Ariana Grande, Adele and More iHeartRadio Music Award Nominees

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment today announced the nominees for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT Delayed) on FOX. The event will also be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Now in its ninth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2021, while also providing a preview of the upcoming hits of 2022. The show will feature award shows in multiple categories, live performances from music’s biggest artists, surprising stage moments, and tell the stories of the winning artists’ road to #1.

Since the awards inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by superstar artists, such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, Halsey, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Martin, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Sam Smith, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull and many more.

“The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again celebrate the great artists and songs we’ve featured on iHeartRadio stations over the past year,” said Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer of iHeartMedia. “We look forward to celebrating the year in music with iconic performances and never-before-seen collaborations.”

Artists with multiple nominations include Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Giveon, Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, The Kid LAROI, SZA, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Megan Thee Stallion, Måneskin, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Billie Eilish , BTS , David Guetta, Tate McRae, Ariana Grande, Daniel Caesar, The Weeknd, Five Finger Death Punch, Cardi B, Joel Corry, AJR, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, The Pretty Reckless, All Time Low, Twenty One Pilots, Mammoth WVH, blackbear, Machine Gun Kelly, Imagine Dragons, Moneybagg Yo, HER, Foo Fighters, Jazmine Sullivan, Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga, Pop Smoke, Coi Leray, Bad Bunny, Regard, Rauw Alejandro, Farruko, KAROL G, Caliber 50, Dua Lipa and La Arrolladora Banda El Limón By René Camacho. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories, visit here.

“This awards show is less of a competition and more of a celebration of the artists and songs our listeners have loved over the past year,” said John Sykes, president of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “We are proud to once again partner with FOX to bring this incredible evening of music to millions of fans across the country.”

In addition to honoring music and artists, the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again celebrate fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the chance to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year and the very first TikTok Songwriter of the Year and Best Comeback Album.

Social voting begins today, January 27, and ends March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominated hashtags or by visiting here.

Among the many winners of the 2021 awards were The Weeknd, for Song of the Year and Male Artist of the Year; Dua Lipa, for Female Artist of the Year; and Dan + Shay, for Best Duo/Group of the Year. The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards also honored Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio Icon Award.

This year’s awards will again include a wide range of categories – the finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

Song of the Year:

“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
“driver’s license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Easy for Me” – Adele
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring SZA
“Leave the Door Open” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“Levitation” – Dua Lipa
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Positions” – Ariana Grande
“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Female Artist of the Year:

Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Doua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigue
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:

Ed Sheeran
justin bieber
Lil Nas X
The weekend

Best Duo/Group of the Year:

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Dan + Shay
Brown 5

Better collaboration:

“Best Friend” – Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring SZA
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Best New Pop Artist:

Olivia Rodrigue
Tate McRae

Alternative Song of the Year:

“All My Favorite Songs” – Weezer featuring AJR
“Follow You” – Imagine Dragons
“Monsters” – All Time Low featuring blackbear
“my ex’s best friend” – Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear
“Shy Away” – twenty one pilots

Alternative Artist of the Year:

all the time low
Billie Eilish
imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
twenty one pilots

Best New Alternative Artist:

girl in red

Rock song of the year:

“And So On” – The Pretty Reckless
“Living the Dream” – Five Finger Punch
“Nowhere Generation” – Rise Against
“Wait a Minute Girl” – Volbeat
“Waiting for a War” – Foo Fighters

Rock Artist of the Year:

Five Finger Death Punch
foo fighters
Mammoth WVH
the pretty Reckless

Best New Rock Artist:

all good things
Ayron Jones
Mammoth WVH
Zero 9:36

Country Song of the Year:

“Celebrity Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Forever After All” – Luke Combs
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
“Just The Way” – Parmalee featuring Blanco Brown
“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett

Country Artist of the Year:

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luc Combes
Miranda Lambert
Thomas Rhet

Best New Country Artist:

Lainey Wilson
Niko Moon
Parker McCollum
Ryan Hurd
Tentilled Arts

Dance Song of the Year:

“BED” – Joel Corry, RAYE, David Guetta
“Do It To It” – ACRAZE featuring Cherish
“Heartbreak Anthem” – Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix
“Love Tonight” – Shouse
“You” – Look with Troye Sivan and Tate McRae

Dance Artist of the Year:

Anabel Englund
David Guetta
Joel Corry
Swedish house mafia

Hip Hop Song of the Year:

“Gasoline” – WizKid featuring Tems
“The Weather Today” – Moneybagg Yo
“Up” – Cardi B
“Way 2 Sexy” – Drake featuring Future & Young Thug
“What You Know About Love” – Pop Smoke

Hip Hop Artist of the Year:

Little baby
Megan you stallion
Moneybagg Yo
Pop Smoke

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

Coi Leray
Lil Tjay
Pooh Shiesty
Yung Blue

R&B Song of the Year:

“Too bad” – SHE
“Good Days” – SZA
“Sorrow’s Anniversary” – Giveon
“Leave the Door Open” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“Take Back Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

R&B Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Jazmine Sullivan

Best New R&B Artist:

Your Stith

Latin Song of the Year:

“In Da Getto” – J Balvin & Skrillex
“Pepas” – Farruko
“Todo De Ti” – Rauw Alejandro
“Yonaguni” – Bad Bunny

Latin Artist of the Year:

bad bunny
Rauw Alejandro

Best New Latin Artist:

Eslabon Armado
Group Firm
Maria Becerra
Nicki Nicole

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“¿Qué Tienen Tus Palabras?” – Banda El Recodo by Cruz Lizárraga
“A La Antigüita” – Caliber 50
“Dime Cómo Quieres” – Christian Nodal with Ángela Aguilar
“La Casita” – Sinaloense Band MS By Sergio Lizárraga
“Mi Primer Derrota” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón By René Camacho
“Saludos a Mi Ex” – Edwin Luna and La Trakalosa de Monterrey

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Sinaloense MS By Sergio Lizárraga
Caliber 50
nodal christian
Edwin Luna and La Trakalosa de Monterrey
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon By René Camacho

Best lyrics: *Socially voted category

“All Too Good (10 Minute Version) (Taylor Version) (From The Vault)” – Taylor Swift
“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
“already seen” – Olivia Rodrigo
“driver’s license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Easy for Me” – Adele
“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
“Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
“Leave the Door Open” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
“Your Power” – Billie Eilish

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

“Fix You” (Coldplay) – Kacey Musgraves
“good 4 u” (Olivia Rodrigo) – Camila Cabello
“Happier Than Ever” (Billie Eilish) – Shawn Mendes
“Heather” (Conan Gray) – Tate McRae
“I’m Still Standing” (Elton John) – Demi Lovato
“Jolene” (Dolly Parton) – Lil Nas X
“Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) – Miley Cyrus

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

#Arianators – Ariana Grande
#Beliebers – Justin Bieber
#Harries – Harry Styles
#Hotties – Stallion Megan Thee
#Limelights – Why not us
#Livies – Olivia Rodrigo
#Louies – Louis Tomlinson
#Rushers – Big Time Rush
#Selenators – Selena Gomez
#Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best music video: *Category by social vote

“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
“Building a female dog” – Bella Poarch
“Butter” – BTS
“driver’s license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring Sza
“Leave the Door Open” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
“Save Your Tears” – The Weeknd
“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Social Star Award: *Socially voted category

Bella Poarch
Claire Rosinkranz
Tai Greens
Taylor Holder

Favorite Tour Photographer: * Social Voting Category

All American Road Show (Chris Stapleton) – Andy Barron
Love on Tour (Harry Styles) – Anthony PHAM
Remember This Tour (Jonas Brothers) – Cynthia Parkhurst
What You See Is What You Get (Luke Combs) – David Bergman
Hella Mega Tour (Fall Out Boy) – Elliott Ingham
The Comeback Tour (Zac Brown Band) – PROJECTBLACKBOXX
2021 Tour (Maroon 5) – Travis Schneider

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category

“Beggin'” – Måneskin
“good 4 u” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Just for Me” – PinkPantheress
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring SZA
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber
“Thot Sh*t” – Stallion Megan Thee
“TWINNEM” – Coi Leray
“Up” – Cardi B
“Woman” – Doja Cat

Best Comeback Album (New Category): * Socially Voted Category

30 – Adele
Certified Lover – Drake
Midnight Medicine – Foo Fighters
Solar energy – Lorde
Star-Crossed – Kacey Musgraves
Eliminate Saturday Night Sadness – Bleachers
Travel – ABBA

TikTok Songwriter of the Year (New Category): * Socially Voted Category

Alexa Chalnick
cassa jackson
Ellie Dixon
Lauren Weintraub
Peytan Porter
Sarah Barrios