- Nominees in all three Your Fave categories also announced -
- 25th anniversary of the MMVAs simulcast live on Much, CTV, and CTV Go -
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TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The energy is set to be downright
explosive! Much kicks the 25th MMVAs into high gear as Grammy® Award-winners Imagine Dragons and Lorde are the first performers announced for the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The Las Vegas rockers and The New Zealand pop songstress have both
conquered the music charts this year, nabbing numerous accolades and
awards along the way, including leading the nominations at the upcoming
2014 Billboard Music Awards, with an incredible 12 nominations each, out of 40 categories. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde are set to make their MMVA debut this year with what are sure to be one-of-a-kind performances.
The 2014 MMVAs kick off live, coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, simulcast on Much, CTV, and CTV GO.
"We are thrilled to welcome first-time performers Imagine Dragons and
Lorde to the MMVAs this year," said Sheila Sullivan, Executive
Producer, 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. "As two of the hottest performers in the world right now, who have
both made such an incredible impact on music in such a short time,
their electrifying energy and unique appeal are a perfect fit for this
year's 25th anniversary show."
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Much also announced today the Your Fave nominees, in all three categories - Your Fave Video of the Year, Your Fave
International Artist/Group, and Your Fave Artist/Group. Beginning
today, fans can visit mmva.muchmusic.com/vote/ to cast their vote and choose the wildcard nominee in each category.
Grammy® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons' debut full length studio
album Night Visions was released on September 4, 2012 on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
and has been certified three-times platinum in Canada. The album
arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at #2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by
a new rock band in over six years. The album has been propelled by the
amazing success of the two-times, platinum-selling single, "It's Time"
and the seven-times platinum follow-up "Radioactive" and the five-times
platinum "Demons". Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons "the biggest breakout of the year" and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the "Year of the Dragons." Imagine Dragons are Dan Reynolds
(vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman
New Zealand's global pop phenom and two-time Grammy® Award-winner, Lorde has exploded on the international music scene with
her debut release, Pure Heroine (September 2013) and is currently certified two-times platinum in
Canada. Her breakout smash-hit single, "Royals" is six-times platinum
and her follow-up, "Team" is three-times certified platinum and has
sold over a million copies worldwide. Lorde became the first woman to
release a million-selling debut album since Adele's 19 (2011). Pure Heroine has yet to leave the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 since its debut on the
chart dated in October 2013.
Fans can go online now to mmva.muchmusic.com/vote/ or cast their vote via mobile device for any of the 2014 MMVA Your Fave awards including Your Fave Video, Your Fave Artist/Group, and
Your Fave International Artist/Group. Additionally, each of these three
categories includes a special Wildcard slot. Viewers are in control as
they vote for the fifth and final nominee (the Wildcard) in each of the
Your Fave categories. Wildcard voting closes Monday, May 19 at 11:59
p.m. ET. The winning Wildcard nominees, along with the full lineup of
the 2014 MMVAs nominees, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2014 Your Fave Nominees and Wildcard choices are:
Category: Your Fave Video of the Year
Drake - 'Worst Behavior'
Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
Hedley - 'Anything'
SonReal - 'Everywhere We Go'
Wildcard Choices are:
The Weeknd featuring Drake - 'Live For'
City and Colour - 'Thirst'
Fefe Dobson - 'Legacy'
Serena Ryder - 'What I Wouldn't Do'
Autoerotique - 'Asphyxiation'
Category: Your Fave International Artist/Group of the Year
Wildcard Choices are:
Category: Your Fave Artist/Group of the Year
Wildcard Nominee Choices are:
Down With Webster
Tegan and Sara
Fans can follow the countdown to the 2014 MMVAs on much.ca and on Twitter to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity
guests, and the chance to win big prizes.
Media accreditation for the 2014 MMVAs is now open, and closes Thursday, May 22, 2014. Requests can be submitted online here. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.
Official sponsors of the 2014 MMVAs include: Diet Coke®, H&M® (official designer of the MMVA wristbands), Bud Lime Lime-A-Rita, WONKA® NERDS®, Procter & Gamble®, 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 MMVA 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.
For further information:
For more information on the 2014 MMVAs:
Laura Catania, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Noreen Hamid, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3259, email@example.com