Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Pharrell To Perform At iHeart Radio’s First Awards Show


iHeart Radio will be hosting its first ever awards show and have called in the big names to help set off the inaugural ceremony right.

The heart-pumping line-up features Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharell, Shakira, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and more of your favorite hitmakers.

The the three-hour broadcast will kick off from the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles, where all the nominees will collect their trophies. Expect top contenders, like Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Lorde, to win big as they lead the nods in the categories below.

Voting begins April 25 on iHeart’s website so be sure to cast your ballot in time for the big show on May 1 at 8pm ET/ PT on NBC.

Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maroon 5

Song of the Year
Hold On We’re Going Home, Drake ft. Majid Jordan
Mirrors, ­Justin Timberlake
Radioactive, ­Imagine Dragons
Stay,­ Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
The Monster, ­Eminem ft. Rihanna

Best Collaboration
Holy Grail, ­JAY Z ft. Justin Timberlake
Stay, ­Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Suit & Tie, ­Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
The Monster, ­Eminem ft. Rihanna
Timber, ­Pitbull ft. Kesha

Best New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Country Song of the Year
Boys ‘Round Here, Blake Shelton
Highway Don’t Care, ­Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift
It Goes Like This, ­Thomas Rhett
Mine Would Be You, ­Blake Shelton
That’s My Kind of Night, ­Luke Bryan

Hip-hop/R&B Song of the Year
Blurred Lines, ­Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
Hold On We’re Going Home, ­Drake ft. Majid Jordan
Holy Grail,­ Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
Pour It Up, ­Rihanna
Started From the Bottom, ­Drake

EDM Song of the Year
Get Lucky, ­Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
Stay the Night, ­Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
Summertime Sadness, ­Lana Del Rey ft. Cedric Gervais
Sweet Nothing, ­Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
Wake Me Up, ­Avicii

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
Demons, ­Imagine Dragons
Do I Wanna Know? ­Arctic Monkeys
Pompeii, ­Bastille
Royals, ­Lorde
Safe and Sound, ­Capital Cities

Best Lyrics
Wake Me Up, ­Avicii (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
I Love It (ft. Charli XCX), ­Icona Pop
Say Something, A Great Big World
Same Love, ­Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Wrecking Ball, ­Miley Cyrus

Best Fan Army
Arianators (Ariana Grande)
Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)
Lovatics (Demi Lovato)
Mahomies (Austin Mahone)
Rihanna Navy (Rihanna)
Swifties (Taylor Swift)