One of the great surprises from the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards show came when Lava/Atlantic recording artist Simple Plan were announced as the winners of the People Choice Award for “Favorite Canadian Group.” Fans voting via phone and email chose Simple Plan as their favorite group over the likes of Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Swollen Members f. Nelly Furtado and Theory Of A Deadman.
The award comes as the culmination of a remarkable year for the Montreal based band and their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls.
“We are truly honored to have won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Canadian Group” says Simple Plan’s Chuck Comeau. “For us, this is the most important award because it comes straight from the kids…The kids who never get on the guest list for shows and have to spend their hard-earned money supporting a band they love. We want to thank every single person who took the time out of their busy schedule to vote for us – we appreciate it more than words can say! Thank you for coming to our shows, for being so incredibly supportive of our band and for being our friends. See you at the Warped Tour this summer!”