Check Out The Leading Ladies Of The 2017 MMVAs

When it comes to music, these women are some of the industry’s biggest players right now. From the multi-talented Grimes to mega superstars like Lady Gaga, this year, women are taking over the MMVAs. See this year’s nominations leading ladies, find the full list here and don’t forget to catch the iHeartRadio MMVAs on June 18 at 9e/6p.

Grimes

With a resume that includes singer, songwriter, producer, music engineer, director and visual artist, it’s no surprise Grimes aka Claire Boucher is a leader in the pack with four nominations. Still riding the immense success of her 2015 album, Art Angels, Grimes released the stunning video for “Venus Fly” last year, earning four nods in Best EDM/Dance Video, Best Director, Best Pop Video and Fan Fave Video.

Lorde

iHeartRadio MMVAs performer Lorde made her long-awaited return to the spotlight this year with “Green Light.” Her highly anticipated second studio album drops the weekend of the MMVAs and she’s also up for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year and Fan Fave International Artist or Group.

Jessie Reyez

If you haven’t heard of Jessie Reyez yet, get ready to start seeing her name everywhere. This up-and-coming soulful singer/songrwriter hails from Toronto and is up for Best Canadian Artist and Fan Fave Video. Her song “Gatekeeper” (and the short film she release along with it) directly addresses sexism in the music industry, making her a champion to any other young women trying to make it.

Alessia Cara

Brampton native Alessia Cara was a newcomer to the MMVAs last year, but this year, she’s found herself in the company of the music industry’s leading players. She’s in the running for Most Buzzworthy Canadian category, and is also a Wildcard pick for Fan Fave Artist or Group.

Lady Gaga

No stranger to the MMVAs (she graced the stage back in 2009 to perform “LoveGame” and “Poker Face”), this year, Gaga earned a nomination for the Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group and is also a Wildcard pick for Fan Fave International Artist or Group. Last year was a big one for the pop star, she dropped her No. 1 album Joanne, which included the smash hits “Million Reasons” and “Perfect Illusion.”