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Nominees for 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Announced

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– The Weeknd leads the pack with six nominations –

– Superstar roster of nominees includes: Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber, Hozier, Kendrick Lamar, Kiesza, Majid Jordan, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Sia, and many more –

– Ed Sheeran (three nominations) co-hosts the 2015 MMVAs, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Much

Wildcard nominee winners for the Fan Fave categories are Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Selena Gomez

 

TORONTO (May 20, 2015) – Earned it! Much announced today that multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd garnered an impressive six 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS nominations, the most of any artist. International breakout singer-songwriter and previously announced 2015 MMVA performer Shawn Mendes is close behind with four nominations, while 2015 MMVA co-host, performer, and six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Ed Sheeran is tied with multi-platinum Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, with three nominations apiece.

Nabbing his first MMVA nomination as a solo artist is 2015 MMVA performer, multi-platinum recording artist, and “Jealous” hit-maker Nick Jonas. Additional first-time nominees include international DJ Calvin Harris, chart-topping singer-songwriter Hozier, hip hop sensation Kendrick Lamar, GRAMMY Award winner Sam Smith, two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Sia, Canadian artists Majid Jordan, Naturally Born Strangers, and Scott Helman, and many more. A complete list of the 2015 MMVAs nominees, for both those in front and behind the camera, is available here.

The 2015 MMVAs kicks off live coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Much. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s exceptional list of nominees honours newcomers and MMVA veterans, as well as those who make the magic happen behind the camera,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer of the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “We look forward to welcoming them all to the 2015 MMVAs and celebrating their success!”

Also announced today were this year’s Wildcard nominee winners for the Fan Fave categories. They are:

  • Fan Fave Video – Marianas Trench
  • Fan Fave Artist/Group – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Fan Fave International Artist/Group – Selena Gomez

 

This year, a total of 15 MuchFACT-funded music videos are nominated for an MMVA, representing more than $409,000 in investment. Nominated artists include Death from Above 1979, Grandtheft f. Keys N Krates, Lights, Torro Torro, and many more.

Countdown to the 2015 MMVAs on Much.ca and on Twitter to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, and the chance to win big prizes.

 

Official sponsors of the 2015 MMVAs include: Bud Lime Ritas, Coca-Cola®, Procter & Gamble®, SUBWAY® Restaurants, and Virgin Mobile Canada™.

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About the MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS:
Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 21 on Much. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kesha, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snooki, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, and many more. At the 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.ca or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.

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