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The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards To Feature Performances By Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys And More

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards To Feature Performances By Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys And More
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The fan-fueled fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 11, will feature today's biggest artists and music with performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Backstreet Boys with more to be announced, at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles.

The event will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on 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 TBS, TNT and truTV Apps.

"iHeartRadio is a huge supporter of artists and music, so to get to be part of this celebration is a huge honor," said DJ Khaled. "It has been an extraordinary year in music and I couldn't be more excited than to be celebrating these amazing artists with all of their fans nationwide."

"I'm so excited to be co-hosting this year's iHeartRadio awards alongside someone as hilarious and talented as DJ Khaled," said Baldwin. "I've always been a fan of iHeartRadio and am looking forward to a great show filled with some of the most incredible artists who I myself am a fan of too."

"This is a night that belongs 100 percent to music fans and the artists they love," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "They listen to these songs every day on their favorite iHeartRadio station, and this is an opportunity to see them recognized on a national television stage."

"Fans know that when it comes to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, they can expect one thing - the unexpected," said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. "Music's biggest artists always raise the bar with their performances and surprise collaborations, and this year promises to be no exception. We can't wait."

"This is a show where fans can see all of their favorite songs performed and all of their favorite stars in one place," said Michael Bloom, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials for TBS & TNT. "That's what it's about; those who are craziest about the music choosing their favorites and experiencing them live from the iconic Forum."

Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 10. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato and The Chainsmokers. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories visit

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 began on 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

Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at
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 or follow #iHeartAwards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:
Song of the Year:
"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
Best New Pop Artist:
Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Thunder" - Imagine Dragons
"Wish I Knew You" - The Revivalists
Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
Rock Song of the Year:
"Song #3" - Stone Sour
Rock Artist of the Year:
Country Song of the Year:
"Dirt On My Boots" - Jon Pardi
"Hurricane" - Luke Combs
"Small Town Boy" - Dustin Lynch
Country Artist of the Year:
Best New Country Artist:
Dance Song of the Year:
"It Ain't Me" - Kygo and Selena Gomez
Dance Artist of the Year:
Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar
"Rockstar" - Post Malone
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
R&B Song of the Year:
"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:
Latin Artist of the Year:
Best New Latin Artist:
Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
"Ella Es Mi Mujer" - Banda Carnaval
"Las Ultras" - Calibre 50
"Siempre Te Voy A Querer" - Calibre 50
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Best New Regional Mexican Artist:
Producer of the Year:
Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" - Shawn Mendes
"Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift
"Slow Hands" - Niall Horan
Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
"Bad Liar" - HAIM
"Issues" - Niall Horan
"Say You Won't Let Go" - Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly
"The Chain" - Harry Styles
"The Tribute Song" - Thirty Seconds To Mars
Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
Arianators - Ariana Grande
Beliebers - Justin Bieber
Mendes Army - Shawn Mendes
Selenators - Selena Gomez
Swifties - Taylor Swift
Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
"I'm The One" - DJ Khaled
"Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift
"Malibu" - Miley Cyrus
"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
Bear Rexha - Bebe Rexha
Nugget - Katy Perry
Olivia - Taylor Swift
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
"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
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

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 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 for more company information.

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