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TAY TAY LEADS THE WAY WITH MOST IHEART NOMS

With eight nods, Taylor Swift leads the pack of nominees for the third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards—set for 4/3 at L.A.’s Forum—which were just revealed. The Weeknd follows with seven nominations. Both are up for “Song of the Year” and the newly created “Album of the Year” categories. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor are the first performers to be announced.

See a full list of nominees below, and watch this space for updates as more performers are announced in the coming weeks.

The show—to be simulcast by Turner networks—will air live at 8pm ET/5pm PT on TBS, TNT, and truTV, and will feature 21 brand new categories.

For the first time ever, tickets will be available to the general public. Those go on sale 2/13 at 10am PT here. However, an exclusive Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale begins 2/10 at 10am PT here.

"Because the iHeartRadio Music Awards are a celebration of all things music, it's extremely fitting that we expand the categories this year to recognize even more of today's biggest artists across every genre," said iHeart programming prexy Tom Poleman. "It's going to be an unforgettable night and a true representation of the country's favorite artists and music."

And speaking of expansion, the Jacuzzi on CEO Bob Pittman's jet has been stretched to accommodate all the nominees at once. Go big or go home, buddy.

Song of the Year:
"Blank Space," Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
"Can't Feel My Face," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)
"Hello," Adele (XL/Columbia)
"Shut Up and Dance," Walk The Moon (RCA)
"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars (RCA)

*Female Artist of the Year:
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

*Male Artist of the Year:
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
The Weeknd

Best New Artist:
Fetty Wap
Hozier
Sam Hunt
Shawn Mendes
Tove Lo

*Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Fall Out Boy
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon
Zac Brown Band

*Album of the Year:
1989, Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
25, Adele (XL/Columbia)
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd (XO/Columbia)
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith (Capitol)
X, Ed Sheeran (Asylum)

*Best Tour:
Foo Fighters
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift
U2

*Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
AWOLNATION
Foo Fighters
Muse
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Cigarette Daydreams," Cage The Elephant (RCA)
"Ex's & Oh's," Elle King (RCA)
"Renegades," X Ambassadors (KidinaKorner/Interscope)
"Shut Up and Dance," Walk The Moon (RCA)
"Stressed Out," Twenty One Pilots (Fueled by Ramen)

*Rock Artist of the Year:
Breaking Benjamin
Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Foo Fighters
Three Days Grace

*Rock Song of the Year:
"Cut The Cord," Shinedown 
"Failure," Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood)
"Footsteps," Pop Evil (eOne)
"Heavy Is The Head," Zac Brown Band f/Chris Cornell (Varvatos/BMLG/Republic)
"I Am Machine," Three Days Grace (RCA)

Country Song of the Year:
"Buy Me A Boat," Chris Janson (Warner Bros.)
"Homegrown," Zac Brown Band (Varvatos/BMLG/Republic)
"I See You," Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
"Lose My Mind," Brett Eldredge (Warner Nashville)
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)

*Country Artist of the Year:
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:
"Hey Mama," David Guetta f/Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack (Parlophone)
"Lean On," Major Lazer & DJ Snake f/MØ (Mad Decent)
"Waves," Mr. Probz (Ultra)
"Where Are Ü Now?," Skrillex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber (OWSLA/Mad Decent)
"You Know You Like It," DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge (Interscope)

*Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Skrillex & Diplo
Zedd

*Hip Hop Song of the Year:
"Blessings," Big Sean f/Drake & Kanye West (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
"Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)," Rich Homie Quan (Think It's a Game)
"Hotline Bling," Drake (YMCMB/Republic)
"Trap Queen," Fetty Wap
"Truffle Butter," Nicki Minaj f/Drake & Lil Wayne (YMCMB/Republic)

*Hip Hop Artist of the Year:
Big Sean
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole

*R&B Song of the Year:
"Bitch Better Have My Money," Rihanna (Westbury Road/Roc Nation)
"Earned It," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)
"Planes," Jeremih f/J. Cole (Def Jam)
"Post To Be," Omarion f/Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko (MMG)
"The Hills," The Weeknd (XO/Republic)

*R&B Artist of the Year: 
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

*Latin Song of the Year:
"Ay Vamos," J Balvin (Capitol Latin)
"El Perdón," Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias (Sony Music Latin)
"Hilito," Romeo Santos (Sony Music Latin)
"La Gozadera," Gente De Zona f/Marc Anthony (Magnus/Sony Music Latin)
"Mi Verdad," Maná f/Shakira (WM Mexico)

*Latin Artist of the Year:
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Pitbull
Prince Royce

*Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
"Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él," Calibre 50 (Disa/UMLE)
"Eres Una Niña," Gerardo Ortiz (Sony Music Latin)
"Levantando Polvadera," Voz de Mando (AfinArte)
"Mi Vicio Más Grande," Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga (Fonovisa/UMLE)
"Te Mestiste," Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho (Del Records)

*Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Los Recoditos
Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Voz De Mando

^Best Lyrics:
"Die A Happy Man," Thomas Rhett (Valory/BMLG)
"Fight Song," Rachel Platten (Columbia)
"Hello," Adele (XL/Columbia)
"Photograph," Ed Sheeran (Asylum)
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth

^Best Collaboration:
"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift f/Kendrick Lamar (Big Machine)
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You," Meghan Trainor f/John Legend (Epic)
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth
"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars (RCA)
"Where Are Ü Now?," Skrillex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber (OWSLA/Mad Decent)

^*Best Cover Song:
1989 [album in full], Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift (Blue Note)
"Bad Blood," Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift 
"Bitch Better Have My Money," Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna
"Cheerleader," Pentatonix covering OMI
"Hands To Myself/Sorry," Troye Sivan covering Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
"Hello," Demi Lovato covering Adele
"Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber covering Drake
"Hotline Bling," Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake
"Trap Queen," Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap
"Uptown Funk," Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson f/Bruno Mars

^*Best Song from a Movie:
"Earned It," The Weeknd (XO/Republic) [50 Shades of Grey]
"Love Me Like You Do," Ellie Goulding (Cherrytree/Interscope) [50 Shades of Grey]
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth [Furious 7]
"Til It Happens To You," Lady Gaga (Interscope) [The Hunting Ground]
"Writing's On The Wall," Sam Smith (Capitol) [Spectre]

^*Most Meme-able Moment:
Adele and all of the "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)
Drake and "Hotline Bling"
Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)
Kanye West and Kanye For President/Kanye 2020
Taylor Swift's Crazy Girl with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video)

^Best Fan Army:
5 Seconds of Summer, ­5SOSFam
Adam Lambert, Glamberts
Ariana Grande, Arianators
Demi Lovato, Lovatics
Fifth Harmony, Harmonizers
Justin Bieber, Beliebers
Little Mix, Mixers
Nicki Minaj, Barbz
One Direction, Directioners
Selena Gomez, Selenators
Shawn Mendes, Mendes Army
Taylor Swift, Swifties

*New category
^Socially voted category

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