Drake, The Chainsmokers Lead 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees

3:45 PM 2/2/2017

by Colin Stutz, Billboard

The annual awards will be held March 5.

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Drake and the Chainsmokers top this year's list of nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards to be held March 5 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Along with the announcement Wednesday, Bruno Mars was revealed as the event's first announced performer. Mars is also nominated in the socially voted covers category for his rendition of Adele's "All I Ask."

Drake's 12 nominations include song of the year for "One Dance," featuring Wizkid and Kyla, male artist of the year and hip-hop artist of the year. In the hip-hop song of the year category, he is nominated for three out of the five songs overall, including his "One Dance" and "Controlla" and his feature on DJ Khaled's "For Free." 

Meanwhile, the Chainsmokers received 11 nods, including song of the year with the Halsey-featuring "Closer," best duo/group of the year and the new best new pop artist category.

Other artists with multiple nominations include Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Beyonce.

The awards are intended to celebrate the music heard across iHeartMedia radio stations over the past year. And as the media company's audience has grown, John Sykes, president of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises, says the awards have expanded to reflect that. This year, there are 22 more categories than in the past three years. New awards include producer of the year, label of the year and best music video, as well as individual genre-specific awards for artists, songs and albums of the year.

"The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control," said Sykes. "With iHeartRadio now reaching such a diverse audience, this year we have expanded to giving awards in more than 30 categories." 

There are also eight socially voted categories, including best lyrics, best collaboration and best fan army, giving fans a chance to participate. Voting for the fan army award began Tuesday through iHeartRadio's social media accounts and its app, with all other categories now open, and runs through Feb. 24, with the fan army award extending to the night of the event, March 5. Fans can vote by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live March 5 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS, TNT and truTV.

See the full list of nominees below:

Additional categories include best tour, most thumbed up artist and most thumbed up song. For a full list of categories visit iHeartRadio.com/awards

This story originally appeared on Billboard.com.

  • Song of the Year

    - "Can't Stop The Feeling" – Justin Timberlake
    - "Cheap Thrills" – Sia featuring Sean Paul
    - "Closer" – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    - "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
    - "Stressed Out" – Twenty One Pilots

     

  • Male Artist of the Year

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    - Drake
    - Justin Bieber
    - Luke Bryan
    - Shawn Mendes
    - The Weeknd

     

  • Female Artist of the Year

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    - Adele
    - Ariana Grande
    - Rihanna
    - Selena Gomez
    - Sia

  • Best Duo/Group of the Year

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    - Coldplay
    - DNCE
    - Florida Georgia Line
    - The Chainsmokers
    - Twenty One Pilots

     

  • Alternative Rock Song of the Year

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    - "Bored to Death" – Blink-182
    - "Dark Necessities" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    - "Heathens" – Twenty One Pilots
    - "Ride" – Twenty One Pilots
    - "Trouble" - Cage the Elephant

     

  • Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

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    - Blink-182
    - Cage The Elephant
    - Coldplay
    - The Strumbellas
    - Twenty One Pilots

     

  • Rock Song of the Year

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    - "Bang Bang" – Green Day
    - "Dark Necessities" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    - "Take Me Down" – The Pretty Reckless
    - "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" – Volbeat
    - "The Sound of Silence" – Disturbed

  • Rock Artist of the Year

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    - Disturbed
    - Five Finger Death Punch
    - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    - Shinedown
    - Volbeat

     

  • Country Song of the Year

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    - "Church Bells" – Carrie Underwood
    - "Snapback" – Old Dominion
    - "Somewhere On A Beach" – Dierks Bentley
    - "T-Shirt" – Thomas Rhett
    - "You Should Be Here" – Cole Swindell

     

  • Country Artist of the Year

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    - Carrie Underwood
    - Jason Aldean
    - Keith Urban
    - Luke Bryan
    - Thomas Rhett

  • Dance Song of the Year

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    - "Closer" – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    - "Cold Water" – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Mo
    - "Don't Let Me Down" – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    - "I Took A Pill in Ibiza" – Mike Posner
    - "Let Me Love You" – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

  • Dance Artist of the Year

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    - Calvin Harris
    - DJ Snake
    - Flume
    - Major Lazer
    - The Chainsmokers

     

  • Hip-Hop Song of the Year

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    - "All The Way Up" – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
    - "Controlla" – Drake
    - "For Free" – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
    - "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
    - "Panda" – Desiigner

     

  • Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

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    - Desiigner
    - DJ Khaled
    - Drake
    - Future
    - J. Cole

     

  • R&B Song of the Year

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    - "Exchange" – Bryson Tiller
    - "Needed Me" – Rihanna
    - "No Limit" – Usher featuring Young Thug
    - "Sorry" – Beyonce
    - "Work" – Rihanna featuring Drake

     

  • R&B Artist of the Year

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    - Beyonce
    - Bryson Tiller
    - Rihanna
    - The Weeknd
    - Usher

     

  • Latin Song of the Year

    - "Ay Mi Dios" – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
    - "De Pies A Cabeza" – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
    - "Duele El Corazon" – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
    - "La Carretera" – Prince Royce
    - "Ya Me Entere" – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

     

  • Latin Artist of the Year

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    - Enrique Iglesias
    - J Balvin
    - Nicky Jam
    - Prince Royce
    - Yandel

     

  • Regional Mexican Song of the Year

    - "Amor Del Bueno" – Calibre 50
    - "Cicatrices" – Regulo Caro
    - "Me Esta Gustando" – Banda Los Recoditos
    - "Por Que Terminamos?" – Gerardo Ortiz
    - "Solo Con Verte" – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

  • Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

    - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
    - Banda Los Recoditos
    - Calibre 50
    - Gerardo Ortiz
    - Remmy Valenzuela

     

  • Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

    - Foals
    - Kaleo
    - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
    - Red Sun Rising
    - The Strumbellas

  • Best New Country Artist

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    - Chris Lane
    - Chris Stapleton
    - Granger Smith
    - Kelsea Ballerini
    - Maren Morris

  • Best New Hip-Hop Artist

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    - Chance the Rapper
    - Desiigner
    - D.R.A.M.
    - Kent Jones
    - Kevin Gates

  • Best New Latin Artist

    - Carlos Rivera
    - Christian Daniel
    - CNCO
    - IAmChino
    - Sofia Reyes

  • Best New R&B Artist

    - Belly
    - Bryson Tiller
    - Dreezy
    - Kayla Brianna
    - Ro James

  • Best New Regional Mexican Artist

    - Adriel Favela
    - Banda Los Sebastianes
    - Cheyo Carrillo
    - Joss Favela
    - La Septima Banda

  • Best New Pop Artist

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    - Alessia Cara
    - Daya
    - Lukas Graham
    - The Chainsmokers
    - ZAYN

  • Producer of the Year

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    - Benny Blanco
    - Greg Kurstin
    - Max Martin
    - Mike Elizondo
    - The Chainsmokers

  • Best Lyrics

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - "7 Years" – Lukas Graham
    - "Came Here to Forget" – Blake Shelton
    - "Cheap Thrills" – Sia featuring Sean Paul
    - "Closer" – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    - "Heathens" – Twenty One Pilots
    - "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber
    - "Scars to Your Beautiful" – Alessia Cara
    - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" – Adele
    - "Too Good" – Drake featuring Rihanna
    - "You Should Be Here" – Cole Swindell

  • Best Collaboration

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - "Cheap Thrills" – Sia featuring Sean Paul
    - "Closer" – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    - "Don't Let Me Down" – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    - "This Is What You Came For" – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
    - "Work" – Rihanna featuring Drake

  • Best Cover Song

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - "All I Ask" – Bruno Mars
    - "Ex's and Oh's" – Fifth Harmony
    - "Fast Car" – Justin Bieber
    - "Hands to Myself" – DNCE
    - "Here" – Shawn Mendes
    - "How Will I Know" – Ariana Grande
    - "Love on the Brain" – Kelly Clarkson
    - "Purple Rain" – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
    - "Sound of Silence" – Disturbed
    - "Too Good" – Zara Larsson

     

  • Best Song from a Movie

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - "Can't Stop the Feeling" – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
    - "Falling for You" – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones's Baby)
    - "Girls Talk Boys" – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
    - "Heathens" – Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
    - "Just Like Fire" – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

  • Best Music Video

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - "Can't Stop the Feeling" – Justin Timberlake
    - "Don't Let Me Down" – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    - "Formation" – Beyonce
    - "Hasta El Amanecer" – Nicky Jam
    - "Heathens" – Twenty One Pilots
    - "Hymn for the Weekend" – Coldplay
    - "I Took aA Pill in Ibiza" – Mike Posner
    - "Pillowtalk" – ZAYN
    - "Side to Side" - Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
    - "This Is What You Came For" – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
    - "Work" – Rihanna featuring Drake
    - "Work From Home" – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign

     

  • Best Underground Alternative Band

    *Socially Voted Category

    - Hey Violet
    - Pierce the Veil
    - PVRIS
    - Sleeping With Sirens
    - Tonight Alive

     

  • Social Star Award

    *Socially Voted Category

    - Alex Aiono from YouTube
    - Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
    - Emma McGann from YouNow
    - Hailey Knox from YouNow
    - Jack and Jack from Snapchat
    - Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
    - Marcus Perez from Facebook
    - Steph Clavin from Instagram
    - Todrick Hall from YouTube
    - xYego from Smule

     

  • Best Fan Army

    *Socially Voted Category

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    - 5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
    - Ariana Grande – Arianators
    - Beyonce – Beyhive
    - Britney Spears – Britney Army
    - Demi Lovato – Lovatics
    - Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
    - Justin Bieber – Beliebers
    - Katy Perry – KatyCats
    - Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
    - Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
    - Selena Gomez – Selenators
    - Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
    - Twenty One Pilots – #twentyonepilots

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