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Drake leads iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with 12

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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) © The Associated Press 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)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016, file photo shows Alex Pall, left, and Andrew Taggart from The Chainsmokers, perform at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in 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 picked up 11 nominations, including song of the year for “Closer” with Halsey, announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016, file photo shows Alex Pall, left, and Andrew Taggart from The Chainsmokers, perform at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in 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 picked up 11 nominations, including song of the year for “Closer” with Halsey, announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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.

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers picked up 11 nominations, including song of the year for “Closer.” iHeartMedia and Turner also announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, that Bruno Mars will perform at the awards show held March 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers picked up 11 nominations, including song of the year for “Closer.” iHeartMedia and Turner also announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, that Bruno Mars will perform at the awards show held March 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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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