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The Weeknd Confirmed for 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards


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The Weeknd has been tapped to perform during Canada’s 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards — the equivalent of the MTV VMAs.

Organizers have announced that the Toronto singer will take stage, where he will likely showcase “Earned It,” which is nominated for Fan Fave Video of the Year. The crooner will compete against his friends Drake and Justin Bieber in the Fan Fave Artist/Group of the Year.

Viewers will also see performances from “Jealous” hit-maker Nick Jonas, pop singer Jason Derulo and the ceremony’s co-host Ed Sheeran during the June 21 show.

“The first list of incredibly talented performers confirmed to hit the MMVA stage sets the tone for what we know will be an epic night,” said Sheila Sullivan, executive producer, 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards. “Internationally, these are some of the biggest names in music right now, and I know they will deliver electrifying performances worthy of the legendary screams of our fans.”

You can go online and cast your vote for any of the Fan Fave awards. Each of the three categories includes a special Wildcard slot reserved for a fan-voted fifth and final nominee. Wildcard voting closes Tuesday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Here is the complete list of Fan Fave nominees and Wildcard choices:

Fan Fave Video of the Year
Shawn Mendes –“Something Big”
Hedley — “Heaven in Our Headlights”
The Weeknd — “Earned It”
Nickelback — “Edge of a Revolution”

Wildcard choices
Kiesza — “Giant in My Heart”
Marianas Trench — “Here’s to the Zeros”
Lights — “Running with the Boys”
Arcade Fire — “We Exist”
P. Reign ft. Drake — “DnF”

Fan Fave Artist/Group of the Year
Shawn Mendes
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Wildcard choices
Carly Rae Jepsen
Arcade Fire

Fan Fave International Artist/Group of the Year
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Sam Smith
One Direction

Wildcard choices
Iggy Azalea
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Kanye West
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Nick Jonas
Maroon 5

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