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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

January 04, 2017

Drake leads iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with 12

NEW YORK — Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers has 11 nominations, including song of the year for "Closer" with Halsey.

iHeartMedia and Turner announced the nominees Wednesday. It was also announced that Bruno Mars will perform at the fourth annual awards show, to be held March 5 in Los Angeles and televised on TBS, TNT and truTV, as well as simulcast on iHeartMedia stations.

This year's show has been expanded to more than 30 categories. Other multiple nominees include twenty one pilots, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

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