iHeartRadio Female Artist of the Year: Rihanna or Sia?
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iHeartRadio Female Artist of the Year: Rihanna or Sia?

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Rihanna and Sia are in stiff competition for Female Artist of the Year at the 4th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Both superstars scored #1 dance-pop collaborative hits in 2016—RiRi's "Work" (feat. Drake) and Sia's "Cheap Thrills" (feat. Sean Paul). Both tunes were nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. While the two compete time and time again, they are queens of the airwaves. But who should win? 🎤🏆

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On March 5, the 4th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is honoring the best music artists popularly heard across radio stations throughout the year. And the Tylt is predicting the winners in the "Artist of the Year" categories in a series of iHeart brackets. The ladies nominated for Female of the Year are some of the best artists in the music game. (Unfortunately, we had to leave off a nominee in this bracket—Selena Gomez.) Other nominees Adele, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Sia all had some of the biggest pop tunes that not only ruled the Billboard charts, but also dominated iHeart's airwaves in 2016.

Check out the rest of our "Female Artist of the Year" bracket: 

iHeartRadio Female Artist of the Year: Adele or Ariana Grande?

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These ladies gave us fire to jam to on the radio in 2016—and neither are slowing down with their hits! But who's the real Female Artist of the Year?

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Rihanna continues to slay the pop music game—so much so that she scored 10 nominations at the iHeart Awards! T-E-N!

"Work" and "This Is What You Came For" are going head-to-head for Best Collaboration and Best Music video. And "Work" and "Needed Me" are going head-to-head for R&B Song of the Year. You know you're the shit when you're nominated twice in three different categories. 

And it's because RiRi is the epitome of a pop superstar. Her music clearly continues to run radio airwaves.

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Like Sia had sung on "Cheap Thrills"—"Come on, come on, turn the radio on" and you'll probably hear her music. The reggae-fused pop song is super infectious, and garnered her a #1 hit and Grammy nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for "This Is Acting." 

Not only that, but "Cheap Thrills" is 11th biggest hit of 2016, according to Billboard. She's a pop superstar—but she's always been an underdog. Heck, she wrote Rihanna's 2012 #1 hit "Diamonds." Something tells us her underdog days are over!

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Plus, her 10th nomination is for Best Fan Army—Rihanna Navy.

She's the most nominated female artist this year. So, she's bound to win big. 

But Sia deserves to finally win big.

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