Jack Harlow Scores Two Song of the Year Nods for 2023 iHeart Radio Awards: Full Nominations List

Jack Harlow is the only artist with two nominations for song of the year at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Harlow is nominated for his solo smash “First Class” and for “Industry Baby,” his smash collab with Lil Nas X.

Lizzo, who won the 2020 iHeart Award for song of the year for “Truth Hurts,” is nominated in that category again this year for “About Damn Time.” Taylor Swift, who won the 2015 iHeart in that category for “Shake It Off,” is also nominated for “Anti-Hero.” The other nominees in the category are Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Latto’s “Big Energy,” Imagine Dragons’ “Enemy,” Justin Bieber’s “Ghost,” Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” and Doja Cat’s “Woman.”


The iHearts are joining the growing trend of doing away with gendered categories. Instead of presenting female and male artist of the year, as they have since they began in 2014, this year the iHearts will present one gender-neutral top category – artist of the year. There are five female and five male nominees: Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Styles, Harlow, Bieber, Lizzo, Swift and The Weeknd.

Silk Sonic, who won best duo/group of the year last year, are back to defend their title. The other nominees are AJR, Black Eyed Peas, Blackpink, Glass Animals, Imagine Dragon, Måneskin, OneRepublic, Parmalee and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, March 27 (8-10 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on Fox. The event, now in its 10th year, also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

“This is the one awards show that shares the hard-earned journeys to the top of the biggest artists and songs of the year with fans,” John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia, said in a statement. “It’s not a competition, rather a celebration of “best in class” and viewers across America can watch it live on FOX.”

“It’s been a great year for music with so many inspiring hits, we can’t wait to celebrate these artists and songs at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Tom Poleman, president and chief programming officer for iHeartMedia said in a statement. “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music. This year’s show will once again entertain fans with incredible performances and special collaborations, it will be the year’s must-see event.”

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again give iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s best lyrics, best music video, best fan army, the social star award, favorite tour photographer, tiktok bop of the year, favorite documentary, favorite tour style, favorite residency and favorite use of a sample.

Social voting begins Wednesday (Jan. 11) and will close March 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Producer of the year and songwriter of the year nominees will be announced at a later date. Additional categories include label of the year and individual winners for album of the year in music’s biggest genres, including pop, country, alternative, rock, dance, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican formats.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon ET on Ticketmaster.com. 

Executive producers for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are Joel Gallen, for Tenth Planet; and Sykes, Poleman and Bart Peters, for iHeartMedia.

Song of the year
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift
“As It Was”- Harry Styles
“Big Energy”- Latto
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
“First Class”- Jack Harlow
“Ghost”- Justin Bieber
“Heat Waves” – Glass Animals
“Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“Woman” – Doja Cat

Artist of the year
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Best duo/group of the year
Black Eyed Peas
Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Silk Sonic

Best collaboration
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“I Like You (A Happier Song)” – Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
“Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
“One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
“Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
“Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras
“Wait For U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems
“You Right” – Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best new pop artist
Dove Cameron
Nicky Youre
Steve Lacy

Country song of the year
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
“The Kind of Love We Make” – Luke Combs
“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

Country artist of the year
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Best new country artist
Bailey Zimmerman
Cody Johnson
Elle King
Elvie Shane
Priscilla Block

Afrobeats artist of the year
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML

Hip-hop song of the year
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla
“First Class” – Jack Harlow
“Girls Want Girls” – Drake ft. Lil Baby
“Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black
“Wait For U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems

Hip-hop artist of the year
Kodak Black
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo

Best new hip-hop artist
Nardo Wick
SleazyWorld Go

R&B song of the year
“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé
“Free Mind” – Tems
“Hrs And Hrs” – Muni Long
“I Hate U”- SZA
“Smokin Out The Window” – Silk Sonic

R&B artist of the year  
Muni Long
Silk Sonic
Yung Bleu

Best new R&B artist 
Brent Faiyaz
Muni Long
Steve Lacy

Alternative song of the year
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Edging”- Blink-182
“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons
“Heat Waves”- Glass Animals
“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”- Kate Bush

Alternative artist of the year
Imagine Dragons
Red Hot Chili Peppers
twenty one pilots

Best new artist (alternative & rock)
Beach Weather
Giovannie and the Hired Guns
Wet Leg

Rock song of the year
“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
“Planet Zero”- Shinedown
“So Called Life”- Three Days Grace
“Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock artist of the year
Papa Roach
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Three Days Grace

Dance song of the year
“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
“Escape”- KX5, Kaskade, Deadmau5 ft. Hayla
“Heaven Takes You Home”- Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance
“Hot In It”- Tiësto & Charli XCX
“I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

Dance artist of the year
Anabel Englund
Joel Corry
Sofi Tukker
Swedish House Mafia

Latin pop/reggaeton song of the year 
“El Incomprendido” – Farruko/ Víctor Cárdenas/ DJ Adoni
“MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G
“Me Porto Bonito”- Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone
“Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny
“Provenza”- Karol G

Latin pop/reggaeton artist of the year  
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican song of the year 
“Cada Quien”- Grupo Firme ft. Maluma
“Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
“Si Te Pudiera Mentir”- Calibre 50
“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva
“Ya Supérame”- Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican artist of the year
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma
Grupo Firme
La Adictiva

Best new Latin artist
Kali Uchis
Ryan Castro

Best lyrics (socially voted category)
“About Damn Time” – Lizzo
“abcdefu” – Gayle
“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
“Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
“Glimpse Of Us”- Joji
“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna 
“N95” – Kendrick Lamar
“pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj 
“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best music video (socially voted category)
“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift 
“As It Was” – Harry Styles 
“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez
“Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G 
“Don’t You Worry”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta
“Envovler” – Anitta 
“Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS
“Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK 
“Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny 
“Yet To Come” – BTS 

Best fan army (socially voted category)
“Barbz”- Nicki Minaj 
“Beliebers”- Justin Bieber 
“BeyHive” – Beyoncé
“Blinks”- Blackpink 
“BTSArmy”- BTS 
“Harries” – Harry Styles 
“Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion 
“Louies”- Louis Tomlinson 
“RihannaNavy”- Rihanna 
“Rushers”- Big Time Rush 
“Selenators” – Selena Gomez 
“Swifties”- Taylor Swift 

Social star award (socially voted category)
Bailey Zimmerman
Charli D’Amelio
Em Beihold
Lauren Spencer-Smith
Yung Gravy

Favorite tour photographer (socially voted category)
Bad Bunny – Siempreric
Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
Halsey – Yasi
Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield
Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
Luke Combs – David Bergman
Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
Olivia Rodrigo – Donslens
Post Malone – Adam DeGross
twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn
YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

TikTok bop of the year (socially voted category)
“About Damn Time”- Lizzo 
“As It Was” – Harry Styles
“Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy 
“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift 
“Big Energy”- Latto 
“Cuff It”- Beyoncé
“Envolver”- Anitta 
“Just Wanna Rock” – Lil Uzi Vert 
“Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor 
“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj 
“Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras 
“World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR 

Favorite documentary (socially voted category)
Halftime – Jennifer Lopez 
Life in Pink – Machine Gun Kelly 
Love, Lizzo– Lizzo 
Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar With Lewis Capaldi – Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi 
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me – Selena Gomez 
Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl – Shania Twain 
Sheryl – Sheryl Crow 
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby – Lil Baby 

Favorite tour style (socially voted category)
Bad Bunny
Carrie Underwood
Dua Lipa
Elton John
Harry Styles
Lady Gaga
Lil Nas X
Machine Gun Kelly
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Favorite residency (socially voted category)
“An Evening with Silk Sonic” – Silk Sonic
“Enigma + Jazz & Piano” – Lady Gaga 
“Let’s Go!” – Shania Twain 
“Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend 
“Love On Tour” – Harry Styles 
“Play”- Katy Perry 
“Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency” – Carrie Underwood
“Usher: My Way – The Las Vegas Residency” – Usher
“Weekends with Adele” – Adele

Favorite use of a sample (socially voted category)
Beyoncé’s “Summer Renaissance” – sampled Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”
Blackpink’s “Pink Venom” – sampled 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P,” Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay,” and
Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”
Chlöe’s “Treat Me” – sampled Bubba Sparxxx & Ying Yang Twins’ “Ms. New Booty”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” – sampled Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
DJ Khaled & Drake’s “Staying Alive” – sampled The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”
Doja Cat’s “Vegas” – sampled Shonka Dukureh’s “Hound Dog”
Jack Harlow’s “First Class” – sampled Fergie’s “Glamorous”
Latto’s “Big Energy” – sampled Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”
Lizzo’s “Break Up Twice” – sampled Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” – sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”
Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out of The Woods”
Yung Gravy’s “Betty (Get Money)” – sampled Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

For a full list of categories, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

Paul Grein