Alessia Cara among early round of confirmed Much Music Video Awards performers


TORONTO — Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara is headed back to the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

The Grammy winner is among the first round of performers confirmed for the massive Toronto street party, which unfolds this year in August.

Cara is no stranger to the MMVAs event, having co-hosted last year’s show alongside Joe Jonas.

But this year she returns carrying some major clout: she took home the Grammy Award for best new artist in January.

Cara, who hails from Brampton, Ont., is also putting the finishing touches on her second album, “The Pains of Growing,” which includes the new single “Growing Pains.”

Two other acts were announced for the MMVAs — Halsey and masked electronic producer Marshmello, who takes the stage with British singer Anne-Marie for their radio hit “Friends.”

The MMVAs, which broadcast in mid-June for 15 years, are returning to their roots as a late-summer shindig as organizers look to hang it on the back-to-school season. The show will air on Much, CTV and stream through the iHeartRadio app on Aug. 26.


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The Canadian Press