The biggest night in music (for Toronto, that is) has finally arrived and the stars are about to descend upon Queen St. W for Much Music’s annual MMVA’s.
The award show that celebrates and highlights Canadian artists, lumping some of the bigger name international stars into the show for viewers sake, has been talked about for weeks.
To say people are hyping themselves up for performances from stars like Lorde and Imagine Dragons and watching the youngest “Kardashian” sisters host their first big event would be an understatement.
Often times with massive spectacles like the MMVA’s, however, it’s hard to keep track of everything going on. Blink and you might just miss one artist diss another during an impromptu performance.
Here are a couple of things you’re going to want to keep an eye out for tonight:
1.) Kendall Jenner messing up an artist…again
Twitter has allowed one simple mistake, broadcasted for millions, to live forever. During the Billboard Music Awards in May, Kendall was set up with one task: introduce the new hot boy band 5 Seconds of Summer as performers.
Looks like all those “acting” classes Jenner enrolled in didn’t help with her memorization –or reading- abilities. Instead, Jenner introduced One Direction…who wasn’t even there that night. Keep an eye out, folks. This may just happen again.
2.) Iggy Azalea surprise appearance
Iggy Azalea went from being a D-list celebrity to one of the hottest stars in the hip-hop/pop world, flooded with collaboration requests from some of the biggest musicians.
A large part of her success is due to Ariana Grande, one of the performer’s at the awards show tonight, and their hit song, “Problem.” Azalea hasn’t said or tweeted anything to imply she’ll show up at the show tonight, but you never know.
3.) Joint performance by Drake and the Weeknd
Not only is this plausible, it’ll be a bit of a waste if this performance doesn’t happen. Drake and the Weeknd aren’t just on the same label, they’re also great friends in real life.
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Recently, Drake and the Weeknd staged a surprise performance for some lucky club goers in Toronto, playing some of their top hits and testing out new material. My bet? A mix up of “Crew Love” and “Live For” will be performed at some point tonight.
4.) Jazzy performance from Lorde
you know what i’m developing a fondness for these sentimal jazzy covers maybe it’s because i’m in toronto and everyone here is nice
— Lorde (@lordemusic) June 14, 2014
Lorde is a pop star through and through, but earlier this week the singer tweeted how her fondness of jazz covers had grown since she’s been in T-Dot. From what I can gather, Lorde’s been trying out different styles of her songs at rehearsal, so keep an ear open for a fresh new take on an overplayed track.
5.) Award shocks
The nominees this year are as diverse as they’ve ever been, with talents ranging across multiple genres of music. Rookie artists and veterans of the industry are, in many cases, up for the same award.
Although you might think Hedley’s got it in the bag, there’s a pretty big chance it’ll be swiped from their hands before they can say, “Thank you Toronto.”