Shawn Mendes, Grimes And A Tribe Called Red Lead The 2017 iHeartRadio MMVA Nominations!

The results are in and this year’s iHeartRadio MMVA nominations are led by Shawn Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red! Earning an incredible four nominations each, Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red will see their directors face off against one another for Best Director.

Last year’s iHeartRadio MMVA performer Shawn Mendes will be going head to head with A Tribe Called Red for Video of the Year, a category that also includes Coleman Hell, Kaytranada and PUP.

Thanks to her efforts pulling double duty as artist and director, Grimes is nominated for Best Dance/EDM video, a category that also includes A Tribe Called Red.

Drake, Ed Sheeran, Zeds Dead, Pup and returning performer Lorde are all up for three nominations this year. Lorde could be making multiple trips to the stage to accept awards, with nominations for Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group, iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, and Fan Fave International Artist or Group. Fellow performer Niall Horan isn’t far behind, earning two nominations for Fan Fave International Artist or Group and Best New International Artist.

First time performers DNCE, Post Malone, Iggy Azalea and Jazz Cartier all earned nominations, as did returning performer Imagine Dragons, who have previously taken home the 2014 iHeartRadio MMVA for International Video of the Year – Group.

Today’s nomination announcement also includes the winners of the Fan Fave Wildcard spots. First-time performers Arkells clinched the Fan Fave Video Wildcard position thanks to their visual ode to Toronto in “Knocking At The Door,” which is also nominated for Best Rock/Alternative Video.

The Fan Fave International Artist or Group Wildcard winner is Beyoncé, who will be up against perfomers Lorde and Niall Horan, as well as Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry.

Last year’s iHeartRadio MMVA performer Alessia Cara won the Wildcard nomination for Fan Fave Artist or Group, a stacked category that includes Drake, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.

It was a tight race for Fan Fave Much Creator, but in the end AmandaRachLee, Candace Leca, Jaclyn Forbes, The Mike on Much Podcast and YouTwoTV scored the coveted five nominations.

Watch videos from all the nominees here and click here to cast your vote for Fan Fave Video, Fan Fave International Artist or Group, Fan Fave Artist or Group and Fan Fave Much Creator.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“R.E.D.” – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman
“Fireproof” – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang
“Glowed Up” – Kaytranada f. Anderson .Paak, Director Bo Mirosseni
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“Mercy” – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin

BEST POST-PRODUCTION

“Undone” – Coeur De Pirate, Director Vallee Duhamel (Post: Alain Loiselle, Jérôme Cloutier, Bruno de Coninck, Julien Delorme, Andrew Ludovico, Lucy Rybicka & Josh Sherrett)
“Miracle” – Darcys, Director Common Good (Post: Common Good)
“Seeing Double” – Sleepy Tom f. Tonye, Director “Grandson & Son (Post: Matt Bilewicz, Zhargal Sambuev, Farah Yusuf, Sean Evans & Fezz Stenton, Ryan Ruskay and Grandson & Son)
“Move Together” – Somewhere Else f. Majid Jordan, Director Helmi
“Too Young” – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)

BEST EDM/DANCE VIDEO

“Stadium Pow Wow” – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear, Director Kevan Funk
“Indomitable” – Dj Shub f. Northern Cree Singers, Director Mark Stanleigh
“Easy Go” – Grandtheft & Delaney Jane, Director Tyler Hynes
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Runaway” – MSTRKRFT, Brooks Reynolds

BEST DIRECTOR

Kevan Funk, “Stadium Pow Wow” – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear
Didier Charette, “Rush” – CRi
Claire Boucher, “Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae
Michael LeBlanc, “Spirit” – Wintersleep
Adam Beck, “Stardust” – Zeds Dead f. Twin Shadow

BEST POP VIDEO

“Fireproof” – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Can’t Slow Down” – Hedley, Directors Jacob Hoggard and Matt Leaf
“Mercy” – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin
“No Warm Up” – SonReal, Director Peter Huang

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE VIDEO

“Knocking At The Door” – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers
“Beck + Call” – July Talk f. Tanya Tagaq, Directors Jared Rasb, Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“In A World Possessed By The Human Mind” – The Tragically Hip, Director Max Montalvo
“Spirit” – Wintersleep, Director Michael LeBlanc

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

“Disconnected” – Derek Wise, Director Glenn Michael
“Red Alert/100 Roses” – Jazz Cartier, Director Jon Riera
“81” – Sean Leon, Director Zac Facts
“Picasso Leaning” – Tasha The Amazon, Director Colin G Cooper
“Let’s Go” – TassNata f. Rich Kidd & Tona, Director Dan Lemoyne

BEST MUCHFACT VIDEO

“Rush” – CRi, Director Didier Charette
“With Me” – DVSN, Directors Jon Riera and Lesean Harris
“Sleep In The Heat” – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
“Small Talk” – Majid Jordan, Director Kid.Studio
“Acid Test” – River Tiber, Directors Grandson & Son and Tommy Paxton-Beesley

MOST BUZZWORTHY CANADIAN

Alessia Cara
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

MOST BUZZWORTHY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OR GROUP

Ed Sheeran
Iggy Azalea
Kendrick Lamar
Lady Gaga
Lorde

BEST NEW CANADIAN ARTIST

Charlotte Day Wilson
Daniel Caesar
DVSN
Jessie Reyez
PARTYNEXTDOOR

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Chance The Rapper
Camila Cabello
Lil’ Yachty
Niall Horan
Post Malone

iHeartRADIO Canadian Single of the Year

“Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
“One Dance” – Drake
“Starboy” – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

iHeartRADIO INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran
Future
Katy Perry
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde

iHeartRADIO INTERNATIONAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Twenty One Pilots
DNCE
Imagine Dragons
Migos
The Chainsmokers

FAN FAVE VIDEO

“R.E.D.” – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman
“Shutter Island” – Jessie Reyez, Director Peter Huang
“Venus Fly” – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher
“Too Young” – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)
“Knocking At The Door” – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers (WILDCARD WINNER)

FAN FAVE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OR GROUP

Ed Sheeran
Katy Perry
Lorde
Niall Horan
(WILDCARD WINNER)

FAN FAVE ARTIST OR GROUP

Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Alessia Cara (WILDCARD)

FAN FAVE MUCH CREATOR

Amanda Rach Lee
Jaclyn Forbes
Candace Leca
Mike on Much
YouTwoTV