February 08, 2023



iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Nominations Announced

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced the nominees for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, taking place on March 22.

Save The Date! March 22 at 8 pm ET

Airing live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place on Tuesday, March 22 at 8:00-10:00 PM ET on FOX. iHeartMedia will also broadcast it simultaneously nationwide on its radio stations and the iHeartRadio app.

Now in its ninth year; the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2021.  Similarly, the awards show will also be offering a preview of the potential upcoming hits of 2022.

“The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again, celebrate the great artists and songs we’ve featured on iHeartRadio stations throughout the past year;” said Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “We can’t wait to celebrate the year in music with iconic performances and never-before-seen collaborations.”

“This awards show is less about competition; and more about a celebration of the artists and songs that our listeners loved in the past year;” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “We are proud to once again partner with FOX; to bring this incredible night of music to millions of fans nationwide.”

This Year’s Event Will Feature New Categories

Most importantly, iHeartRadio Music Awards will once again give 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 Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year, and the first-ever TikTok Songwriter of the Year and Best Comeback Album.

Social voting is available now and will close on March 15 at 11:59 PM PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags. If you want to vote online and see the full list of nominees, check out iHeartRadio’s website here.

For fans who want to join the celebration, tickets are available for purchase here!


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Check Out Some of the iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations!

Song of the Year:

“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran

“drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Easy On Me” – Adele

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring SZA

“Leave The Door Open” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

“Levitating” – Dua Lipa

“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“positions” – Ariana Grande

“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber


Female Artist of the Year:

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift


Male Artist of the Year:


Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd


Best Duo/Group of the Year:


Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic


Dan + Shay

Maroon 5


Alternative Artist of the Year:

All Time Low

Billie Eilish

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly

twenty one pilots


Dance Artist of the Year:

Anabel Englund

David Guetta

Joel Corry


Swedish House Mafia


Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:


Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Moneybagg Yo

Pop Smoke


R&B Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic



Jazmine Sullivan



Latin Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny




Rauw Alejandro


TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category

“Beggin'” – Måneskin

“good 4 u” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Just For Me” – PinkPantheress

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring SZA

“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X

“Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

“Thot Sh*t” – Megan Thee Stallion

“TWINNEM” – Coi Leray

“Up” – Cardi B

“Woman” – Doja Cat


Best Comeback Album (New Category): *Socially Voted Category

30 – Adele

Certified Lover Boy – Drake

Medicine At Midnight – Foo Fighters

Solar Power – Lorde

Star-Crossed – Kacey Musgraves

Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night – Bleachers

Voyage – ABBA

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