iHeartRadio Music Awards 2020: The Complete List of Nominations

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2020: The Complete List of Nominations

Taylor Swift, 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, VMAs

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The nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been revealed!

On Wednesday morning, iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced the artists nominated for this year’s award show, set to air on March 29. Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo are among the talented nominees for the upcoming ceremony. Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo are all nominated for Song of the Year, along with Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

More nominees for the award show include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Snow and Summer Walker.

“The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a true celebration of the music and artists that millions of fans listen to every day on their favorite radio stations across the country,” John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, said Wednesday. “FOX’s young and engaged audience has proven to be the perfect home for our iHeart listeners.”

“It’s always exciting to see who gets nominated for our iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia, shared. “This year’s nominees represent the music heard all year on our stations and the iHeartRadio app. We can’t wait to bring them together for one incredible night of celebration and see who takes home the award in all thirty-plus categories.”

In addition to airing on Fox, the award show will also be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service.

Take a look at all of the nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards below!

2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, Billie Eilish


Song of the Year:

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

Female Artist of the Year: 

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish



Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:  

Ed Sheeran


Luke Combs

Post Malone

Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

Dan + Shay

Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco

Best Collaboration:

“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani

“Eastside” – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid

“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Pop Artist:

Ava Max


Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X


Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Doin’ Time” – Lana Del Rey

“Ready To Let Go” – Cage The Elephant

“The Hype” – twenty one pilots

“Trampoline” – SHAED

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Billie Eilish

Cage The Elephant

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Dirty Honey

Dominic Fike

Matt Maeson


The Glorious Sons

Carrie Underwood, 2019 CMA Awards, Fashion

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Rock Song of the Year:

“Blue On Black” – Five Finger Death Punch

“Ghost” – Badflower

“Lo/Hi” – The Black Keys

“Monsters” – Shinedown

“S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” – The Glorious Sons

Rock Artist of the Year:


Five Finger Death Punch


Greta Van Fleet


Country Song of the Year:

“Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs

“GIRL” – Maren Morris

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton

“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” – Justin Moore

“Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year:

Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

Jimmie Allen

Matt Stell

Morgan Wallen

Riley Green

Runaway June

Cardi B, Celebrities at Fashion Week

Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock

Dance Song of the Year:

“Body” – Loud Luxury featuring brando

“Close To Me” – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee

“Here With Me” – Marshmello featuring Chvrches

“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston

“So Close” – NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku 

Dance Artist of the Year: 



Loud Luxury 


The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

“Going Bad” – Meek Mill featuring Drake

“Money In The Grave” – Drake featuring Rick Ross

“Money” – Cardi B

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X

“Suge” – DaBaby

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

Cardi B


Lil Baby

Meek Mill 

Travis Scott 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

City Girls


Lil Nas X


Megan Thee Stallion

Taki Taki, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ozuna, DJ Snake

Miko Goncalves

R&B Song of the Year:

“Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Album)” – Beyoncé

“Girls Need Love (Remix)” – Summer Walker & Drake

“No Guidance” – Chris Brown featuring Drake

“Shot Clock” – Ella Mai

“Talk” – Khalid

R&B Artist of the Year: 

Chris Brown

Ella Mai



Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist:

Ari Lennox


Nicole Bus

Summer Walker

The Bonfyre

Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year: 

“Calma” – Pedro Capó & Alicia Keys featuring Farruko

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow

“MIA” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake

“QUE PRETENDES” – J Balvin & Bad Bunny

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year: 

Bad Bunny

Daddy Yankee

J Balvin



Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist:






Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión” – Calibre 50

“A Través Del Vaso” – Banda Los Sebastianes

“Con Todo Incluido” – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas

“Encantadora” – El Fantasma

“Nada Nuevo” – Christian Nodal

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

El Fantasma

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

Best New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Los Sebastianes

El Fantasma

Fuerza Regida


Lenin Ramírez

Producer of the Year:

Andrew Watt

Benny Blanco


Louis Bell

Max Martin

Songwriter of the Year:

Ashley Gorley


Frank Dukes

Louis Bell

Savan Kotecha

Maren Morris, Jimmy Kimmel Live 2019


Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

“7 rings” – Ariana Grande

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid

“Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

“Juice” – Lizzo

“Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez

“Nightmare” – Halsey

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi

“The Bones” – Maren Morris

“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” – Miley Cyrus cover

Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Lana Del Rey cover

Phil Collins – “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Taylor Swift cover

Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover

Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover

The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You” – Meghan Trainor cover

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Keith Urban cover

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – Camila Cabello cover

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Halsey cover

Post Malone – “Sunflower” – Vampire Weekend cover

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

Agnation – Agnez Mo

Arianators – Ariana Grande

Beliebers – Justin Bieber

BTSArmy – BTS 

Camilizers – Camila Cabello

Harries – Harry Styles

Limelights – Why Don’t We

Louies – Louis Tomlinson

MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes 

Niallers – Niall Horan

Selenators – Selena Gomez

Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

“7 rings” – Ariana Grande

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Boy With Luv” – BTS featuring Halsey

“Con Altura” – Rosalía, J Balvin featuring El Guincho

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Snow

“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani

“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK

“ME!” – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Asher Angel

Cody Orlove

Danielle Cohn

DeStorm Power

King Bach

Montana Tucker

Niki and Gabi

Piper Rockelle

Scotty Sire

Stephanie Poetri

The Moy Boys

Zoe Laverne

Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow

“Good As Hell” – Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande

“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston

“Lover” – Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“The Bones” – Maren Morris featuring Hozier

“Thotiana” – Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG

“Trampoline” – SHAED featuring Zayn

“Without Me” – Halsey featuring Juice WRLD 

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category           

Adam Degross (Post Malone)

Alfredo Flores (Ariana Grande)

Andy DeLuca (5SOS)

Blair Caldwell (Normani)

Daniel Prakopcyk (John Mayer)

Jake Chamseddine (Panic! At The Disco)     

Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)

Matty Vogel (Billie Eilish)

Rays Corrupted Mind (Travis Scott)

Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)

Zakary Walters (Ed Sheeran)

Favorite Music Video Choreography: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

“7 rings” (Ariana Grande) – Scott and Brian Nicholson

“How Do You Sleep?” (Sam Smith) – Parris Goebel

“Kill This Love” (BLACKPINK) – Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin

“ME!” (Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie) – Tyce Diorio

“Motivation” (Normani) – Sean Bankhead

“Señorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) – Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens

You can get more details on the award show HERE. The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be airing live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 29. Social voting begins today, and will close on Monday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT for all categories except for Best Fan Army, which will continue through Friday, March 27 at 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Watch E! News weekday mornings at 7 a.m. and don’t miss our 2020 Oscars: E’s Inside Guide special Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 p.m.!



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