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iHeartMedia And Turner Announce Nominees For The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

iHeartMedia And Turner Announce Nominees For The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) iHeartMedia and Turner announced today the nominees for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and the iHeartRadio app, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. TV subscribers can also watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the truTV, TNT & TBS Apps.

For the fifth straight year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the biggest songs and artists heard throughout 2017 across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app. The 2018 telecast will feature live performances from today's superstar performers, once-in-a-lifetime artist collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations. This is Turner Broadcasting's third year broadcasting the event.

"We have a guiding principle at iHeartRadio that fans rule," said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. "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."

Artists receiving multiple nominations include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled and The Chainsmokers. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

"We've expanded the iHeartRadio Music Awards categories each year to ensure it accurately reflects the tastes of the millions of listeners on our broadcast radio stations and on the iHeartRadio app," said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. "We've been thrilled with the response from both fans and artists and we can't wait to celebrate the year in music by honoring its biggest songs and moments."

For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the Sunday, March 11 telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.

In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year's Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout and the first-ever Cutest Musician's Pet, Best Boy Band and Best Remix awards. In addition, fans will get to vote on social media during the show for winners of the Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the event.

Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through iHeartRadio's social sites and in the iHeartRadio app on January 9. Social voting for all other categories begin today, January 10 and will close on March 4, with voting for the Social Star Award and the Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award continuing through the evening of the awards on March 11. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Ranking as one of the most talked-about television events in social media last year, the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards generated 165 billion impressions throughout the promotional period. It also proved its strength on individual platforms like Twitter, where it was the No. 1 trending topic in the United States and worldwide the night of the live simulcast. In addition, the iHeartRadio Music Awards won the night with the Nielsen Social Content Rating, finishing first ahead of The Walking Dead.

Among the many winners of the 2017 awards were Justin Timberlake's "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" for Song of the Year, Adele for Female Artist of the Year, Justin Bieber for Male Artist of the Year, The Chainsmokers for Best New Artist presented by the all-new Subaru Impreza®, twenty one pilots for Best Duo/Group of the Year and Coldplay for Best Tour. In addition, Bruno Mars received the most prestigious award of the evening - the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award - in recognition of his unparalleled contribution to popular culture and the music industry.

This year's awards will feature a broad array of categories, including Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music's biggest genres, including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock/Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican formats. For the second year, the 2018 Best New Artist awards will be grouped by music format and format winners will then become finalists for the top title of Best New Artist. Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:

Song of the Year:
"Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran
"That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
Female Artist of the Year:
Male Artist of the Year:
Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Best Collaboration:
"Don't Wanna Know" - Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
"Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara
Best New Pop Artist:
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:
Judah & The Lion
Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
Judah & The Lion
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:
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:
Best New Country Artist:
Dance Song of the Year:
"It Ain't Me" - Kygo and Selena Gomez
"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:
Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
"Bad and Boujee" - Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert
"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar
"Rockstar" - Post Malone
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
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:
Best New R&B Artist:
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:
Best New Latin Artist:
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:
Best New Regional Mexican Artist:
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes
Producer of the Year:
Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Warren "Oak" Felder
Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
"There's Nothing Holdin' 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
Camilizers - Camila Cabello
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 Holdin' Me Back" - Shawn Mendes
Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
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
Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category
Best Remix: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
"Bon Appétit" - Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU
"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
Additional categories include Biggest Triple Threat, Best Tour, Label of the Year, Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year and Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com.

Proud partners of the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Taco Bell® and Bioré® Skincare, with more to be announced.

The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.7 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 110 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.

iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner, is home to seven of the most popular and critically-acclaimed new comedy series on cable - Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked and The Guest Book - as well as the animated hit American Dad! Upcoming comedies include The Last O.G., Close Enough, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch a late-night block from Super Deluxe. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes the top-rated competition series Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild. Additionally, TBS' programming lineup includes popular comedy hits such as Family Guy, and The Big Bang Theory, blockbuster movies, live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's professional, eSports gaming competition.

About TNT
TNT, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including: Animal Kingdom,Claws,Good Behavior,The Last Ship,Major Crimes,The Librarians, the upcoming The Alienist, One Day She'll Darken and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series including Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

About truTV
truTV is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Adam Ruins Everything, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters, Hack My Life, I'm Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Talk Show the Game Show, The Carbonaro Effect, The Chris Gethard Show, Those Who Can't and more. As a division of Turner, truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.




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