2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees announced
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Now that 2016 has come to an end, iHeartMedia is ready to celebrate the artists who were widely played on their radio stations throughout the past year. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), iHeartMedia announced the nominees for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of 12 nominations, including "Male Artist of the Year," is Drake. Trailing behind the Canadian rapper by one nomination, is The Chainsmokers with a total of 11 nods including the inaugural "Best New Pop Artist" category.

Other artists who received multiple nominations this year include Rihanna (10), Twenty One Pilots (9), Justin Bieber (6), Ariana Grande (4), Beyoncé (4), Sia (4), and Adele (2).

"When we created this awards show four years ago, we set out to celebrate the music that we play on iHeartRadio every day," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. "The core of iHeartRadio is these artists, their songs and our listeners. This night recognizes all three."

Unlike the previous years, the fourth annual event will mark the debut of several new categories including "Producer of the Year," "Label of the Year," and "Best Music Video." In addition to the slew of new categories, there will also be a total of eight fan-voted categories. These include "Best Lyrics," "Best Collaboration," "Best Fan Army," and more.

"The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control," said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises.

Voting for the "Best Fan Army" category began this past Tuesday (Jan. 3) and will stay open until the night of the awards show. Voting for the other fan-voted awards will remain until Friday, Feb. 24. Fans can vote for their favorite artists by visiting iHeartRadio's website here.

Along with the unveiling of the nominees, iHeartMedia also confirmed Bruno Mars as the first of many performers to take the stage that night.

Tickets for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will go on sale to the general public on beginning this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. PT. Currently, Chase credit and debit cardholders can purchase tickets early thanks to an exclusive Chase Cardholder pre-sale. Pre-sales began Wednesday (Jan. 4) and will end this Friday, Jan. 6, or until tickets sell out.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place Sunday, March 5 from The Forum in Los Angeles. The event will air live on TBS, TNT, and truTV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be simulcast on iHeartMedia's stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio, their all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

The complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Song of the Year:
"Can't Stop The Feeling" - Justin Timberlake
"Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
"Stressed Out" - Twenty One Pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez

Male Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
Florida Georgia Line
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Bored to Death" - blink-182
"Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Heathens" - Twenty One Pilots
"Ride" - Twenty One Pilots
"Trouble" - Cage the Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
Cage the Elephant
The Strumbellas
Twenty One Pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
"Bang Bang" - Green Day
"Dark Necessities" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Take Me Down" – The Pretty Reckless
"The Devil's Bleeding Crown" – Volbeat
"The Sound of Silence" - Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:
Five Finger Death Punch
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Country Song of the Year:
"Church Bells" -  Carrie Underwood
"Snapback" -  Old Dominion
"Somewhere on a Beach" -  Dierks Bentley
"T-Shirt" - Thomas Rhett
"You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
"Don't Let Me Down" -  The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
"I Took A Pill in Ibiza" -  Mike Posner
"Let Me Love You" -  DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Major Lazer
The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
"All the Way Up" - Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana
"Controlla" - Drake
"For Free" - DJ Khaled featuring Drake
"One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
"Panda" - Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
DJ Khaled
J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:
"Exchange" - Bryson Tiller
"Needed Me" - Rihanna
"No Limit" - Usher featuring Young Thug
"Sorry" - Beyoncé
"Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Latin Song of the Year: 
"Ay Mi Dios" - IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
"De Pies a Cabeza" - Mana featuring Nicky Jam
"Duele el Corazon" - Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
"La Carretera" - Prince Royce
"Ya Me Enteré" - Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Prince Royce

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
"Amor del Bueno" - Calibre 50
"Cicatrices" - Regulo Caro
"Me Está Gustando" - Banda Los Recoditos
"¿Por Qué Terminamos?" - Gerardo Ortiz
"Solo con Verte" - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
Banda Los Recoditos
Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Remmy Valenzuela

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Red Sun Rising
The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
Chris Lane
Chris Stapleton
Granger Smith
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
Chance the Rapper
Kent Jones
Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
Carlos Rivera
Christian Daniel
Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)
Bryson Tiller
Kayla Brianna
Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
Adriel Favela
Banda Los Sebastianes
Cheyo Carrillo
Joss Favela
La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
Alessia Cara
Lukas Graham
The Chainsmokers

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Mike Elizondo
The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
"7 Years" - Lukas Graham
"Came Here to Forget" - Blake Shelton
"Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"Heathens" - Twenty One Pilots
"Love Yourself" - Justin Bieber
"Scars to Your Beautiful" - Alessia Cara
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" - Adele
"Too Good" – Drake featuring Rihanna
"You Should Be Here" - Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
"Cheap Thrills" - Sia featuring Sean Paul
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
"This is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
"Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
"All I Ask" - Bruno Mars
"Ex's and Oh's" - Fifth Harmony
"Fast Car" - Justin Bieber
"Hands to Myself" - DNCE
"Here" - Shawn Mendes
"How Will I Know" - Ariana Grande
"Love on the Brain" - Kelly Clarkson
"Purple Rain" - Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
"Sound of Silence" - Disturbed
"Too Good" - Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
"Falling for You" - Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones's Baby)
"Girls Talk Boys" - 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
"Heathens" - Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
"Just Like Fire" - P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Justin Timberlake
"Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
"Formation" - Beyoncé
"Hasta El Amanecer" - Nicky Jam
"Heathens" - Twenty One Pilots
"Hymn for the Weekend" - Coldplay
"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" - Mike Posner
"Pillowtalk" - ZAYN
"Side to Side" - Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
"This is What You Came For" - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
"Work" - Rihanna featuring Drake
"Work From Home" - Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Hey Violet
Pierce the Veil
Sleeping With Sirens
Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Alex Aiono from YouTube
Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
Emma McGann from YouNow
Hailey Knox from YouNow
Jack and Jack from Snapchat
Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
Marcus Perez from Facebook
Steph Clavin from Instagram
Todrick Hall from YouTube
xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
5 Seconds of Summer - 5SOSFam
Ariana Grande - Arianators
Beyoncé - Beyhive
Britney Spears - Britney Army
Demi Lovato - Lovatics
Fifth Harmony - Harmonizers
Justin Bieber - Beliebers
Katy Perry - KatyCats
Lady Gaga - Little Monsters
Rihanna - Rihanna Navy
Selena Gomez - Selenators
Shawn Mendes - Mendes ArmyTwenty One Pilots - #twentyonepilots