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Taylor Swift, the Weeknd Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards Noms

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Taylor Swift and the Weeknd lead this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, scoring eight and seven nods, respectively

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Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with a whopping eight, while 2015’s breakout pop star the Weeknd followed closely behind with seven.

The two pop stars will compete for both Song of the Year as well as the inaugural Album of the Year award. In the former category, Swift’s “Blank Space” and the Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face” will go up against Adele‘s “Hello,” Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” 1989 and Beauty Behind the Madness will compete against Adele’s 25, Ed Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour in the latter category.

Both Swift and the Weeknd were also nominated for the inaugural Female and Male Artist of the Year categories (the previous two years featured simply Artist of the Year, which Swift won in 2015). Swift’s competition includes Adele, Carrie Underwood, Meghan Trainor and Selena Gomez, while the Weeknd is up against Sheeran, Smith, Justin Bieber and Luke Bryan.

This year’s iHeartRadio Awards will also feature a handful of fan-voted categories including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics and Best Collaboration, as well as three new categories: Best Cover Song, Best Song from a Movie and Most Meme-Able Moment. Voting will take place via the iHeartRadio website from February 9th through March 25th, except for Fan Army and Meme-Able Moment, which will continue through the evening of the awards on April 3rd.

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards boasts 21 new categories spanning a slew of genres, including alternative, rock, country, R&B, hip-hop, Latin and regional Mexican music. A complete list of nominees is below. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live Sunday April 3rd on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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)
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
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

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year (New Category)
Foo Fighters
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
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

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
Fetty Wap
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)
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

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
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


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