iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017 announce nominees

Now that 2016 has come to an end, iHeartMedia is ready to celebrate the artists that were widely played on their radio stations throughout the year. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), iHeartMedia announced the nominees for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of 12 nominations, including “Male Artist of the Year” is Drake. Trailing behind the Canadian rapper by one nomination, are The Chainsmokers with a total of 11 nods including the inaugural “Best New Pop Artist” category.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations this year include Rihanna (10), Twenty One Pilots (9), Justin Bieber (6), Ariana Grande (4), Beyoncé (4), Sia (4), and Adele (2).

“When we created this awards show four years ago, we set out to celebrate the music that we play on iHeartRadio every day,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. “The core of iHeartRadio is these artists, their songs and our listeners. This night recognizes all three.”

Unlike the previous years, this year will mark the debut of several new categories including “Producer of the Year,” “Label of the Year,” and “Best Music Video.” In addition to the slew of new categories, there will also be a total of eight socially voted categories. These include “Best Lyrics,” “Best Collaboration,” “Best Fan Army,” and more. These eight categories give the fans a chance to participate in voting for their favorite acts.

Voting for the “Best Fan Army” category began this past Tuesday (Jan. 3) and will stay open until the night of the awards show. Voting for the other socially vote awards and will be available until Feb. 24. Fans can vote for their favorite artists by visiting iHeartRadio’s website here.

“The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises.

Along with the nominees announcement, Bruno Mars was confirmed as the first artist to perform at the show.

Tickets for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. PT. Currently, Chase Credit and Debit Cardholder can purchase tickets early thanks to an exclusive Chase Cardholder pre-sale. Pre-sales began Wednesday (Jan. 4) and will end this Friday, Jan. 6, or until tickets sell out.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place Sunday, March 5 from The Forum in Los Angeles. The event will air live on TBS, TNT, and truTV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be simulcast on iHeartMedia’s stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio, their all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

The complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Song of the Year:

  •         “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 

  •         Adele
  •         Ariana Grande
  •         Rihanna
  •         Selena Gomez
  •         Sia

Male Artist of the Year:

  •         Drake
  •         Justin Bieber
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Shawn Mendes
  •         The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  •         Coldplay
  •         DNCE
  •         Florida Georgia Line
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bored to Death” – blink-182
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Ride” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Trouble” – Cage the Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         blink-182
  •         Cage the Elephant
  •         Coldplay
  •         The Strumbellas
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bang Bang” – Green Day
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
  •         “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
  •         “The Sound of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         Disturbed
  •         Five Finger Death Punch
  •         Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         Shinedown
  •         Volbeat

Country Song of the Year:

  •         “Church Bells” –  Carrie Underwood
  •         “Snapback” –  Old Dominion
  •         “Somewhere on a Beach” –  Dierks Bentley
  •         “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:

  •         Carrie Underwood
  •         Jason Aldean
  •         Keith Urban
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:

  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” –  The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” –  Mike Posner
  •         “Let Me Love You” –  DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 

  •         Calvin Harris
  •         DJ Snake
  •         Flume
  •         Major Lazer
  •         The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  •         “All the Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana
  •         “Controlla” – Drake
  •         “For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  •         Desiigner
  •         DJ Khaled
  •         Drake
  •         Future
  •         J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:

  •         “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
  •         “Needed Me” – Rihanna
  •         “No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
  •         “Sorry” – Beyoncé
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 

  •         Beyoncé
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Rihanna
  •         The Weeknd
  •         Usher

Latin Song of the Year: 

  •         “Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  •         “De Pies a Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  •         “Duele el Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
  •         “La Carretera” – Prince Royce
  •         “Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 

  •         Enrique Iglesias
  •         J Balvin
  •         Nicky Jam
  •         Prince Royce
  •         Yandel

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  •         “Amor del Bueno” – Calibre 50
  •         “Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
  •         “Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
  •         “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
  •         “Solo con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

  •         Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  •         Banda Los Recoditos
  •         Calibre 50
  •         Gerardo Ortiz
  •         Remmy Valenzuela

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)

  •         Foals
  •         Kaleo
  •         Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  •         Red Sun Rising
  •         The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chris Lane
  •         Chris Stapleton
  •         Granger Smith
  •         Kelsea Ballerini
  •         Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chance the Rapper
  •         Desiigner
  •         D.R.A.M.
  •         Kent Jones
  •         Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)

  •         Carlos Rivera
  •         Christian Daniel
  •         CNCO
  •         IAmChino
  •         Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)

  •         Belly
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Dreezy
  •         Kayla Brianna
  •         Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)

  •         Adriel Favela
  •         Banda Los Sebastianes
  •         Cheyo Carrillo
  •         Joss Favela
  •         La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Alessia Cara
  •         Daya
  •         Lukas Graham
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         ZAYN

Producer of the Year: (New Category)

  •         Benny Blanco
  •         Greg Kurstin
  •         Max Martin
  •         Mike Elizondo
  •         The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
  •         “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
  •         “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
  •         “Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
  •         “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
  •         “Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Hands to Myself” – DNCE
  •         “Here” – Shawn Mendes
  •         “How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
  •         “Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
  •         “Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  •         “Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
  •         “Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  •         “Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
  •         “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
  •         “Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “Formation” – Beyoncé
  •         “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
  •         “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  •         “Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
  •         “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
  •         “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Hey Violet
  •         Pierce the Veil
  •         PVRIS
  •         Sleeping With Sirens
  •         Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Alex Aiono from YouTube
  •         Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
  •         Emma McGann from YouNow
  •         Hailey Knox from YouNow
  •         Jack and Jack from Snapchat
  •         Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
  •         Marcus Perez from Facebook
  •         Steph Clavin from Instagram
  •         Todrick Hall from YouTube
  •         xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

  •         5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
  •         Ariana Grande – Arianators
  •         Beyoncé – Beyhive
  •         Britney Spears – Britney Army
  •         Demi Lovato – Lovatics
  •         Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
  •         Justin Bieber – Beliebers
  •         Katy Perry – KatyCats
  •         Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
  •         Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
  •         Selena Gomez – Selenators
  •         Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
  •         Twenty One Pilots – #twentyonepilots (The Skeleton Clique)
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