– A Tribe Called Red, Grimes, and Shawn Mendes lead the nominations followed by Alessia Cara, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, The Weeknd, and more –
– Fans can register at Much.com for a chance to secure wristbands beginning May 30 at 4 p.m. ET –
– THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs simulcasts on Much, CTV, and VRAK on Sunday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET –
TORONTO, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Much announced today that Canadian artists A Tribe Called Red, Grimes, and Shawn Mendes top the list with an impressive four nominations each for THE 2017IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Close behind with three nominations each are Alessia Cara, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, PUP, The Weeknd, and Zeds Dead. It's all part of one of the hottest street parties on the planet THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS, airing live on Sunday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET in simulcast on Much, CTV, Much.com, and VRAK.
Performers Arkells and Niall Horan each nabbed two MMVA nominations, while DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jazz Cartier, and Post Malone garnered one nomination each. First-time nominees this year include Chance the Rapper, dvsn, Jessie Reyez, and many more. For a full list of THE 2017IHEARTRADIO MMVAs nominees, please click here.
"It's been another great year in music, and we have an outstanding list of nominees highlighting the biggest and best artists from across the country and around the globe," said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. "We can't wait to celebrate all of the nominees in what's guaranteed to be an epic night."
Also announced today are this year's Wildcard nominees for the Fan Fave categories as chosen by fans over the past few weeks. They are:
Fan Fave Video – Arkells
Fan Fave Artist/Group – Alessia Cara
Fan Fave International Artist/Group – Beyoncé
Fan Fave Much Creator – AmandaRachLee, Candace Leca, Jaclyn Forbes, The Mike on Much Podcast, youtwoTV
Fans can register online for a chance to secure wristbands for the THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS live show in Toronto at Much.com beginning Tuesday, May 30 at 4 p.m. ET. Lucky fans that get wristbands are invited down to THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs Fruit by the Foot™ popup shop at 299 Queen St. W. in Toronto on Thursday, June 8, to pick up their wristbands, and get the chance to win exclusive VIP experiences at this year's MMVAs.
Much and Fruit by the Foot are also giving fans across the country a chance to win a trip for two to Toronto to experience the action at the MMVAs – head online to Much.com to enter. Additionally, fans can tune in to select local iHeartRadio Canada stations across the country for a chance to win wristbands. Check out Much.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, and the chance to win big prizes.
Media accreditation for THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs closes tomorrow, Friday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Requests can be submitted online here. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.
Chart-topping performers descending on Toronto for THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs include: Arkells, DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jazz Cartier, Julia Michaels, Lorde, Niall Horan, and Post Malone. Confirmed to present awards at this year's show are KJ Apa, Lauren Cohan, Lilly Singh, and Nikki Bella. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Official partners of THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs include: LG Electronics Canada, Coca-Cola®, Virgin Mobile Canada™, M&M'S® Caramel, and Fruit by the Foot™.
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Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs. The show airs live on Sunday, June 18 on Much, CTV, and on VRAK in Québec. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Gigi Hadid, Hedley, James Bay, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more. At THE IHEARTRADIO 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.com or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.