Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran have been confirmed to perform at the Much Music Video Awards. The pair of chart-toppers will join previously announced artists Imagine Dragons and Lorde next month at Canada's premiere video awards event.
According to a news release posted May 30 at MuchMusic.com, the 20-year-old American actress- pop singer and the 23-year-old British indie-folk artist will perform along with multi- Juno Award winning Canuck rockers Hedley. Grande is currently riding the top of the charts with her smash hit "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea while the 2013 Grammy nominated Sheeran is gearing up for a busy summer in preparation for the release of his sophomore studio album, X, which hits shelves on June 23.
The first round of presenters were also announced and include "Kick Ass" actress Chloë Grace Moretz, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" Jena Malone, "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz, and "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey. Drake and Hedley lead this year's pack of MMVA nominees for with six nods each.
Hosted by reality TV stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the 2014 MMVAs will take place on Sunday, June 15 from Toronto's MuchMusic headquarters. Fans can watch the simulcast beginning at 9:00 p.m ET/6:00 p.m. PT on Much, CTV and CTV GO and can also check out a star-packed Red Carpet special airing prior to the event at 8 p.m. ET on Much.. More performers, presenters and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks. See MMVA.MuchMusic.com for more details.
The MuchMusic Video Awards are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year's best music videos. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Colin Farrell, Down With Webster, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
Did you know? Ariana Grande’s current smash hit “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea is now platinum in the U.S. and holds the title of fastest-selling single to reach 1 million sales in 2014.