This past Sunday night, the infamous MTV Movie Awards took place at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. Amongst the many awards given out, several musical performances had the audience particularly hyped. While not everyone can walk away with a golden popcorn, here at Reel Movie Nation, we think it’s an honor to even be invited to the special event. Although no drunken idiot celebrities walked on stage, the award show was full of excitement party due to its exceptional musical guests. Here are the 2012 MTV Movie Award live musical performances:
As the opening for the award show, fun. started off with a bang, performing their megahit, “We Are Young”. The band even brought out the featured artist on the track, R&B soulstress Janelle Monáe. Never failing to give a stellar performance, Nate Ruess and his fun. cohorts certainly showed why this song got to #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
With only a slight introduction from Charlie Sheen, Wiz Khalifa was brought on after a montage of some epic party scenes from movies ranging from ’80s flicks like Fast Times at Ridgemont High to newer hits like Project X. Mr. Black and Yellow himself performed his newest single, “Work Hard, Play Hard” off his O.N.I.F.C., his fourth full-length solo studio album. Always dressed in typical swag fashion, Khalifa rocked the mic in a tank, some ripped jeans, and a black fedora. Bringing a true hip-hop style throw-down to the stage, Wiz’s fans held up red solo cups turning a live performance, into an on-stage party.
The Black Keys featuring Johnny Depp – “Gold on the Ceiling”
According to Aerosmith rock legends Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, music has always been one of Johnny Depps passions. After dropping out of school to pursue a music career Depp has now become a rockstar of the movie world. In order to pay tribute to the 2012 MTV Movie Award Generation Award winner, Johnny Depp played with one of the best rock and roll bands of today, The Black Keys. Since their formation in 2001, the American rock duo has released 7 studio albums and have won 3 Grammys. While I’m sure it was nerve-wracking to perform with The Johnny Depp, The Black Keys held their own, giving a stellar performance. As one of my personal favorite bands, and some of the best live performers we have today, it was no shock at how natural the Akron, Ohio natives seemed on stage. I wonder if Depp will be featured on their next studio album?
As the DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, French DJ Martin Solveig hardly joins the ranks of the true live performers of the evening, but still adds a little something extra to the show. Deciding to bring new life to award show, Solveig manages to remix some iconic movie theme songs along with his more typical dubstep and electronica. Including songs from Jaws, Star Wars, and Superman, Solveig used recognizable movie scores to help escort stars on stage and for some, accept their awards. As both a DJ and producer, Solveig is known for his quirky music videos, and manages to bring some of that energy to his mix for the MTV Movie Awards.