Taylor Swift LEADS iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

Published on February 9, 2016

TAYLOR SWIFT looks set for a big night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards after scoring eight nominations.

Taylor Swift

The Shake It Off singer leads the pack with nods in categories including Song of Year for Blank Space, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 1989, Best Tour, and Best Collaboration for Bad Blood with Kendrick Lamar.

She is closely followed by The Weeknd with seven mentions. His track Can’t Feel My Face is also up for Song of the Year, alongside Hello by Adele, Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars), and Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon).

Taylor will compete against Adele, Carrie Underwood, Meghan Trainor, and Selena Gomez for Female Artist of the Year, while The Weeknd will contend with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, and Sam Smith for the male equivalent.

Other nominees for Album of the Year include Beauty Behind the Madness (The Weeknd), 25 (Adele), In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith), and X (Ed Sheeran).

The Weeknd scored a double mention in the R&B Song of the Year for The Hills and Earned It, which is currently in contention for the Best Original Song Oscar. Earned It also lands a nod in the Best Song from a Movie category, which is voted for by the public and features another Fifty Shades of Grey song, Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding, as well as See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth from Furious 7, Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith for Spectre, and Lady Gaga’s Til It Happens To You, from the documentary The Hunting Ground.

Taylor Swift

Adele, Drake, Bieber, and Sheeran all have five nominations each.

The awards show will be broadcast live from The Forum in Inglewood, California on 3 April (16). Bieber and Meghan Trainor are set to perform at the event.