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…and, predictably, it’s good news for Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Taylor Swift.

The list of nominees at this year’s iHeart Radio Awards has been released, and it features pretty much all the usual suspects from 2015’s awards season.

Find out who got nods and who got snubbed below:

iHeart Radio is coming up as one of the biggest names in live music thanks to their yearly festival, the aptly named iHeart Radio Festival. Not content with conquering the festival medium, usually reserved for rock and indie acts, and bringing you the best twenty minute pop sets, the online giants have launched yet another awards ceremony for us to obsess over and complain about.

There won’t be any moaning from Sam’s Sailors or the Azalians this year though, as they’re leading the pack with five nominations a piece. Never fear, Swifties, Taylor’s hot on their tales with four noms and the likes of Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé also secured themselves multiple nods.

With what feels like several hundred award shows knocking about these days, iHeart Radio have done a good job of separating themselves from the pack by throwing in a handful of more unusual categories, including Best Fan Army (for which Britney’s Army got rudely shunned,) Best Lyrics (which is actually a brilliant idea,) and Renegade.

I’ve helpfully found the definition of renegade for you, courtesy of The Oxford English Dictionary, because I can understand if after reading the list of nominations in that category you became a little confused about the meaning of the word.

‘Renegade’ (noun) a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.

I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly what comes to mind when I think of Meghan Trainor.

Check out the full list of nominees here, but it’s a little hard to make head or tail of, so I’ve helpfully compiled a list for you below. I know, I’m too kind. The awards air on NBC March 29, but I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time to speculate about who’ll be performing between then and now.

Who do you think will walk away with the most hearts in March?

The iHeart Radio Awards Nominations 2015

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
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 + Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Problem” – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz

Best New Artist

Cole Swindell
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith

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

Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year

“Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih feat. YG
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Flawless” – Beyoncé
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross

Dance Song of the Year

“Animals” – Martin Garrix
“Blame” – Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
“La La La” – Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
“Summer” – Calvin Harris
“Waves” – Mr. Probz

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


Brantley Gilbert
Charli XCX
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor