Shawn Mendes wins big at MMVAs

Story by CBC Kids News • Published 2018-08-27 17:20

The pop star took home four awards and surprised the audience by impersonating Marshmello

If you’re wondering where Shawn Mendes lives - wonder no more.

At the iHeartRadio MMVA awards last night, he revealed he recently bought a condo in downtown Toronto, near the Much studios on Queen Street.

"I live around the corner," he said on the red carpet before the show.

"I was at my house 30 minutes ago. It's really cool to be home one minute and hanging out with your friends, and the next minute being here.”

Shawn Mendes on stage, holding guitar with lights and hands of fans behind him.

Singer Shawn Mendes opened and closed the iHeartRADIO MMVAs on Sunday. (Jess Baumung/Invision/AP)

He went on to wow the fans as he accepted four awards, including Best Pop Artist or Group, Artist of the Year, Fan Fave Artist and Fan Fave Video for the song  In My Blood.

"This is home. This means the absolute world to me," said Shawn Mendes, who was born in Pickering, Ont..

He performed twice and was onstage multiple times throughout the evening, including when he came out dressed as Marshmello.

The DJ’s identity has been a secret for years.

Medium shot of person wearing Marshmello mask with fans in background.

Marshmello’s, whose identity is still a mystery, walks the red carpet. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Marshmello won the Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group award and the Fan Fave Single, for his collaboration with Selena Gomez, Wolves.

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line took home the Best Collaboration for Meant To Be.

Woman holds up trophy while screaming into microphone.

Bebe Rexha celebrates her MMVA win for Meant To Be, her pop-country crossover collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press)

Alessia Cara and Khalid won Video of the Year for 1-800-273-8255, a suicide prevention anthem by Logic.

Woman standing on red carpet.

Alessia Cara poses for photos on the red carpet (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

The host of the evening was actor Awkwafina, star of Crazy Rich Asians.

Woman on stage.

Awkwafina, who started her career as a YouTube rapper, was the host of the awards show. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

Full list of winners:

   iHeartRadio MMVA Artist for Change -- Halsey
   Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group -- Imagine Dragons
   Best Pop Artist or Group -- Shawn Mendes
   Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group -- Marshmello
   Best Hip Hop Artist or Group -- Drake
   Best Director -- Drake - God's Plan (Director: Karena Evans)
   Video of the Year -- Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid - 1-800-273-8255
   Single of the Year -- Ed Sheeran - Perfect
   Artist of the Year -- Shawn Mendes
   Song of the Summer -- Loud Luxury ft. Brando - Body
   Best Collaboration -- Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
   Best New Canadian Artist or Group -- Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
   Fan Choice Awards:
   Fan Fave Artist -- Shawn Mendes
   Fan Fave Duo or Group -- BTS
   Fan Fave Video -- Shawn Mendes - In My Blood
   Fan Fave Single -- Selena Gomez feat. Marshmello - Wolves
   Fan Fave New Artist -- Kris Wu
   Fan Fave Much Creator -- Dan Rodo - TheDanocracy

With files from The Canadian Press.