Everything You Didn’t See And Hear At The 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs


While you may not have missed a single moment of the show, there are moments that happen backstage that you don’t get to see. Luckily for us, iHeartRadio MMVAs backstage producer Renee Rouse caught a few candid moments with all of our favourite celebs. Here’s a list of everything you didn’t get to see happen at the show.

Alessia Cara Is Engulfed With Love From Her Family After Receiving Her Award

Alessia’s mom, dad and brother swarmed their very own superstar after she won the award for Best New Canadian Artist. Cara’s just as adorable as she seems—and so is her little brother.


Lilly Singh Meets Hailee Steinfeld

After killing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’  impromptu dance off battle with Amber Rose, Lilly Singh met Hailee Steinfeld for the first time backstage. The two instantly became BFFs.

Hailee Steinfeld And Her Dancers Get Pumped Up Before Their Performance

Hailee and her dance crew were seen chanting “1-2-3 MMVAs!” before hitting the stage for their performance with Shawn Hook.

 Jus Reign Matches Desiigner’s Level of Hype

Desiigner’s know for his charged-up performances, but who knew Much Creator Jus Reign could match Desiigner’s level of “Panda” hype? We spotted Jus Reign going absolutely insane during Designer’s “Panda” performance, making even TV personality Amber Rose crack a few smiles.


Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci Hold Hands While Confetti Falls During Shawn Hook and Hailee Steinfeld’s Performance

Confetti fell all around the couple as they on looked the performance of “Sound of Your Heart” and “Rock Bottom.” Talk about pure #RelationshipGoals, right?

Shay Mitchell Applies Her Last Second Touch Ups Before Selfie

Shay Mitchell’s go-to glam artist Patrick Ta applied last-minute touch-ups to her face before she captured a quick selfie with Much VJ Tyrone Edwards.

Shemar Moore Belts Out His Appreciation For Canada

Shemar Moore was spotted screaming “I loves me some Canada!” We love you back, Shemar.


Camila Cabello Compliments Shemar’s All-White Outfit

The Fifth Harmony member made Shemar Moore do a spin for her because the actor’s white-hot outfit was so on point.

Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell Pose For A Photo Together

And yes, the selfie turned out to be pure perfection. Slay, ladies, slay.


Impromptu Backstage Slow Dances

James Bay’s performance of “Let It Go” gave the backstage talent and crew so many feels that it caused an outburst of slow dancing. Thanks, James Bay, for all of the ~luv~ vibes.

A Tyler Posey Dance Party

Tyler Posey was having a blast dancing backstage during Alessia Cara’s performance of “Wild Things,” and he even got the backstage production crew to join his dance party, too. There was absolutely nothing but love for our rising hometown star.

Check out our gallery of backstage photos below!