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#TBT: Your Fave Nominees at the MMVAs

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This year’s competition in the three Your Fave categories is steeper than ever. With artists like Drake and Justin Bieber going head to head for the top prize, we know that it’s anyone’s award to win. Many of this year’s Your Fave nominees are no strangers to Much and the MMVAs, so today we’re doing a #TBT: Your Fave Nominee edition.

Avril Lavigne
Nominated: Your Fave Artist or Group
First MMVA Performance: 2002 (Five in Total)
Total MMVAs Won: 8
Total Nominations This Year: 2
MMVA Fun Fact: Avril Lavigne has one more MMVA than her husband Chad Kroeger’s band Nickleback, who hold seven MMVAs.

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Drake
Nominated: Your Fave Artist or Group and Your Fave Video for Worst Behaviour
First MMVA Performance: 2010
Total MMVAs Won: 6
Total Nominations This Year: 6
MMVA Fun Fact: Drake won Best International Video By A Canadian in 2011 for Find Your Love, which was co-written by 2004 MMVA performer Kanye West.

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Hedley
Nominated: Your Fave Artist or Group, Your Fave Video for Anything
First MMVA Performance: 2006
Total MMVAs Won: 8
Total Nominations This Year: 6
MMVA Fun Fact: Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard got his start on Canadian Idol, while MMVA performers Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, and Phillip Phillips all started out on American Idol.

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Justin Bieber
Nominated: Your Fave Artist or Group
First MMVA Performance: 2010
Total MMVAs Won: 7
Total Nominations This Year: 2
MMVA Fun Fact: Justin was only 16 when he first performed at the MMVAs, making him one of the youngest performers in MMVA history.

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Arcade Fire
Nominated: Your Fave Video for Reflektor
First MMVA Performance: 2005
Total MMVAs Won: 0
Total Nominations This Year: 4
MMVA Fun Fact: The first time Arcade Fire performed live on North American TV was at the 2004 MMVAs where they played Rebellion (Lies).

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Katy Perry
Nominated: Your Fave International Artist or Group
First MMVA Performance: 2010
Total MMVAs Won: 2
Total Nominations This Year: 2
MMVA Fun Fact: Katy Perry has two of the greatest Red Carpet entrances in MMVA history. In 2010, she rolled up in an ice cream truck and proceeded to give icy treats to screaming fans. In 2012, she brought a group of mini-Katy’s, comprised of little girls wearing outfits from all her music videos.

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Miley Cyrus
Nominated: Your Fave International Artist or Group
First MMVA Performance: 2010
Total MMVAs Won: 1
Total Nominations This Year: 2
MMVA Fun Fact: Miley Cyrus’ gig as the 2010 MMVA co-host and her performance of Can’t Be Tamed is considered one of the singer’s biggest moments in shedding her Hannah Montana days and entering the adult pop world.

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Selena Gomez
Nominated: Your Fave International Artist or Group
First MMVA Performance: 2011
Total MMVAs Won: 0
Total Nominations This Year: 2
MMVA Fun Fact: 2011 MMVA co-host Selena Gomez surprised fans by showing up on the 2012 MMVA red carpet and later on stage to help that night’s co-hosts, LMFAO, with hosting duties.

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