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iHeartRadio Announces Nominees For The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards

It is time for the iHeartRadio Music Awards for 2023 to be announced, and we are pleased to see that some of our favorite musicians have been nominated.

There have been several changes to the nominations for the tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will honor the most-played artists and songs across iHeartRadio stations and the app for 2022. The list was released this Wednesday.

Nominees For The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards Have Been Announced

On March 14, the iHeartPodcast Awards will return to the iHeartMedia Studios once again to honor the top podcasts in the world of podcasting. As in previous years, the show will celebrate the very top podcasters in the podcasting industry.

A judging panel made up of renowned podcast industry leaders, creatives, and visionaries will determine the winners across 29 categories involving podcasts from all creators, distributors, and platforms. In addition to entertainment, comedy, crime, news, sports, food, business, and many other categories, including Best Overall Ensemble, the awards will also recognize the finest podcasts across 29 categories.

By voting on Twitter, podcast fans can again choose the winner of the coveted Podcast of the Year award. This is just as they have done in previous years. As part of this year’s awards ceremony, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” “Crime Junkie,” “Fly On The Wall,” “Las Culturistas,” “Love and Noraebang,” “Maintenance Phase,” “Morbid,” “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” “Scam Goddess” and “Smart Less” are among the nominees. There will be voting beginning today (December 15) and running through the end of the year.

Moreover, the iHeartPodcast Awards 2023 will award Icon Awards to recognize creators, organizations, and podcasts who have made significant contributions to podcasting’s expansion into a mainstream part of pop culture in today’s world.

Nominees For The 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards

IHeartRadio Music Awards, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (ET) on Fox. In 2023, the following artists were nominated for the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Song Of The Year

  • “About Damn Time”- Lizzo
  • “Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
  • “As It Was”- Harry Styles
  • “Big Energy”- Latto
  • “Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
  • “First Class”- Jack Harlow
  • “Ghost”- Justin Bieber
  • “Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
  • “Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  • “Woman” – Doja Cat

Artist Of The Year

  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group Of The Year

  • AJR
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Blackpink
  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • OneRepublic
  • Parmalee
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration

  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
  • “Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • “half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” – Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
  • “Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  • “One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
  • “Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
  • “Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras
  • “Wait For U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems
  • “You Right” – Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best New Pop Artist

  • Dove Cameron
  • Gayle
  • Jax
  • Nicky Youre
  • Steve Lacy

Country Song Of The Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “The Kind of Love We Make” – Luke Combs
  • “Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist Of The Year

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Best New Country Artist

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Cody Johnson
  • Elle King
  • Elvie Shane
  • Priscilla Block

Afrobeats Artist Of The Year

  • Burna Boy
  • CKay
  • Fireboy DML
  • Tems
  • Wizkid

Hip-Hop Song Of The Year

  • “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla
  • “First Class” – Jack Harlow
  • “Girls Want Girls” – Drake ft. Lil Baby
  • “Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black
  • “Wait For U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Kodak Black
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

  • B-Lovee
  • GloRilla
  • Latto
  • Nardo Wick
  • SleazyWorld Go

R&B Song Of The Year

  • “Break My Soul” – Beyoncé
  • “Free Mind” – Tems
  • “Hrs And Hrs” – Muni Long
  • “I Hate U”- SZA
  • “Smokin Out The Window” – Silk Sonic

R&B Artist Of The Year  

  • Blxst
  • Muni Long
  • Silk Sonic
  • SZA
  • Yung Bleu

Best New R&B Artist 

  • Blast
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Muni Long
  • Steve Lacy
  • Tems

Alternative Song Of The Year

  • “Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Edging”- Blink-182
  • “Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
  • “Heat Waves”- Glass Animals
  • “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”- Kate Bush

Alternative Artist Of The Year

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • twenty one pilots
  • Weezer

Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock)

  • Beach Weather
  • BoyWithUke
  • Giovannie and the Hired Guns
  • Turnstile
  • Wet Leg

Rock Song Of The Year

  • “Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
  • “Planet Zero”- Shinedown
  • “So Called Life”- Three Days Grace
  • “Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock Artist Of The Year

  • Ghost
  • Papa Roach
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Shinedown
  • Three Days Grace

Dance Song Of The Year

  • “Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • “Escape”- KX5, Kaskade, Deadmau5 ft. Hayla
  • “Heaven Takes You Home”- Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance
  • “Hot In It”- Tiësto & Charli XCX
  • “I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

Dance Artist Of The Year

  • Anabel Englund
  • Joel Corry
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Tiësto

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year 

  • “El Incomprendido” – Farruko/ Víctor Cárdenas/ DJ Adoni
  • “MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G
  • “Me Porto Bonito”- Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone
  • “Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny
  • “Provenza”- Karol G

Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist Of The Year  

  • Bad Bunny
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Farruko
  • Karol G
  • Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song Of The Year 

  • “Cada Quien”- Grupo Firme ft. Maluma
  • “Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
  • “Si Te Pudiera Mentir”- Calibre 50
  • “Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva
  • “Ya Supérame”- Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist Of The Year

  • Calibre 50
  • Christian Nodal
  • El Fantasma
  • Grupo Firme
  • La Adictiva

Best New Latin Artist

  • Blessd
  • Kali Uchis
  • Quevedo
  • Ryan Castro
  • Venesti

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)

  • “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
  • “abcdefu” – Gayle
  • “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
  • “Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
  • “Glimpse Of Us”- Joji
  • “Lift Me Up”- Rihanna
  • “N95” – Kendrick Lamar
  • “pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
  • “Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj
  • “Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen
  • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)

  • “Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
  • “As It Was” – Harry Styles
  • “Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez
  • “Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G
  • “Don’t You Worry”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta
  • “Envovler” – Anitta
  • “Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS
  • “Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK
  • “Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny
  • “Yet To Come” – BTS

Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)

  • “Barbz”- Nicki Minaj
  • “Beliebers”- Justin Bieber
  • “BeyHive” – Beyoncé
  • “Blinks”- Blackpink
  • “BTSArmy”- BTS
  • “Harries” – Harry Styles
  • “Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Louies”- Louis Tomlinson
  • “RihannaNavy”- Rihanna
  • “Rushers”- Big Time Rush
  • “Selenators” – Selena Gomez
  • “Swifties”- Taylor Swift

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Em Beihold
  • Gayle
  • GloRilla
  • JVKE
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith
  • Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer (Socially Voted Category)

  • Bad Bunny – Siempreric
  • Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
  • Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
  • Halsey – Yasi
  • Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield
  • Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
  • Luke Combs – David Bergman
  • Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Donslens
  • Post Malone – Adam DeGross
  • twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn
  • YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

Tiktok Bop Of The Year (Socially Voted Category)

  • “About Damn Time”- Lizzo
  • “As It Was” – Harry Styles
  • “Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy
  • “Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift
  • “Big Energy”- Latto
  • “Cuff It”- Beyoncé
  • “Envolver”- Anitta
  • “Just Wanna Rock” – Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor
  • “Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj
  • “Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras
  • “World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR

Favorite Documentary (Socially Voted Category)

  • Halftime – Jennifer Lopez
  • Life in Pink – Machine Gun Kelly
  • Love, Lizzo– Lizzo
  • Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar With Lewis Capaldi – Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi
  • Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me – Selena Gomez
  • Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl – Shania Twain
  • Sheryl – Sheryl Crow
  • Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby – Lil Baby

Favorite Tour Style (Socially Voted Category)

  • Bad Bunny
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dua Lipa
  • Elton John
  • Harry Styles
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rosalía
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Residency (Socially Voted Category)

  • “An Evening with Silk Sonic” – Silk Sonic
  • “Enigma + Jazz & Piano” – Lady Gaga
  • “Let’s Go!” – Shania Twain
  • “Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend
  • “Love On Tour” – Harry Styles
  • “Play”- Katy Perry
  • “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Usher: My Way – The Las Vegas Residency” – Usher
  • “Weekends with Adele” – Adele

Favorite Use Of A Sample (Socially Voted Category)

  • Beyoncé’s “Summer Renaissance” – sampled Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”
  • Blackpink’s “Pink Venom” – sampled 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P,” Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay,” and
  • Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”
  • Chlöe’s “Treat Me” – sampled Bubba Sparxxx & Ying Yang Twins’ “Ms. New Booty”
  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” – sampled Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
  • DJ Khaled & Drake’s “Staying Alive” – sampled The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”
  • Doja Cat’s “Vegas” – sampled Shonka Dukureh’s “Hound Dog”
  • Jack Harlow’s “First Class” – sampled Fergie’s “Glamorous”
  • Latto’s “Big Energy” – sampled Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”
  • Lizzo’s “Break Up Twice” – sampled Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
  • Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” – sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”
  • Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out of The Woods”
  • Yung Gravy’s “Betty (Get Money)” – sampled Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

About iHeartRadio Music Awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are now in their tenth year. They are a star-studded event that celebrates the most played artists, songs, and stations on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2022, while also providing a sneak peek at the biggest hits in 2023.

This year’s show will bring live performances from some of the most prominent artists in the music industry. It will also feature surprise duets and collaborations and the presentation of awards in several categories.

It is said that the Awards have been in existence since 2013. They have been featuring live performances and appearances by such superstar artists as Bon Jovi, Maroon Five, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Jason Aldean, Big Sean, Rihanna, Sam SmiTheMegan The Stallion, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull, Justin Bieber among others since then.

Those interested in tuning into FOX can watch the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards live on Monday, March 27th at 8 p.m. ET/PT (tape-delayed) at 8 p.m. ET. There will also be a live broadcast of the event on iHeartRadio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app for smartphones and tablets. What is your level of excitement about the event? Is it high or low? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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