Everything You Might Have Missed At The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs

Last night some of music’s biggest names and newest acts took over downtown Toronto for the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs. Host Awkwafina broke barriers as the first American Asian actor to host a North American awards show, Bebe Rexha joined forces with country boy Brett Kissel for her smash hit “Meant To Be,” and there was plenty of Shawn Mendes to go around!

But if you weren’t there IRL and were watching from the comfort of your own home, you might have missed out on some crucial, behind the scenes moments both before and after the show. Here’s everything you might have missed at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs. Wanna see more? See all the best tweets and grams on our social wall here.

The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, hosted by Awkwafina, features performances from 98 Degrees, The Beaches, Bebe Rexha, Brett Kissel, bülow, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Kris Wu, 5 Seconds of Summer, Alessia Cara, Halsey, and Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie. Watch the full show here.


The Beaches were all ready fan girling hard, days before the annual awards show.


Toronto singer-songwriter RALPH asked the important questions.


The MTV FORA Fashion Feed caught all your favourite celebs on Polaroid film.


Bebe Rexha was excited to be in Drake’s city.

In Drake’s hometown

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Sofi Tukker took a quick bathroom break before hitting the red carpet.


Halsey posed backstage after her 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs performance equipped with artificial reality flames and butterflies.

you know I used to be on fire.. : @nathangroff

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Scott Helman praised Shawn Mendes for all of his iHeartRadio MMVA wins, which included Best Pop Artist, Fan Fave Video, Fan Fave Artist, and Artist of the Year.


Snowboarder Gus Kenworthy got not just one, but TWO selfies, with the show’s man of the hour.


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↖️ boyfriend | husband ↗️

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Marshmello took off his helmet only to reveal that he’s actually Shawn Mendes.

Secrets out…we’re a duo @shawnmendes

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Brett Kissel thanked the iHeartRadio MMVAs for including country music in this year’s show.


Ahead of her performance, pop star Meghan Trainor posed backstage…with herself.

Country duo The Reklaws got a post-show selfie with Fan Fave New Artist winner Kris Wu, followed by Canadian trio New City.

Kris Wuuuuuuu… *if ya don’t know now ya knowwww* @kriswu

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Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley made her high school dreams a reality by snapping a red carpet photo with boy band 98 Degrees, in addition to fellow presenter Alexandra Shipp.

My high school self is dying right now @98degrees #iheartradio #mmva

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98 Degrees shared a throwback video of themselves performing at the 1999 iHeartRadio MMVAs.

“Here in Toronto for this huge affair” @muchmusic #iHeartRadioMMVAs #1999

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Ashlee Simpson Ross was all business in a grey pinstriped, embellished pantsuit.


RALPH got dancey on the red carpet.


Supermodel Tyra Banks talked female empowerment and the importance of self-love during her presenter announcement.


Kris Wu was fashion goals in a Givenchy suit.

Thank you#mmvas love to all my fans! ♥️

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Colton Haynes admits he was the biggest fan boy at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, taking pictures with anyone and everyone.


Singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw posed backstage with his faves.

My girls #MMVAs2018

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Meghan Trainor was caught backstage doing her pre-show ritual AKA giving fiancé Daryl Sabara a smooch.

My pre-show ritual @darylsabara

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iHeartRadio MMVAs host Awkwafina promised there would be crazy moments, wild times, and maybe a bit of awkwardness during her reign as host.

MY NIGHT SO FAR, SUMMED UP. #iheartradiommvas @derekhough @shawnmendes @ctv

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Craig McMorris giving off those post-show feels.

Red Carpet feels up here…. @iheartradio #mmvas2018 @marshall.talbot

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iHeartRadio Canada took to Twitter to reminded us all that although the performances were spectacular and the awards are huge, the iHeartradio MMVAs are most importantly about the fans.