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Shawn Mendes leads the MMVAs nominations; BTS competes with ‘aquaintences’ in ‘Fan Fave Group’

iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards is an annual award organized by Canada’s Much TV, honoring the best music videos of the year.

In the list of nominees announced by the MMVAs organizers, Shawn Mendes took the lead with 8 nominations. Last year, with “Mercy”, Shawn won the Best Pop Music Video.

Shawn Mendes leads the MMVAs nominations; BTS competes with 'aquaintences' in 'Fan Fave Group'

Shawn Mendes took the lead with 8 nominations

Ranked 2nd was Drake who will perform at the award ceremony, with 7 nominations. Following Drake was Alessia Cara with 5 nominations, including “Best Pop Artist”, “Fan Fave Artist” and “Fan Fave Video

Two artists that will perform on MMVAs for the first time ever are Kris Wu, nominated in “Fan Fave New Artist”, and Meghan Trainor, nominated in “Best Pop Artist”.

Additionally, BTS, who is getting international attention very successfully, appeared in “Fan Fave Group” nomination. They will against Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sofi Tukker and The Chainsmokers.

BTS will compete with The Chainsmokers in “Fan Fave Duo/Group”

BTS will compete with The Chainsmokers in “Fan Fave Duo/Group”

The iHeartRadio Much Music Video, abbreviated as MMVAs, was originally known as the Canadian Music Video Award until 1995. MMVAs are annual awards organized by Canada’s Much TV, aiming to honor the best MVs of the year.

The ceremony of MMVAs will be broadcasted on Much, CTV, CTV Go, MTV, the iHeartRadio app and some other channels on August 26th at 9PM (local time)
List of the main nominations in MMVAs 2018:
Video of the Year
Shawn Mendes, ‘In My Blood’
Halsey, ‘Bad at Love’
Childish Gambino, ‘This is America’
Ariana Grande, ‘No Tears Left to Cry’
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid, ‘1.800.273.8255’
Drake, ‘God’s Plan’

Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group
Sofi Tukker
Loud Luxury
Calvin Harris
Marshmello
Zedd
Kygo

Best Pop Artist or Group
Meghan Trainor
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran
Halsey
Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello

Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group
Imagine Dragons
Chvches
Arcade Fire
Portugal. The Man
Foo Fighters
Arkells

Best Hip-Hop Artist or Group
The Carters
Drake
Post Malone
Cardi B
Kendrick Lamar
Childish Gambino

Artist of the Year
Cardi B
Drake
Camila Cabello
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Fan Fave Duo/ Group
BTS
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
5 Seconds of Summer
Sofi Tukker
The Chainsmokers
Fan Fave New Artist
Cardi B
Kris Wu
Hayley Kiyoko
Dua Lipa
Billie Eilish
Why Don’t We

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