They’re all grown up! Before there was Spotify and YouTube, Canadians used MuchMusic (now known as Much) to keep up with everything hot in the music industry. With the Canadian channel came hosts, also known as MuchMusic VJs, that ran shows like MuchMusic Countdown and MuchOnDemand. It’s been over two decades since some of these VJs have been on our screens and a lot has changed.\nWhile some have continued their journey in the entertainment industry as hosts, others have gone on to become actors, and others to be BFFs with some pretty big A-listers.\nEither way, these Canadian icons have gone on to live very different lives in 2020 compared to 2002.\nMatte Babel\nView this post on Instagram Well, this was the most life changing decade yet... from A to Atlas. Happy New Year everyone! 🥳 A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:56pm PST\nAccording to Gossip Gist, Matte Babel became a MuchMusic VJ right after his graduation from Ontario University Wilfrid Laurier in 2003. He spent four years hosting MuchOnDemand until moving onto Toronto news channel CP24 where he launched their CP24 Breakfast segment.\nHe’s gone on to be a contributor for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider up until 2018.\nNow in 2020, Babel lives in Los Angeles with his five-month-old daughter and girlfriend Pretty Little Liars Actress and fellow Canadian, Shay Mitchell.\nCareerwise, INDIE 88 reports that he’s currently the CEO of Ransom Music Group in Los Angeles.\nLeah Miller\nView this post on Instagram 14 years with this goose ♥️ A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Apr 12, 2019 at 11:56am PDT\nIn an interview with Faze, Leah Miller described how she skipped out on university to head into the world of acting in Los Angeles. It wasn’t until she realized it wasn’t the right choice that she returned home to Toronto and landed her gig on MuchMusic in 2004.\nShe hosted MuchOnDemand and even hosted the network's MuchMusic Video Awards, according to IMDb.\nIn 2008, she left her VJ position to host the now-cancelled So You Think You Can Dance Canada.\nShe currently has a film, El otro Tom, slated as in post-production and has made multiple appearances on Hilary Duff’s Instagram, who claims they have been friends for 14 years.\nDevon Soltendieck\nView this post on Instagram Today, the time has come for me to move on from my role as Senior Correspondent at @etalkctv . Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be taking time to reflect on and celebrate the amazing, life changing opportunities Bell Media afforded me over 15 years and also to think about what the next chapter looks like. I’m going to be staying in content and am excited about exploring what that looks like in 2019 and how I can help create content for others, not just myself. I’d like to thank the Senior Leadership Team at Bell Media: Randy, Nanci and Michelle for every opportunity you helped steer my way. To the ENTIRE Etalk team led by Manny and Jen, you’re among the best in the business and I owe every single one of you a huge debt of gratitude for some of the BEST years of my career so far. Thank you to our viewers who allowed me into your homes every night, thank you for the privilege of allowing us to tell stories in a different way. Finally, I want to encourage everyone reading this to DREAM BIG and not be cynical. In 2004 I was an 18 year old kid living in my mom’s attic in the suburbs with a CRAZY dream. With guidance, hard work and some luck along the way, my dream came true. 2019 is about finding out what my next dream is. Today is not a sad day. A post shared by Devon Soltendieck (@devonmsoltendieck) on Nov 21, 2018 at 4:04pm PST\nLike Leah Miller, Devon Soltendieck also hit the MuchMusic stage back in 2004. After acting as a host for the network, TRNTO claims he went on to become an anchor for CP24, and then the host of pop culture game show, Pop Quiz.\nUntil 2018, he was the senior entertainment reporter for CTV’s show etalk.\nIMDb currently has no upcoming projects listed for the former host.\nGeorge Stroumboulopoulos\nView this post on Instagram A self-isolation Sunday night. I’m grateful to be on the radio tonight. Sharing music brings me peace and can help bring us together. Much love to you wherever you may be tonight. I hope you’re holding up as best you can. We’re rolling now with the #stromboshow on @cbc_music. #welovemusic A post shared by Dr. George StroumPHOulopoulos🍲 (@strombo) on Mar 22, 2020 at 6:46pm PDT\nAccording to his IMDb, George Stroumboulopoulos worked as a MuchMusic producer and VJ from 2000 to 2004. He hosted shows like The Punk Show, The NewMusic, MuchLOUD and MuchNews.\nFrom 2004 until 2014, he went on to host his own talk show called George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight that aired on CBC. According to Gore Mutual, he also went on to work with CNN and Hockey Night in Canada.\nHe’s currently an executive producer on the show The Communist’s Daughter, and on the movies Clowning and Laudanum.\nRick Campanelli\nView this post on Instagram Back when I was a kid, my parents used to take me to sporting events (TO Leafs, Blue Jays, TO Blizzard) and I remember those games being a ‘larger than life’ experience. So, when the opportunity came up to take my youngest boys to their first @MapleLeafs NHL game, I couldn’t wait! I knew it would be an experience they’d never forget 🏒(swipe for more of their experience). Did you know that there are Toronto Maple Leafs games called ‘The Next Generation’ games that are intended for younger fans? At the game we attended, the puck dropped at 2:00pm, there were kid-friendly intermission performers, family-friendly music (played by a young DJ) and much more. It’s a great way to get your kids used to professional sports in a fun environment. At the game we were at, hockey great, @doug_gilmour93’s own daughter @victoriashaigilmour hosted some of the in-game programming. It truly was a family event! . The next ‘Next Generation’ game is scheduled for February 1st, 2020 🏒 are you going to be there? . Have you taken your kids to a sporting event yet? . #leafs_partner #LeafsForever #TheMapleLeafs #TheNextGenerationGame #Fathersontime #Dadlife #RickCampanelli A post shared by Rick Campanelli (@rick_campanelli) on Dec 26, 2019 at 8:44am PST\nRick Campanelli hit the MuchMusic VJ spotlight back in 1994 and spent much of his time on the network hosting the MuchMusic Countdown. After leaving the network in 2005, INDIE88 says he went on to host ET Canada until 2017.\nIn 2020, his Instagram highlights his family life in Toronto that includes wife Angie and three kids.\nBradford How\nView this post on Instagram #picturesofinstagram #suitsofinstagram #palmtreesofinstagram #beardfaceofinstagram A post shared by Bradford How (@bradfordhow) on Apr 2, 2018 at 1:24pm PDT\nBradford How served as a VJ on MuchMusic from 2000 to 2003 until he quit to move into an acting career.\nSince his departure hosting shows like Electric Circus, he’s had steady acting gigs. Now, IMDb has him listed as working on the short film The Book. Vol. 1. Aswang with a series I Do: The Series in post-production.