Drum Roll Please… Nominees for 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Announced!

— May 21, 2014

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TORONTO (May 21, 2014) – Much announced today that Toronto’s very own rapper Drake and West Coast rockers Hedley are tied at the top the list with an impressive six nominations each for the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Vancouver hip hop artist SonReal scored five nods, while indie ensemble Arcade Fire and alternative R&B artist The Weeknd picked up four nominations each.


Both previously announced performers Imagine Dragons and Lorde nabbed two MMVA nominations each, a first for both artists. Additional first-time nominees include music innovator Pharrell, Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, Canadian artists July Talk, Keys N Krates, MAGIC!, Thugli, and many more. The stellar list of nominees join one of the hottest street parties on the planet as Kendall and Kylie Jenner co-host the 25th anniversary of the MMVAs, airing live, coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, simulcast on Much, CTV, and CTV GO, with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL airing just before at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Media Note: A complete list of MMVAs nominees is available here and in the attached PDF document. For artist photography, go to bellmediapr.ca/network/much


“We have an outstanding list of MMVA nominees this year, and we salute each of the artists – both those in front of and behind the camera,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “We look forward to welcoming the nominees to the one-of-a-kind MMVA experience on June 15.”


Also announced today were this year’s Wildcard nominee winners for the Your Fave categories. They are:

Your Fave Video of the Year – The Weeknd f. Drake for “Live For”

Your Fave Artist or Group – Avril Lavigne

Your Fave International Artist or Group – Selena Gomez


This year, a total of 26 MuchFACT-funded music videos are nominated for an MMVA, representing more than half a million dollars in investment. Nominated artists include Down With Webster, July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, Serena Ryder, SonReal, Tokyo Police Club, and many more.


The highly coveted wristbands for the 2014 MMVAs will be given away on Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. ET from Much HQ in Toronto. Fans can keep up on all the details on much.ca, on Twitter, and Facebook.


Media accreditation for the 2014 MMVAs closes tomorrow, Thursday May 22, 2014. Requests can be submitted online here. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.


Official sponsors of the 2014 MMVAs include: Diet Coke®, H&M®, Bud Lime Lime-A-Rita, WONKA® NERDS®, Procter & Gamble®, Scotiabank, Samsung Electronics Canada, SUBWAY® Restaurants, and VIRGIN MOBILE CANADA™.


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Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Much and CTV, with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snooki, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, and many more. At the 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.ca or Twitter @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.


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For more information on the 2014 MMVAs:

Laura Catania, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3173, laura.catania@bellmedia.ca

Noreen Hamid, Music & Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3259, noreen.hamid@bellmedia.ca