Taylor Swift and the Weeknd Dominate This Year's iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

Taylor Swift and the Weeknd Dominate This Year's iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

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Taylor Swift leads this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards with a staggering eight nominations, including a chance to win the award's first Female Artist of the Year honor. The Weeknd​ follows close behind Taylor with a total of seven nominations, including a shot as the Male Artist of the Year. Adele, Drake, and Justin Bieber also scored multiple nominations with six each.

This year's awards will also feature several fan-voted categories, including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Song From a Movie, and Most Meme-Able Moment. Hi, Drake. You can vote on the iHeartRadio website from Feb. 9 through March 25. Check out the full list of nominees below and catch the iHeartRadio Music Awards live Sunday, April 3 on TBS, TNT, and truTV.

Song of the Year 
Taylor Swift — “Blank Space” 
The Weeknd — “Can't Feel My Face” 
Adele — “Hello” 
Walk The Moon — “Shut Up and Dance” 
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”

Female Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Adele 
Carrie Underwood 
Meghan Trainor 
Selena Gomez 
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year (New Category) 
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 (New Category) 
Fall Out Boy 
Maroon 5 
One Direction 
Walk The Moon 
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year (New Category) 
Taylor Swift — 1989 
Adele — 25 
The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness 
Sam Smith — In the Lonely Hour 
Ed Sheeran — X

Best Tour (New Category) 
Foo Fighters 
Garth Brooks 
Luke Bryan 
Taylor Swift 
U2

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year (New Category) 
AWOLNATION 
Foo Fighters 
Muse 
Twenty One Pilots 
X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year 
Cage The Elephant — “Cigarette Daydreams” 
Elle King — “Ex's & Oh's” 
X Ambassadors — “Renegades” 
Walk The Moon — “Shut Up and Dance” 
Twenty One Pilots — “Stressed Out”

Rock Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Breaking Benjamin 
Disturbed 
Five Finger Death Punch 
Foo Fighters 
Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year (New Category) 
Shinedown — “Cut The Cord” 
Breaking Benjamin — “Failure” 
Pop Evil — “Footsteps” 
Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell — “Heavy Is The Head” 
Three Days Grace — “I Am Machine”

Country Song of the Year 
Chris Janson — “Buy Me A Boat” 
Zac Brown Band — “Homegrown” 
Luke Bryan — “I See You” 
Brett Eldredge — “Lose My Mind” 
Sam Hunt — “Take Your Time”

Country Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Blake Shelton 
Brad Paisley 
Luke Bryan 
Sam Hunt 
Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year 
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack — “Hey Mama” 
Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ — “Lean On” 
Mr. Probz — “Waves” 
Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber — “Where Are Ü Now?” 
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge — “You Know You Like It”

Dance Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Calvin Harris 
David Guetta 
Major Lazer 
Skrillex & Diplo 
Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year (New Category) 
Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West — “Blessings” 
Rich Homie Quan — “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” 
Drake — “Hotline Bling” 
Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen” 
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne — “Truffle Butter”

Hip Hop Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Big Sean 
Drake 
Fetty Wap 
Future 
J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year (New Category) 
Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money” 
The Weeknd — “Earned It” 
Jeremih featuring J. Cole — “Planes” 
Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko — “Post To Be” 
The Weeknd — “The Hills”

R&B Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Beyoncé 
Chris Brown 
The Weeknd 
Trey Songz 
Usher

Latin Song of the Year (New Category) 
J Balvin — “Ay Vamos” 
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias — “El Perdón” 
Romeo Santos — “Hilito” 
Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony — “La Gozadera” 
Maná featuring Shakira — “Mi Verdad”

Latin Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Enrique Iglesias 
J Balvin 
Nicky Jam 
Pitbull 
Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year (New Category) 
Calibre 50 — “Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él” 
Gerardo Ortiz — “Eres Una Niña” 
Voz de Mando — “Levantando Polvadera” 
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga — “Mi Vicio Más Grande” 
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho — “Te Mestiste”

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year (New Category) 
Banda Los Recoditos 
Calibre 50 
Gerardo Ortiz 
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda 
Voz De Mando

Best Lyrics *Socially Voted Category 
Thomas Rhett — “Die A Happy Man” 
Rachel Platten — “Fight Song” 
Adele — “Hello” 
Ed Sheeran — “Photograph” 
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again”

Best Collaboration *Socially Voted Category 
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” 
Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend — “Like I'm Gonna Lose You” 
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again” 
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk” 
Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber — “Where Are Ü Now?”

Best Cover Song (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift — 1989 (Album in Full) 
Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood” 
Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money” 
Pentatonix covering Omi — “Cheerleader” 
Troy Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber — “Hands To Myself/Sorry” 
Demi Lovato covering Adele — “Hello” 
Justin Bieber covering Drake — “Hotline Bling” 
Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake — “Hotline Bling” 
Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen” 
Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”

Best Song from a Movie (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey) — “Earned It” 
Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey) — “Love Me Like You Do” 
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7) — “See You Again” 
Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground) — “Til It Happens To You” 
Sam Smith (Spectre) — “Writing's On The Wall”

Most Meme-able Moment (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
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 *Socially Voted Category 
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

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