Taylor Swift Leads the 2016 iHeartAwards Nominations

We’re here again, y’all! The 2016 iHeartAwards are right around the corner. The award show devoted to awards those who find success on the iHeartRadio platform takes place on Sunday, April 3rd. Ready to see who grabbed nominations for the night?

No surprise, Taylor leads the award show with a whopping 8 categories, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Best Tour. Similarly, The Weeknd is right on her tail with 6 nominations – most of them in the same category as Tay. Who else has a shot at sweeping the night? Drake, Adele, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran.

On top of this morning’s nominations reveal, it has also been announced that Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor with be performing at the show. No doubt that this will be one of the first performances of Meghan’s new single, ‘No’, which will be released one month before the iHeartAwards.

This year will be an interesting one. Instead of focusing on straight radio play and numbers, the award show is branching out and including nearly a dozen new categories that give it that “full award show” feel. Categories like Album of the Year, Best Male and Female Artist are some of the many new categories that are slated to included into this year’s event. Even awards for generes like Alternative Rock, R&B, and Latin are being presented for the first time.

See below for a full list of nominees and tune into the 2016 iHeartAwards on April 3rd at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Song of the Year

“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

“Hello” – Adele

“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

 

Female Artist of the Year

Adele

Carrie Underwood

Meghan Trainor

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

 

Male Artist of the Year

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

Fall Out Boy

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

1989 – Taylor Swift

25 – Adele

Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

X – Ed Sheeran

Best Tour

Foo Fighters

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Taylor Swift

U2

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

AWOLNATION

Foo Fighters

Muse

Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year

“Cigarette Daydreams” – Cage The Elephant

“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King

“Renegades” – X Ambassadors

“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon

“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Rock Artist of the Year

Breaking Benjamin

Disturbed

Five Finger Death Punch

Foo Fighters

Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year

“Cut The Cord” – Shinedown

“Failure” – Breaking Benjamin

“Footsteps” – Pop Evil

“Heavy Is The Head” – Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

“I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year

“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson

“Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band

“I See You” – Luke Bryan

“Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge

“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt

Country Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year

“Hey Mama” – David Guetta featuring Nicki  Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

“Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ

“Waves” – Mr. Probz

“Where Are Ü Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

Dance Artist of the Year

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Skrillex & Diplo

Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year

“Blessings” – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West

“Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” – Rich Homie Quan

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap

“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Big Sean

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year

“Bitch Better Have My Money” – Rihanna

“Earned It” – The Weeknd

“Planes” – Jeremih featuring J. Cole

“Post To Be” – Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

“The Hills” – The Weeknd

R&B Artist of the Year

Beyoncé

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

Latin Song of the Year

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“La Gozadera” – Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony

“Mi Verdad” – Maná featuring Shakira

Latin Artist of the Year

Enrique Iglesias

J Balvin

Nicky Jam

Pitbull

Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

“Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él” – Calibre 50

“Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Levantando Polvadera” – Voz de Mando

“Mi Vicio Más Grande” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga

“Te Mestiste” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

Banda Los Recoditos

Calibre 50

Gerardo Ortiz

Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda

Voz De Mando

Best Lyrics

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten

“Hello” – Adele

“Photograph” – Ed Sheeran

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

 

Best Collaboration

“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

“Where Are Ü Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Cover Song:

“1989” (Album in Full) – Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift

“Bad Blood” – Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift

“Bitch Better Have My Money” – Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna

“Cheerleader” – Pentatonix covering Omi

“Hands To Myself/Sorry” – Troy Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

“Hello” – Demi Lovato covering Adele

“Hotline Bling” – Justin Bieber covering Drake

“Hotline Bling” – Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake

“Trap Queen” – Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap

“Uptown Funk” – Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Song from a Movie

“Earned It” – The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey)

“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7)

“Til It Happens To You” – Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

“Writing’s On The Wall” – Sam Smith (Spectre)

Most Meme-able Moment

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

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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