Drake Starts 2017 Winning, Leads iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

Drake is off to a winning start if the new year. The Canadian emcee already picked up the most nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees were announced today and Drake picked up 12 nominations. This has been a growing theme for Drizzy over the last few months with record numbers of nominations as the award seasons gets into high gear. The Young Money rapper was nominated for Song of the Year for his chart topping single “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla. He was also nominated for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year which he is the high favorite to win. He is going up against rappers like Future, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, and Desiigner, who all had a great year.

“One Dance” will be competing in the Song of the Year category with some other huge hits last year like Sia and Sean Paul’s chart topper “Cheap Thrills” and more notable hits like twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out.”

Drake is also up for trophies in other major categories like Best Music Video, Best Collaboration, three times for Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Best Lyrics and more. The Female Artist of the Year category includes Drizzy’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna going up against Adele, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Sia.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcast live on TBS on March 5th at 8 PM ET.

See the full list of nominees here.

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
Adele
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Sia

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
“Controlla” – Drake
“For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
“Panda” – Desiigner

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Desiigner
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
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
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Rihanna
The Weeknd
Usher

BEST NEW HIP-HOP ARTIST
Chance The Rapper
Desiigner
D.R.A.M.
Kent Jones
Kevin Gates

BEST NEW R&B ARTIST
Belly
Bryson Tiller
Dreezy
Kayla Brianna
Ro James

BEST COLLABORATION
“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 MUSIC VIDEO
“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

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