With four nominations apiece, Shawn Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red lead the pack for the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs), broadcast live from Toronto’s Bell Media building on Father’s Day, June 18, according to Billboard.com.
Next in line with three nods each are Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, PUP and Zeds Dead.
Performing on the show are double-nominees Niall Horan and Arkells; single nominees DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jazz Cartier and Post Malone; along with Lorde and Julia Michaels. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Also up for awards this year are Kaytranada, MSTRKRFT, The Tragically Hip, DVSN, Coeur de Pirate, Tasha the Amazon, Hedley, Coleman Hell, SonReal, July Talk f. Tanya Tagaq, Derek Wise, and Majid Jordan.
The show will play out on a giant stage to be erected in the parking lot outside the venue, with entry wristbands distributed to competition winners. The event will also be simulcast on Canadian stations Much, CTV and VRAK, as well as Much.com.
Going head to head in the most buzzworthy Canadian category are Alessia Cara, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd; in the most buzzworthy international artist or group category are Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Lorde; best new Canadian artist is a toss up betweenCharlotte Day Wilson, Daniel Caesar, DVSN, Jessie Reyez andPARTYNEXTDOOR, while Chance The Rapper, Camila Cabello, Lil’ Yachty, Niall Horan and Post Malone vie for best new international artist.
For the complete list of nominees, go to: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7800961/shawn-mendes-grimes-a-tribe-called-red-2017-iheartradio-mmvas-nominations