By LYNN ELBER, AP Tv Author
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the many prime nominees for subsequent month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The Weeknd’s eight nominations embrace male artist of the yr, competing with Ricch, Harry Kinds, Justin Bieber and Publish Malone, and tune of the yr for “Blinding Lights.”
Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion earned seven nods every, together with hip-hop artist of the yr. Additionally competing within the class are DaBaby, Lil Child and Pop Smoke.
Megan Thee Stallion is a contender for feminine artist of the yr, alongside Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, in keeping with Wednesday’s announcement for the Could 27 awards airing on Fox.
The ceremony shall be broadcast dwell from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, an exception to a pandemic-forced run of largely digital awards exhibits up to now yr. The 2020 iHeartRadio awards telecast was canceled, with winners introduced on radio.
Different tune of the yr nominees are Malone’s “Circles”; Dua Lipa’s “Do not Begin Now”; “Rockstar” from DaBaby and that includes Ricch, and Harry Kinds’ “Watermelon Sugar.”
Dr. Luke, who’s loved a inventive renewal with hits together with Doja Cat’s “Say So” and earned his first Grammy nod this yr in seven years, was nominated as producer of the yr. Competing with Dr. Luke, who stays embroiled in a lawsuit with Kesha, are Andrew Watt, Frank Dukes, Louis Bell and Max Martin.
Nominees for Latin pop or reggaeton artist of the yr are Dangerous Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma and Ozuna.
Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are nation artist of the yr contenders.
BTS, Dan + Shay, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and twenty one pilots are the nominees for greatest duo or group.
The ceremony, honoring 2020′s most-played artists and songs on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app, will embrace dwell performances and tales of how the winners gained success. The stations and app additionally will carry the present.
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