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Imagine Dragons & Lorde to Perform at MuchMusic Video Awards; Drake, Bieber Among Nominees

Image courtesy of MuchMusic.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MuchMusic.com (via ABC News Radio)

Imagine Dragons and Lorde are the first performers announced for Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held in Toronto on Sunday, June 15.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards, which are Canada's version of the MTV VMAs.  The show's executive producer says in a statement, "As two of the hottest performers in the world right now, who have both made such an incredible impact on music in such a short time, their electrifying energy and unique appeal are a perfect fit for this year's...anniversary show."

Lorde and Imagine Dragons have something else in common: they're both nominated for a leading 12 trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, which air live from Las Vegas on ABC on May 18.

The first batch of nominees for the MuchMusic Awards have also been revealed.  So far, nominees in three categories have been announced, and each category includes a "wildcard" slot, where fans can vote for a fifth nominee.  Lorde and Imagine Dragons are among the nominees, as are Katy Perry , Justin Bieber and Drake.  

Here are the nominees and the Wildcard choices:

Your Fave International Artist/Group of the Year
Lorde
Imagine Dragons
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry

Fave International Artist/Group of the Year Wildcard Nominee Choices
One Direction
Beyonce
Taylor Swift
Pharrell
Selena Gomez

Your Fave Artist/Group of the Year
Drake
Hedley
The Weeknd
Justin Bieber

Fave Artist/Group of the Year Wildcard Nominee Choices
Arcade Fire
Classified
Down With Webster
Tegan and Sara
Avril Lavigne

Your Fave Video of the Year
Drake -- "Worst Behavior"
Arcade Fire -- "Reflektor"
Hedley -- "Anything"
SonReal -- "Everywhere We Go"

Fave Video of the Year Wildcard Nominee Choices
The Weeknd featuring Drake -- "Live For"
City and Colour -- "Thirst"
Fefe Dobson -- "Legacy"
Serena Ryder -- "What I Wouldn't Do"
Autoerotique -- "Asphyxiation"

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