With awards season officially upon us, the iHeartRadio Music Awards has officially announced its list of nominees for 2018. The annual awards show, now in its sixth year, will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app over the previous year.

Cardi B, DrakeAriana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Maroon 5, and Imagine Dragons have all received multiple nominations this year. In the Song Of The Year category, nominees include Post Malone, Maroon 5 (with Cardi B), Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey.

The Dance Artist of the Year includes the usual suspects, with another steep competition between Calvin Harris, Kygo​, Marshmello​, The Chainsmokers​, and Zedd. For Dance Song of the Year, all of the nominated singles include a major pop/R&B star. Marshmello leads the category with two nods in “Friends,” featuring Anne-Marie, and “Happier,” with Bastille.

The award ceremony also includes an online fan social voting poll, which begins January 9 and will close on March 7. Fans can vote via Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags, or by visiting the iHeartRadio voting website.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air on FOX, March 14 at 8 pm EST/5pm PST. View the full list of nominees below.


Song of the Year
“Better Now” – Post Malone
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran​
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey​

Female Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa​
Halsey

Male Artist of the Year  
Drake
Ed Sheeran​
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year
5 Seconds Of Summer
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

Best Collaboration
“Finesse (Remix)” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin​
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle” –  Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey​

Best New Pop Artist
Bazzi
Lauv
Marshmello​
MAX
NF

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
“Africa” – Weezer​
“Broken” – lovelytheband​
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“High Hopes” – Panic! At the Disco
“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband​
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist
AJR
Badflower​
Billie Eilish​
lovelytheband​
Two Feet

Rock Song of the Year
“Are You Ready” – Disturbed
“Bulletproof” – Godsmack​
“Devil” – Shinedown​
“Safari Song” – Greta Van Fleet
“Zombie” – Bad Wolves

Rock Artist of the Year
Five Finger Death Punch
Godsmack​
Greta Van Fleet
Shinedown​
Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year
“Heaven” – Kane Brown
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan
“Rich” – Maren Morris
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean​
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist
Carly Pearce
Dylan Scott
Jordan Davis
LANCO
Russell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year
“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa​
“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year
Calvin Harris
Kygo​
Marshmello​
The Chainsmokers​
Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“I Like It” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“In My Feelings” – Drake
“Nice For What” – Drake
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
BlocBoy JB
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Lil Pump
XXXTENTACION

R&B Song of the Year
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Medicine” – Queen Naija​
“Sky Walker” – Miguel featuring Travis Scott
“When We” – Tank

R&B Artist of the Year
Daniel Caesar
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Miguel
SZA

Best New R&B Artist
Brent Faiyaz​
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Queen Naija​
TK Kravitz

Latin Song of the Year
“Clandestino” – Shakira featuring Maluma​
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Échame La Culpa” – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato​
“Me Niego” – Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin​
“X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin​
Maluma​
Ozuna

Best New Latin Artist
Lele Pons
Manuel Turizo​
Mau y Ricky
Nio Garcia
Raymix

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“Entre Beso y Beso” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón​
“Me Dejé Llevar” – Christian Nodal
“Mejor Me Alejo” – Banda MS
“Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú” – Calibre 50
“Mitad Y Mitad” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Banda Carnaval​
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga​
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year
David Garcia
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Marshmello​
Noah “40” Shebib

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)
“Consequences” – Camila Cabello​
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“Without Me” – Halsey

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category)
“A Million Dreams” – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
“Africa” – Weezer​
“Crying in the Club” – Niall Horan​
“Fast Car” – Khalid
“In My Blood” – Charlie Puth​
“Lucid Dreams” – Halsey
“Me, Myself & I” – Zayn​
“Natural Woman” – Ariana Grande
“Rewrite the Stars” – Anne-Marie and James Arthur
“You’re Still The One” – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves​
“Under Pressure” – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger
“Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)
“Delicate” – Taylor Swift
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky and Chris Brown
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa​
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)
Agnez Mo
Bhad Bhabie​
Dylan Minnette​
Joji​
Lele Pons
Loren Gray
Mason Ramsey
Queen Naija​
Tana Mongeau​
Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet (Socially Voted Category)
Asia – Lady Gaga
Edgar – Brett Eldredge​
Goodwin – Sabrina Carpenter
Gracie – Lauren Jauregui​
Hatchi – Perrie Edwards
Mooshu – Alex Pall from The Chainsmokers​
Piggy Smallz – Ariana Grande

Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category)
Ally Brooke
Dinah Jane
Lauren Jauregui​
Normani​
Tiffany Young

Song That Left Us Shook (Socially Voted Category)
“Here Comes The Change” – Kesha​
“I’ll Never Love Again” – Lady Gaga
“One Day” – Logic featuring Ryan Tedder
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino​
“Youth” – Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Favorite Tour Photographer (Socially Voted Category)
Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
Christian Tierney (Niall Horan)
Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles)
Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)
Pixie Levinson (Dua Lipa)
Rahul B (Camila Cabello)
Ravie B (Beyoncé)
Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)

 

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