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Exclusive: Maroon 5 is house band for 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards

December 20, 2010 |  4:00 am

Maroon-5-critics-choice Heads up to Maroon 5 fans and film lovers — the Grammy-winning group will play house band at January's 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

"We're excited to be a part of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards this year. This is the perfect event for us to combine our music with the best of movies and VH1," lead singer Adam Levine told the Ministry.

On Jan. 14, Levine and company will gather at the Hollywood Palladium for the live telecast, honoring the most critically praised films of 2010. They replace last year's house band, Nick Jonas and the Administration. 

"Black Swan," "True Grit," "Inception," "The King's Speech" and "The Kids Are All Right" are just a few of the films nominated, and various stars across those casts are expected to attend.

The band will play a mix of its own hits and movie standards on the show, which will air live at 9 p.m. on VH1.

Is the band is a good fit? What were your favorite films of 2010? Tell us in the comments section below.


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Photo: Adam Levine performs in 2009. Credt: Getty Images.