Lorde, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons slated to perform at this year’s MMVAs

By on April 27, 2017


Lorde is headed to this year's IHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards — but whether her lamp will make an encore performance remains to be seen. (Photo: Lorde/Facebook)
Lorde is headed to this year’s IHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards — but whether her lamp will make an encore performance remains to be seen.
(Photo: Lorde/Facebook)

TORONTO — Lorde is headed to this year’s IHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards — but whether her lamp will make an encore performance remains to be seen.

The New Zealand-raised musician is among the first round of artists announced for the televised street party in Toronto on June 18.

It marks Lorde’s second time at the MMVAs.

The singer created a viral moment at the event in 2014 when she prominently featured a floor lamp in her performance of hits “Team” and “Tennis Court.”

The moment caught fire on social media and inspired the Twitter account “LordesLamp” in response to the unusual performance.

Other artists slated to perform include Iggy Azalea, “Cake By the Ocean” singers DNCE, and Imagine Dragons, known for their massive hits “Radioactive” and “Demons.”

Rounding out the first wave of performers is Toronto-based Jazz Cartier, fresh off his Juno Awards win for best rap recording, and Julia Michaels, whose single “Issues” is climbing the upper echelons of the Billboard Hot 100.

The MMVAs will air on Much, CTV and stream through the IHeartRadio app. Nominees and a host for the awards show will be announced in May.