iHeartRadio Music Awards Announces 2016 Nominees – The Full List


image from newimages.bwwstatic.comFinalists for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced this morning. “Our Awards are not chosen by a mysterious panel of judges,” said John Sykes, President of iHeart. “They are a reflection of the artists and songs our listeners supported all year long.” 

The awards will be televised live April 3rd on TBS, TNT and truTV and simulcast on iHeartMedia stations and their digital platform.

Song of the Year:

  • image from newimages.bwwstatic.com“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: (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)

  • 1989 – Taylor Swift
  • 25 – Adele
  • Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd
  • In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
  • X – Ed Sheeran

 

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:

  • “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: (New Category)

 

  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Disturbed
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Foo Fighters
  • Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year: (New Category)

  • “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: (New Category)

  • 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
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Dance Artist of the Year: (New Category)

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Major Lazer
  • Skrillex & Diplo
  • Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year: (New Category)

  • “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: (New Category)

  • Big Sean
  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future
  • J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year: (New Category)

  • “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: (New Category)

  • Beyoncé
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

Latin Song of the Year: (New Category)

  • “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: (New Category)

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • J Balvin
  • Nicky Jam
  • Pitbull
  • Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: (New Category)

  • “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: (New Category)

  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • Calibre 50
  • Gerardo Ortiz
  • Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
  • Voz De Mando