iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016: Taylor Swift & The Weeknd Lead Nominations

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Award season is in full effect, and the latest event to reveal its nominations is the iHeartRadio Music Awards. But don’t think this is your regular ol’ awards ceremony!

This year’s show includes new categories like Best Duo/Group of the Year and Hip Hop Song of the Year, as well as head-scratching ones like Best Fan Army and Most Meme-able Moment — this one features Katy Perry and the Left Shark and Adele‘s “Hello” memes (these are signs of the times, people!)

Similar to the GrammysTaylor Swift and The Weeknd lead the nominations pack with the “Out Of The Woods” singer snagging eight nods and the “In The Night” crooner with seven of his own. Both artists will compete for Song of the Year (“Blank Space,” “Can’t Feel My Face”) and Album of the Year (1989, Beauty Behind The Madness).

Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor are the first two confirmed performers for the festivities. Look out for the third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards when it airs live from The L.A. Forum on April 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC! Head below for the full list of nominees.

2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

Song of the Year Taylor Swift — “Blank Space” The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face” Adele — “Hello” Walk The Moon — “Shut Up and Dance” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”

Female Artist of the Year (New Category) Adele Carrie Underwood Meghan Trainor Selena Gomez Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year (New Category) Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Luke Bryan Sam Smith The Weeknd

Best New Artist Fetty Wap Hozier Sam Hunt Shawn Mendes Tove Lo

Best Duo/Group of the Year (New Category) Fall Out Boy Maroon 5 One Direction Walk The Moon Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year (New Category) Taylor Swift — 1989 Adele — 25 The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness Sam Smith — In the Lonely Hour Ed Sheeran — X

Best Tour (New Category) Foo Fighters Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Taylor Swift U2

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year (New Category) AWOLNATION Foo Fighters Muse Twenty One Pilots X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year Cage The Elephant — “Cigarette Daydreams” Elle King — “Ex’s & Oh’s” X Ambassadors — “Renegades” Walk The Moon — “Shut Up and Dance” Twenty One Pilots — “Stressed Out”

Rock Artist of the Year (New Category) Breaking Benjamin Disturbed Five Finger Death Punch Foo Fighters Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year (New Category) Shinedown — “Cut The Cord” Breaking Benjamin — “Failure” Pop Evil — “Footsteps” Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell — “Heavy Is The Head” Three Days Grace — “I Am Machine”

Country Song of the Year Chris Janson — “Buy Me A Boat” Zac Brown Band — “Homegrown” Luke Bryan — “I See You” Brett Eldredge — “Lose My Mind” Sam Hunt — “Take Your Time”

Country Artist of the Year (New Category) Blake Shelton Brad Paisley Luke Bryan Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack — “Hey Mama” Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ — “Lean On” Mr. Probz — “Waves” Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber — “Where Are Ü Now?” DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge — “You Know You Like It”

Dance Artist of the Year (New Category) Calvin Harris David Guetta Major Lazer Skrillex & Diplo Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year (New Category) Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West — “Blessings” Rich Homie Quan — “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” Drake — “Hotline Bling” Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne — “Truffle Butter”

Hip Hop Artist of the Year (New Category) Big Sean Drake Fetty Wap Future J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year (New Category) Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money” The Weeknd — “Earned It” Jeremih featuring J. Cole — “Planes” Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko — “Post To Be” The Weeknd — “The Hills”

R&B Artist of the Year (New Category) Beyoncé Chris Brown The Weeknd Trey Songz Usher

Latin Song of the Year (New Category) J Balvin — “Ay Vamos” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias — “El Perdón” Romeo Santos — “Hilito” Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony — “La Gozadera” Maná featuring Shakira — “Mi Verdad”

Latin Artist of the Year (New Category) Enrique Iglesias J Balvin Nicky Jam Pitbull Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year (New Category) Calibre 50 — “Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él” Gerardo Ortiz — “Eres Una Niña” Voz de Mando — “Levantando Polvadera” Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga — “Mi Vicio Más Grande” Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho — “Te Mestiste”

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year (New Category) Banda Los Recoditos Calibre 50 Gerardo Ortiz Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda Voz De Mando

Best Lyrics *Socially Voted Category Thomas Rhett — “Die A Happy Man” Rachel Platten — “Fight Song” Adele — “Hello” Ed Sheeran — “Photograph” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again”

Best Collaboration *Socially Voted Category Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend — “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk” Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber — “Where Are Ü Now?”

Best Cover Song (New Category) *Socially Voted Category Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift — 1989 (Album in Full) Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood” Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money” Pentatonix covering Omi — “Cheerleader” Troy Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber — “Hands To Myself/Sorry” Demi Lovato covering Adele — “Hello” Justin Bieber covering Drake — “Hotline Bling” Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake — “Hotline Bling” Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen” Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”

Best Song from a Movie (New Category) *Socially Voted Category The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey) — “Earned It” Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey) — “Love Me Like You Do” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7) — “See You Again” Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground) — “Til It Happens To You” Sam Smith (Spectre) — “Writing’s On The Wall”

Most Meme-able Moment (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 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 *Socially Voted Category 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

[via Rolling Stone]

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