Acceptance, diversity get major stage time at MMVAs

Iggy Azalea performed "Switch" and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds did a marching-band rendition of "Believer".

Lorde won the International Artist Of The Year award, and she performed a medley of her two latest songs starting with Green Light.

"How much that program punches above its weight in terms of giving musical artists a chance to have videos, but also giving young filmmakers a chance to make work. that is one of the great talent incubators in this country in film and music", he said.

The most colourful moments came before the show at the red carpet ceremony.

"I think protecting it is vital". I know it's a long time to wait.

Other winners included Lorde for worldwide artist of the year, who made a point of sharing her affection for the country.

Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello opened the MMVAs show with a rendition of "Crying in the Club" and former One Direction member Niall Horan belted out his own hit single, "Slow Hands".

But many attending the MMVAs said music videos still matter.

"It's such a fun thing to watch", Wilkinson said.

She won best EDM/dance video for Venus Fly Sunday night the MMVAs and took home video of the year for Kill v Maim at April's Juno Awards.

It was crowded, upbeat, sweaty night - for fans and performers.

Other stars who were in attendance at the annual event were Glee's Darren Criss, Riverdale's KJ Apa, and YouTube personality Lilly Singh.

As she sauntered along the carpet, music fans clamoured to get a snap of the hitmaker, and Iggy even took the time to have selfies with a lucky few.

Looking dapper as always, Horan accepted his fan fave global artist award in an all-black ensemble that he paired with a turquoise Levi's Vintage Suede Trucker Jacket for a pop of color.