iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment Announce Nominees for the Tenth Annual 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards”

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iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment today announced the nominees for the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing LIVE from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Monday, March 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The event also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Now in its tenth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2022, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2023. The show will feature award presentations in multiple categories, live performances from the biggest artists in music, surprise stage moments and will tell the stories of the winning artists’ road to #1. Since the Awards’ inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by superstar artists, such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, Halsey, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Martin, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Sam Smith, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and many others.

“This is the one awards show that shares the stories with fans of how the biggest artists of the year made their journeys to the top of the charts,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “It’s a celebration of “best in class” and viewers across America can watch it live on FOX.”

Artists receiving multiple nominations include, AJR, Anitta, Bailey Zimmerman, Bad Bunny, Bebe Rexha, Beyoncé, BLACKPINK, Black Eyed Peas, Blxst, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, BTS, Calibre 50, Carrie Underwood, David Guetta, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Elle King, Elton John, Farruko, Future, GAYLE, Glass Animals, GloRilla, Grupo Firme, Harry Styes, Imagine Dragons, Jack Harlow, Jordan Davis, Justin Bieber, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Kim Petras, Kodak Black, Latto, La Adictiva, Lady Gaga, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Machine Gun Kelly, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, Muni Long, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, Shania Twain, Shinedown, Steve Lacy, Swedish House Mafia, SZA, Taylor Swift, Tems, The Weeknd, Three Days Grace, Tiësto, and Yung Gravy. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

“It’s been a great year for music with so many inspiring hits, we can’t wait to celebrate these artists and songs at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” said Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music. This year’s show will once again entertain fans with incredible performances and special collaborations, it will be the year’s must-see event.”

In addition to paying tribute to music and artists, the 2023 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 Lyrics, Best Music Video, Best Fan Army, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year, Favorite Documentary, Favorite Tour Style, Favorite Residency and Favorite Use of a Sample.

Social voting begins today, January 11, and will close on March 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Among the many winners of the 2022 Awards were Dua Lipa for Song of the Year; Olivia Rodrigo for Female Artist of the Year; Lil Nas X for Male Artist of the Year; and Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic for Best Duo/Group of the Year. The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards also honored Jennifer Lopez with the 2022 iHeartRadio Icon Award.

This year’s awards will once again feature a broad array of categories – finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Song of the Year:                 

  • “About Damn Time”- Lizzo
  • “Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
  • “As It Was”- Harry Styles
  • “Big Energy”- Latto
  • “Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
  • “First Class”- Jack Harlow
  • “Ghost”- Justin Bieber
  • “Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
  • “INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  • “Woman” – Doja Cat

Artist of the Year:                

  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:                      

  • AJR
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • BLACKPINK
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • OneRepublic
  • Parmalee
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Collaboration:              

  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
  • “Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • “half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” – Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
  • “INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  • “One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
  • “Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
  • “Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras
  • “WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems
  • “You Right” – Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best New Pop Artist:

  • Dove Cameron
  • GAYLE
  • Jax
  • Nicky Youre
  • Steve Lacy

Country Song of the Year:              

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “The Kind of Love We Make” – Luke Combs
  • “Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year:            

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Best New Country Artist:               

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Cody Johnson
  • Elle King
  • Elvie Shane
  • Priscilla Block

Afrobeats Artist of the Year:

  • Burna Boy
  • CKay
  • Fireboy DML
  • Tems
  • Wizkid

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:             

  • “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla
  • “First Class” – Jack Harlow
  • “Girls Want Girls” – Drake ft. Lil Baby
  • “Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black
  • “WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:           

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Kodak Black
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:               

R&B Song of the Year:                   

  • “BREAK MY SOUL” – Beyoncé
  • “Free Mind” – Tems
  • “Hrs And Hrs” – Muni Long
  • “I Hate U”- SZA
  • “Smokin Out The Window” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

R&B Artist of the Year:                  

  • Blxst
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  • Muni Long
  • SZA
  • Yung Bleu

Best New R&B Artist:                     

  • Blxst
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Muni Long
  • Steve Lacy
  • Tems

Alternative Song of the Year:                     

Alternative Artist of the Year:                   

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • twenty one pilots
  • Weezer

Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock):                  

  • Beach Weather
  • BoyWithUke
  • Giovannie and the Hired Guns
  • Turnstile
  • Wet Leg

Rock Song of the Year:                   

  • “Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
  • “Planet Zero”- Shinedown
  • “So Called Life”- Three Days Grace
  • “Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock Artist of the Year:                  

  • Ghost
  • Papa Roach
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Shinedown
  • Three Days Grace

Dance Song of the Year:                 

Dance Artist of the Year:                

  • Anabel Englund
  • Joel Corry
  • SOFI TUKKER
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Tiësto

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year:             

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year:              

  • Bad Bunny
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Farruko
  • Karol G
  • Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:                     

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:                    

  • Calibre 50
  • Christian Nodal
  • El Fantasma
  • Grupo Firme
  • La Adictiva

Best New Latin Artist:                     

  • Blessd
  • Kali Uchis
  • Quevedo
  • Ryan Castro
  • Venesti

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
  • “abcdefu” – GAYLE
  • “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
  • “Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
  • “Glimpse Of Us”- Joji 
  •  “Lift Me Up”- Rihanna 
  •  “N95” – Kendrick Lamar 
  •  “pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
  • “Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj 
  • “Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen 
  •  “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

  • “Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift 
  • “As It Was” – Harry Styles 
  • “Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez
  • “Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G 
  • “DON’T YOU WORRY”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta
  • “Envovler” – Anitta 
  • “Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS
  • “Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK 
  • “Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny 
  • “Yet To Come” – BTS 

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

  • “Barbz”- Nicki Minaj 
  • “Beliebers”- Justin Bieber 
  • “BeyHive” – Beyoncé
  • “Blinks”- BLACKPINK 
  • “BTSArmy”- BTS 
  • “Harries” – Harry Styles 
  • “Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion 
  • “Louies”- Louis Tomlinson 
  • “RihannaNavy”- Rihanna 
  • “Rushers”- Big Time Rush 
  • “Selenators” – Selena Gomez 
  • “Swifties”- Taylor Swift 

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Em Beihold
  • GAYLE
  • GloRilla
  • JVKE
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith
  • Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bad Bunny – SIEMPRERIC
  • Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
  • Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
  • Halsey – Yasi
  • Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield
  • Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
  • Luke Combs – David Bergman
  • Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
  • Olivia Rodrigo – DONSLENS
  • Post Malone – Adam DeGross
  • twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn
  • YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category

  • “About Damn Time”- Lizzo 
  • “As It Was” – Harry Styles
  • “Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy 
  • “Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift 
  • “Big Energy”- Latto 
  • “CUFF IT”- Beyoncé
  • “Envolver”- Anitta 
  • “Just Wanna Rock” – Lil Uzi Vert 
  • “Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor 
  • “Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj 
  • “Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras 
  • “World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR 

Favorite Documentary: *Socially Voted Category

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bad Bunny
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dua Lipa
  • Elton John
  • Harry Styles
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rosalía
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Residency: *Socially Voted Category

  • “An Evening with Silk Sonic” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  • “Enigma + Jazz & Piano” – Lady Gaga 
  • “Let’s Go!” – Shania Twain 
  • “Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend 

Favorite Use of a Sample: *Socially Voted Category

Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year nominees will be announced at a later date. Additional categories include Label of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music’s biggest genres, including Pop, Country, Alternative, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican formats.


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