Words by Jasmine Johnson


Nominations for the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards have been released, including many hip-hop and R&B stars. Bronx native Cardi B leads with four nominations, as a female, with Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Best New Hip Hop Artist, Best Lyrics and Best Music Video with the success of triple platinum hit single “Bodak Yellow.”

Migos and Logic are nominated a few times on many categories this year. Dj Khaled has a few noms with hit single “Wild Thoughts,” that features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and platinum hit single “I’m The One.” Bruno Mars is the most nominated male artist with many categories.

Peep the nominations list below.

Song of the Year

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

 

Male Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

 

Best Duo/Group of the Year

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos

Portugal. The Man

The Chainsmokers

 

 Best Collaboration

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

 

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“Bad and Boujee” – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Rockstar” – Post Malone

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

 

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

DJ Khaled

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

21 Savage

Cardi B

GoldLink

Lil Uzi Vert

Playboi Carti

 

R&B Song of the Year

“B.E.D.” – Jacquees

“Location” – Khalid

“Love Galore” – SZA featuring Travis Scott

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

 

R&B Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Khalid

Rihanna

The Weeknd

 

Best New R&B Artist

6LACK

Kehlani

Kevin Ross

Khalid

SZA

 

Best Lyrics

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

“Slow Hands” – Niall Horan

 

Best Music Video

“Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Malibu” – Miley Cyrus

“New Rules” – Dua Lipa

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Sign Of The Times” – Harry Styles

“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato

“Swish Swish” – Katy Perry

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes