Kendrick Lamar leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Now that the dog days of summer are starting to die down, MTV is getting ready for one of their major end of summer award shows. On Tuesday (July 25), the once music-centric channel announced the nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations this year is Kendrick Lamar. “Video of the Year,” “Best Hip-Hop,” and “Best Cinematography” are just some of the categories his single, “HUMBLE.” is nominated for.

Falling behind Lamar with a total of five nominations each are Katy Perry and The Weeknd. Perry is nominated for categories such as “Best Pop,” “Best Direction,” and “Best Visual Effects” for her Skip Marley-assisted, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The Weekend is nominated for categories such as “Video of the Year,” “Best Editing,” and “Best Art Direction” for his single, “Reminder.”

Following their decision to feature non-gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the network announced that the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined into “Artist of the Year.” Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, the Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Lorde are nominated for that honor this year.

In addition to the combined “Artist of the Year” category, MTV has also revealed the addition of a new category: “Best Fight Against the System.” The “Best Fight Against the System” category was added to celebrate music videos that inspire viewers to stand up for injustices.

Fans can begin to vote for their favorite music videos by heading over to the VMA’s website here. While all the major categories will close before the awards show in late August, the “Best New Artist” category will remain open until the night of the live broadcast. Another category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. The complete list of nominees, with the exclusion on “Best Song of Summer,” can be seen below.

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”

The Weeknd — “Reminder”

Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

Best New Artist

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez — “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey — “Closer”

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels”

Zayn & Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop

Shawn Mendes — “Treat You Better”

Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”

Harry Styles — “Sign of the Times”

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane — “Down”

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”

Miley Cyrus — “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

Big Sean — “Bounce Back”

Chance the Rapper — “Same Drugs”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad & Boujee”

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne — “I’m The One”

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”

Kygo x Selena Gomez — “It Ain’t Me”

Calvin Harris — “My Way”

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ — “Cold Water”

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Gone”

Best Rock

Coldplay — “A Head Full of Dreams”

Fall Out Boy — “Young and Menace”

Twenty One Pilots — “Heavydirtysoul”

Green Day — “Bang Bang”

Foo Fighters — “Run”

Best Fight Against the System

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson — “Black SpiderMan”

The Hamilton Mixtape — “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)

Big Sean — “Light” (Race)

Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Body image)

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley — “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)

John Legend — “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)

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Lana Del Rey drops The Weeknd collaboration

Lana Del Rey has officially returned with another brand new song from her highly participated fifth album. On Wednesday (April 19), the New York songstress released her second single from her upcoming new album, Lust for Life. The track, which is the album’s title track and features the Weeknd, premiered on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. During the world exclusive, Del Rey talked with the DJ about the new track even discussing how she managed to get the “Starboy” crooner on the track and how the album’s tracks will sound different from one another, giving it a “bigger sound.”

Listen to Del Rey’s complete interview here while the video for “Lust for Life” can be seen above.

In a separate interview with Courtney Love for Dazed magazine, Del Rey spoke a lot more about the new album and how creating “Lust for Life” was different from any of her previous tunes.

“It was kind of Rubik’s Cube. I felt like it was a big song but..it wasn’t right,” she admitted in the interview to the Hole frontwoman. “I don’t usually go back and re-edit things that much, because the songs end up sort of being what they are, but this one song I kept going back to.”

In addition to using her own judgement for the song, she also joined forces with The Weeknd after consulting Swedish pop producer Max Martin. Working with the Canadian singer was no random partnership; Del Rey had previously worked with him for on two of his own songs “Prisoner” from Beauty Behind the Madness and “Stargirl Interlude” on hid recently released Starboy. To read the complete interview head on over to Dazed magazine here.

“Lust for Life” is the second single from Del Rey’s upcoming new album, Lust for Life. Back in February, she released the record’s lead single, “Love.” Though fans have been given a track listing and title for the impending record, Del Rey has yet to confirm when the album will be released.

This past weekend, she surprised fans by writing a new song after performing at Coachella. She quickly filmed herself singing it and uploaded it onto Instagram.

Watch Panic! at the Disco cover the Weeknd, Rihanna

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Photo by Erica Dominguez

The guys of Panic! at the Disco are not exactly strangers to covering other artists’ songs. One of their most famous cover, one that they perform every show, ended up being used for the Suicide Squad soundtrack. On Monday (Nov. 21), the group stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge where they covered The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s recent collaboration, “Starboy.” As if covering the infectious Top 20 hit wasn’t enough, the Las Vegas-founded group decided to cover another artist; Rihanna. Check out the “Starboy” cover below while the Rihanna cover can be seen here.

Panic! at the Disco is currently wrapping up the remaining dates of the European leg of the “Death of a Bachelor” tour. Following a couple of shows in Australia and New Zealand in the new year, the band will return to North America for the North American leg of the tour. The trek will kick off on Feb. 24, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT and wrap up almost two months later on April 15, 2017 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. Saint Motel and MisterWives will open for Panic! at the Disco during the excursion. The complete list of North American stops for the “Death of a Bachelor” tour can be found here.

The “Death of a Bachelor” tour is in support of Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Death of a Bachelor. This past summer, the group, alongside Weezer and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, invaded the North American tour circuit for their massive summer. Check out our recap/review from the Miami stop here.

2016 Grammy Awards Announce Nominees

Now that the American Music Awards has opened the door to the music awards season, the Grammys are stepping it up with their only unveiling. On Monday morning (Dec. 7), the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for the upcoming event. Coming out on top with the most nominees for the 2016 show is Kendrick Lamar. The California rapper has earned a total of 11 nominees for this album, To Pimp a Butterfly, and the track “Alright.”

Following Lamar, are his recent collaborator Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with a total of seven nominations apiece. The pop star is nominated for her hit album 1989 and several tracks featured on it, while The Weeknd’s nominations comes courtesy of his recently released album Beauty Behind the Madness and his contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

While Lamar, Swift, and The Weeknd seem like likely contenders, the “Album of the Year” category shows off just how eclectic the music universe has become. Indie group Alabama Shakes, country superstar Chris Stapleton, Swift, Lamar, and the Weeknd will all compete for the big category of the evening; “Album of the Year.”

Check out some of the categories, with the nominees, below.

Album Of The Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Record Of The Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

For Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck” – Florence & The Machine
“Sugar” – Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need” – Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
“Go” – The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” – Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” – Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now” – Skrillex and Diplo w/ Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man” by Florence & The Machine
“Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” – Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura – Björk
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
Compton – Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This Its Too Late – Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death – The Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

Best Country Album
Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
The Blade – Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Video
“LSD” – ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” – The Dead Weather
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom” – Pharrell Williams

The 58th annual Grammys will air live on Feb. 15, 2016. The show will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. For more information about the upcoming awards show, head on over to the Grammy’s website.

2015 American Music Awards Nominees Unveiled

The 2015 American Music Awards nominees have been unveiled and lets just say that the lineup features a slew of the artists that we continuously hear on the radio and read about on the web. On Tuesday morning (Oct. 13), DNCE’s Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth of “See You Again” fame, made the official announcement during Good Morning America. Leading the pack with a total of six nominations is Taylor Swift who’s nominated categories include “Song of the Year” for “Blank Space” and “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” for 1989. As of now, Swift has won a total of 16 AMAs, but if she wins all six of the categories she’s been nominated for, she will sweep right past Whitney Houston’s history-making 21 wins.

Trailing behind Swift with a total of five nominations apiece is Swift’s “biffle,” Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd. Both musicians will go head to head in the “Artist of the Year” category as well as the “Song of the Year” category. Coming in behind Sheeran and the Weeknd with a total of four nominations apiece are Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, and Meghan Trainor. The full list of the AMA categories as well as the nominees can be seen below.

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES:

Artist of the Year
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd
One Direction
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
Ed Sheeran

Song of the Year
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

New Artist of the Year
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
ToveLo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
X, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
1989, Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk the Moon

Favorite EDM Album
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

Favorite Female Country Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Favorite Country Duo/Group
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

Favorite Country Album
Old Boots, New Dirt: Jason Aldean
Anything Goes, Florida Georgia Line
Montevallo, Sam Hunt

Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
X: Chris Brown
Black Messiah, D’Angelo
Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Favorite Soundtrack
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire
Pitch Perfect 2

T-Mobile’s Collaboration of the Year
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Favorite Artist: Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist: Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
MercyMe

The 2015 American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Nov. 22, on ABC. Jennifer Lopez is set to host the show for the first time. For more information about the show or to already cast your votes, head on over to AMAvote.com where the polls are officially open.

New Lana Del Rey Tracks Hit the Web

Good news if you are a Lana Del Rey fan; two new tracks featuring the songstress has been unleashed on the internet. The first of two tracks is another new song which will be featured on her highly anticipated new album, Honeymoon. The new Honeymoon track is titled “Terrence Loves You” and can be streamed below.

The second track to be “released” is not exactly a Lana Del Rey track, per se, but rather a song from The Weeknd which happens to feature Del Rey. The song is titled “Prisoner” and instead of being released on the internet by either of the musicians featured on the song, the track was actually leaked. Earlier this morning, it was reported that it could be found by simply searching for it on the web, but the audio that was featured on a Tumblr post has been taken down. We anticipate that the real track will be release soon.

“Prisoner” will be featured on The Weeknd’s recently announced new album, Beauty Behind the Madness set to be released next Friday, Aug. 28.

As for Del Rey’s new album, Honeymoon’s release date was confirmed last week, when the songstress took to Instagram to reveal it. The impending new record is set to be released on Sept. 18. For those who pre-order the new album, they will receive an instant download of both “High By the Beach” and “Terrence Loves You.”

Budweiser Made in America Festival Unveil 2015 Philadelphia Line-Up

BEYONCE AND THE WEEKND TO HEADLINE 2015 BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

While Jay-Z’s TiDAL is not exactly going as planned, one thing the rapper can rely on is the line-up for his Budweiser Made in America Festival is going to be a collection of artists to give everyone with a specific music taste a little something.

Today, the line-up for the 2015 Philadelphia edition of the weekend-long festival was unveiled and just like it was stated before, there are several artists to satisfy everyone’s music palette.

Headlining the festival will be Beyoncé, though she hasn’t put out any new music in a while, and The Weeknd, fresh off the success of his Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack songs.

Also on the line-up are Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Nick Jonas, Metric, De La Soul, Future, and many more.

The complete list of artists heading to Philly in September can be seen below.

Proceeds from the two-day festival will benefit the United Ways in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Lancaster County, PA.

Tickets for the festival will on sale to the general public next Monday, June 29, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. For those who are American Express Card Members, tickets will go on sale beginning tomorrow, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. EDT and will conclude on Sunday, June 28, at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

Budweiser Made in American Festival will take place during the weekend of Sept. 5-6 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA.

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2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-Up Leaks

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UPDATE:

Well, the official line-up for this year’s Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed and lets just confirm that the vast majority of the line-up that was leaked on Sunday evening were in fact scheduled to appear at the festival with the exception of the Foo fighters actually performing on both weekends.

Check out the newly confirmed first wave of acts. According to reports, the next waves will come our way in September.

Weekend One: Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.

Weekend Two: Foo Fighters, Drake, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Modest Mouse, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.


If Austin City Limits Music Festival was trying to keep their 2015 line-up a secret, then maybe they need to have a little conversation with their website person about letting the secret out of the bag two days before the official announcement was set to happen.

Last night (May 3), the line-up for both weekends of the music festival was leaked online, with the website’s link circulating the interweb. Quickly after the “mistake,” the post was taken down and now an “Oops, we’re not finding the page you’re looking for” message is appearing, but not before people took to the internet to spread the word and of course screen cap the information.

Sucks for them and their surprise, great for the people who were on the fence about going.

Weekend one will feature performances from: the Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.

Weekend two will have an almost exact line up except with a few changes. Instead of The Strokes, Modest Mouse will take their place and Florence and the Machine were added to the already packed line-up.

Check out the full (leaked) line-up below.

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ACL 2015 weekend one will take place during Oct. 2-4 while weekend two will take place during the weekend of Oct. 9-11 at Zilker Park in Austin.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Artists Unmasked

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While we will be the first to admit that we have read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (several times, we might add), we will also be the first to admit that the casting for the movie is not what we imagined nor are we that excited for it following all the publicity behind it.

One thing we are excited for is the soundtrack for the upcoming film.

Since the new version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” made its debut during the first trailer for the film, we’ve been wondering what the soundtrack would sound like considering music plays a role in the book series.

Yesterday afternoon, the full tracklist for the soundtrack was unveiled and like we had already known, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists on the list, but between Sia, Frank Sinatra, and The Rolling Stones you will find an interesting addition: Danny Elfman.

Yes, the man who voiced Jack Skellington and has written countless scores for Tim Burton will be contributing two scores for the soundtrack: one in honor of our main characters Ana and Christian, and another titled, “Did That Hurt?”

Fitting.

Check out the full tracklist below as well as The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding’s previously released songs.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST:

1. “I Put A Spell On You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered” – Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me In The Middle” – Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” – Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” – Sia
8. “Beast Of Burden” – The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m On Fire” – AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)” – Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” – Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” – The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” – Skylar Grey
15. “Ana And Christian” – Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?” – Danny Elfman

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theaters on Feb. 13, so get your girlfriends together and go see it for Galentine’s Day, we guess.

MuchMusic Video Award Nominees Revealed

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Canada’s version of the MTV’s Video Music Awards, the Much Music Video Awards are scheduled to take place in a few weeks and after much waiting, the nominees have been announced. Leading the pack with a total of six nominations each are Toronto rapper/actor Drake (can we still call him Aubrey Graham) and California group, Hedley. 

Vancouver hip hop artist SonReal comes in next with a total of five nominations while The Arcade Fire and R&B artists The Weeknd come in with a total of four nominations apiece. Imagine Dragons and Lorde, who have been having their own success in every fan-voted music award of the season have been nominated for two awards a piece. The Las Vegas band and the New Zealand singer have also been confirmed to be performing at the show. 

Imagine Dragons and Lorde aren’t the only first time nominees at this year’s show; Pharrell Williams, 5 Seconds of Summer, July Talk, Keys N Krates, Magic and Thugli are all first-time nominees. 

Sam Roberts Band, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, City and Colour and Serena Ryder are other artists that have been nominated for several awards. 

2014 MMVA Nominees:

Video Of The Year

Artist: Arcade Fire
Title: Afterlife
Director: Emily Kai Bock

Artist: Drake
Title: Worst Behavior  
Director: Director X; Drake

Artist: Hedley
Title: Anything
Director: John JP Poliquin

Artist: SonReal
Title: Everywhere We Go
Director: Peter Huang

Artist: The Weeknd f. Drake
Title: Live For
Director: Sam Pilling

Post-Production Of The Year

Artist: City and Colour
Title: Thirst
Director: Michael Maxxis

Artist: Hedley
Title: Crazy For You
Director: Lee J. Williams; Timur Musabay

Artist: Sam Roberts Band
Title: We’re All in This Together
Director: George Vale

Artist: Serena Ryder
Title: What I Wouldn’t Do
Director: Frank Guidoccio

Artist: Tokyo Police Club
Title: Hot Tonight
Director: Jared Raab

Dance Video Of The Year

Artist: A Tribe Called Red f. Northern Voice
Title: Sisters
Director: Jon Riera

Artist: Autoerotique
Title: Asphyxiation
Director: Amos LeBlanc

Artist: Chromeo f. Toro Y Moi
Title: Come Alive
Director: Alex Southam

Artist: Keys N Krates
Title: Dum Dee Dum
Director: Amos LeBlanc

Artist: Thugli
Title: Run This
Director: Amos LeBlanc; Ohji Inoue

Director Of The Year

Artist: Arcade Fire
Title: Afterlife
Director: Emily Kai Bock

Artist: Drake
Title: Worst Behavior 
Director: Director X; Drake

Artist: Hedley
Title: Anything
Director: John JP Poliquin

Artist: SonReal
Title: Everywhere We Go
Director: Peter Huang

Artist: Thugli
Title: Run This
Director: Amos LeBlanc; Ohji Inoue

Pop Video Of The Year
Artist: Down With Webster

Title: Chills
Director: Aaron A

Artist: Hedley
Title: Anything
Director: John JP Poliquin

Artist: Mia Martina f. Dev
Title: La La/Danse 
Director: Michael Maxxis

Artist: Serena Ryder
Title: What I Wouldn’t Do
Director: Frank Guidoccio

Artist: Tegan and Sara
Title: Goodbye, Goodbye 
Director: Natalie Rae Robison

Rock/Alternative Video Of The Year

Artist: Arcade Fire
Title: Reflektor
Director: Anton Corbijn

Artist: City and Colour
Title: Thirst
Director: Michael Maxxis

Artist: July Talk
Title: Guns + Ammunition 
Director: Josh Warburton; Adam Crosby

Artist: Sam Roberts Band
Title: Shapeshifters
Director: Dave Pawsey

Artist: Tokyo Police Club
Title: Hot Tonight
Director: Jared Raab

Hip Hop Video Of The Year

Artist: Classified f. B.o.B.
Title: Higher
Director: RT!

Artist: Drake
Title: Worst Behavior
Director: Director X; Drake

Artist: D-Sisive
Title: Friend Of Mine 
Director: Briin Bernstein; Daniel “AM” Rosenberg

Artist: P. Reign f. A$AP Rocky
Title: We Them
Director: Footage

Artist: SonReal
Title: Everywhere We Go 
Director: Peter Huang

MuchFACT Video Of The Year

Artist: Autoerotique
Title: Asphyxiation
Director: Amos LeBlanc

Artist: Sam Roberts Band
Title: Shapeshifters
Director: Dave Pawsey

Artist: SonReal
Title: Everywhere We Go
Director: Peter Huang

Artist: Thugli
Title: Run This
Director: Amos LeBlanc; Ohji Inoue

Artist: Victoria Duffield
Title: More Than Friends 
Director: John JP Poliquin

International Video Of The Year – Artist

Artist: Avicii f. Aloe Blacc
Title: Wake Me Up
Director: Mark Seliger

Artist: Beyoncé f. Jay Z
Title: Drunk In Love 
Director: Hype Williams

Artist: Iggy Azalea f. Charli XCX
Title: Fancy
Director: Julien Christian Lutz

Artist: Kanye West
Title: Bound 2
Director: Nick Knight

Artist: Katy Perry f. Juicy J
Title: Dark Horse 
Director: Mathew Cullen

Artist: Lorde
Title: Royals
Director: Joel Kefali

Artist: Miley Cyrus
Title: Wrecking Ball
Director: Terry Richardson

Artist: Pharrell
Title: Happy  
Director: We Are From L.A.

Artist: Selena Gomez
Title: Come & Get It 
Director: Anthony Mandler

Artist: Taylor Swift f. Ed Sheeran
Title: Everything Has Changed 
Director: Philip Andelman

International Video Of The Year – Group

Artist: 5 Seconds of Summer
Title: She Looks So Perfect 
Director: Frank Borin

Artist: Daft Punk f. Pharrell Williams
Title: Lose Yourself To Dance 
Director: Paul Hahn; Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo; Warren Fu; Cedri Hervet

Artist: Disclosure f. Sam Smith
Title: Latch
Director: Ben Murray; Ross McDowell

Artist: Foster The People
Title: Coming Of Age 
Director: Kyle Wightman; Alex Lee

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Title: Demons
Director: Isaac Halasima

Artist: Kings Of Leon
Title: Supersoaker
Director: WIZ

Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f. ScHool Q & Hollis
Title: White Walls
Director: Ryan Lewis; Macklemore

Artist: Maroon 5
Title: Love Somebody
Director: Rich Lee

Artist: Mumford & Sons
Title: Hopeless Wanderer  
Director: Sam Jones

Artist: One Direction
Title: Story Of My Life  
Director: Ben Winston

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian

Artist: Avril Lavigne
Title: Rock N Roll
Director: Chris Marrs Piliero

Artist: Drake f. Majid Jordan
Title: Hold On, We’re Going Home 
Director: Bill Pope

Artist: Justin Bieber
Title: All That Matters 
Director: Colin Tilley

Artist: MAGIC!
Title: Rude
Director: David Rousseau

Artist: The Weeknd
Title: Belong To The World 
Director: Anthony Mandler

 Your Fave Artist/Group

Avril Lavigne
Drake
Hedley
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd   

Your Fave Video

Artist: Arcade Fire
Title: Reflektor
Director: Anton Corbijn

Artist: Drake
Title: Worst Behavior
Director: Director X; Drake

Artist: Hedley
Title: Anything 
Director: John “JP” Poliquin

Artist: SonReal
Title: Everywhere We Go 
Director: Peter Huang

Artist: The Weeknd f. Drake
Title: Live For 
Director: Sam Pilling

Your Fave International Artist or Group

Imagine Dragons
Katy Perry
Lorde
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez

The show will take place outside CTV headquarters in downtown Toronto and will be held by those celebutante things that start their names with the letter K; you know, the one that cant read a simple word of a teleprompter. 

The 25th annual Much Music Video Awards will all go down on June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Much, CTV and CTV Go,