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THE FIFTH ANNUAL IHEARTMUSIC AWARDS AIRS MARCH 11 ON TBS, TNT AND TRUTV
<b>The Fifth Annual iHeartMusic Awards Airs March 11 on TBS, TNT AND TRUTV</b>
THE iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS AIR MARCH 11 AT 8 P.M. (ET/PT) ON TBS, TNT AND TRUTV.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV on March 11 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

The fan-fueled fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will air March 11 and feature today's biggest artists and music with performances by Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Backstreet Boys among others.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled 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 Jan. 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.

For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the March 11 telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), 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 Jan 9. Social voting for all other categories began on Jan. 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.

All nominees are listed below. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

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/ALT 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

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: *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: *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: *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.

Editor’s Note: Be sure to tune in to the iHeartRadio Music Awards on TBS, TNT and truTV on March 11 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).