Much Music announced today the nominees for the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, and multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd garnered an impressive six nods, the most of any artist.
International breakout singer-songwriter and previously announced 2015 MMVA performer Shawn Mendes is close behind with four nominations, while 2015 MMVA co-host, performer, and six-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ed Sheeran is tied with multi-platinum Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, with three nominations apiece.
Nabbing his first MMVA nomination as a solo artist is 2015 MMVA performer, multi-platinum recording artist, and “Jealous” hit-maker Nick Jonas. Additional first-time nominees include international DJ Calvin Harris, chart-topping singer-songwriter Hozier, hip hop sensation Kendrick Lamar, Grammy Award winner Sam Smith, two-time Grammy Award nominee Sia, Canadian artists Majid Jordan, Naturally Born Strangers, and Scott Helman, and many more.
“This year’s exceptional list of nominees honours newcomers and MMVA veterans, as well as those who make the magic happen behind the camera,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer of the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming them all to the 2015 MMVAs and celebrating their success!”
The 2015 MMVAs kicks off live coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 21st at 9pm on Much. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.