Drake Beats Everyone For Iheart Music Award Nominations

(AllHipHop News) Drake leads the 2017 Iheartradio Music Awards nominations with 12 nods.

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

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

Other artists who have scooped multiple nominations include Beyonce and Rihanna, both up for R&B Artist the Year among others, and Ariana Grande, whose nominations include Female Artist 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 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 the Year

Adele Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Selena Gomez

Sia

Male Artist the Year

Drake

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group the Year

Coldplay

DNCE

Florida Georgia Line

The Chainsmokers

twenty one pilots

Hip-Hop Song 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 the Year

Desiigner DJ Khaled

Drake

Future

J. Cole

R&B Song the Year

Exchange – Bryson Tiller

Needed Me – Rihanna

No Limit – Usher featuring Young Thug

Sorry – Beyoncé

Work – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist the Year

Beyoncé

Bryson Tiller

Rihanna

The Weeknd

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