Justin Bieber is the only artist with two hits nominated for song of the year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. He is in contention with “Peaches” (featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon) and “Stay,” his track with The Kid LAROI.
The other nominees for song of the year are Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license,” Adele’s “Easy on Me,” Doja Cat featuring SZA’s “Kiss Me More,” Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open,” Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” and Ariana Grande’s “positions.”
The two-hour show is slated to air live from the venerable Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox. This will be the first time the show has been held at the Shrine since its first two outings, in 2014-15. The 2020 show, delayed from its customary March time spot to September because of the pandemic, and then held virtually, wasn’t televised.
This year’s event will also be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
Additionally, the show will feature two new categories this year — TikTok songwriter of the year and best comeback album. Nominees in the latter category are Adele’s 30, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight, Lorde’s Solar Power, Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed, Bleachers’ Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night and ABBA’s Voyage.
Fan voting will determine this year’s winners for best fan army, best lyrics, best cover song, best music video, the social star award, favorite tour photographer, TikTok bop of the year and the previously mentioned new categories, TikTok songwriter of the year and best comeback album.
Social voting begins Thursday (January 27), and will close on March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio’s official website.