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    Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:07:21

    iHeartRadio Music Awards Finalists Announced - See the nominees

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    Channel Media and Entertainment and NBC announced the finalists for the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday, May 1 at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event will be televised live on NBC from 8-11PM ET/PT.

    The awards recognize the most popular artists and music over the past 12 months as determined by iHeartRadio listeners. Each voting category initially featured 10 nominees based on results from the iHeartRadio Chart which includes listener feedback and performance data according to airplay; digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform, including "thumbs up" and custom station creations; and music sales, social interactions, online video data and tags from BigChampagne and Shazam.

    Categories:

    Artist of the Year:
    Imagine Dragons
    Justin Timberlake
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Maroon 5
    Rihanna

    Song of the Year:
    • "Hold On We're Going Home" Drake ft. Majid Jordan
    • "Mirrors" Justin Timberlake
    • "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons
    • "Stay" Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
    • "The Monster" Eminem ft. Rihanna

    Best Collaboration:
    (Most voted on category with more than 3.9 million votes cast)
    • "Holy Grail" Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake
    • "Stay" Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
    • "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
    • "The Monster" Eminem ft. Rihanna
    • "Timber" Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

    Best New Artist:
    Florida Georgia Line
    Icona Pop
    • Imagine Dragons
    Lorde
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Passenger

    Country Song of the Year:
    • "Boys 'Round Here" Blake Shelton
    • "Highway Don't Care" Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift
    • "It Goes Like This" Thomas Rhett
    • "Mine Would Be You" Blake Shelton
    • "That's My Kind of Night" Luke Bryan

    Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
    • "Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
    • "Hold On We're Going Home" Drake ft. Majid Jordan
    • "Holy Grail" Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
    • "Pour It Up" Rihanna
    • "Started From The Bottom" Drake

    EDM Song of the Year:
    • "Get Lucky" Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
    • "Stay The Night" Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
    • "Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey ft. Cedric Gervais
    • "Sweet Nothing" Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
    • "Wake Me Up" Avicii

    Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
    • "Demons" Imagine Dragons
    • "Do I Wanna Know?" Arctic Monkeys
    • "Pompeii" Bastille
    • "Royals" Lorde
    • "Safe And Sound" Capital Cities

    Best Lyrics:
    • "Wake Me Up" Avicii (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
    • "I Love It (ft. Charli XCX)" Icona Pop
    • "Say Something" A Great Big World
    • "Same Love" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    • "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus

    Best Fan Army:
    • Arianators - Ariana Grande
    • Little Monsters - Lady Gaga
    • Lovatics - Demi Lovato
    • Mahomies - Austin Mahone
    • Rihanna Navy - Rihanna
    • Swifties - Taylor Swift

    Round Two voting is live at iHeartRadio.com/awards and will continue through April 25 where millions of fans will rally behind their favorite artists and songs to vote for which nominee they want to win in each category. Listeners can tune into their local Clear Channel radio stations for a chance to win their way into the iHeartRadio Music Awards featuring never-before-done duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations.

    Have you voted?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.27.14



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