Wednesday, January 8, 2020

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment Announce Nominees for the 2020 "iHeartRadio Music Awards"

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment Announce Nominees for the 2020 "iHeartRadio Music Awards"
This year's event airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29 on FOX.

[via press release from FOX]

Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Nominated for Song of the Year at the 2020 "iHeartRadio Music Awards," Airing Live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29, on FOX

NEW YORK, N.Y. - January 8, 2020 - iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced today the nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The event also will be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service.

Now in its seventh year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards is a star-studded music event celebrating the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2020. The show will feature live performances from the biggest artists in music, as well as surprise duets and collaborations, and award presentations in multiple categories. Since the Awards' inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by superstar artists, such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, Halsey, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Martin, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Sam Smith, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull and many others.

"The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a true celebration of the music and artists that millions of fans listen to every day on their favorite radio stations across the country," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "FOX's young and engaged audience has proven to be the perfect home for our iHeart listeners."

Artists receiving multiple nominations include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Shawn Mendes, Snow, Summer Walker and Taylor Swift. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories, visit

"It's always exciting to see who gets nominated for our iHeartRadio Music Awards," said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. "This year's nominees represent the music heard all year on our stations and the iHeartRadio app. We can't wait to bring them together for one incredible night of celebration and see who takes home the award in all thirty-plus categories."
In addition to paying tribute to music and artists, the 2020 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, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.

Social voting begins today, January 8, and will close on Monday, March 23 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT for all categories except for Best Fan Army, which will continue through Friday, March 27 at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting

This year, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell's Feed The Beat program are teaming up to reinforce a shared commitment to new artists. Leading up to and throughout the night of the Awards, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell will showcase new artists across iHeartRadio platforms so fans can see who's next in music, alongside the biggest artists on the planet.

Among the many winners of the 2019 Awards were Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey for Song of the Year, Ariana Grande for Artist of the Year and 5 Seconds Of Summer for Best Duo/Group of the Year. The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards also honored Taylor Swift with the Tour of the Year Award for her Reputation Stadium Tour. In addition, Alicia Keys received the most prestigious award of the evening - the 2019 iHeartRadio Innovator Award - for her unparalleled contributions to pop culture and social causes as an artist, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and activist. And Garth Brooks received the first-ever Artist of the Decade Award for his impact on the music industry as one of the world's most successful and beloved artists.

This year's awards will feature a broad array of categories, including Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music's biggest genres including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin Pop/Urban and Regional Mexican formats. Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:
Song of the Year:
· "bad guy" - Billie Eilish
· "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X
· "Se�orita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
· "Sucker" - Jonas Brothers
· "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo
Female Artist of the Year:
· Ariana Grande
· Billie Eilish
· Halsey
· Lizzo
· Taylor Swift
Male Artist of the Year:
· Ed Sheeran
· Khalid
· Luke Combs
· Post Malone
· Shawn Mendes
Best Duo/Group of the Year:
· Dan + Shay
· Imagine Dragons
· Jonas Brothers
· Maroon 5
· Panic! At The Disco
Best Collaboration:
· "Dancing With A Stranger" - Sam Smith & Normani
· "Eastside" - benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
· "I Don't Care" - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
· "Se�orita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
· "Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee
Best New Pop Artist:
· Ava Max
· Lewis Capaldi
· Lil Nas X
· Lizzo
Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
· "bad guy" - Billie Eilish
· "Doin' Time" - Lana Del Rey
· "Ready To Let Go" - Cage The Elephant
· "The Hype" - twenty one pilots
· "Trampoline" - SHAED
Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
· Billie Eilish
· Cage The Elephant
· Imagine Dragons
· Panic! At The Disco
· twenty one pilots
Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
· Dirty Honey
· Dominic Fike
· Matt Maeson
· The Glorious Sons
Rock Song of the Year:
· "Blue On Black" - Five Finger Death Punch
· "Ghost" - Badflower
· "Lo/Hi" - The Black Keys
· "Monsters" - Shinedown
· "S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)" - The Glorious Sons
Rock Artist of the Year:
· Disturbed
· Five Finger Death Punch
· Godsmack
· Greta Van Fleet
· Shinedown
Country Song of the Year:
· "Beautiful Crazy" - Luke Combs
· "GIRL" - Maren Morris
· "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
· "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" - Justin Moore
· "Whiskey Glasses" - Morgan Wallen
Country Artist of the Year:
· Carrie Underwood
· Dan + Shay
· Luke Bryan
· Luke Combs
· Thomas Rhett
Best New Country Artist:
· Jimmie Allen
· Matt Stell
· Morgan Wallen
· Riley Green
· Runaway June
Dance Song of the Year:
· "Body" - Loud Luxury featuring brando
· "Close To Me" - Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee
· "Here With Me" - Marshmello featuring Chvrches
· "Higher Love" - Kygo & Whitney Houston
· "So Close" - NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku
Dance Artist of the Year:
· Diplo
· Kygo
· Loud Luxury
· Marshmello
· The Chainsmokers
Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
· "Going Bad" - Meek Mill featuring Drake
· "Money In The Grave" - Drake featuring Rick Ross
· "Money" - Cardi B
· "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X
· "Suge" - DaBaby
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
· Cardi B
· Drake
· Lil Baby
· Meek Mill
· Travis Scott
Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
· City Girls
· DaBaby
· Lil Nas X
· Lizzo
· Megan Thee Stallion
R&B Song of the Year:
· "Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Album)" - Beyoncé
· "Girls Need Love (Remix)" - Summer Walker & Drake
· "No Guidance" - Chris Brown featuring Drake
· "Shot Clock" - Ella Mai
· "Talk" - Khalid
R&B Artist of the Year:
· Chris Brown
· Ella Mai
· H.E.R.
· Khalid
· Summer Walker
Best New R&B Artist:
· Ari Lennox
· LightSkinKeisha
· Nicole Bus
· Summer Walker
· The Bonfyre
Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year:
· "Calma" - Pedro Cap� & Alicia Keys featuring Farruko
· "Con Calma" - Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow
· "MIA" - Bad Bunny featuring Drake
· "QUE PRETENDES" - J Balvin & Bad Bunny
· "Taki Taki" - DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B
Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year:
· Bad Bunny
· Daddy Yankee
· J Balvin
· Maluma
· Ozuna
Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist:
· Camilo
· Guaynaa
· Lunay
· Rosal�a
· Sech
Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
· "�Por Qué Cambiaste De Opini�n" - Calibre 50
· "A Través Del Vaso" - Banda Los Sebastianes
· "Con Todo Incluido" - La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
· "Encantadora" - El Fantasma
· "Nada Nuevo" - Christian Nodal
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
· Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Liz�rraga
· Calibre 50
· Christian Nodal
· El Fantasma
· La Arrolladora Banda El Lim�n
Best New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
· Banda Los Sebastianes
· El Fantasma
· Fuerza Regida
· Kanales
· Lenin Ram�rez
Producer of the Year:
· Andrew Watt
· Benny Blanco
· Finneas
· Louis Bell
· Max Martin
Songwriter of the Year:
· Ashley Gorley
· Finneas
· Frank Dukes
· Louis Bell
· Savan Kotecha
Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
· "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
· "7 rings" - Ariana Grande
· "bad guy" - Billie Eilish
· "Beautiful People" - Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
· "Hot Girl Summer" - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
· "Juice" - Lizzo
· "Lose You To Love Me" - Selena Gomez
· "Nightmare" - Halsey
· "Se�orita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
· "Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi
· "The Bones" - Maren Morris
· "You Need to Calm Down" - Taylor Swift
Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
· Led Zeppelin - "Black Dog" - Miley Cyrus cover
· Ariana Grande - "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" - Lana Del Rey cover
· Phil Collins - "Can't Stop Loving You" - Taylor Swift cover
· Sam Smith & Normani - "Dancing With A Stranger" - 5SOS cover
· Elvin Bishop - "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" - Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover
· The Rembrandts - "I'll Be There For You" - Meghan Trainor cover
· Taylor Swift - "Lover" - Keith Urban cover
· Lewis Capaldi - "Someone You Loved" - Camila Cabello cover
· Jonas Brothers - "Sucker" - Halsey cover
· Post Malone - "Sunflower" - Vampire Weekend cover
Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
· Agnation - Agnez Mo
· Arianators - Ariana Grande
· Beliebers - Justin Bieber
· BTSArmy - BTS
· Camilizers - Camila Cabello
· Harries - Harry Styles
· Limelights - Why Don't We
· Louies - Louis Tomlinson
· MendesArmy - Shawn Mendes
· Niallers - Niall Horan
· Selenators - Selena Gomez
· Swifties - Taylor Swift
Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
· "7 rings" - Ariana Grande
· "bad guy" - Billie Eilish
· "Boy With Luv" - BTS featuring Halsey
· "Con Altura" - Rosal�a, J Balvin featuring El Guincho
· "Con Calma" - Daddy Yankee & Snow
· "Dancing With A Stranger" - Sam Smith & Normani
· "I Don't Care" - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
· "Kill This Love" - BLACKPINK
· "ME!" - Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie
· "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
· "Se�orita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
· "Sucker" - Jonas Brothers
Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
· Asher Angel
· Cody Orlove
· Danielle Cohn
· DeStorm Power
· King Bach
· Montana Tucker
· Niki and Gabi
· Piper Rockelle
· Scotty Sire
· Stephanie Poetri
· The Moy Boys
· Zoe Laverne
Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category
· "bad guy" - Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)
· "Con Calma" - Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow
· "Good As Hell" - Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande
· "Higher Love" - Kygo & Whitney Houston
· "Lover" - Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes
· "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
· "The Bones" - Maren Morris featuring Hozier
· "Thotiana" - Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG
· "Trampoline" - SHAED featuring Zayn
· "Without Me" - Halsey featuring Juice WRLD
Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category
· Adam Degross (Post Malone)
· Alfredo Flores (Ariana Grande)
· Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
· Blair Caldwell (Normani)
· Daniel Prakopcyk (John Mayer)
· Jake Chamseddine (Panic! At The Disco)
· Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)
· Matty Vogel (Billie Eilish)
· Rays Corrupted Mind (Travis Scott)
· Zack Caspary (Why Don't We)
· Zakary Walters (Ed Sheeran)
Favorite Music Video Choreography: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
· "7 rings" (Ariana Grande) - Scott and Brian Nicholson
· "How Do You Sleep?" (Sam Smith) - Parris Goebel
· "Kill This Love" (BLACKPINK) - Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin
· "ME!" (Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie) - Tyce Diorio
· "Motivation" (Normani) - Sean Bankhead
· "Se�orita" (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) - Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens

Additional categories include Label of the Year, Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year and Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year. For a full list of categories visit
Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 8 at 10:00 AM PT at
Proud partners of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Taco Bell with more to be announced.

Executive Producers for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are Joel Gallen for Tenth Planet and John Sykes and Tom Poleman for iHeartMedia.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+.

About iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month - and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company's leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit for more company information.

About FOX Entertainment
A division of Fox Corporation, FOX Entertainment's 30-year legacy of innovative, hit programming includes 9-1-1, THE MASKED SINGER, PRODIGAL SON, EMPIRE, LAST MAN STANDING, "24," "The X-Files" and "American Idol." Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted and live content, FOX Entertainment's broadcast network airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports; and is the only major network to post year-over-year growth among viewers during the 2018-2019 broadcast season.

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