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2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

All of your favorite chart-toppers are coming together in one place on Sunday night (March 11) for our 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles and it's bound to be a jam-packed affair to remember. Aside from performances from the likes of Eminem, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello, the DJ Khaled and Hailey Baldwin-hosted affair will also see nominees like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi face off for some of the biggest titles of the night. 

And as always, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate you -- the fans. Music fans have been given the opportunity to vote and decide winners in several new and established categories including 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. And during the show, fans will vote via social media for the winners of Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the ceremony.

To prep you for the star-studded show, we've rounded up the full list of nominations as well as the previously announced winners for the ceremony. Scroll on below to get acquainted with the honors of the night and stay tuned to see just who will take home the silver trophy. The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT on March 11th, as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and on the iHeartRadio app. 

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iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees

Song of the Year:

-"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

-"Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran ** WINNER

-"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




-Taylor Swift ** WINNER

Male Artist of the Year:  

-Bruno Mars

-Charlie Puth

-Ed Sheeran ** WINNER

-Shawn Mendes

-The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

-Imagine Dragons

-Maroon 5 ** WINNER


-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 ** WINNER

-"Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara

-"Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:

-Camila Cabello

-Julia Michaels

-Liam Payne


-Niall Horan ** WINNER

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

-"Believer" - Imagine Dragons

-"Feel It Still" - Portugal. The Man ** WINNER

-"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 ** WINNER

-Judah & The Lion

-Kings Of Leon

-Portugal. The Man

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

-Greta Van Fleet

-Judah & The Lion ** WINNER


-Rag'n'Bone Man

-The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:

-"Go To War" - Nothing More

-"Help" - Papa Roach

-"Run" - Foo Fighters ** WINNER

-"Rx (Medicate)" - Theory of a Deadman

-"Song #3" - Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:

-Foo Fighters

-Highly Suspect

-Metallica ** WINNER

-Papa Roach

-Royal Blood

Country Song of the Year:

-"Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt ** WINNER

-"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 ** WINNER

Best New Country Artist:

-Brett Young

-Jon Pardi

-Kane Brown

-Lauren Alaina

-Luke Combs ** WINNER

Dance Song of the Year:

-"It Ain't Me" - Kygo and Selena Gomez

-"No Promises" - Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato

-"Rockabye" - Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

-"Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

-"Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara ** WINNER

Dance Artist of the Year: 

-Calvin Harris

-Cheat Codes


-The Chainsmokers ** WINNER


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 ** WINNER

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

-DJ Khaled



-Kendrick Lamar ** WINNER


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

-21 Savage

-Cardi B ** WINNER


-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 ** WINNER

R&B Artist of the Year: 

-Bruno Mars ** WINNER

-Childish Gambino



-The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:



-Kevin Ross

-Khalid ** WINNER


Latin Song of the Year: 

-"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ** WINNER

-"El Amante" - Nicky Jam

-"Hey DJ" - CNCO

-"Mi Gente" - J Balvin featuring Willy William

-"Súbeme La Radio" -  Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year: 


-J Balvin

-Luis Fonsi ** WINNER

-Nicky Jam


Best New Latin Artist:

-Abraham Mateo

-Bad Bunny

-Danny Ocean

-Karol G

-Ozuna ** WINNER

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 

-"Adios Amor” - Christian Nodal ** WINNER

-"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 ** WINNER

-Gerardo Ortiz

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

-Christian Nodal ** WINNER

-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 ** WINNER

-Benny Blanco

-Justin Tranter

-Steve Mac

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category):

-"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B

-"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

-"Holding Me Back" - Shawn Mendes

-"Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift

-"Perfect" - Ed Sheeran

-"Slow Hands" - Niall Horan ** WINNER

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 ** WINNER

 -"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 ** WINNER

-"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 ** WINNER

-Christian Collins

-Conor Maynard


-Gabbie Hanna

-JoJo Siwa

-Mariah Belgrod

-Max & Harvey


Cutest Musician’s Pet (New Socially Voted Category):

-Batman - Demi Lovato

-Bear Rexha - Bebe Rexha

-Nugget - Katy Perry

-Olivia - Taylor Swift

-Pig Pig - Miley Cyrus

-Toulouse - Ariana Grande ** WINNER

Best Boy Band (New Socially Voted Category):



-In Real Life


-The Vamps

-Why Don’t We

Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category):

-Camila Cabello

-Harry Styles

-Liam Payne

-Louis Tomlinson ** WINNER

-Niall Horan

Best Remix (New 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

-"Reggaeton Lento" - CNCO and Little Mix ** WINNER

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.

Photo: Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio

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