Drake, Alessia Cara And The Weeknd Lead The 2016 MMVAs Nominations

Drake, Alessia Cara And The Weekend Lead MMVAs NominationsThe nominations for the MuchMusic Video Awards have been announced. The MMVAs celebrate bright stars in the music world that have roots in Canada, and this year’s ceremony kicks off iHeartRadio’s Canadian brand launch. The country’s own Drake, Alessia Cara and The Weeknd lead the list of nominees with seven a piece. Justin Bieber also snagged a few nominations. Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik and One Direction are also up for awards in the international categories.

Performers for this year’s show include Nick Jonas, Alessia Cara, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Hailee Steinfeld, Tegan and Sara, Shawn Hook and Fifth Harmony. The MMVas will be hosted by model Gigi Hadid and will broadcast live on Canada’s Much, CTV and Much.com on June 19.

Check out a few highlights from this year’s nominations below and see the full list here.

(Photo credit: Alessia Cara Instagram account)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Here” – Alessia Cara
  • “Might Not” - Belly ft. The Weeknd
  • “Hotline Bling” - Drake
  • “Flesh Without Blood” – Grimes
  • “I Know What You Did Last Summer” – Shawn Mendes and Camila Capello

BEST DIRECTOR

  • “Hotline Bling” – Drake
  • “Flesh Without Blood” Grimes
  • “Something About You”  – Majid Jordan
  • “Avalanche” – Kalle Mattson
  • “The Gates” – Young Empires

BEST POP VIDEO

  • “I Know What You Did Last Summer” – Shawn Mendes and Camila Capello
  • “Relapse” – Shawn Hook
  • “Lose Control” – Hedley
  • “2 Heads” – Coleman Hell
  • “Here” – Alessia Cara

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • “Whoa Nilly” – SonReal
  • “Get Down” – John River
  • “The Valley/Dead Or Alive” – Jazz Cartier
  • “Hotline Bling” – Drake
  • “Might Not” – Belly ft. The Weeknd

IHEARTRADIO INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • “Only One” – Kanye West
  • “Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande
  • “PILLOWTALK” – Zayn Malik
  • “Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift
  • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia

MOST BUZZWORTHY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OR GROUP

  • “PILLOWTALK” – Zayn Malik
  • “Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift
  • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia
  • “Hands To Myself” – Selena Gomez
  • “Work” – Rihanna

MOST BUZZWORTHY CANADIAN

  • “Here” – Alessia Cara
  • “Hotline Bling” - Drake
  • “What Do You Mean?” – Justin Bieber
  • “Stiches” – Shawn Mendes
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

IHEARTRADIO INTERNATIONAL DUO OR GROUP

  • “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots
  • “Roses”  – The Chainsmokers
  • “Let It Happen” – Tame Impala
  • “Drag Me Down” – One Direction
  • “Powerful” – Major Lazer

BEST NEW CANADIAN ARTIST

  • “Clothes Off” – Ria Mae
  • “When It’s Over” – Jazz Cartier
  • “Knock Me Off My Feet” – Dan Talevski
  • “Here” – Alessia Cara
  • “2 Heads” – Coleman Hell

IHEARTRADIO CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
  • “Stiches” – Shawn Mendes
  • “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
  • “2 Heads” – Coleman Hell
  • “Here” – Alessia Cara

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