The nominees for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been unveiled. Now in its eighth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2020, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2021.
Artists receiving multiple nominations include 24kGoldn, AC/DC, AJR, All Time Low, Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, blackbear, BLACKPINK, Blake Shelton, BTS, Calibre 50, Cardi B, Charlie Puth, Chris Brown, Christian Nodal, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Future, Gabby Barrett, H.E.R., Harry Styles, J Balvin, Jhené Aiko, JP Saxe, Justin Bieber, KAROL G, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Maluma, Maren Morris, Megan Thee Stallion, Ozuna, Ozzy Osbourne, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Shawn Mendes, Snoh Aalegra, Summer Walker, Surf Mesa, Taylor Swift, The Pretty Reckless, The Weeknd, twenty one pilots and Young Thug.
The awards ceremony will air live from The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on May 27 from 8-10pm (ET) on Fox. The event will also be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio streaming platform. The show will feature award presentations in multiple categories, live performances and surprise stage moments.
“The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a true awards show recognizing the artists and songs fans have listened to and loved all year long,” John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia said in a release. “We are excited to be continuing our partnership with Fox on this unforgettable evening of music and stories.”
The 2021 awards show will, one again, involve listeners in deciding the winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Favorite Music Video Choreography Award and the first-ever TikTok Bop of the Year Award.
Social voting begins Wednesday, April 7, and will close on May 19 at 11:59pm (ET) for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards, where a full list of categories and nominations can also be found.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia added. “This year’s awards will be a can’t-miss music event. We are looking forward to celebrating these top artists and their accomplishments, especially after a year that brought unprecedented challenges to the music industry and live events.”
Last year’s award TV special was cancelled due to the pandemic. Winners were revealed for the first time on-air throughout Labor Day weekend across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide.
View the list of all the nominees HERE.