The Weeknd is top nominee for May's iHeartRadio Music Awards

  • This combination of photos shows, from left, The Weeknd at the Los Angeles premiere of "Uncut Gems" on Dec. 11, 2019, Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021 and Roddy Ricch at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year and song of the year, for 'œBlinding Lights.'  Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion earned seven nods each, including hip-hop artist of the year.

    This combination of photos shows, from left, The Weeknd at the Los Angeles premiere of "Uncut Gems" on Dec. 11, 2019, Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021 and Roddy Ricch at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year and song of the year, for 'œBlinding Lights.' Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion earned seven nods each, including hip-hop artist of the year. Associated Press

  • FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on  Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year and song of the year, for 'œBlinding Lights.'

    FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year and song of the year, for 'œBlinding Lights.' Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/7/2021 8:10 AM

LOS ANGELES -- The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The Weeknd's eight nominations include male artist of the year, competing with Ricch, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Post Malone, and song of the year for 'œBlinding Lights.'

 

Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion earned seven nods each, including hip-hop artist of the year. Also competing in the category are DaBaby, Lil Baby and Pop Smoke.

Megan Thee Stallion is a contender for female artist of the year, alongside Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, according to Wednesday's announcement for the May 27 awards airing on Fox.

The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, an exception to a pandemic-forced run of largely virtual awards shows in the past year. The 2020 iHeartRadio awards telecast was canceled, with winners announced on radio.

Other song of the year nominees are Malone's 'œCircles"; Dua Lipa's 'œDon't Start Now"; 'œRockstar" from DaBaby and featuring Ricch, and Harry Styles' 'œWatermelon Sugar.'

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Dr. Luke, who's enjoyed a creative renewal with hits including Doja Cat's 'œSay So' and earned his first Grammy nod this year in seven years, was nominated as producer of the year. Competing with Dr. Luke, who remains embroiled in a lawsuit with Kesha, are Andrew Watt, Frank Dukes, Louis Bell and Max Martin.

Nominees for Latin pop or reggaeton artist of the year are Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma and Ozuna.

Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are country artist of the year contenders.

BTS, Dan + Shay, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and twenty one pilots are the nominees for best duo or group.

The ceremony, honoring 2020'²s most-played artists and songs on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app, will include live performances and stories of how the winners gained success. The stations and app also will carry the show.

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Online:

https://www.iheart.com/music-awards/

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