The Weeknd’s eight nominations consist of male artist of the year, competing with Ricch, Harry Types, Justin Bieber and Publish Malone, and music of the 12 months for “Blinding Lights.”
Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion earned seven nods every single, such as hip-hop artist of the 12 months. Also competing in the group are DaBaby, Lil Child and Pop Smoke.
Megan Thee Stallion is a contender for feminine artist of the yr, alongside Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, according to Wednesday’s announcement for the May possibly 27 awards airing on Fox.
The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, an exception to a pandemic-compelled operate of mostly digital awards displays in the earlier yr. The 2020 iHeartRadio awards telecast was canceled, with winners announced on radio.
Other music of the yr nominees are Malone’s “Circles” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Begin Now” “Rockstar” from DaBaby and showcasing Ricch, and Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar.”
Dr. Luke, who’s appreciated a creative renewal with hits such as Doja Cat’s “Say So” and acquired his initially Grammy nod this calendar year in 7 yrs, was nominated as producer of the calendar year. Competing with Dr. Luke, who remains embroiled in a lawsuit with Kesha, are Andrew Watt, Frank Dukes, Louis Bell and Max Martin.
Nominees for Latin pop or reggaeton artist of the calendar year are Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma and Ozuna.
Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are nation artist of the 12 months contenders.
BTS, Dan + Shay, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and 20 a person pilots are the nominees for greatest duo or group.
The Weeknd’s nomination lead will come right after the artist opened up to Billboard in January about his indifference toward the Grammy Award after failing to pick up a one Grammy nod for his critically acclaimed “Immediately after Several hours” album, which includes prime-100 hits “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”
“I individually do not care any longer,” stated the Weeknd, whose serious identify is Abel Tesfaye. “I have 3 Grammys, which necessarily mean nothing at all to me now, naturally. It is not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It is just that this occurred, and I’m down to get in entrance of the fire, as long as it under no circumstances comes about all over again.”
The ceremony, honoring 2020′s most-played artists and tunes on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio application, will consist of reside performances and tales of how the winners obtained accomplishment. The stations and app also will carry the exhibit.