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iHEART AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMS

Nominations are out for the eighth edition of iHeartRadio Music Awards that will be held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 5/27. Fox will broadcast the show along with iHeartMedia radio stations.

Award presentations and live performances are being promised.

Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia, said, “We are looking forward to celebrating these top artists and their accomplishments, especially after a year that brought unprecedented challenges to the music industry and live events.”

Fan voting begins today in seven categories including a new one: TikTok Bop of the Year Award.

The nominees are:

Song of the Year

“Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

“Circles” - Post Malone

“Don't Start Now” - Dua Lipa

“ROCKSTAR” - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

“Watermelon Sugar” - Harry Styles

Female Artist of the Year  

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year  

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year 

BTS

Dan + Shay

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

twenty one pilots

Best Collaboration

“Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Holy” - Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper

“I Hope” - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth

“Mood” - 24kGoldn featuring iann dior

“Savage” (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé          

Best New Pop Artist 

24kGoldn

blackbear

Doja Cat

JP Saxe

Pop Smoke

Alternative Rock Song of the Year

“Bang!” - AJR

“Bloody Valentine” - Machine Gun Kelly

“everything i wanted” - Billie Eilish

“Level Of Concern” - twenty one pilots

“Monsters” - All Time Low featuring blackbear

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

AJR

All Time Low

Billie Eilish

Cage the Elephant

twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

Ashe

Dayglow

Powfu

Royal & The Serpent

Wallows

Rock Song of the Year 

“Death By Rock And Roll” - The Pretty Reckless

“Patience” - Chris Cornell

“Shame Shame” - Foo Fighters

“Shot In The Dark” - AC/DC

“Under The Graveyard” - Ozzy Osbourne

Rock Artist of the Year

AC/DC

Five Finger Death Punch

Ozzy Osbourne

Shinedown

The Pretty Reckless

Country Song of the Year

“Even Though I'm Leaving” - Luke Combs

“I Hope” - Gabby Barrett

“Nobody But You” - Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani

“One Margarita” - Luke Bryan

“The Bones” - Maren Morris

Country Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist

Ashley McBryde

Gabby Barrett

HARDY

Ingrid Andress

Jameson Rodgers

Dance Song of the Year

“Head & Heart” - Joel Corry x MNEK

“ily (i love you baby)” - Surf Mesa featuring Emilee

“Lasting Lover” – Sigala & James Arthur

“Rain On Me” - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

“Roses” (Imanbek Remix) - SAINt JHN

Dance Artist of the Year 

Anabel Englund

Diplo

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

Tiësto

Hip-Hop Song of the Year 

“High Fashion” - Roddy Ricch featuring Mustard

“Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake

“ROCKSTAR” - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch    

“Savage” (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

“The Box” - Roddy Ricch

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Jack Harlow

Moneybagg Yo

Pop Smoke

Rod Wave

Roddy Ricch

R&B Song of the Year 

“B.S.” - Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.

“Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Heat” Chris Brown featuring Gunna

“Playing Games” - Summer Walker

“Slide” - H.E.R. featuring YG

R&B Artist of the Year 

Chris Brown

H.E.R.

Jhené Aiko

Snoh Aalegra

Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist 

Chloe x Halle 

Lonr.

Mahalia

Skip Marley

Snoh Aalegra

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year  

“Caramelo” - Ozuna

“Dákiti” - Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“Hawái” (Remix) - Maluma & The Weeknd

“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” - Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin

“Tusa” - KAROL G & Nicki Minaj

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year 

Bad Bunny 

J Balvin

KAROL G

Maluma

Ozuna

Best New Latin Artist 

Chesca

Jay Wheeler

Natanael Cano

Neto Bernal

Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

“Palabra De Hombre” - El Fantasma

“Se Me Olvidó” - Christian Nodal

“Sólo Tú” - Calibre 50

“Te Volvería A Elegir” - Calibre 50

“Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” - Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme        

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year  

Banda Los Sebastianes

Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

Gerardo Ortíz

Producer of the Year 

Andrew Watt

Dr Luke

Frank Dukes

Louis Bell

Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year

Ali Tamposi

Amy Allen

Ashley Gorley

Dan Nigro

Finneas

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)

“Adore You” - Harry Styles

“Before You Go” - Lewis Capaldi

“Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

“cardigan” - Taylor Swift

“Don’t Start Now” - Dua Lipa

“everything i wanted” - Billie Eilish

“I Hope” - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth

“If The World Was Ending” - JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels

“Intentions” - Justin Bieber featuring Quavo

“Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category)

“Adore You” (Harry Styles) - Lizzo cover

“Can't Take My Eyes Off You” (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) - Shawn Mendes cover

“Fix You” (Coldplay) - Sam Smith cover

“Heart Of Glass” (Blondie) - Miley Cyrus cover

“Juice” (Lizzo) - Harry Styles cover

Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)

#Agnation - Agnez Mo

#Arianators - Ariana Grande

#Beliebers - Justin Bieber

#BLINK - BLACKPINK

#BTSARMY - BTS

#Harries - Harry Styles

#Limelights - Why Don't We

#Louies - Louis Tomlinson

#MendesArmy - Shawn Mendes

#NCTzens - NCT 127

#Selenators - Selena Gomez

#Swifties - Taylor Swift

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)

“Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

“Don't Start Now” - Dua Lipa

“Dynamite” - BTS

“Hawái” - Maluma

“How You Like That” - BLACKPINK

“Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake

“Rain On Me” - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

“WAP” - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

“Watermelon Sugar” - Harry Styles

“Yummy” - Justin Bieber

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)

Dixie D'Amelio

Jaden Hossler

LILHUDDY

Nessa Barrett

Olivia Rodrigo

Tate McRae

Favorite Music Video Choreography (Socially Voted Category)

BTS – Son Sung Deuk

“34+35” (Ariana Grande) - Scott & Brian Nicholson

“Do It” (Chloe x Halle) - Kendra Bracy & Ashanti Ledon

“Honey Boo” (CNCO & Natti Natasha) - Kyle Hanagami

“Physical” (Dua Lipa) - Charm La'Donna

“Rain On Me” (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande) - Richy Jackson

“Say So” (Doja Cat) - Cortland Brown

“WAP” (Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion) - JaQuel Knight

“Bop” (DaBaby) - Coach Cherry & DaniLeigh

TikTok Bop of the Year (Socially Voted Category)

“Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

“Lottery (Renegade)” - K CAMP

“Savage” - Megan Thee Stallion

“Savage Love” (Laxed-Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo

“Say So” - Doja Cat

“WAP” - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

Additional categories include Label of the Year, Titanium Song of the Year and Titanium Artist of the Year, and individual winners for Album of the Year in the genres, of Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin Pop/Reggaeton and Regional Mexican formats. Nominations are based on consumption data, including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay.

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