Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio nods

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd lead the nominations for the iHeartRadio Music Awards with seven nods apiece, including the coveted Song of the Year prize.

Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio nods

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd lead the nominations for the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The 'Style' hitmaker and the 25-year-old singer/songwriter received seven nods apiece, and the pair will battle it out for the coveted Song of the Year prize at the star-studded ceremony at the Forum in Los Angeles on April 3.

Taylor and The Weeknd will also face off in the Album of the Year category for their respective '1989' and 'Beauty Behind the Madness' efforts.

But they will face stiff competition from the likes of Adele ('25'), Sam Smith ('In the Lonely Hour') and the blonde beauty's good friend Ed Sheeran for 'x'.

Adele, who received five nominations, will also take on 26-year-old Taylor for the Female Artist of the Year accolade, alongside Carrie Underwood, Meghan Trainor and Selena Gomez.

Selena's only other nomination comes in the Best Fan Army category, which will see her Selenator supporters aim to overcome her ex Justin Bieber's Beliebers and her good friend Taylor's Swifties in the socially voted category.

Ed and Sam, who have four nods each, will go up against The Weeknd for the Male Artist of the Year gong, but they will have to beat off competition from Luke Bryan and Justin if they are going to triumph in the category.

Justin also has five nods to his name but may be disappointed to miss out on a nomination for Song of the Year.

Taylor ('Blank Space'), The Weeknd ('Can't Feel My Face'), and Adele ('Hello') will take on Walk the Moon's 'Shut Up and Dance', and 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for the main prize.

Walk the Moon received a hat-trick of nods, one more than One Direction and the two groups will go head-to-head for the Best Duo/Group of the Year prize alongside Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5 and Zac Brown Band.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the music that was heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio.

The 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


Carrie Underwood

Meghan Trainor

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year

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:

Fall Out Boy

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year:

1989 - Taylor Swift

25 - Adele

Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd

In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith

X - Ed Sheeran

Best Tour

Foo Fighters

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Taylor Swift


Alternative Rock Artist of the Year


Foo Fighters


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

Breaking Benjamin


Five Finger Death Punch

Foo Fighters

Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year

'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

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

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Skrillex & Diplo


Hip Hop Song of the Year

'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

Big Sean


Fetty Wap


J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year

'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


Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz


Latin Song of the Year

'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

Enrique Iglesias

J Balvin

Nicky Jam


Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

'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

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 *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 *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 *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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