Shawn Mendes Dominates 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs
Shawn Mendes performed at the beginning and end of the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday night – and went home with four awards.
The 20-year-old, who lives only blocks from the site of the big show, was named Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year and was voted winner of Fan Fave Artist and Fan Fave Video (for “In My Blood”).
“This is home,” Mendes said on stage to collect Artist of the Year. “This means the absolute world to me.”
Mendes also showed up to accept Marshmello’s award for Best EDM/Dance Artist wearing the mysterious DJ/producer’s oversized head.
Marshmello’s collaboration with Selena Gomez, “Wolves,” was named Fan Fave Single and he performed his current hit “Friends” with Anne-Marie.
Other Canadian winners included Drake for Best Hip Hop Artist (and his “God’s Plan” video won Best Director for Karena Evans); Loud Luxury for the duo’s Brando collab “Body” as Song of the Summer; and Alessia Cara’s Logic track “1-800-273-8255” was named Video of the Year.
Also picking up an iHeartRadio MMVA was homegrown duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, who won Best Canadian Artist of Group.
The show, which was hosted by Awkwafina, also featured performances by Meghan Trainor, Halsey (who was reportedly not feeling well), 5 Seconds of Summer, and 98 Degrees. Bebe Rexha teamed up with Canadian country star Brett Kissel to perform her hit Florida Georgia Line collaboration “Meant to Be.”
Here is the full list of 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs winners:
iHeartRadio MMVA Artist for Change — Halsey
Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group — Imagine Dragons
Best Pop Artist or Group — Shawn Mendes
Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group — Marshmello
Best Hip Hop Artist or Group — Drake
Best Director — Drake — “God’s Plan” (Director: Karena Evans)
Video of the Year — Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid — “1-800-273-8255”
Single of the Year — Ed Sheeran — “Perfect”
Artist of the Year — Shawn Mendes
Song of the Summer — Loud Luxury ft. Brando — “Body”
Best Collaboration — Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line — “Meant To Be”
Best New Canadian Artist or Group — Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Fan Fave Artist — Shawn Mendes
Fan Fave Duo or Group — BTS
Fan Fave Video — Shawn Mendes — “In My Blood”
Fan Fave Single — Selena Gomez feat. Marshmello — “Wolves”
Fan Fave New Artist — Kris Wu
Fan Fave Much Creator — Dan Rodo — “TheDanocracy”