THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS BEST NEW ARTIST CATEGORY FINALISTS REVEALED

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THE 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS BEST NEW ARTIST CATEGORY FINALISTS REVEALED

WHAT:           iHeartMedia and Turner announced today the finalists of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Artist category across seven different music formats including Rock/Alternative Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Regional Mexican, Pop and R&B.

Each category finalist will vie for the ultimate Best New Artist award, presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®, with the winner to be announced during the fan-fueled show on Sunday, March 5, at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

WHO:             Finalists for Best New Artist, presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: Kelsea Ballerini

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: Chance the Rapper

Best New Latin Artist: CNCO

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: Joss Favela

Best New Pop Artist: The Chainsmokers

Best New R&B Artist: Bryson Tiller

 

Nominees for Best New Artist by Format, presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:

 

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

– Foals

– Kaleo

– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

– Red Sun Rising

– The Strumbellas

 

Best New Country Artist:

– Chris Lane

– Chris Stapleton

– Granger Smith

– Kelsea Ballerini

– Maren Morris

 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

– Chance The Rapper

– Desiigner

– D.R.A.M.

– Kent Jones

– Kevin Gates

 

Best New Latin Artist:

– Carlos Rivera

– Christian Daniel

– CNCO

– IAmChino

– Sofia Reyes

 

Best New R&B Artist:       

– Belly

– Bryson Tiller

– Dreezy

– Kayla Brianna

– Ro James

 

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

– Adriel Favela

– Banda Los Sebastianes

– Cheyo Carrillo

– Joss Favela

– La Séptima Banda

 

Best New Pop Artist:

– Alessia Cara

– Daya

– Lukas Graham

– The Chainsmokers

– ZAYN

 

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature live performances and first-time duets and collaborations by today’s biggest artists, including Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean and hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

 

Nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 4. Drake leads nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year, while The Chainsmokers received 11 nominations, including the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category. Other artists who have received multiple nominations include Rihanna, twenty one pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia.  For a full list of nominations, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

 

In addition to the Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza® award, this year the iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature new awards for Producer of the Year, Label of the Year and Best Music Video, as well as individual awards in music’s biggest genres for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

 

WHEN:           Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT        

WHERE:         iHeartRadio Music Awards

The Forum

3900 W Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, CA 90305

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