Blacc Earns Two iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations

It’s a nice Wake (Me) Up moment for Aloe Blacc

The 35-year-old Panamanian-American singer, songwriter is the leading Latino finalist for the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will air live on NBC on May 1 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Blacc earned two nominations for writing and performing vocals on Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up,” which has charted at #1 in 22 countries.

Blacc, who is set to perform at the upcoming Nickelodeon‘s Kids’ Choice Awards, is nominated in the EDM Song of the Year and Best Lyrics categories.

But Blacc isn’t the only Hispanic artist nominated…

Pitbull and Ke$ha picked up a nomination for Best Collaboration for their chart-topping hit “Timber.”

The 32-year-old Cuban American rap superstar reached the summit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the Pop Songs chart. It has sold more than 2.5 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Meanwhile, Demi Lovato is nominated in the Best Fan Army category. The 21-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has 21.5 million followers on Twitter, as well as 4.4 million followers on Instagram.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards telecast will feature “this year’s biggest artists and songs” along with “live performances, never-before-done duets and collaborations,” including performances streamed from other venues in Los Angeles.

Nominees for the awards were based on results from the newly introduced iHeartRadioChart, which compiles airplay-based listener feedback and performance data, digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform and sales, social video data and tags from Big Champagne and Shazam. The data was compiled by Mediabase based on data from the past 12 months.

Here are this year’s nominees:

Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maroon 5

Song of the Year:

“Hold on We’re Going Home” – Drake ft. Majid Jordan
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna

Best Collaboration:
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

Best New Artist:

Florida Georgia Line
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Country Song of the Year:
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift
“It Goes Like This” – Thomas Rhett
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
“That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan

Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell 
“Hold on We’re Going Home” – Drake ft. Majid Jordan
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
“Pour It Up” – Rihanna
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake

EDM Song of the Year:
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
“Stay the Night” – Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
“Summertime Sadness” – Lana Del Rey ft. Cedric Gervais
“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
“Wake Me Up” – Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Demons” – Imagine Dragons
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Pompeii” – Bastille
“Royals” – Lorde
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Best Lyrics:
“Wake Me Up” – Avicii (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
“I Love It (ft. Charli XCX)” – Icona Pop
“Say Something” – A Great Big World
feat. Christina Aguilera
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus

Best Fan Army:
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
Lovatics – Demi Lovato
Mahomies – Austin Mahone
Rihanna Navy – Rihanna
Swifties – Taylor Swift