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Jason Derulo to Host iHeartRadio Music Awards; Full List of Nominees!

The fan-fueled third annual IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS will be hosted by Jason Derulo on Sunday, April 3, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio app to life at the historic fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The event will air live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will broadcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, as well as on the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

The 2016 telecast will feature today's biggest artists and songs with live performances by Zayn, Chris Brown, DNCE, Fetty Wap and Demi Lovato who were added to the list of already announced performers including Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor, with more to come. The telecast will also feature first-time duets and collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, live award presentations, and exclusive can't-miss special performances by Pitbull and Maroon 5 that will be simulcast from the Capital One JamFest, which is part of THE MARCH Madness Music Festival taking place in Houston, TX. This is the first year for the Turner networks to simulcast the event, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 3, the night between the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and the NCAA National Championship on TBS.

"iHeartRadio has been such an important supporter of mine, and I'm thrilled and honored to be hosting this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards," said Jason Derulo. "2015 was an incredible year for so many talented artists. It's going to be a great night of celebration and performance for music fans all across the country, and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it."

"Over the past four years we have seen Jason evolve into a global superstar," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "When we were choosing a host, there was no doubt in our minds that Jason was the man for the job."

"Jason Derulo embodies all of the qualities of the perfect host for our show," said Tom Poleman, President of iHeartMedia's National Programming Group. "Anyone who has ever seen Jason perform knows that he has the rare ability to completely connect with his audience. Since the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS is about bringing fans and artists together, there is no better liaison than Jason. He is a creative and talented artist with the same passion and energy as our fans, making him the perfect bridge between the two groups."

Nominees for the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS were announced on February 9. Fan voting will determine this year's "Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell," "Best Lyrics," "Best Collaboration" and the first-ever "Best Cover Song," "Best Song from a Movie," "Most Meme-Able Moment" and "Biggest Triple Threat" awards. Voting began through iHeartMedia's social media partner Telescope on February 9 and will extend through March 25, with the "Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell" and "Most Meme-Able Moment" voting continuing through the evening of the awards on April 3. Fans can vote by visiting iheartradio.com/awards.

This year's awards will feature a broad array of categories. Category finalists (by alphabetical order) are:

Song of the Year:

Female Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Male Artist of the Year: (New Category)

Best New Artist:

  • Fetty Wap
  • Hozier
  • Sam Hunt
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Tove Lo

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

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)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)

  • AWOLNATION
  • 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)

Dance Song of the Year:

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
  • "Planez" - 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)

Latin Song of the Year: (New Category)

Latin Artist of the Year: (New Category)

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 Metiste" - 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

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

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

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

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

Biggest Triple Threat *Socially Voted Category

Additional categories include the iHeartRadio most thumbed up artist and song of the year in 2015. Proud partners of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS include Bioré Skincare, Capital One, Taco Bell and The All-New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

The awards are produced by iHeartMedia and Den of Thieves. Executive Producers for iHeartMedia are John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Lee Rolontz. Den of Thieves Executive Producers are Evan Prager and Chris Choun with Co-Executive Producers Barb Bialkowski and Baz Halpin.

For breaking news and exclusive IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS content visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+.

About Turner

TBS, TNT and truTV are part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious music driven event shows and uniquely stylized television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include Comedy Central's Key & Peele SUPER BOWL Special, ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60th, MTV's Greatest Party Story Ever, as well as Pitbull's New Year's Revolution and AMERICAN IDOL on FOX, the CMT Awards, the Peabody Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS and the MTV Video Music Awards.

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 80 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 80 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB:IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.



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