Nominees for the upcoming 8th annual iHeartRadio Music Awards have been announced, with Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Gabby Barrett and more up for awards. The show will air live from The Dolby Theatre in L.A. on May 27 from 8-10 p.m. ET on FOX.
The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will 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. Dan + Shay are up for Best Duo/Group of the Year, along with BTS, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, and twenty one pilots. Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” featuring Charlie Puth is vying for Best Collaboration against “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Holy” by Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper, “Mood”from 24kGoldn featuring iann dior, and “Savage” (Remix) by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé.
Nominees for Country Artist Of The Year include Shelton, Combs, Rhett, Luke Bryan, and Maren Morris. County Song Of The Year contenders are Combs’ “Even Though I’m Leaving,” Barrett’s “I Hope,” Shelton with Gwen Stefani‘s “Nobody But You,” Bryan’s “One Margarita,” and Morris’ “The Bones.” Best New Country Artist nominees are Barrett, Ashley McBryde, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, and Jameson Rodgers.
Ashley Gorley is up for Songwriter of the Year during the show as well, which can be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
In addition to paying tribute to music and artists, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide 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 today (April 7), and will close on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
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