Best New Artist Finalists Revealed for 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Earlier this week, iHeartMedia and Turner announced its Best New Artist finalists for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. With a list of talented newcomers across sever different music formats (Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Latin, Regional Mexican), iHeartMedia had their work cut out for them, narrowing the list down to just a few performers.

The finalists for the Best New Artist category include The Strumbellas, Chicago’s Chance The Rapper, CNCO, Joss Favela, country music’s Kelsea Ballerini, Bryson Tiller and The Chainsmokers. The ultimate winner will be announced on Sunday, March 5th, during the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will take place at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. But if you won’t be able to attend in person, fear not, because the event will be televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 PM ET, and will be simulcasted on iHeartMedia stations nationwide.

Peep the finalists for the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Artists.

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

Rock/Alternative Rock: The Strumbellas
Country: Kelsea Ballerini
Hip-Hop: Chance the Rapper
Latin: CNCO
Regional Mexican: Joss Favela
Pop: The Chainsmokers
R&B: 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
– 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



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