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MMVAs 2014: Lorde, Imagine Dragons First Confirmed Performers For MuchMusic Video Awards

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Lorde and Imagine Dragons named first performers for the 2014 MMVAs
Lorde and Imagine Dragons named first performers for the 2014 MMVAs

Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the first performers confirmed for the 25th annual Much Music Video Awards.

According to a press release, the two will be part of the live show set for downtown Toronto on June 15 and are both nominated for fan choice awards for Your Fave International Artist/Group of the year along with Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. Fans can also nominate one of five "Wildcard Choices": One Direction, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Pharrell Williams.

"We are thrilled to welcome first-time performers Imagine Dragons and Lorde to the MMVAs this year," MMVAs executive producer Sheila Sullivan said. "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 25th anniversary show."

Other nominees in the fan choice area were announced, including Your Fave Video of the Year. Drake ("Worst Behavior"), Arcade Fire ("Reflektor"), SonReal ("Everywhere We Go") and Hedley ("Anything") are nominated in this category. Five "Wildcard Choices" include City and Colour ("Thirst"), Fefe Dobson ("Legacy"), Autoerotique ("Asphyxiation"), Serena Ryder ("What I Wouldn't Do") and The Weeknd featuring Drake ("Live For").

Finally, Your Fave Artist/Group of the Year includes nominees Drake, Hedley, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber. The "Wildcard Choices" include Arcade Fire, Classified, Sara and Tegan, Avril Lavigne and Down With Webster. Fans can vote online at the show's site or vote for through mobile device.

Voting closes on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. A full lineup of nominees will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The MMVAs have featured many performers over the years including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.

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