Nominations for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been announced.
Following chart-topping years in 2021, Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo headline this year’s nomination list, earning nine and eight nominations, respectively.
Bieber, nominated for Male Artist of the Year, received additional nominations for the Daniel Caesar and Giveon-assisted smash “Peaches,” and “Stay,” his collaboration with Australian rapper The Kid LAROI. Both “Peaches” and “Stay” were nominated for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Music Video.
Bieber’s dedicated supporters, aka Beliebers, were nominated for Best Fan Army.
Rodrigo, who took 2021 by storm with her debut album Sour, received nominations for Female Artist of the Year and Best New Pop Artist. “driver’s license,” which dominated charts and TikTok For You pages, was nominated for Song of the Year, Best Lyrics, and Best Music Video, while another Rodrigo hit, “good 4 u,” earned nominations for TikTok Bop of the Year. (“deja vu” was also nominated for Best Lyrics.)
Like Bieber, Rodrigo’s passionate fanbase (affectionately known as #Livies) was nominated for Best Fan Army.
Other leading nominees for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Doja Cat, Giveon, Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, The Kid LAROI, SZA and Drake.
Following the success of Planet Her and multiple viral singles, Doja Cat received seven nominations — notably for Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. Newcomer Giveon matched the “Kiss Me More” singer, also landing seven nods.
Nominated for Best New Pop Artist, R&B Song of the Year, R&B Artist of the Year and Best New R&B Artist, the “Heartbreak Anniversary” singer was recognized alongside Bieber for his contributions to “Peaches.”
Lil Nas X and Silk Sonic were both nominated six times after releasing debut albums in 2021, while The Kid LAROI and SZA rode collaborations with Bieber and Doja Cat to five nominations apiece.
Drake, whose sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy was the best selling rap album of 2021, received four nominations in total, including Male Artist of the Year, Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year for the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy.”
Entering its ninth year, iHeartRadio’s annual music awards show will be held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Featuring presentations and performances from music’s biggest names, the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcast on FOX on Tuesday, March 22, and will also appear on the iHeartRadio app and iHeartRadio stations across the country.