The iHeartRadio Music Awards are officially BACK. The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on April 3rd, at the historic Forum in Los Angeles, and will be televised live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT., as well as simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, and on the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

In addition to this year’s nominees, iHeartRadio is revealing the first two artists who will be performing live during this year’s awards: Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor. Justin and Meghan will join a list of performers, including today's hottest acts, first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, all to be announced at a later date. There will also be an exclusive, can't-miss performance by a soon-to-be-named artist that will be simulcast from the Capital One Jamfest, which is part of the March Madness Music Festival taking place in Houston, TX.

Leading this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees is Taylor Swift with 8 nominations! Taylor is up for Song of the Year for "Blank Space," Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 1989, Best Tour for her "1989 World Tour," Best Collaboration for "Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar, Best Meme-able Moment for her famous "Blank Space" music video, and Best Fan Army thanks to her loyal Swifties.

Not far behind Taylor is The Weeknd, who is up for 6 iHeartRadio Music Awards himself. He is nominated for Song of the Year for "Can't Feel My Face," Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Beauty Behind The Madness, R&B Song of the Year for "The Hills" AND "Earned It," which is also nominated for Best Song from a Movie. The Weeknd is also up for R&B Artist of the Year.

Additionally, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran all have five nominations each. This year’s awards feature 31 categories, including some new categories like Best Tour and Latin Song of the Year, among others.     

Since iHeartRadio is the platform that connects fans to their favorite artists, we are enlisting the fans to vote in several different socially voted categories, including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Collaboration, Best Cover Song, Best Song From A Movie, and Meme-able Moments. To vote, head to OR open up your iHeartRadio app on your mobile devices and/or tablets. You could even win a trip to the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

And for the first time ever, tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Awards are going on sale to the general public. As a signature sponsor of the Awards Show, Capital One cardholders will have the opportunity to purchase them first. The exclusive Capital One Cardholder Pre-sale starts February 10 at 10 a.m. PST and runs through February 12 at 10 a.m. PST, or until tickets sell out. Capital One cardholders can visit for the opportunity to purchase tickets using their Capital One card. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting February 13 at 10 a.m. PST, and will be available at

Here is your full list of 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees:


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)


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


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



Alternative Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)


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: (New Category)

Breaking Benjamin


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



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


Fetty Wap


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)


Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz



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


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 Metiste" - 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" - Troye 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)


Triple Threat 

Lady Gaga – Singer/Actor/Activist

Hailee Steinfeld – Singer/Actor/Model

Jason Derulo – Singer/Host/Dancer

Jennifer Lopez – Singer/Actor/Dancer

Justin Timberlake – Singer/Actor/Dancer 

Nick Jonas – Singer/Actor/Model

Selena Gomez – Singer/Actor/Dancer

Troye Sivan – Singer/Actor/YouTuber

Usher – Singer/Actor/Dancer

Zendaya – Singer/Actor/Dancer


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