iHeartRadio Best Duo/Group of the Year: Imagine Dragons or Maroon 5?

Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 definitely brought the pop to rock in 2017, cementing each group's respective status alongside the other nominees for Best Duo/Group of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Imagine Dragons scored two of the biggest hits of 2017 with "Believer" and "Thunder." Maroon 5 continued the pop-rock reign, teaming up with other top artists like Future and SZA on some o…

iHeartRadio Best Duo/Group of the Year: Migos or the Chainsmokers?

Migos and the Chainsmokers dominate their respective genres, and that's why both are nominated for Best Duo/Group of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Migos' "Bad and Boujee" topped the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2017, followed by their chart-topping trap sophomore LP "Culture." The Chainsmokers continued their EDM reign in 2017 with their official debut album "Memories...Do Not Open,…

Greatest love ballad: 'I Will Always Love You' or 'Because You Loved Me'?

Whitney Houston and Celine Dion are two pop queens of the '90s vocal trinity (can't forget Mariah) who blessed us with their beautiful voices on some of the greatest love songs ever. Houston topped herself with "I Will Always Love You," breaking records with her powerhouse rendition. But Celine's "Because You Loved Me" was nominated for many awards—winning the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visu…

iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran or Shawn Mendes?

Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes are folk pop's biggest crooners, and now they are in a stiff competition for Male Artist of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Sheeran is regarded as Billboard's top male artist of 2017, scoring a mega hit with "Shape of You." Mendes continued the success of his sophomore album "Illuminate" with top five pop hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." Who should…

iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Bruno Mars or the Weeknd?

The Weeknd and Bruno Mars are today's greatest R&B-pop crooners, and their status mean they are facing off for yet another major award. This time they are both nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Bruno is fresh off of sweeping the 2018 Grammys with seven wins. But the Weeknd is also award-winning starboy, scoring many more crossover hits under his belt in 20…

Best national anthem performance ever: Whitney Houston or Jennifer Hudson?

In the wake of Fergie's national anthem fumble, people are asking—whose performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was the greatest of all time? For many, Whitney Houston's 1991 Super Bowl performance is the absolute gold standard. Both mighty and exquisite, it became a Top 10 radio hit. But others say Jennifer Hudson's rendition is the most iconic; unlike Whitney, JHud sang live (yeah, we said it)…

Most influential pop vocalist of this generation: Rihanna or Sia?

Rihanna's currently the Queen of the Charts. RiRi just turned 30, and already scored 50 top 40 hits with 31 of those hits peaking within the top 10 and 14 topping the Hot 100. So it comes as no surprise that Rihanna is currently ranked at #5 on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Women Artists chart, and many music critics call her the most influential pop vocalist of this generation. But ot…

Was Fergie's national anthem performance really that bad?

Fergie calls herself a "risk taker," and that's exactly what she did when she performed the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Her jazzy rendition has been blasted by most of the Internet as one of the worst national anthem performances ever. The criticism was so bad that Fergie issued an apology, arguing she did her best. Defenders say she shouldn't have to apologize for a b…

Best grunge band: Nirvana or Pearl Jam?

Nirvana and Pearl Jam are arguably the most well-known pioneers of the grunge movement. Pearl Jam's debut album, "Ten," actually came out right before Nirvana's breakthrough sophomore effort "Nevermind." Pearl Jam took on darker issues, like school shootings in "Jeremy." And to this day, music critics often argue Pearl Jam is the most influential grunge band. Still—Nirvana became an iconic band wi…

iHeartRadio Female Artist of the Year: Alessia Cara or Halsey?

Alessia Cara and Halsey are both pop divas who fully arrived in 2017, and their hard work paid off as they're nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Alessia Cara is still riding high off of the success of her 2015 debut album "Know-It-All," scoring many top 10 solo hits and collaborations, and the Grammy for Best New Artist. Halsey gained a #1 album in 2017 w…