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Artists to watch at the 2018 iHeartRadio music awards

  • Artists to watch at the 2018 iHeartRadio music awards

    The iHeartRadio Music Award ceremony always promises to be a dynamic evening, so many should be prepared for the 2018 event to be unlike any other award shows during the year. Hosted by DJ Khaled and Hailey Baldwin, the show promises performances by Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Chance The Rapper, who will receive a special Innovator Award for his success as an independent artist.

    Those honored at the ceremony are a unique group because they truly are a reflection of the music that Americans all around the country are listening to. These are the biggest songs and artists heard throughout the last year across radio stations (including iHeartRadio) nationwide  — after all, many of the winners are decided by the fans themselves.

    Stacker identified the top 50 most popular artists nominated for awards this year, ranking their fame based on Wikipedia page view data from the past year (February 2017 to January 2018). Additionally, each artist is accompanied with the number of awards they have been nominated for, and whether or not they will be performing.

    See which artist is the most popular to grace your screens on Sunday evening.

  • #50. Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: Rag'n'Bone Man

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,194,963

    Number of nominations: 1

    Nominations: Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

    After seeing the success of Rag’n’Bone man’s debut album, Human, and its lead single of the same name, the smokey-voiced rock/blues singer is up for the award for Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist.

  • #49. Best New R&B Artist: SZA

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,225,454

    Number of nominations: 3

    Nominations: Best New R&B Artist:, R&B Song of the Year (for "Love Galore" ft Travis Scott, Best Remix (for "Homemade Dynamite" with Lorde, Khalid, and Post Malone)

    SZA has had a whirlwind of a year, with her debut studio album, Ctrl, collecting Grammy nominations and praise from critics and audiences alike. Her single, "Love Galore," featuring Travis Scott, especially garnered attention this year.

  • #48. Rock Song of the Year (for "Run"): Foo Fighters

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,247,307

    Number of nominations: 2

    Nominations: Rock Song of the Year (for "Run"), Rock Artist of the Year

    After a successful year headlining the 2017 Glastonbury Festival in Scotland and releasing their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, the rock legends are honored this year for their single “Run” and for Rock Artist of the Year.

  • #47. Song of the Year (for "Something Just Like This" with The Chainsmokers): Coldplay

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,258,761

    Number of nominations: 3

    Nominations: Song of the Year (for "Something Just Like This" with The Chainsmokers), Best Collaboration & Dance Song of the Year (for "Something Just Like This" with The Chainsmokers)

    This is a unique year for British pop-rock band Coldplay, as they’re being honored not for their solo work, but for their collaboration with electro-dance duo The Chainsmokers. Their song, “Something Just Like This” is up for three awards.

  • #46. Best Duo/Group of the Year: Imagine Dragons

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,272,606

    Number of nominations: 4

    Nominations: Best Duo/Group of the Year, Alternative Rock Song of the Year (for "Believer" and also "Thunder"), Alternative Rock Artist of the Year

    The rock group’s big anthemic singles, “Believer” and “Thunder,” are being recognized at the iHeartRadio Music Awards this year, from their third album, Evolve.

  • #45. Best Remix (for "do re mi" with blackbear): Gucci Mane

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,420,223

    Number of nominations: 1

    Nominations: Best Remix (for "do re mi" with blackbear)

    Rapper Gucci Mane is being recognized at the iHeartRadio Music Awards this year for the new socially voted category, Best Remix, for his spin on blackbear’s “do re mi.”

  • #44. Best Fan Army: Little Mix

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,479,390

    Number of nominations: 2

    Nominations: Best Fan Army, Best Remix (for "Reggaeton Lento" with CNCO)

    The X-Factor-created four-piece is nominated for two socially voted categories this year, one being for their enthusiastic fan army, “Mixers,” and the other for their remix of CNCO’s “Reggaeton Lento.”

  • #43. Male Artist of the Year: Charlie Puth

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,572,306

    Number of nominations: 1

    Nominations: Male Artist of the Year

    Performing at the ceremony

    Charlie Puth’s Voicenotes hasn’t even been released yet, but the singer already has garnered immense success with his singles “Attention” and “How Long,” and will be up for the Male Artist of the Year honor. He will also be performing his hits live at the ceremony.

  • #42. Latin Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,586,912

    Number of nominations: 1

    Nominations: Latin Song of the Year

    Widely regarded as the “King of Latin Pop,” Enrique Iglesias is once again being honored for his dance jam "Súbeme La Radio" this year.

  • #41. Best New Pop Artist: Liam Payne

    Wikipedia pageviews: 2,617,282

    Number of nominations: 2

    Nominations: Best New Pop Artist, Best Solo Breakout

    Since Liam Payne’s break from boy band One Direction, the singer has slipped into a more R&B/hip-hop style, releasing hits such as “Strip That Down” and “Bedroom Floor.” The award for best solo breakout will be one to watch, as all the former members of 1D are in contention.

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