Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations


NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven.

The nominations were announced Tuesday by iHeartMedia and Turner. The event will be televised live from Los Angeles on April 3 on TBS, TNT and truTV and aired on iHeartMedia stations and the iHeartRadio digital music platform.

Swift’s album, “1989,” The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” Adele’s “25,” Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” and Ed Sheeran’s “X” are nominated for album of the year, a new category this year. Fetty Wap, Hozier, Sam Hunt, Shawn Mendes and Tove Lo are vying for best new artist.

Ticket presales for the awards show begin Feb. 10 for Capitol One cardholders at www.iheardradio.com/capitalone.

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