Alessia Cara, Drake, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd Lead Nominees For 2016 iHeartMedia Much Music Video Awards, June 19th
May 19, 2016 at 2:13 PM (PT)
MUCH MUSIC announced today that CANADIAN artists ALESSIA CARA, DRAKE, SHAWN MENDES and THE WEEKND lead the field with the most nominations for THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Hosted by GIGI HADID, the two-hour awards show airs live on SUNDAY JUNE 19th beginning at 9p (ET) on MUCH, CTV, MUCH.COM, and VRAK.
Singer-songwriter and first-time nominee ALESSIA CARA and hit-maker DRAKE garnered seven nominations each. Locking in six nominations is SHAWN MENDES, as well as GRAMMY winner THE WEEKND, who was the big winner at the 2015 MMVAs scooping up four awards, the most of the night.
First-time nominees this year include MUCH DIGITAL STUDIOS creator DAN TALEVSKI, international pop star ZAYN, DJ duo THE CHAINSMOKERS, HAITIAN-CANADIAN musician KAYTRANADA, indie rock group THE STRUMBELLAS, and many more. Additionally, newly added IHEARTRADIO MMVA categories this year include Best New CANADIAN Artist and iHEARTRADIO CANADIAN Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees, click here.
Commented BELL MEDIA VP In-House Production NANCI MACLEAN: "We have an incredibly talented list of IHEARTRADIO MMVA nominees this year, from homegrown talent to international show-stoppers. We can't wait to celebrate all of their exceptional achievements at our epic annual street party!"
Also announced today are this year's WILDCARD nominee winners for the FAN FAVE categories.
Fan Fave Video – HEDLEY
Fan Fave Artist/Group – ALESSIA CARA
Fan Fave International Artist/Group – FIFTH HARMONY
Fan Fave Vine Musician – KENZIE NIMMO
This year, MUCHFACT-funded music videos received 23 MMVA nominations representing more than $530,000 in investment. Nominated artists include BELLY f/THE WEEKND, HUMANS, MAJID JORDAN f/DRAKE, SONREAL and YOUNG EMPIRES.
New this year, fans looking to be a part of all the action at THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs can register online for a chance to secure wristbands at Much.com beginning WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st at 4p (ET). Fans across the country can tune into select local BELL MEDIA radio stations for a chance to win wristbands.