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Drake lands 12 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations

Drake leads the 2017 Iheartradio Music Awards nominations with 12 nods.

The Canadian musician’s potential wins include Song of the Year for One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla Reid, Male Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year for both One Dance and Controlla.


Facing him in the first category is Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling, Stressed Out by twenty one pilots, Cheap Thrills by Sia featuring Sean Paul and Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey.


Meanwhile, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are his competition for Male Artist of the Year, while Panda by Desiigner, All The Way Up by Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infrared, and For Free by DJ Khaled, also featuring Drake, fill the rest of the Hip-Hop group.


The Chainsmokers clocked an impressive 11 nominations, adding the likes of Dance Song of the Year for Closer, Best New Pop Artist and Producer of the Year to their Song of the Year nod.


Other artists who have scooped multiple nominations include Beyonce and Rihanna, both up for R&B Artist of the Year among others, and Ariana Grande, whose nominations include Female Artist of the Year, in which she’s up against Umbrella singer Rihanna.


So far only Bruno Mars has been announced as a performer at the show, which takes place on 5 March 2017 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Below are the top categories:

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

Female Artist of the Year


Adele


Ariana Grande


Rihanna


Selena Gomez


Sia

Male Artist of the Year


Drake


Justin Bieber


Luke Bryan


Shawn Mendes


The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year


Coldplay


DNCE


Florida Georgia Line


The Chainsmokers


twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year


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


blink-182


Cage The Elephant


Coldplay


The Strumbellas


twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year


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


Disturbed


Five Finger Death Punch


Red Hot Chili Peppers


Shinedown


Volbeat

Country Song of the Year


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


Carrie Underwood


Jason Aldean


Keith Urban


Luke Bryan


Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year


Closer - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey


Cold Water - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ


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


Calvin Harris


DJ Snake


Flume


Major Lazer


The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year


All The Way Up - Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana


Controlla - Drake


For Free - DJ Khaled featuring Drake


One Dance - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla


Panda - Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year


Desiigner


DJ Khaled


Drake


Future


J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year


Exchange - Bryson Tiller


Needed Me - Rihanna


No Limit - Usher featuring Young Thug


Sorry - Beyoncé


Work - Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year


Beyoncé


Bryson Tiller


Rihanna


The Weeknd


Usher