21 Savage and SZA Lead Hip Hop and R&B Nominees with Eight Nods Each at iHeartRadio Awards
Unveiled by iHeart Media on Thursday (January 18), the nominations introduced seven new categories, with Taylor Swift also receiving eight nods across various categories.
In the Collaboration Of The Year category, 21 Savage is represented by three of his 2023 hits – “Rich Flex” with Drake, Metro Boomin's “Creepin,” and “Good Good” featuring Usher & Summer Walker. These tracks will face competition from songs by Lil Durk, Nicki Minaj, and GloRilla, among others.
SZA, surpassing Beyoncé as the most nominated R&B artist, earned nods for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video, among others. The TDE songstress also secured nominations in the newly introduced categories for Pop Song of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year.
In the Hip Hop category, Doja Cat follows 21 Savage with six nominations, including three where she goes head-to-head with SZA. Beyoncé garnered four nominations and earned an indirect bonus nod, with her photographer Mason Pool nominated in the fan-voted Favorite Tour Photographer category.
Other notable Hip Hop and R&B artists in the running for a 2024 iHeartRadio Music Award include Chris Brown, Coco Jones, Fridayy, Gunna, Ice Spice, Lil Uzi Vert, Lola Brooke, Sexyy Red, Victoria Monét, and Young Nudy.
SZA leads all artists with nine nominations, securing nods in each of the three major categories: Album of the Year (SOS), Record of the Year (“Kill Bill”), and Song of the Year (“Kill Bill”).
In the rap division, the Best Rap Album category features a competitive lineup, with nominees including Drake and 21 Savage's Her Loss, Travis Scott's UTOPIA, Nas and Hit-Boy's King’s Disease 3, Metro Boomin's Heroes & Villains, and Killer Mike's Michael.
This diverse array of nominations sets the stage for an exciting iHeartRadio Awards ceremony, with anticipation building as artists from various genres compete for recognition and accolades.
The iHeartRadio Awards will be a celebration of musical excellence, showcasing the incredible talent and achievements of artists across the musical spectrum. The competition will be fierce, and fans can look forward to a thrilling event that honors the best in the industry.
The iHeartRadio Awards are an integral part of the music calendar, providing a platform for artists to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the industry. As we approach the ceremony, the excitement is palpable, and music enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the announcement of the winners in each category.
This year's nominations reflect the diversity and richness of the music landscape, highlighting the accomplishments of artists who have left an indelible mark on the industry. From Hip Hop and R&B to Pop and beyond, the iHeartRadio Awards will celebrate the power of music to inspire, entertain, and unite audiences worldwide.
As the anticipation builds, we can expect an unforgettable event that pays tribute to the incredible talent that defines the contemporary music scene.