Shawn Mendes leads the pack of nominees for the 2018 MMVAs

Shawn Mendes is definitely one to watch at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, where the "In My Blood" singer has racked up eight nominations. Drake follows at a close second with seven nods, and Alessia Cara is listed in an impressive five categories, but which homegrown star reigns supreme will be determined on Aug. 26 in Toronto (airing on MUCH and CTV).

It's been a huge year for Shawn, who hails from Pickering, Ont. At 19 years old, he has already performed for the Queen and a good chunk of the Royal Family, been listed on TIME's 100 most influential people of 2018 and released his third number-one album (not to mention a spot on HELLO! Canada's most beautiful list!). Among his eight nominations are nods for Video of the Year, Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year, plus he'll take the stage at the show to perform.

Drake tails Shawn with seven nominations and Alessia Cara with five nods. Photo: © Getty Images

Drake is among those listed in a new category awarding the Song of the Summer, up against Cardi B, The Carters, Marshmello and more. He'll also go up against Shawn in the awards show's top categories. Among others, performer Alessia Cara is vying for Pop Artist of the Year and Video of the Year, up against the likes of Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Halsey. Fans are invited to vote for a handful of new categories this year, for video, artist, single, new artist and more.

Rapper Awkwafina, who appears in two of the year's biggest films, Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, promises ample fun and laughter as host of the block party. Scroll down to see all the nominees...

Video of the Year:
Shawn Mendes - "In My Blood"
Halsey - "Bad at Love"
Alessia Cara, Logic and Khalid - "1-800-273-8255"
Drake - "God's Plan"
Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
Ariana Grande - "No Tears Left to Cry"

Best EDM/Dance Artist of the Year:
Sofi Tukker
Loud Luxury
Calvin Harris
Marshmello
Zedd
Kygo

Best Director:
Jay Martin (Shawn Mendes – "In My Blood")
Karena Evans (Drake – "God's Plan")
Karena Evans (Drake – "Nice for What")
Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino – "This Is America")
Arturo Perez Jr. (Justin Timberlake – "Say Something")
Didier Charette (The Carters – "APESHIT").

Best Pop Artist or Group:
Meghan Trainor
Shawn Mendes
Halsey
Alessia Cara
Ed Sheeran
Camila Cabello

Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group:
Chvrches
Imagine Dragons
Portugal the Man
Foo Fighters
Arcade Fire
Arkells

Best Hip-Hop Artist of Group:
The Carters
Drake
Post Malone
Cardi B
Kendrick Lamar
Childish Gambino

Best New Canadian Artist
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
The Beaches
New City
Bülow
Ralph
Johnny Orlando

Artist of the Year
Drake
Camila Cabello
Ed Sheeran
Cardi B
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Song of the Summer
Drake – "Nice for What"
Loud Luxury – "Body"
Cardi B – "I Like It Like That" (ft. J Balvin and Bad Bunny)
Zedd – "The Middle" (ft. Maren Morris ad Grey)
Marshmello – "Friends" (ft. Anne-Marie)
The Carters – "APESHIT"

Best Collaboration
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar – "Pray for Me"
Shawn Mendes and Khalid – "Youth"
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georga Line – "Meant to Be"
Kendrick Lamar and SZA – "All the Stars"
Zedd and Maren Morris and Grey – "The Middle"
Marshmello and Anne-Marie – "Friends"

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