Shawn Mendes dominated the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday night (August 26, 2018).
The Canadian singer took home four prizes at the ceremony, previously known as the Much Music Video Awards, which was held outside 299 Queen Street West in Toronto, Canada.
After opening the show with a performance of his song Lost in Japan, Mendes collected the prizes for Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year as well as two fan-selected awards – Fan Fave Artist and Video.
“Honestly, what I mainly want to say is thank you to everybody who follows an artist when they try to explore musically and support them through that journey,” he said after picking up one of his MMVAs. “That means the world to me.”
During the music bash, Mendes also accepted Marshmello’s award for Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group.
Taking to the stage in the electronic dance music producer’s signature white helmet, the 20-year-old quickly removed the headpiece, much to the audience’s delight.
“Woah, what happened there?” he joked, before launching into a humorous acceptance speech.
Canadian star Drake, who wasn’t in attendance due to his upcoming Madison Square Garden concerts, won Best Hip Hop Artist, while Karena Evans, who helmed the video for his song God’s Plan, took home Best Director.
Also absent was Ed Sheeran, who won Single of the Year for Perfect, and rockers Imagine Dragons, who were awarded the prize for Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group.
New York-based rapper/actress Awkwafina hosted the show, while presenters included World of Dance’s Derek Hough, model Tyra Banks and This is Us actress Chrissy Metz.
Audience members were also treated to performances from Halsey, Meghan Trainor and Alessia Cara.
In addition, Alone hitmaker Halsey was bestowed with the first-ever iHeartRadio MMVA Artist for Change award.
“This means so much to me. I try really hard to use my voice the best way that I can,” she shared on the red carpet. “To see that you guys appreciate it the same way only inspires me to keep doing it more and stand up for what I believe in no matter what anybody thinks.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Artist of the Year: Shawn Mendes
Best Pop Artist or Group: Shawn Mendes
Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group: Imagine Dragons
iHeartRadio MMVA Artist for Change: Halsey
Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group: Marshmello
Best Hip Hop Artist or Group: Drake
Best Director: Drake – God’s Plan – directed by Karena Evans
Video of the Year: Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid – 1-800-273-8255
Single of the Year: Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Song of the Summer: Body – Loud Luxury feat. Brando
Best Collaboration: Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be
Best New Canadian Artist or Group: Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Fan Fave Artist: Shawn Mendes
Fan Fave Duo or Group: BTS
Fan Fave Video: Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Fan Fave Single: Selena Gomez ft. Marshmello – Wolves
Fan Fave New Artist: Kris Wu
Fan Fave Much Creator: TheDanocracy – Dan Rodo