iHeartRadio Music Awards Announces 10 New Categories For 2017 Show, Including Social Star!

iHeartRadio Music Awards Announces 10 New Categories For 2017 Show, Including Social Star!

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations have just been announced and JJJ is so excited about the new categories!

On top of Best New Artist categories in Country, Hip Hop, New Rock, Latin, R&B, and more — the show will also feature the Social Star Award!

Alex Aiono, Baby Ariel, Hailey Knox, Jack & Jack, Jacob Sartorius and more are up for the award and we can’t wait to see who takes it home.

Social Star Award voting goes until March 5th — so be sure to vote your heart out!

Along with announcing the full list of nominees, the first performer was also announced – Bruno Mars!

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS, TNT, and truTV.

Click inside to see the nominees in all the new categories…

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 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

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