The 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards nominations are here, and are back for the third year in a row. We are going to hear some amazing music honored this year! The iHeart Radio Music presents awards to the leading artists during the past year in several genres of music, including alternative rock, rock, country, dance, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and Mexican. The awards will be presented live on April 3, 2016, at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. See all the 2016 iHeart Music Awards nominations and hear first hand who is going to be hosting and performing this year!
2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards
The show’s host will be Jason Derulo and will include an array of performers including ZAYN, Chris Brown, DNCE, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Fetty Wap, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and a duet with G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha. Also, Pitbull and Maroon 5 will be simulcast from the Capital One Jamfest in Houston, Texas. The iHeart Radio Innovator Award will be presented by Pharrell Williams to U2 and Taylor Swift will accept the award for Best Tour.
Not sure if you know all these songs? iHeart Radio also has a Best Fan Army award category this year? Test yourself along with iHEart Radio as they hit the streets for a little ‘Finish The Lyrics.’ I might have been able to sing the lyrics to all of these songs, though I cheated a little having the captions. Haha
2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards Nominations
Song of the Year:
- “Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
- “Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd
- “Hello” — Adele- I love Adele and love this song. I am pretty sure I have listened to it at least 50 times!
- “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- This is tough because I like both Adele and Selena, but Selena is my pick. I used to watch her on the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place and love her song Same Old Love.
- Taylor Swift
Male Artist of the Year:
- Ed Sheeran
- Justin Bieber
- Luke Bryan- Hands down, Luke Bryan! I doubt he will win because The Weeknd seems to be very popular these days but I love Luke. A country fan can dream!
- Sam Smith
- The Weeknd
Best New Artist:
- Fetty Wap
- Hozier- Hozier is simply amazing. Their song Take Me to Church is one of the best songs ever! I could listen to this song over and over again.
- Sam Hunt
- Shawn Mendes
- Tove Lo
Best Duo/Group of the Year:
- Fall Out Boy
- Maroon 5- I faithfully watch The Voice and love Adam Levine.
- One Direction
- Walk The Moon
- Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year:
- 1989– Taylor Swift
- 25– Adele- Again, Adele is amazing! I’m on team Adele for this one!
- Beauty Behind the Madness– The Weeknd
- In the Lonely Hour– Sam Smith
- X– Ed Sheeran
- Foo Fighters
- Garth Brooks
- Luke Bryan
- Taylor Swift ** Already awarded to Taylor ahead of the show!
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- This one is so much fun! I listen to it all the time when I need a boost!
- “Stressed Out” – Twenty-One Pilots
Rock Artist of the Year:
- Breaking Benjamin
- Five Finger Death Punch
- Foo Fighters- Love all these nominees but got to go with 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- Well, duh, got to choose my Luke!
- “Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge
- “Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt
Country Artist of the Year:
- Blake Shelton
- Brad Paisley
- Luke Bryan- Again, Luke!
- 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 MØ
- “Waves” – Mr. Probz
- “Where Are Ü Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber- Amazing song!
- “You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge
Dance Artist of the Year:
- Calvin Harris- The best EDM artist out there!
- David Guetta
- Major Lazer
- Skrillex & Diplo
Hip Hop Song of the Year:
- “Blessings” – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West
- “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” – Rich Homie Quan
- “Hotline Bling” – Drake This song seems to be everywhere!
- “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
- “Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Hip Hop Artist of the Year:
- Big Sean
- Fetty Wap
R&B Song of the Year:
- “B**** 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- Don’t think he will win but he is my choice. The Weeknd is too popular these days!
- The Weeknd
- Trey Songz
Latin Song of the Year:
- “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
- “El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- “Hilito” – Romeo Santos
- “La Gozadera” – Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony
- “Mi Verdad” – Maná featuring Shakira
Latin Artist of the Year:
- Enrique Iglesias
- J Balvin
- Nicky Jam
- Prince Royce
Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
- “Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él” – Calibre 50
- “Eres Una Niña” – Gerardo Ortiz
- “Levantando Polvadera” – Voz de Mando
- “Mi Vicio Más Grande” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
- “Te Mestiste” – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
- Banda Los Recoditos
- Calibre 50
- Gerardo Ortiz
- Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
- Voz De Mando
- “Die A Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett
- “Fight Song” — Rachel Platten
- “Hello” — Adele- These are all great songs. It was a toss between Hello, Fight Song and See You Again but this is Adele.
- “Photograph” — Ed Sheeran
- “See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
- “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- This is a super fun song, I’d place my bet here!
- “Where Are Ü 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- While Adele is totally unique, Demi did a great job covering her song!
- “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)- Love this tribute song to Paul Walker just as much as I love the movie!
- “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- Wow this is a tough one but I am a Directioner!
- Selena Gomez – Selenators
- Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
- Taylor Swift – Swifties