Shawn Mendes Leads 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs Nominations

Shawn Mendes leads the way going into this year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs, it was announced Wednesday morning.

The 19-year-old singer scored eight nominations, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. He has collected four iHeartRadio MMVAs, from 14 previous nominations, since 2015.

Mendes is followed by fellow Toronto star Drake, who earned seven nominations. He has 16 previous iHeartRadio MMVAs wins.

Alessia Cara each nabbed five noms, while Ed Sheeran got four and Halsey and Marshmello earned three each.

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“The 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA nominees represent incredible talent from across all genres of music,” said Nanci MacLean, vice-president, Bell Media Studios, in a release. “We’re aiming the spotlight on our biggest Canadian stars and trailblazing international acts.

“It’s going to be a massive party – the largest block party in the country!”

Voting is now open for the six Fan Fave categories, including Artist and Video. Go to CTV.ca/MMVA for details.

The show will be hosted by Awkwafina and will feature performances by Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Alessia Cara, Kris Wu, Halsey, and Marshmello ft. Anne-Marie.

Celebrity presenters include Derek Hough, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Tyra Banks, Rachel Bilson, Star Trek Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green, and Prince Michael Jackson. More will be announced soon.

The iHeartRadio MMVAs will be handed out in Toronto on Aug. 26 and will be simulcast on CTV, MTV and Much with livestreams on CTV.ca, CTV GO, and much.com, as well as on the iHeartRadio app and right here at iHeartRadio.ca. It will also be broadcast on Virgin radio stations across Canada.

Check out the nominations below:

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP

Imagine Dragons 

Portugal. The Man

Foo Fighters 

Arcade Fire

Arkells

Chvrches

BEST POP ARTIST OR GROUP

Halsey

Alessia Cara

Shawn Mendes

Ed Sheeran 

Camila Cabello

Meghan Trainor

BEST EDM/DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP 

Loud Luxury

Calvin Harris

Marshmello

Zedd

Kygo

Sofi Tukker

BEST HIP HOP ARTIST OR GROUP 

Drake

Post Malone

Cardi B

Kendrick Lamar

Childish Gambino

The Carters

BEST DIRECTOR 

Drake - “God’s Plan” - Karena Evans 

Drake - “Nice For What” - Karena Evans 

Childish Gambino - “This Is America” - Hiro Murai 

The Carters - “Apes**t” - Ricky Saiz

Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton - “Say Something” - Arturo Perez Jr. 

Shawn Mendes - “In My Blood” - Jay Martin 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Halsey - “Bad At Love"

Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid - “1-800-273-8255"

Drake - “God’s Plan”

Childish Gambino - “This Is America” 

Ariana Grande - “No Tears Left to Cry” 

Shawn Mendes - “In My Blood” 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Drake 

Camila Cabello

Ed Sheeran 

Cardi B

Shawn Mendes

Post Malone

SONG OF THE SUMMER 

Drake - "Nice For What"

Loud Luxury ft. Brando - “Body” 

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - “I Like It” 

Zedd ft. Maren Morris & Grey - “The Middle” 

Marshmello ft. Anne Marie - “FRIENDS” 

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line - “Meant To Be” 

BEST COLLABORATION 

The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - “Pray For Me”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA - “All The Stars” 

Marshmello & Anne Marie - “FRIENDS”

Zedd & Maren Morris & Grey - "The Middle" 

Shawn Mendes & Khalid - “Youth” 

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - “Meant To Be” 

BEST NEW CANADIAN ARTIST

The Beaches

NEW CITY

bülow

Ralph

Johnny Orlando

Elijiah Woods x Jamie Fine

FAN FAVE ARTIST

Shawn Mendes

Camila Cabello

Halsey

Alessia Cara

Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran

FAN FAVE DUO OR GROUP

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

5 Seconds of Summer

BTS

Sofi Tukker

The Chainsmokers

FAN FAVE VIDEO 

Drake - “God’s Plan”

Shawn Mendes - “In My Blood” 

Childish Gambino - “This Is America” 

The Carters - “Apes**t”

Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid - “1-800-273-8255"

Alessia Cara - “Growing Pains” 

FAN FAVE SINGLE

Selena Gomez ft. Marshmello - “Wolves” 

Camila Cabello - “Havana”

Ed Sheeran - “Perfect”

Shawn Mendes - “In My Blood” 

Ariana Grande - “No Tears Left to Cry” 

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - “Rockstar” 

FAN FAVE NEW ARTIST

Dua Lipa

Cardi B 

Billie Eilish

Why Don’t We 

Hayley Kiyoko

Kris Wu

FAN FAVE MUCH CREATOR 

Dan Rodo / The Danocracy

Christian Cantelon / Sneakertalk

Jaclyn Forbes

Candance Leca

The Baker Twins

Mike On Much Podcast