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Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Awards Nominees

iHeartRadio announced the nominees for their upcoming awards and Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars lead… It includes listener feedback and performance data, according to airplay; digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform, including sales, social, online video data and tags from BigChampagne and Shazam.

Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year.

For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at 8 p.m. EST, an artist will be presented their award and given an acceptance speech. As in years before, fans will be able to vote for a number of different categories, including best fan army presented by Taco Bell, best lyrics, best cover song, best music video, social star award, best solo breakout, best boy band, best remix.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place March 11 at the Forum in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below.

Song of the Year:
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran
“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
Halsey
P!nk
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos
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
“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara
“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:
Camila Cabello
Julia Michaels
Liam Payne
Logic
Niall Horan

(Billboard.com)

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