iHeart Radio Awards preview: Grammy rivals Adele and Beyonce denied rematch

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Radio Music Awards take place this Sunday at the Forum Arena in Los Angeles. Ryan Seacrest hosts, with the telecast airing live on TBS, TNT and truTV beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, In addition, the award ceremony will be simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide.

These kudos honors artists across a range of music genres including rock, country, dance, hip-hop, latin and regional Mexican music. When nominations were announced on January 3, Drake reaped a leading 12 bids, with The Chainsmokers right behind at 11.

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We won’t get any rematches between Grammy rivals Adele and Beyonce. The former, who swept the top awards at last month’s Grammys, is only nominated for Best Female Artist and Best Lyrics. Beyonce, who was denied Album of the Year by the Grammys yet again, contends for R&B Artist, R&B Song, Music Video and Fan Army.

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As with the Grammys, the iHeartRadio Radio Music Awards are as much about performances as prize giving. Among those slated to take to the stage with live performances including first-time duets and collaborations are: Big Sean, The Chainsmokers, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett and Ed Sheeran.

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