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2016 iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations: Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Drake, Adele

The nominees are in for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and it’s looking like one hell of a race this year.

Taylor Swift leads the pack with eight nominations, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. Hot on her heels is Oscar nominee The Weeknd, who’s also up for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, in addition to Male Artist of the Year. With five nominations apiece, Drake, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber are poised to be big threats in the competition. All in all, it’s a really strong list of nominees, in my opinion. Should be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Check out the full list of 2016 iHeartRadio Music Award nominees below:

2016 iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Drake, Adele

2016 iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

Song of the Year:

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

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)

1989 – Taylor Swift
25 – Adele
Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
X – Ed Sheeran

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:

“Cigarette Daydreams” – Cage The Elephant
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Renegades” – X Ambassadors
“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk The Moon
“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

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)

“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
“Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt

Country Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
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
“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

Dance Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Skrillex & Diplo
Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year: (New Category)

“Blessings” – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West
“Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” – Rich Homie Quan
“Hotline Bling” – Drake
“Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

Hip Hop Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Big Sean
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year: (New Category)

“Bitch 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: (New Category)

Beyoncé
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Latin Song of the Year: (New Category)

“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: (New Category)

Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Pitbull
Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: (New Category)

“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: (New Category)

Banda Los Recoditos
Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Voz De Mando

Best Lyrics: Socially Voted Category

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten
“Hello” – Adele
“Photograph” – Ed Sheeran
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Collaboration: Socially Voted Category

“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
“Where Are Ü Now?” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Cover Song: (New Category) Socially Voted Category

“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
“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: (New Category) Socially Voted Category

“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)
“Til It Happens To You” – Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)
“Writing’s On The Wall” – Sam Smith (Spectre)

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

What do you think of the nominees for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards? Sound off in the comments!

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