Taylor Swift. File photo
Taylor Swift. File photo

Taylor Swift scored a leading eight nominations Tuesday for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, while The Weeknd received seven nominations, with both performers up for song and album of the year.

Swift is up for song of the year for “Blank Space,” while The Weeknd is nominated for “Can’t Feel My Face.” Also up for the prize are Adele for “Hello,” Walk the Moon for “Shut Up and Dance” and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk.”

Swift’s “1989” is up for album of the year, along with The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” Adele’s “25” and Ed Sheeran’s “X.”

The awards will be presented April 3 at the Forum and televised on TBS, TNT and truTV. Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor are among those expected to perform at the show.

For the first time, tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Awards will be sold to the general public. Capital One cardholders will have the first shot at tickets, with the sale beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Fans can also vote on a handful of awards online at www.iheartradio.com/awards.

Here is a complete list of nominees: Song of the Year:

“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

“Hello” – Adele

“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars Female Artist of the Year:


Carrie Underwood

Meghan Trainor

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift Male Artist of the Year:

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Sam Smith

The Weeknd Best New Artist:

Fetty Wap


Sam Hunt

Shawn Mendes

Tove Lo Best Duo/Group of the Year:

Fall Out Boy

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

Zac Brown Band Album of the Year:

1989 – Taylor Swift

25 – Adele

Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

X – Ed Sheeran Best Tour:

Foo Fighters

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Taylor Swift

U2 Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:


Foo Fighters


Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“Cigarette Daydreams” – Cage The Elephant

“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King

“Renegades” – X Ambassadors

“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon

“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots Rock Artist of the Year:

Breaking Benjamin


Five Finger Death Punch

Foo Fighters

Three Days Grace Rock Song of the Year:

“Cut The Cord” – Shinedown

“Failure” – Breaking Benjamin

“Footsteps” – Pop Evil

“Heavy Is The Head” – Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

“I Am Machine” – Three Days Grace Country Song of the Year:

“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson

“Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band

“I See You” – Luke Bryan

“Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge

“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt Country Artist of the Year:

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett Dance Song of the Year:

“Hey Mama” – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

“Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring M

“Waves” – Mr. Probz

“Where Are Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge Dance Artist of the Year:

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Skrillex & Diplo

Zedd Hip Hop Song of the Year : (New Category)

“Blessings” – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West

“Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” – Rich Homie Quan

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap

“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne Hip Hop Artist of the Year:

Big Sean


Fetty Wap


J. Cole R&B Song of the Year:

“Bitch Better Have My Money” – Rihanna

“Earned It” – The Weeknd

“Planes” – Jeremih featuring J. Cole

“Post To Be” – Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

“The Hills” – The Weeknd R&B Artist of the Year:


Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher Latin Song of the Year:

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“El Perdn” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“La Gozadera” – Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony

“Mi Verdad” – Man featuring Shakira Latin Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Enrique Iglesias

J Balvin

Nicky Jam


Prince Royce Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“Aunque Ahora Ests Con l” – Calibre 50

“Eres Una Nia” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Levantando Polvadera” – Voz de Mando

“Mi Vicio Ms Grande” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizrraga

“Te Mestiste” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Los Recoditos

Calibre 50

Gerardo Ortiz

Julin lvarez y Su Norteo Banda

Voz De Mando Best Lyrics:

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten

“Hello” – Adele

“Photograph” – Ed Sheeran

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth Best Collaboration:

“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

“Where Are Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber Best Cover Song:

“1989” (Album in Full) – Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift

“Bad Blood” – Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift

“Bitch Better Have My Money” – Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna

“Cheerleader” – Pentatonix covering Omi

“Hands To Myself/Sorry” – Troy Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

“Hello” – Demi Lovato covering Adele

“Hotline Bling” – Justin Bieber covering Drake

“Hotline Bling” – Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake

“Trap Queen” – Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap

“Uptown Funk” – Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars Best Song from a Movie:

“Earned It” – The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey)

“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7)

“Til It Happens To You” – Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

“Writing’s On The Wall” – Sam Smith (Spectre) Most Meme-able Moment:

Adele and all of the “Hello” memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)

Drake and “Hotline Bling”

Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)

Kanye West and Kanye For President / Kanye 2020

Taylor Swift’s “Crazy Girl” with Running Mascara (from “Blank Space” video) Best Fan Army:

5 Seconds of Summer 5SOSFam

Adam Lambert – Glamberts

Ariana Grande – Arianators

Demi Lovato – Lovatics

Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers

Justin Bieber – Beliebers

Little Mix – Mixers

Nicki Minaj – Barbz

One Direction – Directioners

Selena Gomez – Selenators

Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army

Taylor Swift – Swifties

–City News Service

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