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OUR HEART IS FILLED WITH NOMS

The nominees for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been announced. A selection of key categories are listed below, while a full list, which will eventually include Label of the Year, can be found here (where ticketing info is also available). Before you go, though, we’d just like to point out that only one of Taylor Swift’s cats, Olivia, is up for Cutest Musician’s Pet. We wonder how Meredith is holding up.

The big show will take place at L.A.'s Forum on 3/11. It'll be simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT, while also available on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app.

And for the first time ever, iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the 3/11 telecast. Each night at 8pm ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.

“We have a guiding principle at iHeartRadio that fans rule,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “In our fifth year we are still holding true to our original vision of staging an awards show that truly reflects the music fans loved listening to on iHeartRadio all year long.”

“We’ve expanded the iHeartRadio Music Awards categories each year to ensure it accurately reflects the tastes of the millions of listeners on our broadcast radio stations and on the iHeartRadio app,” added iHeartMedia Chief Programming Officer Tom Poleman. “We’ve been thrilled with the response from both fans and artists and we can’t wait to celebrate the year in music by honoring its biggest songs and moments.”

SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber
"Shape Of You," Ed Sheeran
"Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars
"Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Alessia Cara
Halsey
P!NK
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos
Portugal. The Man
The Chainsmokers

BEST COLLABORATION:
"Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber
"Don't Wanna Know," Maroon 5 f/Kendrick Lamar
"Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"Stay," Zedd & Alessia Cara
"Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

BEST NEW POP ARTIST:
Camila Cabello
Julia Michaels
Liam Payne
Logic
Niall Horan

ALTERNATIVE ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Believer," Imagine Dragons
"Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man
"Thunder," Imagine Dragons
"Walk On Water," Thirty Seconds To Mars
"Wish I Knew You," The Revivalists

ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Cage The Elephant
Imagine Dragons
Judah & The Lion
Kings Of Leon
Portugal. The Man

BEST NEW ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST:
Greta Van Fleet
Judah & The Lion
K.Flay
Rag'n'Bone Man
The Revivalists

ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Go To War," Nothing More
"Help," Papa Roach
"Run," Foo Fighters
"Rx (Medicate)," Theory of a Deadman
"Song #3," Stone Sour

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Foo Fighters
Highly Suspect
Metallica
Papa Roach
Royal Blood

COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Body Like A Back Road," Sam Hunt
"Dirt On My Boots," Jon Pardi
"Hurricane," Luke Combs
"Small Town Boy," Dustin Lynch
"Unforgettable," Thomas Rhett

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST:
Brett Young
Jon Pardi
Kane Brown
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs

DANCE SONG OF THE YEAR:
"It Ain't Me," Kygo & Selena Gomez
"No Promises," Cheat Codes f/Demi Lovato
"Rockabye," Clean Bandit & Anne-Marie f/Sean Paul
"Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"Stay," Zedd & Alessia Cara

DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Calvin Harris
Cheat Codes
Kygo
The Chainsmokers
Zedd

HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Bad and Boujee," Migos f/Lil Uzi Vert
"Bodak Yellow," Cardi B
"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar
"rockstar," Post Malone f/21 Savage
"Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

BEST NEW HIP-HOP ARTIST:
21 Savage Cardi B
GoldLink
Lil Uzi Vert
Playboi Carti

R&B SONG OF THE YEAR:
"B.E.D.," Jacquees
"Location," Khalid
"Love Galore," SZA f/Travis Scott
"Redbone," Childish Gambino
"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Khalid
Rihanna
The Weeknd

BEST NEW R&B ARTIST
:
6LACK
Kehlani
Kevin Ross
Khalid
SZA

LATIN SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
"El Amante," Nicky Jam
"Hey DJ," CNCO
"Mi Gente," J Balvin f/Willy William
“Súbeme La Radio," Enrique Iglesias

LATIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
CNCO
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Nicky Jam
Shakira

BEST NEW LATIN ARTIST:
Abraham Mateo
Bad Bunny
Danny Ocean
Karol G
Ozuna

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Warren "Oak" Felder
Andrew Watt
Benny Blanco
Justin Tranter
Steve Mac

**BEST FAN ARMY (PRESENTED BY TACO BELL):
Arianators - Ariana Grande
Beliebers - Justin Bieber
BTS - BTS
Camilizers - Camila Cabello
EXO-L - EXO
Harmonizers - Fifth Harmony
Lovatics - Demi Lovato
Mendes Army - Shawn Mendes
Mixers - Little Mix
Selenators - Selena Gomez
Smilers - Miley Cyrus
Swifties - Taylor Swift

**BEST MUSIC VIDEO:

"Bad Liar," Selena Gomez
"Bodak Yellow," Cardi B
"Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
"I'm The One," DJ Khaled
"Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor Swift
"Malibu," Miley Cyrus
"New Rules," Dua Lipa
"Shape Of You," Ed Sheeran
"Sign Of The Times," Harry Styles
"Sorry Not Sorry," Demi Lovato
"Swish Swish," Katy Perry
"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars
"There's Nothing Holdin’ Me Back," Shawn Mendes

**BEST BOY BAND
(NEW CATEGORY):
BTS
CNCO
In Real Life
PRETTYMUCH
The Vamps
Why Don’t We

**BEST SOLO BREAKOUT:
Camila Cabello
Harry Styles
Liam Payne
Louis Tomlinson
Niall Horan


**socially voted category

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