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iHeart Radio Music Award Nominations Listened to Listeners

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By    |   Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:56 AM

Nominees for the fifth annual listener-based iHeart Music Awards were announced, with Luis Fonsi, DJ Khaled, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran topping all other artists with five nominations each, Billboard magazine reported.

To add to the lead-up, iHeart Radio will present seven of the awards in seven days leading up to the awards show, which will take place March 11 at the Forum in Los Angeles, Billboard said. Fans also voted on several different categories, that included such categories as the musician's cutest pet.

"We have a guiding principle at iHeartRadio that fans rule," John Sykes, president of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises told Variety. "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."

Tom Poleman, chief programming officer for iHeartMedia, said the categories for the awards were expanded to "accurately reflects the tastes of the millions of listeners on our broadcast radio stations and on the iHeartRadio app."

Here are all the nominees, per Variety:

Song of the Year: "Despacito, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "Shape Of You," Ed Sheeran; "Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers and Coldplay; "That's What I Like," Bruno Mars; "Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Female Artist of the Year: Alessia Cara, Halsey, Pink, 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 and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "Don’t Wanna Know, Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar; "Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers and Coldplay; "Stay," Zedd and Alessia Cara; "Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and 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 and Selena Gomez, "No Promises," Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato; "Rockabye," Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie featuring Sean Paul; "Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, "Stay," Zedd and 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 featuring Lil Uzi Vert; "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B; "HUMBLE," Kendrick Lamar; "Rockstar," Post Malone; "Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and 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 featuring 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 and Daddy Yankee; "El Amante," Nicky Jam; "Hey DJ," CNCO; "Mi Gente," J Balvin featuring 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, Carol G, Ozuna.

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: "Adios Amor," Christian Nodal; "Ella Es Mi Mujer," Banda Carnaval; "Las Ultras," Calibre 50; "Regresa Hermosa," Gerardo Ortiz; "Siempre Te Voy A Querer," Calibre 50.

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: Banda Carnaval, Banda Los Recoditos, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Calibre 50, Gerardo Ortiz.

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: Christian Nodal, Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey, El Fantasma, Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes.

Producer of the Year: Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Warren "Oak" Felder, Andrew Watt, Benny Blanco, Justin Tranter, Steve Mac.

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category: "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee; "There's Nothing Holding Me Back," Shawn Mendes; "Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor Swift; "Perfect," Ed Sheeran; "Slow Hands," Niall Horan.

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category: "All We Got," Shawn Mendes, "Bad Liar," HAIM; "Issues," Niall Horan; "Lost," Khalid; "Say You Won’t Let Go," Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly; "The Chain," Harry Styles; "Touch," Ed Sheeran; "The Tribute Song," Thirty Seconds To Mars.

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category: 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: *Socially Voted Category: "Bad Liar," Selena Gomez; "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and 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 Holding Me Back," Shawn Mendes.

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category: Andrew Huang, Anitta, Christian Collins, Conor Maynard, dodie, Gabbie Hanna, JoJo Siwa, Mariah Belgrod, Max & Harvey, RoomieOfficial.

Cutest Musician’s Pet: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category: Batman – Demi Lovato, Bear Rexha – Bebe Rexha, Nugget – Katy Perry, Olivia – Taylor Swift, Pig Pig – Miley Cyrus,Toulouse – Ariana Grande.

Best Boy Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category: AJR, BTS, CNCO, In Real Life, PRETTYMUCH, The Vamps, Why Don’t We.

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category: Camila Cabello, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan.

Best Remix: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category: "Bon Appétit," Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU; "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; "do re mi," blackbear featuring Gucci Mane; "Friends," Justin Bieber and BloodPop with Julia Michaels; "Havana," Camila Cabello and Daddy Yankee; "Homemade Dynamite," Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA; "May I Have This Dance," Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper; "Mi Gente," J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé; "Reggaetón Lento," CNCO and Little Mix.

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Nominees for the fifth annual listener-based iHeart Music Awards were announced, with Luis Fonsi, DJ Khaled, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran topping all other artists with five nominations each.
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