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iHeartMedia Announce Nominees For 10th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards

iHeartMedia Announce Nominees For 10th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards

(L-R): Taylor Swift, Drake, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Lizzo (Image: iHeartMedia)
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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced Wednesday (January 11) the nominees for the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, March 27 on FOX.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the app throughout 2022, alongside previewing potential upcoming hits of 2023. The show features multiple categories and live performances and will focus on telling the stories of the winning artists’ road to stardom.

“It’s been a great year for music with so many inspiring hits; we can’t wait to celebrate these artists and songs at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” said Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music. This year’s show will again entertain fans with incredible performances and special collaborations; it will be the year’s must-see event.”

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again incorporate fan input – allowing iHeartRadio listeners to decide on winners in several categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Lyrics, Best Music Video, Best Fan Army, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year, Favorite Documentary, Favorite Tour Style, Favorite Residency and Favorite Use of a Sample.

Social voting began yesterday and will close on March 20 for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or visit

Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year nominees will be announced later. Additional categories include Label of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in several different genres, including Pop, Country, Alternative, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican formats.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15.

The complete list of nominees is below:

Song of the Year:
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Big Energy”- Latto
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
“First Class”- Jack Harlow
“Ghost”- Justin Bieber
“Heat Waves”- Glass Animals
“INDUSTRY BABY”- Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“Woman”- Doja Cat

Artist of the Year:
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Black Eyed Peas
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Collaboration:
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“I Like You (A Happier Song)”- Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
“INDUSTRY BABY”- Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
“Sweetest Pie”- Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
“Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras
“WAIT FOR U”- Future ft. Drake & Tems
“You Right”- Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best New Pop Artist:
Dove Cameron
Nicky Youre
Steve Lacy

Country Song of the Year:
“Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“She Had Me At Heads Carolina”- Cole Swindell
“The Kind of Love We Make”- Luke Combs
“Wasted On You”- Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Best New Country Artist:
Bailey Zimmerman
Cody Johnson
Elle King
Elvie Shane
Priscilla Block

Afrobeats Artist of the Year:
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla
“First Class”- Jack Harlow
“Girls Want Girls”- Drake ft. Lil Baby
“Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black
“WAIT FOR U”- Future ft. Drake & Tems

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Kodak Black
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
Nardo Wick
SleazyWorld Go

R&B Song of the Year:
“BREAK MY SOUL”- Beyoncé
“Free Mind”- Tems
“Hrs And Hrs”- Muni Long
“I Hate U”- SZA
“Smokin’ Out The Window”- Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

R&B Artist of the Year:
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Best New R&B Artist:
Brent Faiyaz
Muni Long
Steve Lacy

Alternative Song of the Year:
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
“EDGING”- Blink-182
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
“Heat Waves”- Glass Animals
“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”- Kate Bush

Alternative Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Red Hot Chili Peppers
twenty one pilots

Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock):
Beach Weather
Giovannie and the Hired Guns
Wet Leg

Rock Song of the Year:
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
“Planet Zero”- Shinedown
“So Called Life”- Three Days Grace
“Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock Artist of the Year:
Papa Roach
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Three Days Grace

Dance Song of the Year:
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“Escape”- KX5, Kaskade, Deadmau5 ft. Hayla
“Heaven Takes You Home”- Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance
“Hot In It”- Tiësto & Charli XCX
“I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

Dance Artist of the Year:
Anabel Englund
Joel Corry
Swedish House Mafia

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year:
“El Incomprendido”- Farruko/ Víctor Cárdenas/ DJ Adoni
“MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G
“Me Porto Bonito”- Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone
“Moscow Mule”- Bad Bunny

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year:
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
“Cada Quien”- Grupo Firme ft. Maluma
“Cómo Te Olvido”- La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
“Si Te Pudiera Mentir”- Calibre 50
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex”- La Adictiva
“Ya Supérame”- Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma
Grupo Firme
La Adictiva

Best New Latin Artist:
Kali Uchis
Ryan Castro

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“abcdefu”- GAYLE
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“Glimpse Of Us”- Joji
“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna
“N95”- Kendrick Lamar
“pushin P”- Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
“Super Freaky Girl”- Nicki Minaj
“Wasted On You”- Morgan Wallen
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez
“Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G
“DON’T YOU WORRY”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta
“Envovler”- Anitta
“Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS
“Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK
“Tití Me Preguntó”- Bad Bunny
“Yet To Come”- BTS

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
“Barbz”- Nicki Minaj
“Beliebers”- Justin Bieber
“BeyHive”- Beyoncé
“BTSArmy”- BTS
“Harries”- Harry Styles
“Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion
“Louies”- Louis Tomlinson
“RihannaNavy”- Rihanna
“Rushers”- Big Time Rush
“Selenators”- Selena Gomez
“Swifties”- Taylor Swift

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Bailey Zimmerman
Charli D’Amelio
Em Beihold
Lauren Spencer-Smith
Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category
Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
Halsey – Yasi
Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield
Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
Luke Combs – David Bergman
Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
Olivia Rodrigo – DONSLENS
Post Malone – Adam DeGross
twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn
YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Bad Habit”- Steve Lacy
“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift
“Big Energy”- Latto
“CUFF IT”- Beyoncé
“Envolver”- Anitta
“Just Wanna Rock”- Lil Uzi Vert
“Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor
“Super Freaky Girl”- Nicki Minaj
“Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras
“World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR

Favorite Documentary: *Socially Voted Category
“Halftime”- Jennifer Lopez
“Life in Pink”- Machine Gun Kelly
“Love, Lizzo”- Lizzo
“Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi”- Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi
“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”- Selena Gomez
“Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl”- Shania Twain
“Sheryl”- Sheryl Crow
“Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby”- Lil Baby

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category
Bad Bunny
Carrie Underwood
Dua Lipa
Elton John
Harry Styles
Lady Gaga
Lil Nas X
Machine Gun Kelly
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Favorite Residency: *Socially Voted Category
“An Evening with Silk Sonic”- Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“Enigma + Jazz & Piano”- Lady Gaga
“Let’s Go!”- Shania Twain
“Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend
“Love On Tour”- Harry Styles
“Play”- Katy Perry
“REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency”- Carrie Underwood
“Usher: My Way – The Las Vegas Residency”- Usher
“Weekends with Adele”- Adele

Favorite Use of a Sample: *Socially Voted Category
Beyoncé’s “SUMMER RENAISSANCE” – sampled Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”
BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” – sampled 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P,” Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay,” and Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”
Chlöe’s “Treat Me” – sampled Bubba Sparxxx & Ying Yang Twins’ “Ms. New Booty”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” – sampled Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
DJ Khaled & Drake’s “Staying Alive” – sampled The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”
Doja Cat’s “Vegas” – sampled Shonka Dukureh’s “Hound Dog”
Jack Harlow’s “First Class” – sampled Fergie’s “Glamorous”
Latto’s “Big Energy” – sampled Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”
Lizzo’s “Break Up Twice” – sampled Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” – sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”
Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods”
Yung Gravy’s “Betty (Get Money)” – sampled Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

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