Lorde, Imagine Dragons to play MMVAs

Lordy Lorde!

New Zealand alt-pop star Lorde and Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons are the first performers announced for the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 15.

The MMVAs, held at Much’s Queen and John headquarters and surrounding streets in Toronto, are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and more performers, presenters and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.

The awards will be simulcast live on Much, CTV, and CTV Go (9 pm. ET/6 p.m. PT) with a red carpet special beginning an hour before.

MuchMusic also unveiled nominees for Your Fave Video of the Year, Your Fave International Artist/Group, and Your Fave Artist/Group - with Toronto rapper Drake and Vancouver pop act Hedley among the multiple nominees - and fans can visit mmva.muchmusic.com/vote/ to cast their vote and choose the wildcard nominee in each category and voting closes May 19.

No surprisingly, Lorde and Imagine Dragons are among the Your Fave International Artist/Group nominees.