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Aussie fans can now vote in iHeartRadio awards

Thursday 16 February, 2017
Awards host Ryan Seacrest Photo: Shutterstock

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature a star-studded line-up including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean, who join already announced performer Bruno Mars.  
 
The awards will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on Sunday, March 5 at the historic Forum in Los Angeles.
 
“The biggest artists in music show up each year,” said Ryan Seacrest.

“iHeartRadio reaches hundreds of millions of people across the country every day, so this is an opportunity for the fans to have a voice in who’s the best and brightest, and the artists, in turn to show their appreciation. It’s always a lively celebration and an evening of special performances and appearances.”

For the first time, Australian music fans can vote for their favourite artists and help decide who takes home one of the coveted awards by visiting iHeartRadio.com/Awards
 
Australian music lovers will be able to watch all the action from the iHeartRadio Music Awards with a full video stream of the event from 12pm, Monday March 6 at iHeartRadio.com.au.
 
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the amazing music that was heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations in the U.S. and on iHeartRadio.com. The 2017 telecast will feature today’s biggest artists and songs with live performances including first released performer Bruno Mars, first-time duets and special collaborations, along with celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations.
 
This year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature new awards for Producer of the Year, Label of the Year and Best Music Video, as well as individual awards in music’s biggest genres for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®.

Drake leads the 2017 nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year while The Chainsmokers received 11 nominations, including the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category. Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Rihanna, twenty one pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia. See the full list on nominees below and here.

iHeartRadio Australia, powered by Optus, is also sending one lucky Australian fan and a friend to this epic awards ceremony at The Forum in Los Angeles. For additional contest details, click here.
 
“The iHeartRadio Awards are becoming one of the biggest media events in the US,” said Geraint Davies COO of iHeartRadio Australia.

“Last year the awards generated over 115 billion impressions and 3.2 million tweets. It is fantastic that, for the first time ever, all Australian music fans can take part in the voting and know they have played a part in seeing their favourite artists take home an award.”

“We are also proud to be giving Aussie music fans the chance to win a trip to LA for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, one of the biggest nights of the year,” said Brett “Nozz” Nossiter, Content Director of iHeartRadio Australia.

“With Bruno Mars performing and a plethora of A list stars attending, once again iHeartRadio Australia are getting Aussie fans closer to the music and artists they love.”

Fans can stream all of their favourite artists data-free on iHeartRadio Australia with selected Optus mobile plans. For additional details, click here

In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving them once-in-a-lifetime access to their favorite artists and an up-close-and-personal view of the event like never before.

Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Collaboration, Best Cover Song, Best Song from a Movie and the first-ever Best Music Video, Social Star Award and Best Underground Alternative Band awards. Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio App on January 3 and social voting for all other categories began, January 4.  Voting will close on February 24 with voting for the Social Star Award and the Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell award continuing through the evening of the awards on March 5. 

The nominees are:

Song of the Year:

  • "Can't Stop The Feeling" - Justin Timberlake
  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  • "Stressed Out" - twenty one pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 

  • Adele
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Selena Gomez
  • Sia

Male Artist of the Year:  

  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Luke Bryan
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  • Coldplay
  • DNCE
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • The Chainsmokers
  • twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • "Bored to Death" - blink-182
  • "Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Ride" - twenty one pilots

"Trouble" - Cage The Elephant
 
Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • blink-182
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Coldplay
  • The Strumbellas
  • twenty one pilots
     

Rock Song of the Year:

  • "Bang Bang" - Green Day
  • "Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Take Me Down" – The Pretty Reckless
  • "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" – Volbeat
  • "The Sound Of Silence" - Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • Disturbed
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Shinedown
  • Volbeat

 
Country Song of the Year:

  • "Church Bells" -  Carrie Underwood
  • "Snapback" -  Old Dominion
  • "Somewhere On A Beach" -  Dierks Bentley
  • "T-Shirt" - Thomas Rhett
  • "You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
     

Dance Song of the Year:

  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  • "Don't Let Me Down" -  The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" -  Mike Posner
  • "Let Me Love You" -  DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 

  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
  • Flume
  • Major Lazer
  • The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  • "All The Way Up" - Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
  • "Controlla" - Drake
  • "For Free" - DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  • "One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  • "Panda" - Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  • Desiigner
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Future
  • J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:

  • "Exchange" - Bryson Tiller
  • "Needed Me" - Rihanna
  • "No Limit" - Usher featuring Young Thug
  • "Sorry" - Beyoncé
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
     

R&B Artist of the Year: 

  • Beyoncé
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Rihanna
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher

Latin Song of the Year: 

  • "Ay Mi Dios" - IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  • "De Pies A Cabeza" - Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  • "Duele El Corazon" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
  • "La Carretera" - Prince Royce
  • "Ya Me Enteré" - Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • J Balvin
  • Nicky Jam
  • Prince Royce
  • Yandel

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 

  • "Amor Del Bueno" - Calibre 50
  • "Cicatrices" - Regulo Caro
  • "Me Está Gustando" - Banda Los Recoditos
  • "¿Por Qué Terminamos?" - Gerardo Ortiz
  • "Solo Con Verte" - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

  • Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • Calibre 50
  • Gerardo Ortiz
  • Remmy Valenzuela
     

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)

  • Foals
  • Kaleo
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Red Sun Rising
  • The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)

  • Chris Lane
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Granger Smith
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)

  • Chance The Rapper
  • Desiigner
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Kent Jones
  • Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)

  • Carlos Rivera
  • Christian Daniel
  • CNCO
  • IAmChino
  • Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)      

  • Belly
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Dreezy
  • Kayla Brianna
  • Ro James 

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)

  • Adriel Favela
  • Banda Los Sebastianes
  • Cheyo Carrillo
  • Joss Favela
  • La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)

  • Alessia Cara
  • Daya
  • Lukas Graham
  • The Chainsmokers
  • ZAYN

Producer of the Year: (New Category)

  • Benny Blanco
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Max Martin
  • Mike Elizondo
  • The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • "7 Years" - Lukas Graham
  • "Came Here to Forget" - Blake Shelton
  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Love Yourself" - Justin Bieber
  • "Scars To Your Beautiful" - Alessia Cara
  • "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" - Adele
  • "Too Good" – Drake featuring Rihanna
  • "You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

  • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • "Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "This Is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  • "All I Ask" - Bruno Mars
  • "Ex's and Oh's" - Fifth Harmony
  • "Fast Car" - Justin Bieber
  • "Hands to Myself" - DNCE
  • "Here" - Shawn Mendes
  • "How Will I Know" - Ariana Grande
  • "Love on the Brain" - Kelly Clarkson
  • "Purple Rain" - Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  • "Sound of Silence" - Disturbed
  • "Too Good" - Zara Larsson

 
Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category 

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling" - Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  • "Falling for You" - Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones's Baby)
  • "Girls Talk Boys" - 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
  • "Just Like Fire" - P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

 
Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling" - Justin Timberlake
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • "Formation" - Beyoncé
  • "Hasta El Amanecer" - Nicky Jam
  • "Heathens" - twenty one pilots
  • "Hymn for the Weekend" - Coldplay
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" - Mike Posner
  • "Pillowtalk" - ZAYN
  • "Side to Side" - Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  • "This Is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • "Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
  • "Work From Home" - Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

 
Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 

  • Hey Violet
  • Pierce the Veil
  • PVRIS
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Tonight Alive

 
Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category      

  • Alex Aiono from YouTube
  • Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
  • Emma McGann from YouNow
  • Hailey Knox from YouNow
  • Jack and Jack from Snapchat
  • Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
  • Marcus Perez from Facebook
  • Steph Clavin from Instagram
  • Todrick Hall from YouTube
  • xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - 5SOSFam
  • Ariana Grande - Arianators
  • Beyoncé - Beyhive
  • Britney Spears - Britney Army
  • Demi Lovato - Lovatics
  • Fifth Harmony - Harmonizers
  • Justin Bieber - Beliebers
  • Katy Perry - KatyCats
  • Lady Gaga - Little Monsters
  • Rihanna - Rihanna Navy
  • Selena Gomez - Selenators
  • Shawn Mendes - Mendes Army
  • twenty one pilots - #twentyonepilots

 
To cast your vote for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, click here.

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