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TORONTO (ONTARIO) August 1, 2018

– MMVA performer Shawn Mendes leads nominations with eight nods –

– Also announced today are six categories of Fan Fave nominees, including Fan Fave Artist, Fan Fave Single, Fan Fave Duo/Group, and Fan Fave Video - with voting open now at –

– THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS simulcasts on CTV, MTV, Much, and more on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET –

– Media accreditation closes tonight

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 - THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS revealed today the nominations for the iconic awards show, spanning over 17 categories including Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best New Canadian Artist.

Recently announced MMVA performer Shawn Mendes tops the list with a whopping eight nominations. Seven nominations go to Toronto's own Drake, and 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAperformer Alessia Cara has five nods. Former host Ed Sheeran and Marshmello receive four nods, and first-time nominee Halsey receives three.

First-time nominees this year include The Beaches, Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Linebülow, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Kris WuLoud Luxury, Meghan Trainor, and many more. For a full list of THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS nominees, please click here.

"The 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA nominees represent incredible talent from across all genres of music," said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. "We're aiming the spotlight on our biggest Canadian stars and trailblazing international acts. It's going to be a massive party – the largest block party in the country!'" 

It was also announced today that voting is now open for the six Fan Fave categories, including Fan Fave Artist, Fan Fave Video, and Fan Fave Much Creator. Viewers can hit up for voting details. 

THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS airs live on Sunday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET on:

–   CTV,, CTV GO
–   Much,
–   MTV
– and the iHeartRadio app 
–   Virgin Radio in Toronto, Kitchener, London, Halifax, Montréal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver

Media accreditation for THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS remains open until tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET. Requests can be submitted online here. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.

Official partners of THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS are: Coca-Cola®, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., and Virgin Mobile Canada. 


For more information, please contact:

Natalie Cole, Music and Lifestyle, Bell Media, 416.384.2140 or; Mary Costa, Music and Lifestyle, Bell Media, 416.384.7702 or

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