Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Each Up For Seven iHeartRadio Music Awards

by Music-News.com Newsdesk & VVN Music

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee lead the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards nominations with seven nods each.

Most of the Latin stars' nods came for their summer smash hit Despacito, with the remix featuring Justin Bieber, in categories including Song of the Year, Latin Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Best Lyrics.

A host of artists have five nominations, including Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Khalid.

Although Rihanna did not release an album last year (17), she has received multiple nods for Wild Thoughts, her collaboration with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller. The track is nominated in the Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Song of the Year.

Ed meanwhile is nominated for Male Artist of the Year. His hit Shape of You is up for Song of the Year and Video of the Year, while his tracks Touch and Perfect are also up for prizes. Competing with the British singer-songwriter in the best male category are Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd

Taylor, who debuted her comeback record in November, is up for the prestigious Female Artist of the Year trophy - and will battle it out with Alessia Cara, Halsey, Pink and Rihanna for the prize.

The tracks up for Song of the Year are Despacito, Bruno Mars' That's What I Like, Shape of You, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's Something Just Like This and Wild Thoughts.

Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Liam Payne, Logic, and Niall Horan are all nominated for Best New Pop Artist.

The fifth annual iHeartRadio Awards ceremony will take place on March 11 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The nominees (veteran artists in bold):

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 and Anne-Marie featuring Sean Paul
  • "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
  • "Súbeme 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 (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)
  • AJR
  • 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
  • "Reggaetón Lento" - CNCO and Little Mix

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