Drake Sweeps Canadian Much Music Awards While Nick Jonas Honors Orlando Victims
The Canadian singer was presented with accolades for the best music video of the year, best director, best hip-hop video, and for being the most buzzworthy Canadian on Sunday, June 20, 2016. Also, the MuchFACT video award was issued to Drake with Majid Jordan for their single “My Love”.
Drake and Alessia Cara led the nominations with six nominations each. Out of the half-dozen nods, Cara won the best new Canadian artist category.
Jonas received the best international artist of the year award and dedicated his honor to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks—a lot of hate and violence in the world—but it’s moments like this where we can all come together and celebrate the good times and be full of joy and happiness,” Jonas shared in his speech. “It’s a beautiful thing so thank you for this.”
“I dedicate this to all the families and victims of the shootings recently. We love you and we have not forgotten.”
Later, Lucy Hale posed political commentary about the U.S. transgender bathrooms debate, telling host Gigi Hadid that Canadians “have no issues with bathrooms.” Amber Rose also stated that she felt that the peace sign best exemplified Canadians.
“You guys are super peaceful up here, for sure,” said Rose.
The night’s performances included sets by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Teagan and Sara, and Fifth Harmony. Watch their performance below, and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of the best show moments. Click here to view the full roster of MMVA winners.