Jack Harlow, Lizzo Among 2023 iHeart Radio Awards Music Nominees
Jack Harlow is the only artist with two nominations for song of the year at the 2023 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Harlow is nominated for his solo smash First Class and for Industry Baby, his smash collab with Lil Nas X.
Lizzo, who won the 2020 iHeart Radio Award for song of the year for Truth Hurts, is nominated in that category again this year for About Damn Time. Taylor Swift, who won the 2015 iHeart in that category for Shake It Off, is also nominated for Anti-Hero. The other nominees in the category are Harry Styles’ As It Was, Latto’s Big Energy, Imagine Dragons’ Enemy, Justin Bieber’s Ghost, Glass Animals’ Heat Waves and Doja Cat’s Woman.
The iHeart Radio Music Awards are joining the growing trend of doing away with gendered categories. Instead of presenting female and male artist of the year, as they have since they began in 2014, this year the iHearts will present one gender-neutral top category – artist of the year. There are five female and five male nominees: Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Styles, Harlow, Bieber, Lizzo, Swift and The Weeknd.
Silk Sonic, who won best duo/group of the year last year, are back to defend their title. The other nominees are AJR, Black Eyed Peas, Blackpink, Glass Animals, Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, OneRepublic, Parmalee and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, March 27 (8-10 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on Fox. The event, now in its 10th year, also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
“This is the one awards show that shares the hard-earned journeys to the top of the biggest artists and songs of the year with fans,” John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia, said in a statement. “It’s not a competition, rather a celebration of “best in class” and viewers across America can watch it live on FOX.”
“It’s been a great year for music with so many inspiring hits, we can’t wait to celebrate these artists and songs at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Tom Poleman, president and chief programming officer for iHeartMedia said in a statement. “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music. This year’s show will once again entertain fans with incredible performances and special collaborations, it will be the year’s must-see event.”
The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again give iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s best lyrics, best music video, best fan army, the the social star award, favorite tour photographer, tiktok bop of the year, favorite documentary, favorite tour style, favorite residency and favorite use of a sample.
Social voting begins Wednesday (January 11) and will close March 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
Producer of the year and songwriter of the year nominees will be announced at a later date. Additional categories include label of the year and individual winners for album of the year in music’s biggest genres, including pop, country, alternative, rock, dance, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican formats.