The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards is set to air live on Sunday, March 11th at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. For the fifth straight year, the ceremony will celebrate the most talked about artists and songs heard throughout the last year across radio stations and the iHeartRadio app. Throughout the year, these artists have released hits that have impacted radio stations across the nation.
For the first time, iHeartRadio will be including fans in this year’s show. Fans will be able to vote for “Best Fan Army”, “Best Cover Song”, “Best Solo Breakout”, and even “Best Musician Pet”. Voting for these categories are now open at the iHeartRadio awards page. Don’t forget to vote! In the mean time, Check out the ladies who are holding it down in the music industry.
Making her debut in 2003, Rihanna has not stopped pushing the barrier in her musical career. The singer has continuously challenged the media and has showcased the balance of being a humanitarian and one of the most notable pop icons of the decade. Her nomination for the 2018 iHearRadio female artist of the year and Best R&B Artist is no surprise, as her release of her 8th studio album, ANTI, brought on a new sound for the singer.
2. Camila Cabello
Cabello first made her debut in the all girl band, Fifth Harmony. Making her own spotlight in the band, she departed in 2016 to start her solo career. The young star made waves with her Latin influenced Havana, a homage to her birth country, Cuba. Her unique voice and smooth Latin influence has landed her as a Best New Pop Artist Nominee.
Her pop hit Whenever made Shakira a superstar. Her collaborations with Latin and American artists solidified her as a versatile musician, and being a guest judge on NBC’s The Voice made Shakira even more adored by American fans. Her nominations as Latin Artist of the Year. Her hips definitely don’t lie.
4. Cardi B
Debuting with her smash hit, Bodak Yellow and being featured on Migos’ ever popular Motor Sport, Cardi B continues to release strong hits such as Bartier Cardi. It comes as no surprise as to why this artist has been nominated as a Best New Hip-Hop Artist.
Although SZA has been in the music industry since 2013, it wasn’t until she dropped her 2017 album Ctrl, where she earned critical acclaim, that she received popular success. Recently, she has been featured on the Black Panther soundtrack with Kendrick Lamar.
6. Alessia Cara
After releasing hits like Scars to Your Beautiful and Stay, Cara collaborated with Logic and Khalid on 1-800-273-8255 and earned a Grammy on the way. Earning a nomination for Female Artist of the Year is just another stop on her way to pop stardom.
Starting her career on YouTube, Halsey has emerged as a popstar to watch out for as she releases her second album. Her hit sing Bad at Love has been a fan with radio listeners and iHeartRadio takes note with a nomination for as Female Artist of the Year.
Bursting onto the music scene in 1999, P!nk has not stopped creating hits or albums. With a recent collaboration with Kenny Chesney, P!nk has dazzeled audiences and critics with her pop R&B tunes. With her nomination as Female Artist of the Year, P!nk does not plan on slowing down anytime soon.
9. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been the pop princess for over 10 years. The world has seen her transition seamlessly from country star to a powerhouse pop star. With the success from her 1989 album, Swift has released numerous pop hits that continue to be played on radio stations across the nation. As Female Artist of the Year nominee, Swift continues to make pop hits and collaborate with fellow iHeartRadio nominees, such as Ed Sheeran and Future.
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