2014 Much Music Video Awards: Nominees Announced

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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.

“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.”

You can view the full list of nominees here. Several of our members (too many to name individually!) have artists up for nominations, so good luck and congratulations to all!

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.