Full List of 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Released


The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards have finally revealed their list of nominees! The awards will take place March 29, 2020 in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium, and there’s sure to be several kick-ass performances. In the meantime, be sure to check out their website for the fan-voted categories and get your votes in! 



The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and on the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2020. Featuring live performances from the biggest artists, as well as surprise duets and collaborations, this year’s show is one any music fan will not want to miss.


Fans will be able to watch the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards live on FOX on Sunday, March 29th at 8pm ET. The event will also be broadcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio.


2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees:


Song of the Year:

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo


Female Artist of the Year: 

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish



Taylor Swift


Male Artist of the Year:

Ed Sheeran


Luke Combs

Post Malone

Shawn Mendes


Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

Dan + Shay

Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco


Best Collaboration:

“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani

“Eastside” – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid

“I Don’t Care”- Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee


Best New Pop Artist:

Ava Max


Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X



Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Doin’ Time” – Lana Del Rey

“Ready To Let Go” – Cage The Elephant

“The Hype” – twenty one pilots

“Trampoline” – SHAED


Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Billie Eilish

Cage The Elephant

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

twenty one pilots


Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Dirty Honey

Dominic Fike

Matt Maeson


The Glorious Sons


Rock Song of the Year:

“Blue On Black” – Five Finger Death Punch

“Ghost” – Badflower

“Lo/Hi” – The Black Keys

“Monsters” – Shinedown

“S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” – The Glorious Sons


Rock Artist of the Year:


Five Finger Death Punch


Greta Van Fleet



Country Song of the Year:

“Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs

“GIRL” – Maren Morris

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton

“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” – Justin Moore

“Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen


Country Artist of the Year:

Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett


Best New Country Artist:

Jimmie Allen

Matt Stell

Morgan Wallen

Riley Green

Runaway June


Dance Song of the Year:

“Body” – Loud Luxury featuring brando

“Close To Me” – Ellie Goulding, Diplo featuring Swae Lee

“Here With Me” – Marshmello featuring Chvrches

“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston

“So Close” – NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cutsv featuring Georgia Ku 


Dance Artist of the Year: 



Loud Luxury


The Chainsmokers


Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

“Going Bad” – Meek Mill featuring Drake

“Money In The Grave” – Drake featuring Rick Ross

“Money” – Cardi B

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X

“Suge” – DaBaby


Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

Cardi B


Lil Baby

Meek Mill

Travis Scott


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

City Girls


Lil Nas X


Megan Thee Stallion


R&B Song of the Year:

“Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Album)” – Beyoncé

“Girls Need Love (Remix)” – Summer Walker & Drake

“No Guidance” – Chris Brown featuring Drake

“Shot Clock” – Ella Mai

“Talk” – Khalid


R&B Artist of the Year: 

Chris Brown

Ella Mai



Summer Walker

Best New R&B Artist:

Ari Lennox


Nicole Bus

Summer Walker

The Bonfyre


Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year: 

“Calma” – Pedro Capó & Alicia Keys featuring Farruko

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry featuring Snow

“MIA” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake

“QUE PRETENDES” – J Balvin & Bad Bunny

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B


Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year: 

Bad Bunny

Daddy Yankee

J Balvin




Best New Latin Pop/Urban Artist:







Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“¿Por Qué Cambiaste De Opinión” – Calibre 50

“A Través Del Vaso” – Banda Los Sebastianes

“Con Todo Incluido” – La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas

“Encantadora” – El Fantasma

“Nada Nuevo” – Christian Nodal


Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

El Fantasma

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón


Best New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Los Sebastianes

El Fantasma

Fuerza Regida


Lenin Ramírez


Producer of the Year:

Andrew Watt

Benny Blanco


Louis Bell

Max Martin


Songwriter of the Year:

Ashley Gorley


Frank Dukes

Louis Bell

Savan Kotecha


Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

“7 rings” – Ariana Grande

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid

“Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

“Juice” – Lizzo

“Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez

“Nightmare” – Halsey

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi

“The Bones” – Maren Morris

“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift


Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” – Miley Cyrus cover

Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Lana Del Rey cover

Phil Collins – “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Taylor Swift cover

Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover

Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover

The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You” – Meghan Trainor cover

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Keith Urban cover

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – Camila Cabello cover

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Halsey cover


Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

Agnation – Agnez Mo

Arianators – Ariana Grande

Beliebers – Justin Bieber


Camilizers – Camila Cabello

Harries – Harry Styles

Limelights – Why Don’t We

Louies – Louis Tomlinson

MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes

Niallers – Niall Horan

Selenators – Selena Gomez

Swifties – Taylor Swift


Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

“7 rings” – Ariana Grande

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish

“Boy With Luv” – BTS featuring Halsey

“Con Altura” – Rosalía, J Balvin featuring El Guincho

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee & Snow

“Dancing With A Stranger” – Sam Smith & Normani

“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK

“ME!” – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers


Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Asher Angel

Cody Orlove

Danielle Cohn

DeStorm Power

King Bach

Montana Tucker

Niki and Gabi

Piper Rockelle

Scotty Sire

Stephanie Poetri

The Moy Boys

Zoe Laverne


Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category

“bad guy” – Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow

“Good As Hell” – Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande

“Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston

“Lover” – Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“The Bones” – Maren Morris featuring Hozier

“Thotiana” – Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG

“Trampoline” – SHAED featuring Zayn

“Without Me” – Halsey featuring Juice WRLD  


Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category

Adam Degross (Post Malone)

Alfredo Flores (Ariana Grande)

Andy DeLuca (5SOS)

Blair Caldwell (Normani)

Daniel Prakopcyk (John Mayer)

Jake Chamseddine (Panic! At The Disco)

Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)

Matty Vogel (Billie Eilish)

Rays Corrupted Mind (Travis Scott)

Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)

Zakary Walters (Ed Sheeran)


Favorite Music Video Choreography: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

“7 rings” (Ariana Grande) – Scott and Brian Nicholson

“How Do You Sleep?” (Sam Smith) – Parris Goebel

“Kill This Love” (BLACKPINK) – Kyle Hanagami & Kiel Tutin

“ME!” (Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie) – Tyce Diorio

“Motivation” (Normani) – Sean Bankhead

“Señorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello) – Calvit Hodge & Sara Bivens


And as always, iHeartRadio will also be celebrating the fans, giving listeners the opportunity to decide the winners in several new and established categories, including Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award. Fans can vote using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.