iHeartRadio Music Awards Coming Soon!

Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 3:49 PM PST.


The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards are returning on May 27th, and the nominees for this year's show have officially been revealed.

The eighth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27th from 8:00-10:00 PM ET live (PT tape-delayed). The event will also be aired on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Artists receiving multiple nominations this year include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, BLACKPINK, Blake Shelton, BTS, Cardi B, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Future, Gabby Barrett, H.E.R., Harry Styles, Jhené Aiko, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Megan Thee Stallion, Ozzy Osbourne, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Shawn Mendes, Summer Walker, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, twenty one pilots and more!


Aside from all of the incredible music released over the last year, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again also celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories, including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Favorite Music Video Choreography Award and the first-ever TikTok Bop of the Year Award.

Social voting kicks off on April 7th, and will close on May 19th at 11:59 PM ET for all categories.


Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

In addition to award presentations, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will also feature performances from the biggest artists in music, and more, with performers being announced at a later date.


See the full list of nominees below.

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Are...

Song of the Year:

  • “Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

  • “Circles” - Post Malone

  • “Don't Start Now” - Dua Lipa

  • “ROCKSTAR” - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

  • “Watermelon Sugar” - Harry Styles


Female Artist of the Year:

  • Ariana Grande

  • Billie Eilish

  • Dua Lipa

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Taylor Swift


Male Artist of the Year:

  • Harry Styles

  • Justin Bieber

  • Post Malone

  • Roddy Ricch

  • The Weeknd


Best Duo/Group of the Year:

  • BTS

  • Dan + Shay

  • Jonas Brothers

  • Maroon 5

  • twenty one pilots


Best Collaboration:

  • “Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

  • “Holy” - Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper

  • “I Hope” - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth

  • “Mood” - 24kGoldn featuring iann dior

  • “Savage” (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé


Best New Pop Artist:

  • 24kGoldn

  • blackbear

  • Doja Cat

  • JP Saxe

  • Pop Smoke


Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • “Bang!” - AJR

  • “Bloody Valentine” - Machine Gun Kelly

  • “everything i wanted”- Billie Eilish

  • “Level Of Concern” - twenty one pilots

  • “Monsters” - All Time Low featuring blackbear


Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR

  • All Time Low

  • Billie Eilish

  • Cage the Elephant

  • twenty one pilots


Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe

  • Dayglow

  • Powfu

  • Royal & The Serpent

  • Wallows


Rock Song of the Year:

  • “Death By Rock And Roll” - The Pretty Reckless

  • “Patience” - Chris Cornell

  • “Shame Shame” - Foo Fighters

  • “Shot In The Dark” - AC/DC

  • “Under The Graveyard” - Ozzy Osbourne


Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC

  • Five Finger Death Punch

  • Ozzy Osbourne

  • Shinedown

  • The Pretty Reckless


Country Song of the Year:

  • “Even Though I'm Leaving” - Luke Combs

  • “I Hope” - Gabby Barrett

  • “Nobody But You” - Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani

  • “One Margarita” - Luke Bryan

  • “The Bones” - Maren Morris


Country Artist of the Year:

  • Blake Shelton

  • Luke Bryan

  • Luke Combs

  • Maren Morris

  • Thomas Rhett


Best New Country Artist:

  • Ashley McBryde

  • Gabby Barrett

  • HARDY

  • Ingrid Andress

  • Jameson Rodgers


Dance Song of the Year:

  • “Head & Heart” - Joel Corry x MNEK

  • “ily (i love you baby)” - Surf Mesa featuring Emilee

  • “Lasting Lover” – Sigala & James Arthur

  • “Rain On Me” - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

  • “Roses” (Imanbek Remix) - SAINt JHN


Dance Artist of the Year:

  • Anabel Englund

  • Diplo

  • Marshmello

  • Surf Mesa

  • Tiësto


Hip-Hop Song of the Year:

  • “High Fashion” - Roddy Ricch featuring Mustard

  • “Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake

  • “ROCKSTAR” - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

  • “Savage” (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

  • “The Box” - Roddy Ricch


Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  • DaBaby

  • Lil Baby

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Pop Smoke

  • Roddy Ricch


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

  • Jack Harlow

  • Moneybagg Yo

  • Pop Smoke

  • Rod Wave

  • Roddy Ricch


R&B Song of the Year:

  • “B.S.” - Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R.

  • “Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

  • “Heat” Chris Brown featuring Gunna

  • “Playing Games” - Summer Walker

  • “Slide” - H.E.R. featuring YG


R&B Artist of the Year:

  • Chris Brown

  • H.E.R.

  • Jhené Aiko

  • Snoh Aalegra

  • Summer Walker


Best New R&B Artist:

  • Chloe x Halle

  • Lonr.

  • Mahalia

  • Skip Marley

  • Snoh Aalegra


Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year:

  • “Caramelo” - Ozuna

  • “Dákiti” - Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

  • “Hawái” (Remix) - Maluma & The Weeknd

  • “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” - Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin

  • “Tusa” - KAROL G & Nicki Minaj


Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny

  • J Balvin

  • KAROL G

  • Maluma

  • Ozuna


Best New Latin Artist:

  • Chesca

  • Jay Wheeler

  • Natanael Cano

  • Neto Bernal

  • Rauw Alejandro


Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  • “Palabra De Hombre” - El Fantasma

  • “Se Me Olvidó” - Christian Nodal

  • “Sólo Tú” - Calibre 50

  • “Te Volvería A Elegir” - Calibre 50

  • “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” - Lenin Ramírez featuring Grupo Firme


Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

  • Banda Los Sebastianes

  • Calibre 50

  • Christian Nodal

  • Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

  • Gerardo Ortíz


Producer of the Year:

  • Andrew Watt

  • Dr Luke

  • Frank Dukes

  • Louis Bell

  • Max Martin


Songwriter of the Year:

  • Ali Tamposi

  • Amy Allen

  • Ashley Gorley

  • Dan Nigro

  • Finneas


Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category):

  • “Adore You” - Harry Styles

  • “Before You Go” - Lewis Capaldi

  • “Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

  • “cardigan” - Taylor Swift

  • “Don’t Start Now” - Dua Lipa

  • “everything i wanted”- Billie Eilish

  • “I Hope” - Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth

  • “If The World Was Ending” - JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels

  • “Intentions” - Justin Bieber featuring Quavo

  • “Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake


Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category):

  • “Adore You” (Harry Styles) - Lizzo cover

  • “Can't Take My Eyes Off You” (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) - Shawn Mendes cover

  • “Fix You” (Coldplay) - Sam Smith cover

  • “Heart Of Glass” (Blondie) - Miley Cyrus cover

  • “Juice” (Lizzo) - Harry Styles cover


Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)


Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category):

  • “Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

  • “Don't Start Now” - Dua Lipa

  • “Dynamite” - BTS

  • “Hawái” - Maluma

  • “How You Like That” - BLACKPINK

  • “Life Is Good” - Future featuring Drake

  • “Rain On Me” - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

  • “WAP” - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

  • “Watermelon Sugar” - Harry Styles

  • “Yummy” - Justin Bieber


Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category):

  • Dixie D'Amelio

  • Jaden Hossler

  • LILHUDDY

  • Nessa Barrett

  • Olivia Rodrigo

  • Tate McRae


Favorite Music Video Choreography (Socially Voted Category):

  • BTS – Son Sung Deuk

  • “34+35” (Ariana Grande) - Scott & Brian Nicholson

  • “Do It” (Chloe x Halle) - Kendra Bracy & Ashanti Ledon

  • “Honey Boo” (CNCO & Natti Natasha) - Kyle Hanagami

  • “Physical” (Dua Lipa) - Charm La'Donna

  • “Rain On Me” (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande) - Richy Jackson

  • “Say So” (Doja Cat) -Cortland Brown

  • WAP” (Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion) - JaQuel Knight

  • “Bop” (DaBaby) - Coach Cherry & DaniLeigh


TikTok Bop of the Year ( Socially Voted Category):

  • “Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd

  • “Lottery (Renegade)” - K CAMP

  • “Savage” - Megan Thee Stallion

  • “Savage Love” (Laxed-Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo

  • “Say So” - Doja Cat

  • “WAP” - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion


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