​First batch of MMVA 2015 performers announced

Jason DeRulo, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes are among the performers that will take the stage at the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards. Organizers announced the first batch of musical guests this week after revealing that four-time Grammy-nominee Ed Sheeran will co-host the annual street bash.

The British singer-songwriter will also perform during the televised event for the fourth year in a row.

“Canada, can’t wait to come back for my fourth MMVAs,” said Ed upon learning he would be this year’s host in March. “I’m thrilled they [Much] asked me to host this year. I hope this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke.”

Presenters have yet to be announced, but judging from last year’s A-list attendees – including cohosts Kendall and Kylie Jenner, presenters Chloe Grace Moretz, Jena Malone and Kellan Lutz, and performers Ariana Grande and Hedley

– the outdoor fête is guaranteed to be a star-studded one.

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In the weeks leading up to the event, fans can go online to cast their vote for the fifth and final wildcard slot for three Fan Fave awards, including Fave Video of the Year, Fan Fave Artist/Group and Fan Fave International Artist/Group.

Nick Jonas will perform at this year's event. Photo © Getty

Last year, on-again, off-again couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez took home two of the coveted fan-voted wins – Justin for Your Fave Artist and Selena for Your Fave International Artist. Justin later took to Twitter to show his appreciation, writing: “Thank you #beliebers. I love you.”

Unconventional, unstuffy and unscripted, the MMVAs are one of the most entertaining (and wholly Canadian) awards shows of the summer season.

Since making its debut 25 years ago in 1990, the "for-the-fans" event has catapulted our homegrown talent to worldwide fame, while also drawing international stars to the studio-less, open-air street party, held on downtown Toronto’s historic Queen Street West.

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