Lorde, Imagine Dragons to play MMVAs

Lorde (AFP file photo)

Lorde (AFP file photo)

Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:42 PM ET

Lordy Lorde!

New Zealand alt-pop star Lorde and Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons are the first performers announced for the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 15.

The MMVAs, held at Much’s Queen and John headquarters and surrounding streets in Toronto, are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and more performers, presenters and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.

The awards will be simulcast live on Much, CTV, and CTV Go (9 pm. ET/6 p.m. PT) with a red carpet special beginning an hour before.

MuchMusic also unveiled nominees for Your Fave Video of the Year, Your Fave International Artist/Group, and Your Fave Artist/Group - with
Toronto rapper Drake and Vancouver pop act Hedley among the multiple nominees - and fans can visit mmva.muchmusic.com/vote/ to cast their vote and choose the wildcard nominee in each category and voting closes May 19.

No surprisingly, Lorde and Imagine Dragons are among the Your Fave International Artist/Group nominees.



Here are the nominees in the first three categories announced:

Your Fave Video of the Year:

Drake – Worst Behaviour
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Hedley – Anything
SonReal – Everywhere We Go
Wildcard Choices are:
The Weeknd featuring Drake – Live For
City and Colour – Thirst
Fefe Dobson – Legacy
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
Autoerotique – Asphyxiation
 
Your Fave International Artist/Group of the Year:

Lorde
Imagine Dragons
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry
Wildcard Choices are:
One Direction
Beyonce
Taylor Swift
Pharrell
Selena Gomez
 
Your Fave Artist/Group of the Year:

Drake
Hedley
The Weeknd
Justin Bieber

Wildcard Nominee Choices are:

Arcade Fire
Classified
Down With Webster
Tegan and Sara
Avril Lavigne


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