IGGY Azalea and Sam Smith lead the iHeartRadio Music Award nominations.
The 24-year-old rapper has received four nominations in the Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and Renegade categories, while also getting a nod in the Best Collaboration category for ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX.
British singer-songwriter Sam also racked up four nominations, with ‘Stay With Me’ being shortlisted in the Song of the Year and Best Lyrics categories, while he is also up for Artist of the Year and Best New Artist.
As well as their own nominations, both Sam and Iggy have been acknowledged for their featuring spots, with ‘Problem’ by Ariana Grande which Iggy raps on being nominated for Best Collaboration, and the 22-year-old singer’s vocal contribution to Naughty Boy’s hit ‘La La La’ being praised in the Best Dance Song category.
‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker Taylor Swift – whose fifth album ‘1989’ was one of the world’s best selling albums in 2014 – accrued four nods including Artist of the Year, Best Fan Army, Song of the Year for ‘Shake It Off’ and Best Lyrics for ‘Blank Space’.
Elsewhere, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor follow with three nominations each, while ‘I See You’ singer Luke Bryan has been shortlisted for Artist of the Year and Country Song of the Year for ‘Play It Again’.
The ceremony which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday March 29 follows the inaugural event last year which saw Rihanna crowned as Artist of the Year and Lorde win Best New Artist. – BANG!