2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Check Out The Hip Hop And R&B Nominees

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on Sunday, March 11th at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. For the fifth straight year, the ceremony will celebrate the biggest songs and artists heard throughout the last year across radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app ... and the nominees are in!

Receiving multiple nominations this year are Cardi BRihanna, MigosBryson TillerBruno MarsKendrick LamarDJ Khaled and more. In fact, Rihanna, Mars and Khaled have all received five nominations each!

For the first time ever, this year iHeartRadio will present seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the Sunday, March 11th telecast. Each night at 8 p.m. ET, an artist will be presented their award and give an acceptance speech.

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT on March 11th, as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and on the iHeartRadio app. The show will feature live performances from today’s superstar performers, once-in-a-lifetime artist collaborations, celebrity guest appearances, and more.

And as always, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate you -- the fans. Music fans will be given the opportunity to vote and decide winners in several new and established categories including Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, the Social Star Award, Best Solo Breakout, and the first-ever Cutest Musician’s Pet, Best Boy Band and Best Remix awards. And during the show, fans will vote via social media for the winners of Best Performance and Best Dressed awards, which will be announced immediately after the ceremony.

Social voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell began through iHeartRadio’s social sites and in the iHeartRadio app on January 9th, and social voting for all other categories begin today (January 10th). So, keep those votes coming, because voting will close on March 4th with voting for the Social Star Award and Best Fan Army continuing through the evening of the awards on March 11th. Fans can vote by heading to iHeartRadio.com/awards.  

See the full list of the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards' hip hop and R&B nominees below!

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

"Bad and Boujee" - Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B

"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar

"Rockstar" - Post Malone

"Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

DJ Khaled



Kendrick Lamar


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

21 Savage

Cardi B


Lil Uzi Vert

Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:

"B.E.D." - Jacquees

"Location" - Khalid

"Love Galore" - SZA featuring Travis Scott

"Redbone" - Childish Gambino

"That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars

R&B Artist of the Year: 

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino



The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:



Kevin Ross



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