Shawn Mendes performs  at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

 Shawn Mendes performs  at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

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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. 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 between Charlotte Day Wilson, Daniel Caesar, DVSN, Jessie Reyez and PARTYNEXTDOOR, while Chance The Rapper, Camila Cabello, Lil’ Yachty, Niall Horan and Post Malone vie for best new international artist.

Also announced 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 – Beyonce 
Fan Fave Much Creator – AmandaRachLee, Candace Leca, Jaclyn Forbes, The Mike on Much Podcast and youtwoTV

The complete list of nominees are below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“R.E.D.” – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman
“Fireproof” – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang
“Glowed Up” – Kaytranada f. Anderson .Paak, Director Bo Mirosseni
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“Mercy” – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin

BEST POST-PRODUCTION
“Undone” – Coeur De Pirate, Director Vallee Duhamel (Post: Alain Loiselle, Jérôme Cloutier, Bruno de Coninck, Julien Delorme, Andrew Ludovico, Lucy Rybicka & Josh Sherrett)
“Miracle” – Darcys, Director Common Good (Post: Common Good)
“Seeing Double” – Sleepy Tom f. Tonye, Director “Grandson & Son (Post: Matt Bilewicz, Zhargal Sambuev, Farah Yusuf, Sean Evans & Fezz Stenton, Ryan Ruskay and Grandson & Son)
“Move Together” – Somewhere Else f. Majid Jordan, Director Helmi
“Too Young” – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)

BEST EDM/DANCE VIDEO
“Stadium Pow Wow” – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear, Director Kevan Funk
“Indomitable” – Dj Shub f. Northern Cree Singers, Director Mark Stanleigh
“Easy Go” – Grandtheft & Delaney Jane, Director Tyler Hynes
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Runaway” – MSTRKRFT, Brooks Reynolds

BEST DIRECTOR
Kevan Funk, “Stadium Pow Wow” – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear
Didier Charette, “Rush” – CRi
Claire Boucher, “Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae
Michael LeBlanc, “Spirit” – Wintersleep
Adam Beck, “Stardust” – Zeds Dead f. Twin Shadow

BEST POP VIDEO
“Fireproof” – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Can’t Slow Down” – Hedley, Directors Jacob Hoggard and Matt Leaf
“Mercy” – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin
“No Warm Up” – SonReal, Director Peter Huang

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE VIDEO
“Knocking At The Door” – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers
“Beck + Call” – July Talk f. Tanya Tagaq, Directors Jared Rasb, Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“In A World Possessed By The Human Mind” – The Tragically Hip, Director Max Montalvo
“Spirit” – Wintersleep, Director Michael LeBlanc

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
“Disconnected” – Derek Wise, Director Glenn Michael
“Red Alert/100 Roses” – Jazz Cartier, Director Jon Riera
“81” – Sean Leon, Director Zac Facts
“Picasso Leaning” – Tasha The Amazon, Director Colin G Cooper
“Let’s Go” – TassNata f. Rich Kidd & Tona, Director Dan Lemoyne

BEST MUCHFACT VIDEO
“Rush” – CRi, Director Didier Charette
“With Me” – DVSN, Directors Jon Riera and Lesean Harris
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“Small Talk” – Majid Jordan, Director Kid.Studio
“Acid Test” – River Tiber, Directors Grandson & Son and Tommy Paxton-Beesley

MOST BUZZWORTHY CANADIAN
Aleesia Cara
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

MOST BUZZWORTHY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OR GROUP
Ed Sheeran
Iggy Azalea
Kendrick Lamar
Lady Gaga
Lorde

BEST NEW CANADIAN ARTIST
Charlotte Day Wilson
Daniel Caesar
DVSN
Jessie Reyez
PARTYNEXTDOOR

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Chance The Rapper
Camila Cabello
Lil’ Yachty
Niall Horan
Post Malone
iHeartRADIO Canadian Single of the Year
“Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
“One Dance” – Drake
“Starboy” – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

iHeartRADIO INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran
Future
Katy Perry
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde

iHeartRADIO INTERNATIONAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Twenty One Pilots
DNCE
Imagine Dragons
Migos
The Chainsmokers

FAN FAVE VIDEO
“R.E.D.” – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman
“Shutter Island” – Jessie Reyez, Director Peter Huang
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Too Young” – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)
“Knocking At The Door” – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers (WILDCARD WINNER)

FAN FAVE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OR GROUP
Ed Sheeran
Katy Perry
Lorde
Niall Horan
(WILDCARD WINNER)

FAN FAVE ARTIST OR GROUP
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Alessia Cara (WILDCARD)

FAN FAVE MUCH CREATOR
Amanda Rach Lee
Jaclyn Forbes
Candace Leca
Mike on Much
YouTwoTV