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Drake, Pharrell, Blake Shelton among performers for 'iHeartRadio Music Awards

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The first ever "iHeartRadio Music Awards" will take place live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 1st. The special will air on NBC.

Performers include Blake Shelton, Drake, Shakira, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, and Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Other performers from the telecast include Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire and Ed Sheeran.

Appearances on the awards will include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin, Demi Lovato, Lorde, and more to be announced.

The event will also feature artists playing at other LA venue such as The Roxy and The Hotel Cafe. The awards will also offer storytelling with artists telling their "L.A. story".


Nominees include:

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. Kesha

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

“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

To vote in round two of the voting : at www.iHeartRadio.com/awards will continue through April 25th.

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