2020 iHeart Music Award Nominees Include Diplo, Kygo, Marshmello…

As we enter awards season, artists will come together to be recognized for their work. iHeart Radio is gearing up for its annual music awards show, recognizing the industries top artist. This will be iHeart Radio’s seventh year holding the event. In addition, this year’s show will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, January 8th, the company released this year’s nominees. Important to note: The awards show is based on statistics gathered from the iHeart Radio stations, from throughout 2019.

 “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.”

Tom Poleman

In all, this year’s nominees see many artists from previous years but also include some new faces. Five artists are in the running for song of the year, arguably the most talked-about category. They include Billie Eilish’s “bad guy”, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita”, the Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker”, and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”.

Most importantly, our favorite category, the dance categories, includes many of the songs we’ve heard throughout the past year. Dance Song of the Year Nominees include: ‘Close To Me’ – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee, ‘Higher Love’ – Kygo & Whitney Houston, ‘Body’ – Loud Luxury featuring brando, ‘Here With Me’ – Marshmello featuring Chvrches, and ‘So Close’ –NOTDFelix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku. Furthermore, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Loud Luxury, Marshmello, and Kygo are also up for Dance Artist of the Year.

In the meantime, fans will also be able to put in their input and vote for several categories. Visit, iHeartRadio.com/awards by March 23rd to learn how to vote. Lastly, see the full list of nominees below!

iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees

Song of the Year
‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X
‘Señorita’ – 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
‘Señorita’ – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Pop Artist:
Ava Max
FLETCHER
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
SHAED
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 Capó & 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
Rosalía
Sech

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
‘¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión’ – 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 Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma​
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

Best New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:Banda Los
Sebastianes​
El Fantasma
Fuerza Regida
Kanales
Lenin Ramírez

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
‘Señorita’ – 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’ – Rosalía, 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
‘Señorita’ – 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​
‘Señorita’ (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) – Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens

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