2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards

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2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
DateJune 18, 2017
Location299 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted byAlessia Cara
Joe Jonas
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMuch, CTV, Vrak

The 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (or simply the iHeartRadio MMVAs) were held on June 18, 2017 outside 299 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was hosted by Joe Jonas and Alessia Cara.[1] Initial announcements were made on April 26, 2017.[2]

Highlights of the broadcast included a red carpet ceremony where Marianas Trench marked their 10th year at the MMVAs by arriving covered in dozens of colourful balloons. Lead singer Josh Ramsay emerged from a cardboard cake dressed in a faux whip cream bikini.[3]

During the opening monologue Joe Jonas, who hosted the show eight years earlier with the Jonas Brothers, referenced the pending legalization of marijuana in Canada saying, "This time next year it will be completely legal for Canadians to be blem for real,'' referring to the Drake song "Blem" which uses slang for getting high.[4]

The broadcast also had recurring themes of diversity and acceptance brought up by numerous presenters and winners. When indigenous group A Tribe Called Red won video of the year for "R.E.D.'' guest rapper Narcy spoke out about representation.[5] He told the crowd,

To all the black, brown, indigenous, immigrant, international kids out there: believe in your dreams, make it happen.[4]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Jessie Reyez "Figures"
Kardinal Offishall DJ
Main show
Camila Cabello "I Have Questions"
"Crying in the Club"
DNCE "Kissing Strangers"
Julia Michaels "Issues"
Arkells "Knocking At the Door"
Iggy Azalea "Switch"
Post Malone "White Iverson"
Imagine Dragons "Believer"
Jazz Cartier "Tempted"
"Red Alert"
Niall Horan "This Town"
"Slow Hands"
Lorde "Green Light"
"Perfect Places"


Winners & Nominees[edit]

Wildcard nominees were announced on May 3, 2017.[6] The full list of nominees was published on May 18, 2017.[7]

Video of the Year[edit]

A Tribe Called Red (featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear) — "R.E.D."

Best Post-Production[edit]

Sleepy Tom (featuring Tonye) — "Seeing Double" (Post-production: Matt Bilewicz, Zhargal Sambuev, Farah Yusuf, Sean Evans, Ryan Ruskay & Fezz Stenton)

  • Darcys — "Miracle" (Post-production: Common Good)
  • Somewhere Else (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Move Together" (Post-production: Helmi)
  • Zeds Dead (featuring Rivers Cuomo & Pusha T) — "Too Young" (Post-production: James Wright, Tine Kluth & Chris Ullens)
  • Cœur de pirate — "Undone" (Post-production: Alain Loiselle, Jérôme Cloutier, Bruno de Coninck Julien Delorme, Andrew Ludovico, Lucy Rybicka & Josh Sherrett)

Best EDM/Dance Video[edit]

Grimes (featuring Janelle Monáe) — "Venus Fly"

Best Director[edit]

A Tribe Called Red (featuring Black Bear) — "Stadium Pow Wow" (Director: Kevan Funk)

Best Pop Video[edit]

Shawn Mendes — "Mercy"

Best Rock/Alternative Video[edit]

The Tragically Hip — "In A World Possessed By the Human Mind"

Best Hip Hop Video[edit]

Tasha the Amazon — "Picasso Leaning"

Best MuchFACT Video[edit]

River Tiber — "Acid Test"

  • Pup — "Sleep In the Heat"
  • Majid Jordan — "Small Talk"
  • CRi (featuring Ouri) — "Rush"
  • dvsn — "With Me / Do It Well"

iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year[edit]

Kendrick Lamar

Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group[edit]

Ed Sheeran

Most Buzzworthy Canadian Artist[edit]


iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year[edit]

Imagine Dragons

Best New Canadian Artist[edit]


iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year[edit]

Drake (featuring Wizkid & Kyla) — "One Dance"

Best New International Artist[edit]

Camila Cabello

Fan Fave Video[edit]

Arkells — "Knocking At The Door"

Fan Fave Artist or Group[edit]

Justin Bieber

Fan Fave International Artist or Group[edit]

Niall Horan

Fan Fave Much Creator[edit]


  • AmandaRachLee
  • Jaclyn Forbes
  • Candace Leca
  • Mike on Much


  1. ^ Brait, Ellen. "Big names, small worries leading up to the MMVAs". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea set to appear at 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs". CBC News. Retrieved 21 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Watters, Haydn. "Shrieking fans flock to MMVAs — but uncertainty over music video fund remains". CBC News. Retrieved 21 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Friend, David (June 19, 2017). "Acceptance and diversity get major stage time at otherwise predictable MMVAs". Calgary Herald/The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 27, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Tejada, Chloe. "A Tribe Called Red 2017 MMVAs: Group Gives Shout-Out To 'Black, Brown, Immigrant, Indigenous Kids'". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 21 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Vote Now For Fan Fave Wildcard Nominees!". MMVAs. Much. Archived from the original on 12 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Bliss, Karen. "Shawn Mendes, Grimes, A Tribe Called Red Lead 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 21 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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