The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs By The Numbers
The iHeartRadio MMVAs are the biggest block party in the world and we’ve got the numbers to back it up. From thousands of feet of barricade to hold back screaming fans, to the dozens of hours of soundcheck to make sure every performance is pitch perfect, this is how the iHeartRadio MMVAs break down by the numbers.
11,000 – Feet of cable used for the red carpet.
8,400 – Approximate number of hours for stage and red carpet set-up.
5,800 – Total feet of barricades used to hold back thousands of screaming fans.
4,900 – Square feet of stage production.
2,300 – Hours it takes to tear down the stage and red carpet.
1997 – Year that 98 Degrees released their self-titled debut album.
955 – People it takes to put on the iHeartRadio MMVAs each year.
70 – Hours of soundcheck to make sure the live show sounds great.
35 – Tractor trailers that bring in gear for the stage.
31 – Photographers that capture the red carpet and live show.
24 – Revisions of the production rundown of the show.
24 – Presenters appearing at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs.
22 – Nominations Shawn Mendes has received since 2015.
16 – Cameras that capture all the action on the red carpet and live show.
17 – Award Categories, including Fan Fave Video, Artist, Duo or Group, Single, Artist, and Much Creator (vote here).
13 – Performers during the live show, including Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Marshmello and Anne-Marie, 98 Degrees, bülow, The Beaches, Brett Kissel, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Kris Wu.
11 – Members in performer Kris Wu’s (吴亦凡) former K-Pop group EXO.
10 – Celebrity co-hosts who have come before Awkwafina.
9 – Returning performers and presenters, including last year’s co-host Alessia Cara.
8 – Days it takes to build the stage.
6 – Days it takes to tear down the stage.
4 – Shows to watch: the MTV FORA Fashion Feed, the Pre-game Special, the Red Carpet Show and the iHeartRadio MMVAs Special Broadcast, on Facebook, YouTube, CTV.ca and CTV GO (head here for the full rundown on when and where to watch).
4 – Past iHeartRadio MMVAs performers Bebe Rexha has written songs for, including Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas.
3 – Duos appearing at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, including presenters Sofi Tukker and The Reklaws and red carpet performers Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine.
2 – Stages that performers Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Marshmello and Anne-Marie, 98 Degrees, bülow, The Beaches, Brett Kissel, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Kris Wu will rock on Sunday night.
1 – Host with the most, Awkwafina
@ctv: Day players, step aside. @Awkwafina’s in the lead role. The #Oceans8 and #CrazyRichAsians scene-stealer hosts the #iHeartRadioMMVAs August 26th on CTV with performances by @shawnmendes, @alessiasmusic, @marshmellomusic ft. @annemarie, @kriswu, @meghan_trainor and more! . . @oceans8movie @crazyrichasians #Awkwafina #MMVAs #iHeartRadio #YYZ #Toronto #Canada #LiveMusic #Concert #ShawnMendes #AlessiaCara #KrisWu #Kris #MeghanTrainor #AnneMarie #Marshmello
The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Awkwafina go down Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT on CTV and Much. But all the fun starts with Pre-Game show, which streams live at 7:30/5:30MT right here before the Red Carpet at 8/6MT.