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Drake And Post Malone Among 2019 iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

Also leading the hip-hop noms is Post Malone, who snagged five nominations including Male Artist Of The Year and Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year, as well as Song Of The Year for ‘Better Now’.

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With awards season officially underway, iHeartMedia announced today (9 January) the nominees for the sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Topping the list of nominees is breakout star of 2018, Cardi B with 13 nominations, including many for her hit collaborative tracks including ‘Girls Like You’ with Maroon 5 and ‘I Like It’ with Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Following just behind her is chart fixture Drake, with eight nominations, three of which are for Hip-Hop Song Of The Year: ‘God’s Plan’, ‘In My Feelings’ and ‘Nice for What’.

Also leading the hip-hop noms is Post Malone, who snagged five nominations including Male Artist Of The Year and Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year, as well as Song Of The Year for ‘Better Now’.

“It’s no secret why this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees are a Who’s Who of music,” says John Sykes, president of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “These are the artists and the songs iHeartRadio listeners couldn’t get enough of this past year. It’s going to be an unforgettable show.”

Unlike other awards shows, iHeart incorporates fan voting for a number of different categories, including Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song and Best Music Video, among others. Voting is officially open to the public and can be accessed here.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place on 14 March at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below.

Song of the Year:
‘Better Now’ – Post Malone
‘Girls Like You’ – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
‘God’s Plan’ – Drake
‘Perfect’ – Ed Sheeran
‘The Middle’ – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Female Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Halsey

Male Artist of the Year:
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
5 Seconds Of Summer
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

Best Collaboration:
‘Finesse (Remix)’ Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
‘Girls Like You’ – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
‘I Like It’ – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
‘Meant To Be’ – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
‘The Middle’ – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best New Pop Artist:
Bazzi
Lauv
Marshmello
MAX
NF

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
‘Africa’ – Weezer
‘Broken’ – lovelytheband
‘Happier’ – Marshmello featuring Bastille
‘High Hopes’ – Panic! At the Disco
“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
AJR
Badflower
Billie Eilish
lovelytheband
Two Feet

Rock Song of the Year:
‘Are You Ready’ – Disturbed
‘Bulletproof’ – Godsmack
‘Devil’ – Shinedown
‘Safari Song’ – Greta Van Fleet
‘Zombie’ – Bad Wolves

Rock Artist of the Year:
Five Finger Death Punch
Godsmack
Greta Van Fleet
Shinedown
Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year:
‘Heaven’ – Kane Brown
‘Meant To Be’ – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
‘Most People Are Good’ – Luke Bryan
‘Rich’ – Maren Morris
‘Tequila’ – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:
Carly Pearce
Dylan Scott
Jordan Davis
LANCO
Russell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year:
‘Friends’ – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
‘Happier’ – Marshmello featuring Bastille
‘One Kiss’ – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
‘Remind Me To Forget’ – Kygo featuring Miguel
‘The Middle’ – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
The Chainsmokers
Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
‘God’s Plan’ – Drake
‘I Like It’ Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
‘In My Feelings’ – Drake
‘Nice For What’ – Drake
‘Psycho’ – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
BlocBoy JB
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Lil Pump
XXXTENTACION

R&B Song of the Year:
‘Boo’d Up’ – Ella Mai
‘Finesse (Remix)’ – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
‘Medicine’ – Queen Naija
‘Sky Walker’ – Miguel featuring Travis Scott
‘When We’ – Tank

R&B Artist of the Year:
Daniel Caesar
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Miguel
SZA

Best New R&B Artist:
Brent Faiyaz
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Queen Naija
TK Kravitz

Latin Song of the Year:
‘Clandestino’ – Shakira featuring Maluma
‘Dura’ – Daddy Yankee
‘Échame La Culpa’ – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato
‘Me Niego’ – Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin
‘X’ – Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist of the Year:
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Best New Latin Artist:
Lele Pons
Manuel Turizo
Mau y Ricky
Nio Garcia
Raymix

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
‘Entre Beso y Beso’ – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
‘Me Dejé Llevar’ – Christian Nodal
‘Mejor Me Alejo’ – Banda MS
‘Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú’ – Calibre 50
‘Mitad Y Mitad’ – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Carnaval
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year:
David Garcia
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Marshmello
Noah “40” Shebib

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
‘Consequences’ – Camila Cabello
‘Girls Like You’ – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
‘God’s Plan’ – Drake
‘In My Blood’ – Shawn Mendes
‘thank u, next’ – Ariana Grande
‘Without Me’ – Halsey

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
‘A Million Dreams’ – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
‘Africa’ – Weezer
‘Crying in the Club’ – Niall Horan
‘Fast Car’ – Khalid
‘In My Blood’ – Charlie Puth
‘Lucid Dreams’ – Halsey
‘Me, Myself & I’ – Zayn
‘Natural Woman’ – Ariana Grande
‘Rewrite the Stars’ – Anne-Marie and James Arthur
‘You’re Still The One’ – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves
‘Under Pressure’ – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger
‘Your Song’ – Lady Gaga

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