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[02/01/18 - 06:03 AM]
The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards to Feature Performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys and More
The event will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV on Sunday, March 11.

[via press release from Turner]

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards to Feature Performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys and More

Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled Host The iHeartRadio Music Awards On Sunday, March 11, Live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT

NEW YORK, N.Y. and BURBANK, Calif. - February 1, 2018 - The fan-fueled fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 11, will feature today's biggest artists and music with performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Backstreet Boys with more to be announced, at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles.

The event will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled and will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide; and on the iHeartRadio app, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. TV subscribers can also watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on the TBS, TNT and truTV Apps.

"iHeartRadio is a huge supporter of artists and music, so to get to be part of this celebration is a huge honor," said DJ Khaled. "It has been an extraordinary year in music and I couldn't be more excited than to be celebrating these amazing artists with all of their fans nationwide."

"I'm so excited to be co-hosting this year's iHeartRadio awards alongside someone as hilarious and talented as DJ Khaled," said Baldwin. "I've always been a fan of iHeartRadio and am looking forward to a great show filled with some of the most incredible artists who I myself am a fan of too."

"This is a night that belongs 100 percent to music fans and the artists they love," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "They listen to these songs every day on their favorite iHeartRadio station, and this is an opportunity to see them recognized on a national television stage."

"Fans know that when it comes to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, they can expect one thing - the unexpected," said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. "Music's biggest artists always raise the bar with their performances and surprise collaborations, and this year promises to be no exception. We can't wait."

"This is a show where fans can see all of their favorite songs performed and all of their favorite stars in one place," said Michael Bloom, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials for TBS & TNT. "That's what it's about; those who are craziest about the music choosing their favorites and experiencing them live from the iconic Forum."

Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 10. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato and The Chainsmokers. All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the Sunday, March 11 telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.

In addition to being a compelling celebration of music and artists, the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year's Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout and the first-ever Cutest Musician's Pet, Best Boy Band and Best Remix awards. In addition, fans will get to vote on social media during the show for winners of the Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the event.

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 9. Social voting for all other categories began on January 10 and will close on March 4, 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 11. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com.

The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow #iHeartAwards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:

Song of the Year:
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
· "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran
· "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
· "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
· "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Female Artist of the Year:
· Alessia Cara
· Halsey
· P!NK
· Rihanna
· Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:
· Bruno Mars
· Charlie Puth
· Ed Sheeran
· Shawn Mendes
· The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
· Imagine Dragons
· Maroon 5
· Migos
· Portugal. The Man
· The Chainsmokers

Best Collaboration:
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
· "Don't Wanna Know" - Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar
· "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
· "Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara
· "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:
· Camila Cabello
· Julia Michaels
· Liam Payne
· Logic
· Niall Horan

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
· "Believer" - Imagine Dragons
· "Feel It Still" - Portugal. The Man
· "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons
· "Walk On Water" - Thirty Seconds To Mars
· "Wish I Knew You" - The Revivalists

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
· Cage The Elephant
· Imagine Dragons
· Judah & The Lion
· Kings Of Leon
· Portugal. The Man

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
· Greta Van Fleet
· Judah & The Lion
· K.Flay
· Rag'n'Bone Man
· The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:
· "Go To War" - Nothing More
· "Help" - Papa Roach
· "Run" - Foo Fighters
· "Rx (Medicate)"" - Theory of a Deadman
· "Song #3" - Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:
· Foo Fighters
· Highly Suspect
· Metallica
· Papa Roach
· Royal Blood

Country Song of the Year:
· "Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt
· "Dirt On My Boots" - Jon Pardi
· "Hurricane" - Luke Combs
· "Small Town Boy" - Dustin Lynch
· "Unforgettable" - Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Year:
· Blake Shelton
· Jason Aldean
· Luke Bryan
· Sam Hunt
· Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:
· Brett Young
· Jon Pardi
· Kane Brown
· Lauren Alaina
· Luke Combs

Dance Song of the Year:
· "It Ain't Me" - Kygo and Selena Gomez
· "No Promises" - Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato
· "Rockabye" - Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie
· "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
· "Stay" - Zedd and Alessia Cara

Dance Artist of the Year:
· Calvin Harris
· Cheat Codes
· Kygo
· The Chainsmokers
· Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
· "Bad and Boujee" - Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert
· "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
· "HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar
· "Rockstar" - Post Malone
· "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
· DJ Khaled
· Drake
· Future
· Kendrick Lamar
· Migos

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
· 21 Savage
· Cardi B
· GoldLink
· Lil Uzi Vert
· Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:
· "B.E.D." - Jacquees
· "Location" - Khalid
· "Love Galore" - SZA featuring Travis Scott
· "Redbone" - Childish Gambino
· "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars

R&B Artist of the Year:
· Bruno Mars
· Childish Gambino
· Khalid
· Rihanna
· The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:
· 6LACK
· Kehlani
· Kevin Ross
· Khalid
· SZA

Latin Song of the Year:
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
· "El Amante" - Nicky Jam
· "Hey DJ" - CNCO
· "Mi Gente" - J Balvin featuring Willy William
· "S�beme La Radio" - Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year:
· CNCO
· J Balvin
· Luis Fonsi
· Nicky Jam
· Shakira

Best New Latin Artist:
· Abraham Mateo
· Bad Bunny
· Danny Ocean
· Karol G
· Ozuna

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
· "Adios Amor" - Christian Nodal
· "Ella Es Mi Mujer" - Banda Carnaval
· "Las Ultras" - Calibre 50
· "Regresa Hermosa" - Gerardo Ortiz
· "Siempre Te Voy A Querer" - Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
· Banda Carnaval
· Banda Los Recoditos
· Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
· Calibre 50
· Gerardo Ortiz

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:
· Christian Nodal
· Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
· El Fantasma
· Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Producer of the Year:
· Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Warren "Oak" Felder
· Andrew Watt
· Benny Blanco
· Justin Tranter
· Steve Mac

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
· "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
· "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" - Shawn Mendes
· "Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift
· "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran
· "Slow Hands" - Niall Horan

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
· "All We Got" - Shawn Mendes
· "Bad Liar" - HAIM
· "Issues" - Niall Horan
· "Lost" - Khalid
· "Say You Won't Let Go" - Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly
· "The Chain" - Harry Styles
· "Touch" - Ed Sheeran
· "The Tribute Song" - Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
· Arianators - Ariana Grande
· Beliebers - Justin Bieber
· BTS - BTS
· Camilizers - Camila Cabello
· EXO-L - EXO
· Harmonizers - Fifth Harmony
· Lovatics - Demi Lovato
· Mendes Army - Shawn Mendes
· Mixers - Little Mix
· Selenators - Selena Gomez
· Smilers - Miley Cyrus
· Swifties - Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
· "Bad Liar" - Selena Gomez
· "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
· "I'm The One" - DJ Khaled
· "Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift
· "Malibu" - Miley Cyrus
· "New Rules" - Dua Lipa
· "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran
· "Sign Of The Times" - Harry Styles
· "Sorry Not Sorry" - Demi Lovato
· "Swish Swish" - Katy Perry
· "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
· "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" - Shawn Mendes

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
· Andrew Huang
· Anitta
· Christian Collins
· Conor Maynard
· dodie
· Gabbie Hanna
· JoJo Siwa
· Mariah Belgrod
· Max & Harvey
· RoomieOfficial

Cutest Musician's Pet: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
· Batman - Demi Lovato
· Bear Rexha - Bebe Rexha
· Nugget - Katy Perry
· Olivia - Taylor Swift
· Pig Pig - Miley Cyrus
· Toulouse - Ariana Grande

Best Boy Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
· BTS
· CNCO
· In Real Life
· PRETTYMUCH
· The Vamps
· Why Don't We

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category
· Camila Cabello
· Harry Styles
· Liam Payne
· Louis Tomlinson
· Niall Horan

Best Remix: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
· "Bon Appétit" - Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU
· "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
· "do re mi" " - blackbear featuring Gucci Mane
· "Friends" - Justin Bieber and BloodPop with Julia Michaels
· "Havana" - Camila Cabello and Daddy Yankee
· "Homemade Dynamite" - Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA
· "May I Have This Dance" - Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper
· "Mi Gente" - J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé
· "Reggaet�n Lento" - CNCO and Little Mix

Additional categories include Biggest Triple Threat, Best Tour, Label of the Year, Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year and Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.7 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 110 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service. iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner, is home to seven of the most popular and critically-acclaimed new comedy series on cable - Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked and The Guest Book - as well as the animated hit American Dad! Upcoming comedies include The Last O.G., Close Enough, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch a late-night block from Super Deluxe. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes the top-rated competition series Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild. Additionally, TBS' programming lineup includes popular comedy hits such as Family Guy, and The Big Bang Theory, blockbuster movies, live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's professional, eSports gaming competition.

About TNT

TNT, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including: Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians, the upcoming The Alienist, One Day She'll Darken and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series including Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

About truTV

truTV is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Adam Ruins Everything, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters, Hack My Life, I'm Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Talk Show the Game Show, The Carbonaro Effect, The Chris Gethard Show, Those Who Can't and more. As a division of Turner, truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.





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