DNCE, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jazz Cartier, Julia Michaels, and Lorde Announced as First Performers at THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, June 18

— April 26, 2017

– THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs simulcasts on Much, CTV, and VRAK on Sunday, June 18 –
– New this year, THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs streams on the iHeartRadio app and nine Virgin radio stations –

TORONTO (April 26, 2017) – The countdown begins for one of Canada’s biggest street parties as Much announced today the first slate of performers for THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Descending on Toronto this year for Canada’s iconic music awards show are former MMVA host Joe Jonas and his multi-platinum pop-rock outfit DNCE; award-winning female rapper Iggy Azalea; Las Vegas anthemic rockers and second-time MMVA performers Imagine Dragons; hit-maker and singer-songwriter Julia Michaels; 2017 JUNO Award-winning rapper Jazz Cartier; and in a follow-up of her show-stopping performance on the 2014 MMVAs, pop megastar Lorde. The MMVAs airs live Sunday, June 18 in simulcast on Much, CTV, and VRAK. Follow the conversation at #MMVAs. “With our enduring commitment to bringing the best in music to Canadians, this first announcement proves that there’s no shortage of star power for fans this year,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. “From pop to rock to hip-hop, the 2017 MMVAs has something for everyone, as the iconic corner of Queen and John in Toronto once again hosts another epic and unforgettable night.” New this year, fans can be part of the party wherever they go, as THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS are also set to livestream on the iHeartRadio app as well as nine Virgin Radio stations. They are: Virgin Radio Toronto, Kitchener, London, Halifax, Montréal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Additional talent announcements will be released in the coming weeks.

Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs. The show airs live on Sunday, June 18 on Much, CTV, and on VRAK in Québec. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Gigi Hadid, Hedley, James Bay, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more. At THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, the audience is the priority; Much gives them the best seats in the house, whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up Much regularly at Much.com or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.


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