Contributed by blake88, Posted by Television

Nominees and performers for MuchMusic's 2007 music awards have been announced. The 18th annual awards ceremony will be held in Toronto, Ontario and the nominations are led by Billy Talent and Nickelback with five nods each. Rappers Belly and k-os are also tied with four nominations.

Alexisonfire, George, Avril Lavinge and Nelly Furtado round out the other Canadians up for multiple awards. International artists up for an MMVA include Akon, Justin Timberlake, Hilary Duff, Fergie and My Chemical Romance.

The event will also feature live performances from Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, the Used, Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Belly, Fergie, Finger Eleven and Hilary Duff.

The annual event is held by MuchMusic, a music television network covering most of Canada. The Quebec equivalent, MusiquePlus recently announced sponsorship of the Fat Wreck Chords Canadian tour.