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Drake, Chainsmokers lead iHeartRadio Music Award noms

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 16:22:30-05
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - It's shaping up to be a blockbuster night in the City of Angels Sunday.
 
Some of today's top singers and musicians will be out in full force on March 5 for the 4th annual iHeartRadio Music Awards.
 
This year, Drake leads the pack with 12 nominations, including for his hit, "One Dance," "Controlla," and for best male hip-hop artist of the year. The Chainsmokers were close behind with 11 nominations, including nominations for best new artist, for their song "Closer," and for best group/duo of the year.
 
 
 
This year, there are numerous honors up for grabs. Here's a look at the categories and who may go home with one of those gleaming heart trophies:
 
Song of the Year:
  • "CAN’T STOP THE FEELING" - Justin Timberlake
  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  • "Stressed Out" - twenty one pilots
 
Female Artist of the Year: 
  • Adele
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Selena Gomez
  • Sia
 
Male Artist of the Year:  
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Luke Bryan
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd
 
Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
  • Coldplay
  • DNCE
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • The Chainsmokers
  • twenty one pilots
 
Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
  • "Bored to Death" - blink-182
  • "Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Ride" - twenty one pilots
  • "Trouble" - Cage The Elephant
 
 Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
  • blink-182
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Coldplay
  • The Strumbellas
  • twenty one pilots
 
Rock Song of the Year:
  • "Bang Bang" - Green Day
  • "Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Take Me Down" – The Pretty Reckless
  • "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" – Volbeat
  • "The Sound Of Silence" - Disturbed
 
Rock Artist of the Year:
  • Disturbed
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Shinedown
  • Volbeat
 
Country Song of the Year:
  • "Church Bells" - Carrie Underwood
  • "Snapback" - Old Dominion
  • "Somewhere On A Beach" - Dierks Bentley
  • "T-Shirt" - Thomas Rhett
  • "You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell
 
Country Artist of the Year:
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
 
Dance Song of the Year:
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" - Mike Posner
  • "Let Me Love You" - DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber
 
 Dance Artist of the Year: 
  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
  • Flume
  • Major Lazer
  • The Chainsmokers
 
 Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
  • "All The Way Up" - Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
  • "Controlla" - Drake
  • "For Free" - DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  • "One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  • "Panda" - Desiigner
 
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
  • Desiigner
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Future
  • J. Cole
 
R&B Song of the Year:
  • "Exchange" - Bryson Tiller
  • "Needed Me" - Rihanna
  • "No Limit" - Usher featuring Young Thug
  • "Sorry" - Beyoncé
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
 
 R&B Artist of the Year: 
  • Beyoncé
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Rihanna
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher
 
 Latin Song of the Year: 
  • "Ay Mi Dios" - IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  • "De Pies A Cabeza" - Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  • "Duele El Corazon" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
  • "La Carretera" - Prince Royce
  • "Ya Me Enteré" - Reik featuring Nicky Jam
 
 Latin Artist of the Year: 
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • J Balvin
  • Nicky Jam
  • Prince Royce
  • Yandel
 
 Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
  • "Amor Del Bueno" - Calibre 50
  • "Cicatrices" - Regulo Caro
  • "Me Está Gustando" - Banda Los Recoditos
  • "¿Por Qué Terminamos?" - Gerardo Ortiz
  • "Solo Con Verte" - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
 
 Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
  • Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • Calibre 50
  • Gerardo Ortiz
  • Remmy Valenzuela
 
Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
  • Foals
  • Kaleo
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Red Sun Rising
  • The Strumbellas
 
Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
  • Chris Lane
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Granger Smith
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
 
Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Desiigner
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Kent Jones
  • Kevin Gates
 
Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
  • Carlos Rivera
  • Christian Daniel
  • CNCO
  • IAmChino
  • Sofia Reyes
 
Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)
  • Belly
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Dreezy
  • Kayla Brianna
  • Ro James
 
Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
  • Adriel Favela
  • Banda Los Sebastianes
  • Cheyo Carrillo
  • Joss Favela
  • La Séptima Banda
 
Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
  • Alessia Cara
  • Daya
  • Lukas Graham
  • The Chainsmokers
  • ZAYN
 
 Producer of the Year: (New Category)
  • Benny Blanco
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Max Martin
  • Mike Elizondo
  • The Chainsmokers
 
Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
  • "7 Years" - Lukas Graham
  • "Came Here to Forget" - Blake Shelton
  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Love Yourself" - Justin Bieber
  • "Scars To Your Beautiful" - Alessia Cara
  • "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" - Adele
  • "Too Good" – Drake featuring Rihanna
  • "You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell
 
 Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "This Is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
 
Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
  • "All I Ask" - Bruno Mars
  • "Ex's and Oh's" - Fifth Harmony
  • "Fast Car" - Justin Bieber
  • "Hands to Myself" - DNCE
  • "Here" - Shawn Mendes
  • "How Will I Know" - Ariana Grande
  • "Love on the Brain" - Kelly Clarkson
  • "Purple Rain" - Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  • "Sound of Silence" - Disturbed
  • "Too Good" - Zara Larsson
 
Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
  • "CAN’T STOP THE FEELING" - Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  • "Falling for You" - Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones's Baby)
  • "Girls Talk Boys" - 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
  • "Just Like Fire" - P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
 
Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
  • "CAN’T STOP THE FEELING" - Justin Timberlake
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "Formation" - Beyoncé
  • "Hasta El Amanecer" - Nicky Jam
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Hymn for the Weekend" - Coldplay
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" - Mike Posner
  • "Pillowtalk" - ZAYN
  • "Side to Side" - Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  • "This Is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
  • "Work From Home" - Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
 
Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
  • Hey Violet
  • Pierce the Veil
  • PVRIS
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Tonight Alive
 
Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
  • Alex Aiono from YouTube
  • Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
  • Emma McGann from YouNow
  • Hailey Knox from YouNow
  • Jack and Jack from Snapchat
  • Jacob Satorius from Musical.ly
  • Marcus Perez from Facebook
  • Steph Clavin from Instagram
  • Todrick Hall from YouTube
  • Xyego from Smule
 
Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
  • 5 Seconds of Summer - 5SOSFam
  • Ariana Grande - Arianators
  • Beyoncé - Beyhive
  • Britney Spears - Britney Army
  • Demi Lovato - Lovatics
  • Fifth Harmony - Harmonizers
  • Justin Bieber - Beliebers
  • Katy Perry - KatyCats
  • Lady Gaga - Little Monsters
  • Rihanna - Rihanna Navy
  • Selena Gomez - Selenators
  • Shawn Mendes - Mendes Army
  • twenty one pilots - #twentyonepilots
 
Other categories include Best Tour, Most Thumbed Up Artist and Most Thumbed Up Song.
 
The nominees and winners are chosen by iHeartMedia, Inc., based on industry data from Mediabase and BigChampagne, fan feedback and guidance from experts. Some categories, as seen above, were voted for online by internet users.