Taylor Swift, The Weeknd lead iHeartRadio Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift Tops IHeartRadio Award Nominations

iHeartMedia and Turner Broadcasting announced the finalists for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Tuesday.

Taylor Swift leads the field with eight nominations and will vie for the first "Female Artist of the Year" award, while The Weeknd received seven nominations, including one in the inaugural "Male Artist of the Year" category.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith. All nominations are listed below.

This year's ceremony will also feature performances by Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor.

Among last year's winners were Smith for Best New Artist, Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" for Country Song of the Year and Swift, who won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics.

This year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature 31 categories, including new awards for "Best Tour," "Best Duo/Group of the Year" and "Latin Song of the Year," as well as individual awards for "Artist of the Year" in music's biggest genres.

"Our awards are not chosen by a mysterious panel of judges," said John Sykes, president of iHeartMedia's Entertainment Enterprises. "They are a true reflection of the artists and songs our listeners supported all year long."

For the first time ever, tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Awards are going on sale to the general public. As a signature sponsor of the event, Capital One cardholders will have the opportunity to purchase them first.

The show will be televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on April 3 and will be simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, as well as on the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

Read the full list of nominees below.

Song of the Year:

· "Blank Space" – Taylor Swift

· "Can't Feel My Face" – The Weeknd

· "Hello" – Adele

· "Shut Up and Dance" – Walk The Moon

· "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Female Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Adele

· Carrie Underwood

· Meghan Trainor

· Selena Gomez

· Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Ed Sheeran

· Justin Bieber

· Luke Bryan

· Sam Smith

· The Weeknd

Best New Artist:

· Fetty Wap

· Hozier

· Sam Hunt

· Shawn Mendes

· Tove Lo

Best Duo/Group of the Year: (New Category)

· Fall Out Boy

· Maroon 5

· One Direction

· Walk The Moon

· Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year: (New Category)

· 1989 – Taylor Swift

· 25 – Adele

· Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

· In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

· X – Ed Sheeran

Best Tour: (New Category)

· Foo Fighters

· Garth Brooks

· Luke Bryan

· Taylor Swift

· U2

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)


· Foo Fighters

· Muse

· Twenty One Pilots

· X Ambassadors

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

· "Cigarette Daydreams" – Cage The Elephant

· "Ex's & Oh's" – Elle King

· "Renegades" – X Ambassadors

· "Shut Up and Dance" – Walk The Moon

· "Stressed Out" – Twenty One Pilots

Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Breaking Benjamin

· Disturbed

· Five Finger Death Punch

· Foo Fighters

· Three Days Grace

Rock Song of the Year: (New Category)

· "Cut The Cord" – Shinedown

· "Failure" – Breaking Benjamin

· "Footsteps" – Pop Evil

· "Heavy Is The Head" – Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

· "I Am Machine" – Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year:

· "Buy Me A Boat" – Chris Janson

· "Homegrown" – Zac Brown Band

· "I See You" – Luke Bryan

· "Lose My Mind" – Brett Eldredge

· "Take Your Time" – Sam Hunt
Country Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Blake Shelton

· Brad Paisley

· Luke Bryan

· Sam Hunt

· Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:

· "Hey Mama" – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

· "Lean On" – Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ

· "Waves" – Mr. Probz

· "Where Are Ü Now?" – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

· "You Know You Like It" – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

Dance Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Calvin Harris

· David Guetta

· Major Lazer

· Skrillex & Diplo

· Zedd

Hip Hop Song of the Year: (New Category)

· "Blessings" – Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West

· "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)" – Rich Homie Quan

· "Hotline Bling" – Drake

· "Trap Queen" – Fetty Wap

· "Truffle Butter" – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

Hip Hop Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Big Sean

· Drake

· Fetty Wap

· Future

· J. Cole
R&B Song of the Year: (New Category)

· "Bitch Better Have My Money" – Rihanna

· "Earned It" – The Weeknd

· "Planes" – Jeremih featuring J. Cole

· "Post To Be" – Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

· "The Hills" – The Weeknd
R&B Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Beyoncé

· Chris Brown

· The Weeknd

· Trey Songz

· Usher
Latin Song of the Year: (New Category)

· "Ay Vamos" – J Balvin

· "El Perdón" – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

· "Hilito" – Romeo Santos

· "La Gozadera" – Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony

· "Mi Verdad" – Maná featuring Shakira
Latin Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Enrique Iglesias

· J Balvin

· Nicky Jam

· Pitbull

· Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: (New Category)

· "Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él" – Calibre 50

· "Eres Una Niña" – Gerardo Ortiz

· "Levantando Polvadera" – Voz de Mando

· "Mi Vicio Más Grande" – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga

· "Te Mestiste" – Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: (New Category)

· Banda Los Recoditos

· Calibre 50

· Gerardo Ortiz

· Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda

· Voz De Mando
Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

· "Die A Happy Man" – Thomas Rhett

· "Fight Song" – Rachel Platten

· "Hello" – Adele

· "Photograph" – Ed Sheeran

· "See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

· "Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

· "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" – Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend

· "See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

· "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

· "Where Are Ü Now?" – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Cover Song: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

· "1989" (Album in Full) – Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift

· "Bad Blood" – Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift

· "Bitch Better Have My Money" – Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna

· "Cheerleader" – Pentatonix covering Omi

· "Hands To Myself/Sorry" – Troy Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

· "Hello" – Demi Lovato covering Adele

· "Hotline Bling" – Justin Bieber covering Drake

· "Hotline Bling" – Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake

· "Trap Queen" – Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap

· "Uptown Funk" – Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Song from a Movie: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

· "Earned It" – The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey)

· "Love Me Like You Do" – Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)

· "See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7)

· "Til It Happens To You" – Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

· "Writing's On The Wall" – Sam Smith (Spectre)

Most Meme-able Moment: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

· Adele and all of the "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)

· Drake and "Hotline Bling"

· Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)

· Kanye West and Kanye For President / Kanye 2020

· Taylor Swift's "Crazy Girl" with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video)

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
· 5 Seconds of Summer ­ 5SOSFam

· Adam Lambert – Glamberts

· Ariana Grande – Arianators

· Demi Lovato – Lovatics

· Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers

· Justin Bieber – Beliebers

· Little Mix – Mixers

· Nicki Minaj – Barbz

· One Direction – Directioners

· Selena Gomez – Selenators

· Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army

· Taylor Swift – Swifties

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Taylor Swift (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 23: Country singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift accepts Breathrough Video of the Year award for 'Tim McGraw' (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 14: Music artist Taylor Swift performs during the Academy of Country Music New Artists' Party for a Cause show at the MGM Grand Conference Center May 14, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: (LtoR) Singer/songwriters Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler perform on stage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville TN. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 22: Taylor Swift performs on the main stage on day 1 of the V Festival on August 22, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: Singer\songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards RAM Red Carpet held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Taylor Swift attends The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - press room held at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12: Singer Taylor Swift officially opens the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 12, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seven-time GRAMMY winner Swift's $4 million gift to endow the center is the largest individual artist gift in the Hall of Fame's history. (Photo by Royce DeGrie/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Taylor Swift is seen on April 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 28: Taylor Swift performs on the Late Show With David Letterman, October 28, 2014. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Taylor Swift performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/DCNYRE2015/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Musician Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her eight Billboard Music Awards; Swift won Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for '1989,' Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for 'Shake It Off,' and Billboard Chart Achievement Award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: Taylor Swift performs on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' at the Mercedes-Benz arena on November 10, 2015 in Shanghai, China. PHOTOGRAPH BY Feature China / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com (Photo credit should read Feature China / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
2018 Billboard Music Awards ? Photo Room ? Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 ? Taylor Swift holds her awards for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her reputation stadium tour at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

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