Sam Smith & Iggy Azalea Lead iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

Credit: E! Online

Credit: E! Online

May I introduce your King and Queen of radio? Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea are both comfortable at the top of the music charts, so that’s probably why they each hold five nominations for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.  Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nominations; read more to see who else could snag an award!

The second-annual ceremony will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 29.  Not only can you catch the show live on NBC, but also on iHeartMedia stations and through their digital music platform.  Now you have no excuse to miss it!

Fans have the opportunity to vote on three categories: Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, and Renegade, which recognizes “an emerging standout artist that defies convention and breaks boundaries.” Fan voting runs from March 2-20. Last year, Rihanna took home the award for Artist of the Year.  See who could take it this time!

Credit: CelebMafia

Credit: CelebMafia

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
“All About That  Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

Best Collaboration:
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz

Credit: The Boot

Credit: The Boot

Best New Artist:
Bastille
Cole Swindell
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith

Country Song of the Year:
“Bartender” – Lady Antebellum
“Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean
“Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“Play It Again” – Luke Bryan

Credit: Billboard

Credit: Billboard

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih featuring YG
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
“Flawless” – Beyoncé
“Loyal” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga
“New Flame” – Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross

Dance Song of the Year:
“Animals” – Martin Garrix
“Blame” – Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
“La La La” – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
“Summer” – Calvin Harris
“Waves” – Mr. Probz

Credit: AJC

Credit: AJC

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Come With Me Now” – KONGOS
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Fever” – The Black Keys
“Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best Lyrics:
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift
“Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
“Habits (Stay High)” – Tove Lo
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

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Best Fan Army:
5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Bey Hive – Beyoncé
Team Breezy – Chris Brown
Sheerios – Ed Sheeran
Church Choir – Eric Church
Directioners – One Direction
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Renegade:
Brantley Gilbert
Charli XCX
Hozier
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor

Source: Billboard

Who do you think will take home Artist of the Year?  I gotta say, I hope it’s Taylor.  This is her year and she is completely owning everything.  Let’s do this, Swifties!

– xo, A

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