2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Lineup Announcement

2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Lineup Announcement

The fan-fueled fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 11, will feature today’s biggest artists and music with performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Backstreet Boys with more to be announced, at the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles.

 The event will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on the iHeartRadio app, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service.  TV subscribers can also watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the TBS, TNT and truTV Apps.

 “iHeartRadio is a huge supporter of artists and music, so to get to be part of this celebration is a huge honor,” said DJ Khaled. “It has been an extraordinary year in music and I couldn’t be more excited than to be celebrating these amazing artists with all of their fans nationwide.”

 “I’m so excited to be co-hosting this year’s iHeartRadio awards alongside someone as hilarious and talented as DJ Khaled,” said Baldwin. “I’ve always been a fan of iHeartRadio and am looking forward to a great show filled with some of the most incredible artists who I myself am a fan of too.”

 “This is a night that belongs 100 percent to music fans and the artists they love,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “They listen to these songs every day on their favorite iHeartRadio station, and this is an opportunity to see them recognized on a national television stage.”

 “Fans know that when it comes to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, they can expect one thing – the unexpected,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Music’s biggest artists always raise the bar with their performances and surprise collaborations, and this year promises to be no exception. We can’t wait.”

 “This is a show where fans can see all of their favorite songs performed and all of their favorite stars in one place,” said Michael Bloom, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials for TBS & TNT.  “That’s what it’s about; those who are craziest about the music choosing their favorites and experiencing them live from the iconic Forum.”

Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 10. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato and The Chainsmokers. All nominees are listed below.

For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the Sunday, March 11 telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.

 In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2018 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 presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout and the first-ever Cutest Musician’s Pet, Best Boy Band and Best Remix awards. In addition, fans will get to vote on social media during the show for winners of the Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the event.

 Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio app on January 9. Social voting for all other categories began on January 10 and will close on March 4, with voting for the Social Star Award and the Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award continuing through the evening of the awards on March 11.

 The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.

Song of the Year:

–          “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

–          “Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

–          “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

–          “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

–          “Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Female Artist of the Year: 

–          Alessia Cara

–          Halsey

–          P!NK

–          Rihanna

–          Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:  

–          Bruno Mars

–          Charlie Puth

–          Ed Sheeran

–          Shawn Mendes

–          The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

–          Imagine Dragons

–          Maroon 5

–          Migos

–          Portugal. The Man

–          The Chainsmokers

Best Collaboration:

–          “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

–          “Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

–          “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

–          “Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

–          “Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:

–          Camila Cabello

–          Julia Michaels

–          Liam Payne

–          Logic

–          Niall Horan

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

–          “Believer”  – Imagine Dragons

–          “Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man

–          “Thunder” – Imagine Dragons

–          “Walk On Water” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

–          “Wish I Knew You” – The Revivalists

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

–          Cage The Elephant

–          Imagine Dragons

–          Judah & The Lion

–          Kings Of Leon

–          Portugal. The Man

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

–          Greta Van Fleet

–          Judah & The Lion

–          K.Flay

–          Rag’n’Bone Man

–          The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:

–          “Go To War” – Nothing More

–          “Help” – Papa Roach

–          “Run” – Foo Fighters

–          “Rx (Medicate)”” – Theory of a Deadman

–          “Song #3” – Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:

–          Foo Fighters

–          Highly Suspect

–          Metallica

–          Papa Roach

–          Royal Blood

Country Song of the Year:

–          “Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt

–          “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi

–          “Hurricane” – Luke Combs

–          “Small Town Boy” – Dustin Lynch

–          “Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Year:

–          Blake Shelton

–          Jason Aldean

–          Luke Bryan

–          Sam Hunt

–          Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

–          Brett Young

–          Jon Pardi

–          Kane Brown

–          Lauren Alaina

–          Luke Combs

Dance Song of the Year:

–          “It Ain’t Me” – Kygo and Selena Gomez

–          “No Promises” – Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato

–          “Rockabye” – Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie

–          “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

–          “Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

Dance Artist of the Year: 

–          Calvin Harris

–          Cheat Codes

–          Kygo

–          The Chainsmokers

–          Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

–          “Bad and Boujee” – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

–          “Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

–          “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar

–          “Rockstar” – Post Malone

–          “Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

–          DJ Khaled

–          Drake

–          Future

–          Kendrick Lamar

–          Migos

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

–          21 Savage

–          Cardi B

–          GoldLink

–          Lil Uzi Vert

–          Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:

–          “B.E.D.” – Jacquees

–          “Location” – Khalid

–          “Love Galore” – SZA featuring Travis Scott

–          “Redbone” – Childish Gambino

–          “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

R&B Artist of the Year: 

–          Bruno Mars

–          Childish Gambino

–          Khalid

–          Rihanna

–          The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:

–          6LACK

–          Kehlani

–          Kevin Ross

–          Khalid

–          SZA

Latin Song of the Year: 

–          “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

–          “El Amante” – Nicky Jam

–          “Hey DJ” – CNCO

–          “Mi Gente” – J Balvin featuring Willy William

–          “Súbeme La Radio” –  Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year: 

–          CNCO

–          J Balvin

–          Luis Fonsi

–          Nicky Jam

–          Shakira

Best New Latin Artist:

–          Abraham Mateo

–          Bad Bunny

–          Danny Ocean

–          Karol G

–          Ozuna

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

–          “Adios Amor” – Christian Nodal

–          “Ella Es Mi Mujer” – Banda Carnaval

–          “Las Ultras” – Calibre 50

–          “Regresa Hermosa” – Gerardo Ortiz

–          “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

–          Banda Carnaval

–          Banda Los Recoditos

–          Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

–          Calibre 50

–          Gerardo Ortiz

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

–          Christian Nodal

–          Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

–          El Fantasma

–          Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Producer of the Year:

–          Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder

–          Andrew Watt

–          Benny Blanco

–          Justin Tranter

–          Steve Mac

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

–          “Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

–          “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

–          “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

–          “Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

–          “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

–          “Slow Hands” – Niall Horan

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

–          “All We Got” – Shawn Mendes

–          “Bad Liar” – HAIM

–          “Issues” – Niall Horan

–          “Lost” – Khalid

–          “Say You Won’t Let Go” – Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly

–          “The Chain” – Harry Styles

–          “Touch” – Ed Sheeran

–          “The Tribute Song” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

–          Arianators – Ariana Grande

–          Beliebers – Justin Bieber

–          BTS – BTS

–          Camilizers – Camila Cabello

–          EXO-L – EXO

–          Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony

–          Lovatics – Demi Lovato

–          Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

–          Mixers – Little Mix

–          Selenators – Selena Gomez

–          Smilers – Miley Cyrus

–          Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

–          “Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

–          “Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

–          “Despacito” –  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

–          “I’m The One” – DJ Khaled

–          “Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

–          “Malibu” – Miley Cyrus

–          “New Rules” – Dua Lipa

–          “Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

–          “Sign Of The Times” – Harry Styles

–          “Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato

–          “Swish Swish” – Katy Perry

–          “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

–          “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

–          Andrew Huang

–          Anitta

–          Christian Collins

–          Conor

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