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Here’s a #TBT for Your Fave Artist or Group Wildcard

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There’s still time left to vote for this year’s Your Fave Wildcards! Four of the five spots for Your Fave Video, Your Fave Artist or Group and Your Fave International Artist or Group have been chosen and it’s time for you to help decide who rounds out the category.

Today we’re looking at Your Fave Artist or Group. Drake, The Weeknd, Hedley and Justin Bieber are already guaranteed a chance at the big prize, but who will win the coveted Wildcard slot? To help you pick your Wildcard choice for Your Fave Artist or Group, let’s go back to the beginning. Allll the way back.

Tegan and Sara
Before they were writing jingles for Oreos and becoming one of the biggest pop duos of all time, twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quinn were 20-year-olds who used their high school music room to record a demo that got them signed to Neil Young’s label.

Arcade Fire
Sure, Arcade Fire now fill their days winning Grammys, rocking sold out stadiums and writing scores for Spike Jonze, but back in 2005, Arcade Fire spent a week writing their debut album Funeral, which has since been rated 151 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Classified
Before he was winning MMVAs for Video of the Year, working with international artists like B.o.B. and Olly Murs, and having his songs featured on shows like Greys Anatomy, Classified was making a name for himself as the hardest working rapper in Canada, releasing 15 albums between 1995-2013. Phew. I need to lay down.

Avril Lavigne
With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, she may be the mother-you know-princess now, but back in 2002, Avril Lavigne was a 17-year-old from Napanee, ON, who had a penchant for men’s ties and Dickies pants. And no belts. But that’s a different MMVA story.

Down With Webster
It’s hard to remember when it wasn’t Down With Webster’s time to win, but back in the mid 2000s, DWW were a bunch of friends who decided to start a band after performing at their Toronto school’s talent show.