Nominees announced for the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs

The list of nominees for the 2017 edition of the iHeartRadio MMVA’s has been announced and it looks like Shawn Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red are leading the pack! The Canadian artists have an impressive four nominations each and they’ll be seeing their directors face off against each other in the category of Best Director.

The awards show has already announced an impressive list of performers like Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Arkells and more as well as presenters KJ Apa, Nikki Bella and Lilly Singh. Fans should keep an eye out for more announcements coming soon!

Take a look at the full list of nominees below! Who will you be rooting for? Don’t forget that you, as the fans, have the chance to vote in several categories as well! Click here for more information.

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
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Born and raised in MTL, I spent most of my teens and early 20’s working in the music industry. I made the permanent move to Toronto in 2013 where I joined the team at the Canadian Independent Music Association as the Music Export Assistant. I spend my days working with and promoting incredible indie Canadian artists and companies across the world.

Music journalism and photography have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I jumped on board Confront Magazine a few years after it formed and ran it as the Editor-in-Chief for 7 years, right up until its recent closure.

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