The Weeknd Clean Up At MMVAs

Ed Sheeran charms as host, while home-town rapper Drake makes a surprise appearance.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The 2015 Much Music Video Awards saw Toronto’s own alternative R&B sensation and first-time MMVA performer, The Weeknd, scoop up four awards for Video of the Year, Best Director, Best Pop Video, and Most Buzzworthy Canadian, while Ed Sheeran nailed his first-time hosting gig and rapper Drake made an unannounced visit to the event.

Sheeran scored two MMVAs for Best International Artist and Most Buzzworthy International Artist, and Drake collaborator Majid Jordan picked up Best MuchFACT Video for “Forever.” Meanwhile, Drake made a surprise appearance when he presented P.Reign with the award for Best Hip Hop Video for “DnF” (on which the Toronto rapper is featured).

Other musicians who hit the 2015 MMVA stage included performers such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy, and Walk Off The Earth, and presenters such as International supermodel Gigi Hadid, E!’s Sex With Brody star Brody Jenner, and Grammy-nominated rocker Adam Lambert.

The two-hour music event encores tonight (June 22nd) at 7pm, and again throughout the week on Much or on demand now at much.com.

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