2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees announced

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On March 29, music’s big event returns. The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, will be televised live on NBC from 8-11 p.m. EST and will broadcast simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations and platforms nationwide.

Leading the pack with five nominations each this year are Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea; and one of our favorite Brits, Sam Smith. Close on their heels are former Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, both with four nods. With Luke Bryan, they are all up for Artist of the Year.

Fans will select the winners in the Best Fan Army and Best Lyrics categories, as well as for the first-ever Renegade Award, sponsored by Jeep. Voting begins March 2 and ends March 20.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Artist of the Year
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“All About That Bass” — Meghan Trainor
“All of Me” — John Legend
“Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Shake It Off” — Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me” — Sam Smith

Best Collaboration
“Bang Bang” — Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” — Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Fancy” — Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Problem” — Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Talk Dirty” — Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Cole Swindell
Meghan Trainor

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Country Song of the Year
“Bartender” — Lady Antebellum
“Burnin’ It Down” — Jason Aldean
“Dirt” — Florida Georgia Line
“Give Me Back My Hometown” — Eric Church
“Play It Again” — Luke Bryan

Alternative Rock Song of the Year
“Come With Me Now” — KONGOS
“Do I Wanna Know?” — Arctic Monkeys
“Fever” — The Black Keys
“Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters
“Take Me to Church” — Hozier

Best Lyrics
“All of Me” — John Legend
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Counting Stars” — OneRepublic
“Habits (Stay High)” — Tove Lo
“Stay With Me” — Sam Smith
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Army
5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Bey Hive – Beyoncé
Team Breezy – Chris Brown
Sheerios – Ed Sheeran
Church Choir – Eric Church
Directioners – One Direction
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Renegade
Iggy Azalea
Charli XCX
Brantley Gilbert
Hozier
Meghan Trainor

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