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MuchMusic Video Award

iHeartRadio MMVAs
2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs
Awarded forBest in music videos
LocationMuch Headquarters,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Presented byMuch
Formerly called
  • Canadian Music Video Awards (1990-1995)
  • MuchMusic Video Awards (1996-2015)
  • iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (2016-2017)
First awardedJune 25, 1990; 29 years ago (1990-06-25)

The iHeartRadio MMVAs is an annual awards show broadcast on Much to honour the year's best music videos.[1]

Originally debuting in 1990 as the Canadian Music Video Awards,[2] the awards were renamed in 1995 to the MuchMusic Video Awards.[3] In 2016, the show was rebranded under the iHeartRadio banner after Much's parent company, Bell Media, reached a licensing agreement with iHeartMedia.[4] In 2018, the show's full name was officially dropped.[5]


1990-1995: As the Canadian Music Video Awards

The first Canadian Music Video Awards took place in 1990 on a three-week trip aboard a Canadian National Railway train across Canada. It was sponsored by Diet Pepsi and the train was dubbed "The Pepsi Train".[6] Awards were handed out during its journey,[7] which included 10 Canadian cities.[8]

1996-present: MMVAs

Logo for the 1999 MuchMusic Video Awards.

In their modern form, the MMVAs are held as a large street party around 299 Queen Street West--the main downtown Toronto studios of Much and other properties owned by its parent company Bell Media. Much VJs introduce and interview presenters and winners throughout the show. Winners of a Much Music Video Award receive a statue made by New York firm, Society Awards. Viewers can vote for the Fan Fave category which includes Video, Artist or Group, and International Artist or Group.

In 2001, a show was not held due to the September 11 attacks occurring two weeks prior.[9] However, awards were still handed out.[8] All MMVA shows were subsequently held in June until 2017.

In 2018, the awards were repositioned to be held in August.[10] The awards' full name "Much Music Video Awards" was also officially dropped.[5]

The 2019 iHeartRadio MMVAs were not held due to scheduling conflicts with the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.[11]

List of Ceremonies

Year Date Co-host Video of the Year Winner Ref.
1990 June 25 N/A "Sun Comes Up (It's Tuesday Morning)" by Cowboy Junkies [12]
1991 September 28 "Superman's Song" by Crash Test Dummies [12]
1992 September 22 "She La" by 54-40 [12]
1993 September 30 "Locked in the Trunk of a Car" by The Tragically Hip [12]
1994 September 29 "Hasn't Hit Me Yet" by Blue Rodeo [12]
1995 September 28 "Insensitive" by Jann Arden [12]
1996 September 19 "Ahead by a Century" by The Tragically Hip [12]
1997 September 18 "Tangerine" by Moist [12]
1998 September 29 "Broken Bones" by Love Inc. [12]
1999 September 23 "Steal My Sunshine" by Len [12]
2000 September 21 "Load Me Up" by Matthew Good Band [12]
2001 September 23 "In Repair" by Our Lady Peace [12]
2002 June 16 "Too Bad" by Nickelback [12]
2003 June 22 "Innocent" by Our Lady Peace [12]
2004 June 19 "One Thing" by Finger Eleven [12]
2005 June 19 "River Below" by Billy Talent [12]
2006 June 18 "Everyday (Rudebwoy)" by Kardinal Offishall featuring Ray Robinson [12]
2007 June 17 "Fallen Leaves" by Billy Talent [12]
2008 June 15 "For the Nights I Can't Remember" by Hedley [12]
2009 June 21 Jonas Brothers "Gotta Be Somebody" by Nickelback [12][13]
2010 June 20 Miley Cyrus "Perfect" by Hedley [12][13]
2011 June 19 Selena Gomez "Electric/Night Like This" by Shawn Desman [12][13]
2012 June 17 LMFAO "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen [12][13]
2013 June 16 Psy "Inner Ninja by Classified featuring David Myles [12][13][14]
2014 June 15 Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner "Anything" by Hedley [15]
2015 June 21 Ed Sheeran "Often" by The Weeknd [16]
2016 June 19 Gigi Hadid "Hotline Bling" by Drake [17]
2017 June 18 Alessia Cara & Joe Jonas "R.E.D." by A Tribe Called Red featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear [18]
2018 August 26 Awkwafina "1-800-273-8255" by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid [19]



Year Performers Ref.
1990 [2]
1991 [20]
2001 Show cancelled due to the September 11 attacks. [8]
2010 [22]
2014 [26][27]
2015 [28][29]
2016 [30][31]
2018 [32]


Year Presenters Reference
1996 Alanis Morissette, Jann Arden, Geddy Lee, Bif Naked, The Philosopher Kings, Kim Stockwood, Roberta Harrison [21]
1998 Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Jason Priestley, Anthony Kiedis
2000 Trish Stratus, Val Venis, Aqua, Ben Harper, b4-4, Love Inc., Chantal Kreviazuk
2002 Pamela Anderson, Amber Benson, Nicholas Brendon, Jarome Iginla, Kid Rock, Tyler Labine, Amanda Marshall, Mandy Moore, Antonio Sabato Jr., David Usher, Jerome Williams, Nelly Furtado, Korn, Default, Kristin Kreuk, Glenn Lewis, Our Lady Peace, Will Sasso, Sloan, Vince Carter, Anson Carter, Cassie Campbell, Robin Black Bird
2003 Anson Carter, BrassMunk, Danny Masterson, Gregory Smith, Jamaal Magloire, Mýa, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rascalz, Shane West, Shawn Desman, Kim Poirier, Sum 41, Swollen Members, Treble Charger, Trish Stratus
2004 Avril Lavigne, Christina Milian, Justin Hawkins, Default, Joel Madden, Hawksley Workman, In Essence, Keshia Chante, Kyprios, Nickelback, Our Lady Peace, Pilate, Sam Roberts, Simple Plan, The Trews
2005 Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra, Tie Domi, Rob Mariano, Amber Mariano, Backstreet Boys, Kalan Porter, YaYa DaCosta, Keshia Chante
2006 Paris Hilton, Tori Spelling, Sam Roberts, Amanda Bynes, Elisha Cuthbert, Shawn Ashmore, Jesse Metcalfe, Tricia Helfer, Jay Manuel, Evanescence, Mobile, Kardinal Offishall, Theory of a Deadman, Massari, The Trews, T.I.
2007 Amber Tamblyn, Avril Lavigne, Chris Bosh, Emilie de Ravin, George, Hedley, Hilary Duff, Jay Manuel, Joss Stone, Kardinal Offishall, Marianas Trench, Maroon 5, Ray Emery, Sean Avery, Sam Roberts, Sum 41, Tara Reid
2008 Bedouin Soundclash, Belly, Brody Jenner, Chace Crawford, City and Colour, Finger Eleven, Jason Spezza, Jesse McCartney, Kal Penn, Kristin Cavallari, Melanie C, Mike Myers, Perez Hilton, Rainn Wilson, Sam Roberts, Sum 41, Theory of a Deadman, The Trews, Whitney Port
2009 Alexander Ovechkin, Alexisonfire, Audrina Patridge, Billy Talent, The Black Eyed Peas, Brittany Flickinger, Brody Jenner, Chris Bosh, Classified, Danny Fernandes, Divine Brown, Drake, Elise Estrada, Girlicious, Jayde Nicole, Jermaine Dupri, Karl Wolf, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Kardashian, Lights (singer), Marianas Trench, The Midway State, Natalli Reznik, Nicholas "Nico" Archambault, Nickelback, Perez Hilton, Rachelle Lefevre, Reggie Bush, Rise Against, Robin Antin, Rumer Willis, Shiloh, Stereos, Taylor Lautner, Theory of a Deadman, Tila Tequila
2010 Adam Lambert, Ashley Greene, Bedouin Soundclash, Blake McGrath, Charlotte Arnold, Cobra Starship, Daren Kagasoff, Emily Osment, Faber Drive, Girlicious, JLS, Jonathan Toews, Karl Wolf, Kellan Lutz, Kristin Cavallari, Leah Miller, Lights, Marianas Trench, Megan Park, Miranda Cosgrove, Nikki Yanofsky, Nina Dobrev, DJ Pauly D, Perez Hilton, Whitney Port, Shailene Woodley, Shenae Grimes, Snooki, Three Days Grace, Xavier Samuel.
2011 Justin Bieber, Alyssa Reid, Blake McGrath, Cassie Scerbo, Classified, Cody Simpson, Colin Farrell, Danny Fernandes, David Guetta, Foster the People, Johnny Galecki, Karl Wolf, Kat Graham, Ian Somerhalder, Marianas Trench, The Midway State, Munro Chambers, Neverest, Nikki Reed, Nina Dobrev, Shawn Desman, Shay Mitchell, Snoop Dogg, These Kids Wear Crowns, Trevor Donovan
2012 Conor Maynard, Perez Hilton, Lucy Hale, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Far East Movement, Cody Simpson, Jesse Metcalfe, Down With Webster, Victoria Duffield, Kreesha Turner, Munro Chambers, Shawn Desman, Dragonette, Danny Fernandes, Lights, Anjulie, Shenae Grimes, Rico Rodriguez, Kelly Osbourne, These Kids Wear Crowns, Selena Gomez
2013 Anjulie, Taylor Swift, Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, Tyler Hoechlin, Luke Bilyk, Billy Talent, Danny Fernandes, The Janoskians, Josh Bowman, Mia Martina, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Stephen Amell, Kunal Nayyar, Shawn Desman, Brittany Snow, Naya Rivera, Patrick J. Adams [33]
2014 Chloë Grace Moretz, Jena Malone, Kiernan Shipka, Kellan Lutz, SonReal, Mia Martina, Serena Ryder, Victoria Duffield, The Weeknd, Colton Haynes, Marianas Trench, Nazem Kadri, P.K. Subban, Down With Webster [34]
2015 Sarah Hyland, Tyler Posey, Gigi Hadid, Bella Thorne, Debby Ryan, Cody Simpson, Echosmith, Nate Ruess, Francesco Yates, Adam Lambert, Shawn Hook, Lights, Arkells, Marianas Trench, Tyler Shaw, Dan Talevski [35]
2016 Amber Rose, Lilly Singh (IISuperwomenII), SonReal, Hailey Baldwin, Alx Veliz, Sofia Carson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Nash Grier, Ashley Benson, Jus Reign, Marianas Trench, Robbie Amell, Scott Helman, Shemar Moore, Tyler Posey, Bethany Mota [36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43]
2017 KJ Apa, Nikki Bella, Lilly Singh (IISuperwomenII), Brandon Flynn, Hedley, Shay Mitchell, Bea Miller, Martha Hunt, 4YallEntertainment, Keke Palmer, Shenae Grimes-Beech, Serena Ryder, Jus Reign, Tyler Oakley, Dove Cameron, Tatiana Maslany, Tyler Shaw, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Massari, Torrance Coombs, Kat Graham, David Mazouz, Lights, Carly Rae Jepsen
2018 Tyra Banks, Sonequa Martin-Green, Prince Michael Jackson, Tyler Shaw, Derek Hough, New City, Chrissy Metz, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, The Reklaws, JWoww, Kristin Cavallari, Sofi Tukker, Gus Kenworthy, Madison Beer, Scott Helman, Francesco Yates, Jus Reign, Craig McMorris, Alexandra Shipp, Colton Haynes




Most Wins

Artist with the most awards: Our Lady Peace (10), and Billy Talent (10)

Our Lady Peace:

  1. 1997 Your Fave: Group, "Superman's Dead"
  2. 1997 Your Fave: Video, "Superman's Dead"
  3. 1998 Your Fave: Group, "4 A.M."
  4. 2000 Your Fave: Group, "One Man Army"
  5. 2000 Your Fave: Video, "One Man Army"
  6. 2001 Video of the Year, "In Repair"
  7. 2001 Director of the Year, "In Repair"
  8. 2001 Post-Productionof the Year, "In Repair"
  9. 2003 Video of the Year, "Innocent"
  10. 2003 Cinematography of the Year, "Innocent"

Billy Talent:

  1. 2004 Best Rock Video, "Try Honesty"
  2. 2005 Best Rock Video, "River Below"
  3. 2005 Best Video, "River Below"
  4. 2007 Best Rock Video, "Fallen Leaves"
  5. 2007 Best Video, "Fallen Leaves"
  6. 2007 Your Fave: Group, "Devil in a Midnight Mass"
  7. 2009 Best International Video by a Canadian, "Rusted from the Rain"
  8. 2010 Best Director, Michael Maxxis for "Saint Veronika"
  9. 2010 Best Rock Video, "Devil on My Shoulder"
  10. 2013 Post-Production Video of the Year, "Surprise, Surprise"

Artist with the most awards won for the same category: Simple Plan for Your Fave: Group/Your Fave: Video (6)

  1. 2003 Your Fave: Group, "Addicted"
  2. 2004 Your Fave: Group, "Perfect"
  3. 2005 Your Fave: Group, "Welcome to My Life"
  4. 2006 Your Fave: Group, "Crazy"
  5. 2008 Your Fave: Group, "When I'm Gone"
  6. 2009 Your Fave: Video, "Save You"
  • The "Your Fave: Group" award has been changed to "Your Fave: Video".

Artists with the most nominations in one night: Matthew Good Band in 2000 (11)[44]

  1. Video of the Year, "Load Me Up" (Winner)
  2. Video of the Year, "Strange Days"
  3. Rock Video of the Year, "Hello Time Bomb"
  4. Rock Video of the Year, "Load Me Up" (Winner)
  5. Director of the Year, "Load Me Up"
  6. Director of the Year, "Strange Days"
  7. Post-Production of the Year, "Load Me Up"
  8. Cinematography of the Year, "Load Me Up"
  9. Cinematography of the Year, "Strange Days"
  10. Your Fave: Group, "Hello Time Bomb"
  11. Your Fave: Video, "Hello Time Bomb"

Artists with the most awards in one night:

Artists with the most MuchMusic Awards since 2003:

See also


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