Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Hedley Confirmed to Perform on the 2014 MMVAs, June 15 on Much and CTV

- First round of presenters announced are actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Jena Malone, Kellan Lutz, and Tyler Posey -
- Wristband giveaway June 4 at Much HQ -
- All-new behind-the-scenes special MMVA FIRST LOOK airs June 7 on Much and June 14 on CTV -

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TORONTO, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Much announced today the latest performers and presenters confirmed for the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Performing for the masses at Much HQ are pop diva Ariana Grande, U.K. singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, and multi-platinum hit-makers Hedley. The chart-topping list join previously announced artists Imagine Dragons and Lorde and co-hosts Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The 2014 MMVAs kick off live, coast-to-coast-to-coast, with the 2014 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL show at 8 p.m., exclusively on Much, followed by the live show, Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, simulcast on Much, CTV, and CTV GO and streaming on much.ca.

The first round of presenters confirmed to grace the 2014 MMVAs stage are Kick Ass actress Chloë Grace Moretz, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone, Twilight actor Kellan Lutz, and TEEN WOLF star Tyler Posey. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

In advance of the live awards, fans can prep for all the MMVA action as co-hosts Lauren Toyota and Scott Willats take viewers inside the biggest event of the summer with the 30-minute, original special MMVA FIRST LOOK, Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. ET on Much and Saturday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CTV. MMVA FIRST LOOK provides an exclusive peek at the incredible MMVA stages, show-stopping performers, and A-list presenters that are set to rock this year's awards at Much HQ.

For a full list of the 2014 MMVA nominees, click here.

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Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande's current smash hit "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea is now platinum in the U.S. and holds the title of fastest-selling single to reach 1 million sales in 2014. In its first week, "Problem" achieved sales of 435,000-plus (U.S.), making for the biggest single debut of the year so far, and fourth highest for a female artist ever. "Problem" is currently Gold in Canada and is the first single from Grande's highly-anticipated sophomore album due out later this summer. In 2013, Grande released her first full-length album, YOURS TRULY, which debuted at #2 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan chart and at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums Chart, and iTunes Overall Albums Chart in the U.S. Moreover, it yielded the platinum-selling pop smash "The Way" featuring Mac Miller. She also received "Favourite Breakout Artist" at the People's Choice Awards 2014 and "Best New Artist" at the 2013 American Music Awards. Grande's magnetic charm, impressive voice, and astounding presence have enchanted millions of fans worldwide.

Ed Sheeran
Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer-songwriter's masterful debut album, +, entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist ever, and earned him three Grammy Award® nominations. Ed Sheeran is gearing up for a very busy summer with the announcement of the release of his much anticipated second album, x - pronounced "multiply" - on June 23. His new album is preceded by the exhilarating lead single "Sing," which has rapidly become a multi-format top 10 hit in Canada.

Hedley
With four consecutive multi-platinum albums behind them and almost a million albums sold, Hedley continues along their path to pop music supremacy with their current album, Wild Life. The album is closing in on the double platinum mark and bridges classic Hedley pop anthems and ballads along with R&B infused tracks and electro-pop tunes. The first single, "Anything" is the band's fastest selling single, achieving platinum-selling status in a few short months. Hedley's current monster radio track, "Crazy For You" is currently owning Top 5 radio charts across the country and isn't showing any signs of slowing down soon. The band recently wrapped a monster 32-date Canadian arena tour and is currently working their infectious live show tunes in Germany, France and beyond! They leave Europe just in time for their triumphant return to the MMVA stage to celebrate their pack-leading six nominations, tied with Drake.

The highly-coveted wristbands for the 2014 MMVAs are set to be handed out Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. ET from Much HQ in Toronto. Fans can keep up on all the details on much.ca, on Twitter, and Facebook. Fans across the country can tune into their local radio stations for a chance to win wristbands. For a list of participating stations, please click here.

Official sponsors of the 2014 MMVAs include: Diet Coke®, H&M®, Bud Lime Lime-A-Rita, WONKA® NERDS®, Procter & Gamble®, Scotiabank, Samsung Electronics Canada, SUBWAY® Restaurants, and VIRGIN MOBILE CANADA™.

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About the MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Much and CTV, with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much. Past MMVAs performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snooki, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, and many more. At the MMVAs, the audience is the priority; Much gives them the best seats in the house, whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up Much regularly at much.ca or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.

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For more information on the 2014 MMVAs:
Noreen Hamid, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3259, noreen.hamid@bellmedia.ca
Laura Catania, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3173, laura.catania@bellmedia.ca