High Wattage Star Power Descends on Much! Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo, and Shawn Mendes Announced as First Round of Performers for the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, June 21

— May 12, 2015

– Co-host Ed Sheeran confirmed to perform –
– Vote for Your Fave Wildcard nominees now at mmva.muchmusic.com/vote/ –

To tweet this release: #MMVA #saveyourscreams Join the Hubub: http://www.hubub.com/mmva  TORONTO (May 12, 2015) – Lock up those screams and get ready for June 21, Canada! Much announced today that some of the biggest names in music are set to perform at the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Confirmed to rock the 2015 MMVA stage are multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd, multi-platinum recording artist and “Jealous” hit-maker Nick Jonas, triple threat Jason Derulo, and international breakout singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes. It was also confirmed today that co-host Ed Sheeran has added performer to his list of duties at the 2015 MMVAs. This marks the fourth consecutive MMVA performance for the multi-platinum internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, beatboxer, and guitarist. The 2015 MMVAs kick off live, coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Much. “The first list of incredibly talented performers confirmed to hit the MMVA stage sets the tone for what we know will be an epic night,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “Internationally, these are some of the biggest names in music right now, and I know they will deliver electrifying performances worthy of the legendary screams of our fans.” ** Media Note ** Download photos for the 2015 MMVAs at BellMedia.ca/PR Fans wanting to weigh in on this year’s awards can go online now to cast their vote for any of the 2015 MMVA Fan Fave awards including Fan Fave Video, Fan Fave Artist/Group, and Fan Fave International Artist/Group. Additionally, each of these three categories includes a special Wildcard slot. Viewers are in control as they vote for the fifth and final nominee (the Wildcard) in each of the Fan Fave categories. Wildcard voting closes Tuesday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winning Wildcard nominees, along with the full lineup of the 2015 MMVAs nominees, will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2015 Fan Fave Nominees and Wildcard choices are: Category: Fan Fave Video of the Year Nominees are:
  1. Shawn Mendes – “Something Big”
  2. Hedley – “Heaven In Our Headlights”
  3. The Weeknd –  “Earned It”
  4. Nickelback – “Edge Of A Revolution”
Wildcard choices are:
  1. Kiesza –“Giant In My Heart”
  2. Marianas Trench – “Here’s To The Zeros”
  3. Lights – “Running With The Boys”
  4. Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
  5. P. Reign ft. Drake – “DnF”
Category: Fan Fave Artist/Group of the Year Nominees are:
  1. Shawn Mendes
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Drake
  4. The Weeknd
Wildcard choices are:
  1. Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Nickelback
  3. Kiesza
  4. Arcade Fire
  5. deadmau5
Category: Fan Fave International Artist/Group of the Year Nominees are:
  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Sam Smith
  4. One Direction
Wildcard choices are:
  1. Iggy Azalea
  2. 5 Seconds of Summer
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Kanye West
  5. Rihanna
  6. Katy Perry
  7. Selena Gomez
  8. Nick Jonas
  9. Sia
  10. Maroon 5
Countdown to the 2015 MMVAs on Much.ca and on Twitter to get the latest announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests, and the chance to win big prizes. Media accreditation for the 2015 MMVAs is now open, and closes Thursday, May 28, 2015. Requests can be submitted online here. Full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.  SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Follow Much on Twitter: @Much Follow Ed Sheeran on Twitter: @edsheeran Follow The Weeknd on Twitter: @theweeknd Follow Nick Jonas on Twitter: @nickjonas Follow Jason Derulo on Twitter: @jasonderulo Follow Shawn Mendes on Twitter: @ShawnMendes   For more information, please contact: Camila Ossa, 416.384.2594 or camila.ossa@bellmedia.ca Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca  


Much gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 21 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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