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MMVA performer Hailee Steinfeld looks beyond Oscar nom for pop stardom

Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld can hardly contain her excitement as she looks onto the parking lot that will be home to the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

“So, this is it? This is where the stage is?” the 19-year-old asks with childlike wonderment. You can almost see Steinfeld imagining herself on Sunday, when she’ll don her pop star persona and join a troupe of the entertainment industry’s freshest faces for one of TV’s most energetic awards shows.

This year’s spectacle, to be hosted by model Gigi Hadid, will also include performances by Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Tegan and Sara, Macklemore & Ryan, James Bay, Hedley, Desiigner and July Talk.

Big events like these remind Steinfeld why she finally made a wholehearted leap into music after years of starring in Hollywood films.

“My mom will tell you there was never a moment I was not singing or screaming in my house with a microphone — or a hairbrush,” she says. Continue reading “MMVA performer Hailee Steinfeld looks beyond Oscar nom for pop stardom”