Mendes has eight and Drake is just behind with seven.
Shawn Mendes has a field-leading eight nominations for the 2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, which were announced on Wednesday morning (Aug. 1). Right behind Mendes -- who will also perform on the Aug. 26 show -- is Drake with seven nominations. and another MMVA performer and last year's co-host, Alessia Cara, with five, including best pop artist or group, fan fave artist and fan fave video.
Former host Ed Sheeran and DJ Marshmello each got four noms, with Halsey scooping up three for best pop artist or group, fan fave artist and video the year for "Bad at Love." Two performers will make their MMVA performance debut on the show, Kris Wu -- up for fan fave new artist -- and Meghan Trainor, who will perform and also earned noms for best pop artist or group. 5 Seconds Summer will also play the show and be in the mix for the fan fave group or duo.
The 2018 MMVAs will be hosted by Awkwafina and air on Much, CTV, CTV Go, MTV, the iHeartRadio app and a number Virgin Radio stations on Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
The 2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards nominees:
Video the Year
Shawn Mendes, "In My Blood"
Halsey, "Bad at Love"
Childish Gambino, "This is America"
Ariana Grande, "No Tears Left to Cry"
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid, "1.800.273.8255"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group
Best Pop Artist or Group
Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group
Portugal. The Man
Best Hip-Hop Artist or Group
Artist the Year
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