Justin Bieber and The Weeknd to face off at iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards


    Justin Bieber and The Weeknd will face off at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) next month (Jun17), as they both vie for the title of Most Buzzworthy Canadian.

    While both stars have enjoyed huge musical success they also have another thing in common - Selena Gomez. Justin had an on-off relationship for years with the Hands to Myself star, who is currently dating The Weeknd.

    Sorry singer Justin has also publicly slammed The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, calling his music "wack" (bad), before his rival hit back when he featured on Nav's song Some Way.

    Now the duo will have to compete at the much-anticipated MMVAs, with both nominated in the Canadian favourite category. It remains to be seen whether they both attend the ceremony, to be held at Toronto’s Bell Media building on 18 June.

    They also have some competition from Alessia Cara, Drake and Shawn Mendes.

    Shawn led the pack when the nominations were released, as he's up for four awards, including Best Pop Video and the Fan Favourite category Artist or Group.

    Grimes and A Tribe Called Red also received four nominations apiece, with The Weeknd, Lorde, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Alessia, PUP and Zeds Dead close behind with three nominations each.

    British singer Ed and New Zealand-born Lorde will face off in the Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group category, alongside Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga, while former One Direction star Niall Horan and ex-Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello are in with a chance of winning the Best New International Artist gong - if they can beat Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and Post Malone.

    Niall, who is also up for Fan Favourite International Artist or Group, will be among the performers at the ceremony, with Iggy, Lorde, DNCE and Imagine Dragons also planning to take to the stage.

    The nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards are as follows:

    Video of the Year:

    R.E.D. – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman

    Fireproof – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang

    Glowed Up – Kaytranada f. Anderson .Paak, Director Bo Mirosseni

    Sleep In The Heat – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux

    Mercy – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin

    Best Post-production:

    Undone – Coeur De Pirate, Director Vallee Duhamel (Post: Alain Loiselle, Jerôme Cloutier, Bruno de Coninck, Julien Delorme, Andrew Ludovico, Lucy Rybicka & Josh Sherrett)

    Miracle – Darcys, Director Common Good (Post: Common Good)

    Seeing Double – Sleepy Tom f. Tonye, Director Grandson & Son (Post: Matt Bilewicz, Zhargal Sambuev, Farah Yusuf, Sean Evans & Fezz Stenton, Ryan Ruskay and Grandson & Son)

    Move Together – Somewhere Else f. Majid Jordan, Director Helmi

    Too Young – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)

    Best EDM/Dance Video:

    Stadium Pow Wow – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear, Director Kevan Funk

    Indomitable – Dj Shub f. Northern Cree Singers, Director Mark Stanleigh

    Easy Go – Grandtheft & Delaney Jane, Director Tyler Hynes

    Venus Fly – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher

    Runaway – MSTRKRFT, Brooks Reynolds

    Best Director:

    Kevan Funk, Stadium Pow Wow – A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear

    Didier Charette, Rush – CRi

    Claire Boucher, Venus Fly – Grimes f. Janelle Monae

    Michael LeBlanc, Spirit – Wintersleep

    Adam Beck, Stardust – Zeds Dead f. Twin Shadow

    Best Pop Video:

    Fireproof – Coleman Hell, Director Peter Huang

    Venus Fly – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher

    Can’t Slow Down – Hedley, Directors Jacob Hoggard and Matt Leaf

    Mercy – Shawn Mendes, Director Jay Martin

    No Warm Up – SonReal, Director Peter Huang

    Best Rock/Alternative Video:

    Knocking At The Door – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers

    Beck + Call – July Talk f. Tanya Tagaq, Directors Jared Rasb, Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken

    Sleep In The Heat – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux

    In A World Possessed By The Human Mind – The Tragically Hip, Director Max Montalvo

    Spirit – Wintersleep, Director Michael LeBlanc

    Best Hip-Hop Video:

    Disconnected – Derek Wise, Director Glenn Michael

    Red Alert/100 Roses – Jazz Cartier, Director Jon Riera

    81 – Sean Leon, Director Zac Facts

    Picasso Leaning – Tasha The Amazon, Director Colin G Cooper

    Let’s Go – TassNata f. Rich Kidd & Tona, Director Dan Lemoyne

    Best MuchFact Video:

    Rush – CRi, Director Didier Charette

    With Me – DVSN, Directors Jon Riera and Lesean Harris

    Sleep In The Heat – PUP, Director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux

    Small Talk – Majid Jordan, Director Kid.Studio

    Acid Test – River Tiber, Directors Grandson & Son and Tommy Paxton-Beesley

    Most Buzzworthy Canadian:

    Alessia Cara

    Drake

    Justin Bieber

    Shawn Mendes

    The Weeknd

    Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group:

    Ed Sheeran

    Iggy Azalea

    Kendrick Lamar

    Lady Gaga

    Lorde

    Best New Canadian Artist:

    Charlotte Day Wilson

    Daniel Caesar

    DVSN

    Jessie Reyez

    PARTYNEXTDOOR

    Best New International Artist:

    Chance The Rapper

    Camila Cabello

    Lil Yachty

    Niall Horan

    Post Malone

    iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year:

    Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

    One Dance – Drake

    Starboy – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

    iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year:

    Ed Sheeran

    Future

    Katy Perry

    Kendrick Lamar

    Lorde

    iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year:

    Twenty One Pilots

    DNCE

    Imagine Dragons

    Migos

    The Chainsmokers

    Fan Fave Video:

    R.E.D. – A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, Directed by Yassin Alsalman

    Shutter Island – Jessie Reyez, Director Peter Huang

    Venus Fly – Grimes f. Janelle Monae, Director Claire Boucher

    Too Young – Zeds Dead f. Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T, Director Chris Ullens (Post: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)

    Knocking At The Door – Arkells, Directors Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers (WILDCARD WINNER)

    Fan Fave International Artist or Group:

    Ed Sheeran

    Katy Perry

    Lorde

    Niall Horan (Wildcard winner)

    Fan Fave Artist or Group:

    Drake

    Justin Bieber

    Shawn Mendes

    The Weeknd

    Alessia Cara (Wildcard)

    Fan Fave Much Creator:

    Amanda Rach Lee

    Jaclyn Forbes

    Candace Leca

    Mike on Much

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