2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: See The Full List of Nominees

January 10, 2018


The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on Sunday, March 11th at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. For the fifth straight year, the ceremony will celebrate the biggest songs and artists heard throughout the last year across radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app ... and the nominees are in!

Receiving multiple nominations this year are RihannaTaylor SwiftEd Sheeran, Bruno MarsLuis FonsiDaddy Yankee, Justin BieberDJ Khaled and The Chainsmokers. All of the nominees are listed below.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber was easily the biggest song of 2017, and both Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have received a total of seven nominations each, including Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Latin Song of the Year, Latin Artist of the Year, Best Lyrics, Best Music Video, and Best Remix.

Rihanna, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello have all received five nominations each.

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

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT on March 11th, as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and on the iHeartRadio app. The show will feature live performances from today’s superstar performers, once-in-a-lifetime artist collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, and more.

And as always, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate you -- the fans. Music fans will be given the opportunity to vote and decide winners in several new and established categories including 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. And during the show, fans will vote via social media for the winners of Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the ceremony.

Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio app on January 9th, and social voting for all other categories begin today (January 10th). So, keep those votes coming, because voting will close on March 4th with voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army continuing through the evening of the awards on March 11th. Fans can vote by heading to iHeartRadio.com/awards.  

See the full list of 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees below!

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




-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


-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


-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


-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


-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 & Anne-Marie

-"Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

-"Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara

Dance Artist of the Year: 

-Calvin Harris

-Cheat Codes


-The Chainsmokers


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



-Kendrick Lamar


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

-21 Savage

-Cardi B


-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



-The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:



-Kevin Ross



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: 


-J Balvin

-Luis Fonsi

-Nicky Jam


Best New Latin Artist:

-Abraham Mateo

-Bad Bunny

-Danny Ocean

-Karol G


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

-"Holding 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 Army - BTS

-Camilizers - Camila Cabello


-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 Holding Me Back" - Shawn Mendes

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category):

-Andrew Huang


-Christian Collins

-Conor Maynard


-Gabbie Hanna

-JoJo Siwa

-Mariah Belgrod

-Max & Harvey


Cutest Musician’s Pet (New Socially Voted Category):

-Batman - Demi Lovato

-Bear Rexha - Bebe Rexha

-Nugget - Katy Perry

-Olivia - Taylor Swift

-Pig Pig - Miley Cyrus

-Toulouse - Ariana Grande

Best Boy Band (New Socially Voted Category):



-In Real Life


-The Vamps

-Why Don’t We

Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category):

-Camila Cabello

-Harry Styles

-Liam Payne

-Louis Tomlinson

-Niall Horan

Best Remix (New Socially Voted Category):

-"Bon Appétit"  - Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU

-"Despacito" -  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

-"do re mi" - blackbear featuring Gucci Mane

-"Friends" - Justin Bieber and BloodPop with Julia Michaels

-"Havana" - Camila Cabello and Daddy Yankee

-"Homemade Dynamite" - Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA

-"May I Have This Dance" - Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper

-"Mi Gente" - J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé

-"Reggaeton Lento" - CNCO and Little Mix

Additional categories include Biggest Triple Threat, Best Tour, Label of the Year, Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year and Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year.

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