TORONTO -- Toronto rapper Drake and West Coast rockers Hedley lead the way with six nominations each for the 2014 Much Music Video Awards to be awarded June 15.

Vancouver hip hop artist SonReal is next with five nominations while indie ensemble Arcade Fire and alternative R&B artist The Weeknd scored four nominations each.

Both previously announced performers Imagine Dragons and Lorde have two MMVA nominations each.

Additional first-time nominees include music innovator Pharrell, Australian boy band 5 seconds of Summer, plus Canadian artists July Talk, Keys N Krates, MAGIC! and Thugli.

The 25th anniversary of the MMVAs will air at 9 p.m. ET on Much, CTV, and CTV GO.