iHeartMedia To Reveal Winners Of The 2020 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” On-Air Across 840 iHeartRadio Stations And Social Platforms Nationwide Throughout Labor Day Weekend

Exclusive Weekend Long Radio and Social Media Special Will Reveal 50 Award Winners and Feature Acceptance Speeches from Artists Across Multiple Music Categories Including iHeartRadio Song Of The Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo /Group of the Year and More 

NEW YORK, N.Y. – August 24 2020 – iHeartMedia announced today that the winners of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be revealed for the first time on-air throughout Labor Day weekend on iHeartRadio stations nationwide, and the iHeartRadio App, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service. Beginning Friday, September 4 at 5 pm local time through Monday, September 7 at 5 pm local time, the special event will unveil the winners in each category and feature acceptance speeches from this year’s biggest artists on-air and via iHeartMedia’s social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.

The annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is a star-studded music event celebrating the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019. Given the new limitations on events during the pandemic, this year’s live event of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, originally scheduled to air from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29 on FOX, was cancelled. The show is set to return to FOX in 2021.

Since the Awards’ inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by superstar artists, such as Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, Halsey, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Martin, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Sam Smith, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull and many others.

Nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, were announced on January 8. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Shawn Mendes, Snow, Summer Walker and  Taylor Swift. For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

This year’s awards featured a broad array of categories, including Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music’s biggest genres including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B and Latin.

iHeartRadio listeners had the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.

Proud partners of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Taco Bell, with more to be announced.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Song of the Year:

  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • “Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
  • “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

Female Artist of the Year:  

  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Halsey
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:  

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Khalid
  • Luke Combs
  • Post Malone
  • Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  • Dan + Shay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
  • Panic! At The Disco

Best Collaboration:

  • “Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani
  • “Eastside” – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
  • “I Don't Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • “Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Pop Artist: 

  • Ava Max
  • FLETCHER
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Doin' Time” – Lana Del Rey
  • “Ready To Let Go” – Cage The Elephant
  • “The Hype” – twenty one pilots
  • “Trampoline” – SHAED

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Dirty Honey
  • Dominic Fike
  • Matt Maeson
  • SHAED
  • The Glorious Sons

Rock Song of the Year:

  • “Blue On Black” – Five Finger Death Punch
  • “Ghost” – Badflower
  • “Lo/Hi” – The Black Keys
  • “Monsters” – Shinedown
  • “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” – The Glorious Sons

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • Disturbed
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Godsmack
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Shinedown

Country Song of the Year:

  • “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” – Justin Moore
  • “Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year:

  • Carrie Underwood 
  • Dan + Shay
  • Luke Bryan
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Matt Stell
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Riley Green
  • Runaway June

Dance Song of the Year:

  • “Body” – Loud Luxury featuring brando
  • “Close To Me” – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee 
  • “Here With Me” – Marshmello featuring Chvrches
  • “Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston
  • “So Close” – NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku  

Dance Artist of the Year: 

  • Diplo
  • Kygo  
  • Loud Luxury  
  • Marshmello  
  • The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  • “Going Bad” – Meek Mill featuring Drake
  • “Money In The Grave” – Drake featuring Rick Ross
  • “Money” – Cardi B
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
  • “Suge” – DaBaby

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: 

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Lil Baby 
  • Meek Mill  
  • Travis Scott  

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

  • City Girls
  • DaBaby
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo 
  • Megan Thee Stallion

R&B Song of the Year: 

  • “Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Album)” – Beyoncé
  • “Girls Need Love (Remix)” – Summer Walker & Drake
  • “No Guidance” – Chris Brown featuring Drake
  • “Shot Clock” – Ella Mai
  • “Talk” – Khalid

R&B Artist of the Year: 

  • Chris Brown
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Khalid
  • Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • LightSkinKeisha
  • Nicole Bus
  • Summer Walker 
  • The Bonfyre

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year:  

  • “Calma” – Pedro Capó & Alicia Keys featuring Farruko
  • “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow
  • “MIA” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake
  • “QUE PRETENDES” – J Balvin & Bad Bunny
  • “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year: 

  • Bad Bunny
  • Daddy Yankee
  • J Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna

Best New Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist: 

  • Camilo
  • Guaynaa
  • Lunay
  • Rosalía
  • Sech

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  • “¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión?” – Calibre 50
  • “A Través Del Vaso” – Banda Los Sebastianes
  • “Con Todo Incluido” – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas
  • “Encantadora” – El Fantasma
  • “Nada Nuevo” – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:  

  • Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Calibre 50
  • Christian Nodal
  • El Fantasma
  • La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: 

  • Banda Los Sebastianes
  • El Fantasma
  • Fuerza Regida 
  • Kanales
  • Lenin Ramírez

Producer of the Year: 

  • Andrew Watt
  • Benny Blanco
  • Finneas
  • Louis Bell
  • Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year: 

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Finneas
  • Frank Dukes
  • Louis Bell
  • Savan Kotecha  

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
  • “7 rings” – Ariana Grande
  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
  • “Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Juice” – Lizzo 
  • “Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez
  • “Nightmare” – Halsey
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • “Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris 
  • “You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  • Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” – Miley Cyrus cover
  • Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Lana Del Rey cover
  • Phil Collins – “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Taylor Swift cover
  • Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover 
  • Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover
  • The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You” – Meghan Trainor cover
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Keith Urban cover 
  • Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – Camila Cabello cover
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Halsey cover

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

  • Agnation – Agnez Mo
  • Arianators – Ariana Grande
  • Beliebers – Justin Bieber
  • BTSArmy – BTS  
  • Camilizers – Camila Cabello
  • Harries – Harry Styles
  • Limelights – Why Don’t We
  • Louies – Louis Tomlinson
  • MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes  
  • Niallers – Niall Horan
  • Selenators – Selena Gomez
  • Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

  • “7 rings” – Ariana Grande
  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Boy With Luv” – BTS featuring Halsey
  • “Con Altura” – Rosalía, J Balvin featuring El Guincho
  • “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Snow
  • “Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani
  • “I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
  • “Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK
  • “ME!” – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • “Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

  • Asher Angel
  • Cody Orlove
  • Danielle Cohn
  • DeStorm Power
  • King Bach 
  • Montana Tucker
  • Niki and Gabi
  • Piper Rockelle
  • Scotty Sire
  • Stephanie Poetri
  • The Moy Boys
  • Zoe Laverne

Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category 

  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)
  • “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow
  • “Good As Hell” – Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande
  • “Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston
  • “Lover” – Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris featuring Hozier
  • “Thotiana” – Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG
  • “Trampoline” – SHAED featuring Zayn
  • “Without Me” – Halsey featuring Juice WRLD  

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category            

  • Adam Degross (Post Malone)
  • Alfredo Flores (Ariana Grande)
  • Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
  • Blair Caldwell (Normani)
  • Daniel Prakopcyk (John Mayer)
  • Jake Chamseddine (Panic! At The Disco)
  • Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes) 
  • Matty Vogel (Billie Eilish)
  • Rays Corrupted Mind (Travis Scott)
  • Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We) 
  • Zakary Walters (Ed Sheeran)

Favorite Music Video Choreography: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 

  • “7 rings” (Ariana Grande) – Scott and Brian Nicholson
  • “How Do You Sleep?” (Sam Smith) – Parris Goebel
  • “Kill This Love” (BLACKPINK) – Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin
  • “ME!” (Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie) – Tyce Diorio
  • “Motivation” (Normani) – Sean Bankhead
  • “Señorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) – Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens

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