Much announced today that multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd garnered an impressive six 2022 MUCH MUSIC Video Awards nominations, the most of any artist. International breakout singer-songwriter and previously announced 2022 MMVA performer Shawn Mendes is close behind with four nominations, while 2022 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 2022 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.
The 2022 MMVAs kicks off live coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 21 Much. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
“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 2022 MUCH MUSIC Video Awards. “We look forward to welcoming them all to the 2022 MMVAs and celebrating their success!”
Also announced today were this year’s Wildcard nominee winners for the Fan Fave categories. They are:
Fan Fave Video – Marianas Trench
Fan Fave Artist/Group – Carly Rae Jepsen
Fan Fave International Artist/Group – Selena Gomez
This year, a total of 15 MuchFACT-funded music videos are nominated for an MMVA, representing more than $409,000 in investment. Nominated artists include Death from Above 1979, Grandtheft f. Keys N Krates, Lights, Torro Torro, and many more.
Official sponsors of the 2022 MMVAs include: Bud Lime Ritas, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, SUBWAY Restaurants, and Virgin Mobile Canada.