The countdown to the the iHeartRadio MMVAs (formerly the Much Music Video Awards) is now well under way.
Earlier this week, Much and iHeartRadio Canada confirmed its final roster of presenters for the event, taking place at Much HQ in Toronto this Sunday, June 18.
The stellar lineup includes appearances by Carly Rae Jepsen, David Mazouz, Dove Cameron, Jus Reign, Kat Graham, Lights, Massari, Scott Helman, Serena Ryder, Shawn Hook, Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tatiana Maslany, Torrance Coombs, Lilly Singh, Tyler Oakley, and Tyler Shaw. The show is co-hosted by Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas.
It is also confirmed that Jessie Reyez is set to kick off Sunday’s street party with an exclusive red carpet performance, while Kardinal Offishall returns to DJ the Red Carpet event, at 8 pm ET.
Performers on the big night will include former MMVA host Joe Jonas and his multi-platinum pop-rock outfit DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Jazz Cartier, Arkells, Niall Horan, Post Malone, and Lorde, following up her memorable performance on the 2014 MMVAs.
The nominations list this year is headed by A Tribe Called Red, Grimes, and Shawn Mendes, all with four nominations apiece. Close behind with three nominations are Alessia Cara, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, PUP, The Weeknd, and Zeds Dead.
Performers Arkells and Niall Horan each received two MMVA noms, while DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jazz Cartier, and Post Malone scored one nomination each. First-time nominees this year include Chance the Rapper, dvsn, and Jessie Reyez.
The 2017s iHeartRadio MMVAs simulcasts on Much, CTV, and VRAK on Sunday, June 18 at 9 pm ET
Of note is the fact that Twitter Canada announced its first ever Canadian live streaming deal just in time for the Awards (#MMVAs). From 6:30 - 8 pm, music fans will be able to watch the #MMVAs live stream pre-show exclusively on Twitter. Twitter Canada is helping bring the #MMVAs global, as this live stream pre-show will also be available globally on Twitter at MMVAs.twitter.com.