Rema, Burna Boy, Tems, Wizkid, and Tyla Nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024

African popstars including Nigeria’s Rema, Burna Boy, Tems and Wizkid, as well as South Africa’s Tyla have been shortlisted for this year’s 2024 iHeartRadio

Rema, Burna Boy, Tems, Wizkid, and Tyla  Nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024

African popstars including Nigeria’s Rema, Burna Boy, Tems and Wizkid, as well as South Africa’s Tyla have been shortlisted for this year’s 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards, slated for the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US, on 1 April.

Now in its 12th year, the scheme will honour artists and songs that dominated iHeartRadio stations and the app in 2023 while providing a glimpse into the anticipated hits of 2024. The event will include awards across various categories and live performances.

The African acts were shortlisted for the Best African Music Artist award. Rema, the continent’s most nominated act, is also up for Song of the Year for his Selena Gomez-assisted global hit ‘Calm Down’. The track was also nominated for Best Collaboration and the newly introduced Pop Song of the Year category. Tyla’s breakout hit ‘Water’ was nominated for Best Lyrics, TikTok Bop of the Year.

“The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a night where we celebrate the biggest artists and songs fans loved listening to on the radio all year long,” iHeartMedia president of entertainment enterprises John Sykes said. “We’ll also share stories from the artists themselves about their hard-fought journeys to the top of the charts.”

iHeart Media chief programming officer Tom Poleman added: “Our iHeartRadio Music Awards are special because they’re truly reflective of what listeners love. We’re excited to share the journey on how they became the biggest songs and celebrate these amazing artists with music fans across the nation together live from Los Angeles.”

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best African Music Artist:

  • Burna Boy
  • Rema
  • Tems
  • Tyla
  • Wizkid

Song of the Year

  • ‘Calm Down’ – Rema and Selena Gomez
  • ‘Creepin’’ – Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage
  • ‘Cruel Summer’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Dance The Night’ – Dua Lipa
  • ‘Fast Car’ – Luke Combs
  • ‘Flowers’ – Miley Cyrus
  • ‘Kill Bill’ – SZA
  • ‘Last Night’ – Morgan Wallen
  • ‘Paint The Town Red’ – Doja Cat
  • ‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo

(New for 2024) Pop Song of the Year

  • ‘Calm Down’ – Rema and Selena Gomez
  • ‘Cruel Summer’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Flowers’ – Miley Cyrus
  • ‘Kill Bill’ – SZA
  • ‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo

(New for 2024) Pop Artist of the Year

  • Doja Cat
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year

  • Drake
  • Jelly Roll
  • Luke Combs
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Shakira
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • Usher

Duo/Group of the Year

  • (G)I-DLE
  • Blink-182
  • Dan + Shay
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Måneskin
  • OneRepublic
  • Paramore
  • Parmalee

Best Collaboration

  • ‘All My Life’ – Lil Durk ft. J. Cole
  • ‘Barbie World (with Aqua)’ – Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice
  • ‘Boy’s a liar Pt.2’ – PinkPantheress and Ice Spice
  • ‘Calm Down’– Rema and Selena Gomez
  • ‘Creepin’’ – Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage
  • ‘Good Good’ – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage
  • ‘Rich Flex’ – Drake and 21 Savage
  • ‘Thank God’ – Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown
  • ‘Tomorrow 2’ – GloRilla with Cardi B
  • ‘TQG’ – Karol G and Shakira

Best New Artist (Pop):

  • David Kushner
  • Doechii
  • Jelly Roll
  • Rema
  • Stephen Sanchez

Country Song of the Year

  • ‘Fast Car’ – Luke Combs
  • ‘Heart Like A Truck’ – Lainey Wilson
  • ‘Last Night’ – Morgan Wallen
  • ‘Rock and A Hard Place’ – Bailey Zimmerman
  • ‘Thank God’ – Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown

Country Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Jelly Roll
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Best New Artist (Country)

  • Corey Kent
  • Jackson Dean
  • Jelly Roll
  • Megan Moroney
  • Nate Smith

Hip Hop Song of the Year

  • ‘All My Life’ – Lil Durk ft. J. Cole
  • ‘fukumean’ –  Gunna
  • ‘Just Wanna Rock’  –  Lil Uzi Vert
  • ‘Rich Flex’ – Drake and 21 Savage
  • ‘Tomorrow 2’ – GloRilla with Cardi B

Hip Hop Artist of the Year:

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Gunna
  • Lil Durk

Best New Artist (Hip-Hop):

  • Doechii
  • Ice Spice
  • Lola Brooke
  • Sexyy Red
  • Young Nudy

R&B Song of the Year:

  • ‘Creepin’’ – Metro Boomin with The Weeknd and 21 Savage
  • ‘CUFF IT’ – Beyoncé
  • ‘Good Good’ – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage
  • ‘On My Mama’ – Victoria Monét
  • ‘Snooze’ – SZA

R&B Artist of the Year:

  • Beyoncé
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Chris Brown
  • SZA
  • Usher

Best New Artist (R&B):

  • Coco Jones
  • Fridayy
  • Kenya Vaun
  • October London
  • Victoria Monét

Alternative Song of the Year:

  • ‘Lost’ – Linkin Park
  • ‘Love From The Other Side’ – Fall Out Boy
  • ‘One More Time’ – Blink-182
  • ‘Rescued’ – Foo Fighters
  • ‘This Is Why’ – Paramore

Alternative Artist of the Year:

  • Blink-182
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Foo Fighters
  • Green Day
  • Paramore

Best New Artist (Alt and Rock)

  • Bad Omens
  • HARDY
  • Jelly Roll
  • Lovejoy
  • Noah Kahan

Rock Song of the Year

  • ‘72 Seasons’ – Metallica
  • ‘Dead Don’t Die’ – Shinedown
  • ‘Lost’ – Linkin Park
  • ‘Need A Favor’ – Jelly Roll
  • ‘Rescued’ – Foo Fighters

Rock Artist of the Year

  • Disturbed
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jelly Roll
  • Metallica
  • Shinedown

Dance Song of the Year

  • ‘10:35’ – Tiësto ft. Tate McRae
  • ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’ – David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray
  • ‘Padam Padam’ – Kylie Minogue
  • ‘Praising You’ – Rita Ora ft. Fatboy Slim
  • ‘Strangers’ – Kenya Grace

Dance Artist of the Year

  • Anabel Englund
  • David Guetta
  • Illenium
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Tiësto

Latin Pop/Urban Song of the Year

  • ‘La Bachata’ – Manuel Turizo
  • ‘La Bebe (remix)’ – Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma
  • ‘Lala’ – Myke Towers
  • ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’ – Shakira and Bizarrap
  • ‘TQG’ – Karol G and Shakira

Latin Pop/Urban Artist of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny
  • Feid
  • Karol G
  • Manuel Turizo
  • Shakira

Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban):

  • Bad Gyal
  • GALE
  • Mora
  • Yng Lvcas
  • Young Miko

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  • ‘Bebe Dame’ – Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera
  • ‘Ella Baila Sola’ – Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma
  • ‘Indispensable’ – Carin León
  • ‘Qué Onda Perdida’ – Grupo Firme ft. Gerardo Coronel
  • ‘Qué Vuelvas’ – Carin León and Grupo Frontera

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

  • Calibre 50
  • Carin León
  • El Fantasma
  • Grupo Frontera
  • Peso Pluma

Best New Artist (Regional Mexican):

  • Gabito Ballesteros
  • Gerardo Coronel
  • Grupo Frontera
  • Junior H
  • Peso Pluma

(New for 2024) K-pop Artist of the Year:

  • (G)I-DLE
  • Jung Kook
  • NCT Dream
  • Seventeen
  • Stray Kids

(New for 2024) K-pop Song of the Year:

  • ‘Bouncy (K-Hot Chilli Peppers)’ – ATEEZ
  • ‘Cupid (Twin Version)’ – FIFTY FIFTY
  • ‘S-Class’ – Stray Kids
  • ‘Seven’ Jung Kook ft. Latto
  • ‘Super Shy’ – NewJeans

(New for 2024) Best New Artist (K-pop):

  • BOYNEXTDOOR
  • NewJeans
  • RIIZE
  • xikers
  • ZEROBASEONE

Producer of the Year:

  • Carter Lang
  • Dan Nigro
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Kid Harpoon
  • Rob Bisel

Songwriter of the Year:

  • Aldae
  • Ashley Gorley
  • J Kash
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Michael Ross Pollack

Best Lyrics: Socially Voted Category

  • ‘Dial Drunk’ – Noah Kahan
  • ‘Flowers’ – Miley Cyrus
  • ‘Greedy’ – Tate McRae
  • ‘Houdini’ – Dua Lipa
  • ‘Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Last Night’ – Morgan Wallen
  • ‘Lovin On Me’ – Jack Harlow
  • ‘Nonsense’ – Sabrina Carpenter
  • ‘Paint The Town Red’ – Doja Cat
  • ‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo
  • ‘Water’ – Tyla
  • ‘What Was I Made For?’ – Billie Eilish

Best Music Video: Socially Voted Category

  • ‘3D’ – Jung Kook ft. Jack Harlow
  • ‘Dance The Night’ – Dua Lipa
  • ‘FLOWER’ – JISOO
  • ‘Flowers’ – Miley Cyrus
  • ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ – Bebe Rexha and David Guetta
  • ‘Kill Bill’ – SZA
  • ‘La Bebe (Remix)’ – Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma
  • ‘Paint The Town Red’ – Doja Cat
  • ‘Seven’ – Jung Kook ft. Latto
  • ‘TQG’ – Karol G and Shakira
  • ‘vampire’ – Olivia Rodrigo
  • ‘What Was I Made For?’ – Billie Eilish

Best Fan Army: Socially Voted Category

  • Agnation
  • ATINY
  • Barbz
  • Beyhive
  • BTS Army

Social Star Award: Socially Voted Category

  • Alex Warren
  • David Kushner
  • Flyana Boss
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Jessie Murph
  • Megan Moroney
  • Natalie Jane
  • Noah Kahan

Favorite Tour Photographer: Socially Voted Category

  • Alfredo Flores – Sabrina Carpenter
  • Anna Lee – Coldplay
  • Carianne Older – Charlie Puth
  • Catherine Powell – Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cynthia Parkhurst – Jonas Brothers
  • David Lehr – Morgan Wallen
  • Joshua Halling – Louis Tomlinson
  • Mason Poole – Beyoncé
  • Matty Vogel – Misterwives
  • Ravie B – Adele
  • Ryan Fleming – 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Sanjay Parikh – Shinedown

TikTok Bop of the Year: Socially Voted Category

  • ‘Boy’s a liar Pt. 2’ – PinkPantheress and Ice Spice
  • ‘Collide (Sped Up Remix)’ – Justine Skye
  • ‘Cruel Summer’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Cupid (Twin Version)’ – FIFTY FIFTY
  • ‘Daylight’ – David Kushner
  • ‘Her Way (Sped Up)’ – Party Next Door
  • ‘If We Ever Broke Up’ – Mae Stephens
  • ‘Paint The Town Red’ – Doja Cat
  • ‘Water’ – Tyla
  • ‘What It Is (Solo Version)’ – Doechii
  • ‘What Was I Made For?’ – Billie Eilish

Favorite On Screen: Socially Voted Category

  • ‘j-hope IN THE BOX’
  • ‘Love To Love You, Donna Summer’
  • Louis Tomlinson ‘All of Those Voices’
  • ‘Prince: The Final Secret’
  • ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’
  • ‘Save Me’ Jelly Roll
  • ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’
  • ‘TLC Forever’

Favorite Tour Style: Socially Voted Category

  • Beyoncé
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Doja Cat
  • Elton John
  • Harry Styles
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Madonna
  • Måneskin
  • Sabrina Carpenter
  • Shania Twain
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Debut Album: Socially Voted Category

  • GOLDEN – Jung Kook
  • In Pieces – Chlöe
  • Layover – V
  • Lucky – Megan Moroney
  • Mirror – Lauren Spencer Smith
  • My 21st Century Blues – Raye
  • Religiously – Bailey Zimmerman
  • Snow Angel – Reneé Rapp
  • Tyler Hubbard – Tyler Hubbard
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