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Artists presented with Gold/Platinum awards at 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs

Earlier this month, some of the biggest Canadian and international names in music gathered by Queen and John St. in Toronto, ON for the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. During the festivities, many of the nominees and performers were presented with award plaques commemorating their recent Canadian Gold and Platinum certifications.

Universal Music Canada shared their plaque presentations through Twitter and Instagram, with Universal Music Canada President and CEO Jeffrey Remedios presenting Platinum awards to Hailee Steinfeld for “Love Myself,” Desiigner for “Panda,” and Nelson, BC’s Shawn Hook for “Sound Of Your Heart.”

James Bay was presented with a custom Gold plaque for his 2015 debut album Chaos And The Calm, as well as the Gold single “Hold Back The River.” The English singer/songwriter’s Platinum hit “Let It Go,” which he performed on the broadcast, is also represented on the plaque.

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Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes was presented with a custom Platinum plaque for his album Handwritten. The plaque also represents the 2X Platinum certifications for “Life Of The Party” and “Something Big,” the Platinum certification for “Stitches,” and the Gold certification for “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which won Best Pop and Fan Fave video.

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Edmonton, AB singer/songwriter Ruth B, seen below with manager Mark Cunningham, received her first Platinum award plaque from Sony Music Canada for her breakthrough hit “Lost Boy.” The 2016 Fan Fave Vine Musician nominee performed the song during the pre-show broadcast.

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Sony Music Canada also presented Fave International and Most Buzzworthy Group winners Fifth Harmony with a Platinum award plaque for “Work From Home.” Later in the evening, group member Dinah Jane Hansen shared a photo with the plaque through Twitter. Fifth Harmony closed out the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs with a performance of the Platinum hit.

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Ed Sheeran Presented With Multi-Platinum Canadian Plaques

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English singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, who’s currently touring through the country on the Canadian leg of his 2015/16 world tour, was presented with several plaques in Toronto this weekend by Warner Music Canada prior to his June 6th sold-out show at the Air Canada Centre. Sheeran received a Double Platinum plaque for his 2011 album + and a 5X Platinum digital download plaque for his track “Thinking Out Loud” from the Triple Platinum 2014 album X, which Sheeran was also presented a custom plaque for. The fourth plaque (pictured far right) commemorates his #1 singles at Canadian radio for “Sing” & “Thinking Out Loud”.

Ed Sheeran will co-host the 2015 Much Music Video Awards on June 21, 2015 at 9E/6P. It will be his 4th appearance on the annual award show.

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