from the guys' tour that you can get your hands on now!
Whether you're fancying a new tshirt, a hoodie or some sweet accessories, save a bunch on shipping costs by ordering via the local UK online shop...maybe enough to get two shirts!
Check out the new merch here!
With the guys just finishing up their world tour, we wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy new year and more. From all of us to you, be safe, enjoy the holidays and we will see you next year!
To finish off another amazing year, the boys have been named Alter The Press's "Best Live Band"! Read the whole list here.
Happy holidays everyone!
Hey #SPFamily! As you may have heard, Simple Plan are putting together a very special video for “This Song Saved My Life”, a song that you guys helped write! Just last weekend, the band gathered a bunch of awesome live footage, but need your photos and videos to make it complete. There’s two ways that you can get involved, no matter where in the world you live!
1) Film a video of you and/or your friends singing along to your favourite verse or the chorus “This Song Saved My Life” in front of an iconic backdrop or hometown landmark (London’s Big Ben? Singapore’s Merlion? Corcovado Mountain in Brazil?). You can also shoot your video from your rooms or a personal place that is special to you.
2) Take a photo of yourself with your favourite lyrics from “This Song Saved My Life” written in an expressive manner (you can totally get creative here!)
The important info:
You must record a video statement at the beginning of your submission stating your name and age, and allow the producers of the video for “This Song Saved My Life” permission to use your images in the video compilation.
Films must be formatted in .mov or .mp4. HD quality (1920x1080 px) is preferred and your video MUST NOT be more than 1 minute long (100 mb limit).
All submissions must be received by December 21, 2012, so get crackin’ and you could see yourself in the next Simple Plan video!