Tems & Wizkid bring home another win for Afrobeats

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Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems and Afrobeats superstar Wizkid bagged wins at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2023.

iHeart Media and Fox Entertainment announced the winners for the 2023 iHeart Music Awards, with Tems receiving the Hip-Hop Song of the Year award for her collaborative work on Future‘s “Wait For U.” Tems and Wizkid were both awarded the “Afrobeats Artist of the Year” title, surpassing notable contenders like Burna Boy, CKay, and Fireboy DML.

The ceremony was hosted by popular singer and actor Lenny Kravitz, and the show was broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, March 27 on FOX.

See the full list below:

Song of the Year

“About Damn Time”- Lizzo

“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift (WINNER)

“As It Was”- Harry Styles

“Big Energy”- Latto

“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons

“First Class”- Jack Harlow

“Ghost”- Justin Bieber

“Heat Waves” – Glass Animals

“INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

“Woman” – Doja Cat

Artist of the Year


Doja Cat


Dua Lipa

Harry Styles (WINNER)

Jack Harlow

Justin Bieber


Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year


Black Eyed Peas


Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

Glass Animals

Imagine Dragons (WINNER)




Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Collaboration

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert

“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa

“half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney

“I Like You (A Happier Song)” – Post Malone ft. Doja Cat

“INDUSTRY BABY” – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

“One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd

“Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa

“Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras (WINNER)

“WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems

“You Right” – Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best New Pop Artist

Dove Cameron



Nicky Youre

Steve Lacy

Country Song of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan

“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney

“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell (WINNER)

“The Kind of Love We Make” – Luke Combs

“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year

Carrie Underwood

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen (WINNER)

Best New Country Artist

Bailey Zimmerman

Cody Johnson (WINNER)

Elle King

Elvie Shane

Priscilla Block

Afrobeats Artist of the Year

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


Wizkid (WINNER)

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”- Hitkidd & GloRilla

“First Class” – Jack Harlow

“Girls Want Girls” – Drake ft. Lil Baby

“Super Gremlin”- Kodak Black

“WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems (WINNER)

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Drake (WINNER)


Kodak Black

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist


GloRilla (WINNER)

Latto (WINNER)

Nardo Wick

SleazyWorld Go

R&B Song of the Year

“BREAK MY SOUL” – Beyoncé

“Free Mind” – Tems

“Hrs And Hrs” – Muni Long

“I Hate U”- SZA (WINNER)

“Smokin Out The Window” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

R&B Artist of the Year


Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

Muni Long


Yung Bleu

Best New R&B Artist


Brent Faiyaz

Muni Long (WINNER)

Steve Lacy


Alternative Song of the Year

“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers

“EDGING”- Blink-182

“Enemy (from the series Arcane League of Legends)”- Imagine Dragons (WINNER)

“Heat Waves”- Glass Animals

“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”- Kate Bush

Alternative Artist of the Year

Imagine Dragons


Red Hot Chili Peppers (WINNER)

twenty one pilots


Best New Artist (Alternative & Rock)

Beach Weather


Giovannie and the Hired Guns (WINNER)


Wet Leg

Rock Song of the Year

“Black Summer”- Red Hot Chili Peppers (WINNER)

“Patient Number 9”- Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck

“Planet Zero”- Shinedown

“So Called Life”- Three Days Grace

“Taking Me Back”- Jack White

Rock Artist of the Year


Papa Roach (WINNER)

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Three Days Grace

Dance Song of the Year

“Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa

“Escape”- KX5, Kaskade, Deadmau5 ft. Hayla

“Heaven Takes You Home”- Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance

“Hot In It”- Tiësto & Charli XCX

“I’m Good (Blue)”- David Guetta & Bebe Rexha (WINNER)

Dance Artist of the Year

Anabel Englund (WINNER)

Joel Corry


Swedish House Mafia


Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song Of The Year

“El Incomprendido” – Farruko/ Víctor Cárdenas/ DJ Adoni

“MAMIII”- Becky G & Karol G (WINNER)

“Me Porto Bonito”- Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone

“Moscow Mule” – Bad Bunny


Latin Pop/Reggaeton Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny (WINNER)

Daddy Yankee


Karol G

Rauw Alejandro

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

“Cada Quien”- Grupo Firme ft. Maluma

“Cómo Te Olvido” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho (WINNER)

“Si Te Pudiera Mentir”- Calibre 50

“Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex” – La Adictiva

“Ya Supérame”- Grupo Firme

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year

Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

El Fantasma

Grupo Firme (WINNER)

La Adictiva

Best New Latin Artist


Kali Uchis (WINNER)


Ryan Castro


Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)

“About Damn Time” – Lizzo

“abcdefu” – GAYLE

“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift (WINNER)

“Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan

“Glimpse Of Us”- Joji

“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna

“N95” – Kendrick Lamar

“pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug

“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj

“Wasted On You” – Morgan Wallen

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)

“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift

“As It Was” – Harry Styles

“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez

“Don’t Be Shy”- Tiësto & Karol G

“DON’T YOU WORRY”- Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta

“Envovler” – Anitta

“Left and Right”- Charlie Puth ft. Jung Kook of BTS

“Pink Venom”- BLACKPINK

“Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny

“Yet To Come” – BTS (WINNER)

Best Fan Army (Socially Voted Category)

“Barbz”- Nicki Minaj

“Beliebers”- Justin Bieber

“BeyHive” – Beyoncé



“Harries” – Harry Styles

“Hotties”- Megan Thee Stallion

“Louies”- Louis Tomlinson

“RihannaNavy”- Rihanna

“Rushers”- Big Time Rush

“Selenators” – Selena Gomez

“Swifties”- Taylor Swift

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)

Bailey Zimmerman

Charli D’Amelio

Em Beihold




Lauren Spencer-Smith

Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer (Socially Voted Category)


Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos

Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda

Halsey – Yasi

Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield (WINNER)

Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling

Luke Combs – David Bergman

Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill

Olivia Rodrigo – DONSLENS

Post Malone – Adam DeGross

twenty one pilots – Ashley Osborn

YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

TikTok Bop of the Year (Socially Voted Category)

“About Damn Time”- Lizzo

“As It Was” – Harry Styles

“Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy

“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift (WINNER)

“Big Energy”- Latto

“CUFF IT”- Beyoncé

“Envolver”- Anitta

“Just Wanna Rock” – Lil Uzi Vert

“Made You Look”- Meghan Trainor

“Super Freaky Girl” – Nicki Minaj

“Unholy”- Sam Smith & Kim Petras

“World’s Smallest Violin”- AJR

Favorite Documentary (Socially Voted Category)

“Halftime” – Jennifer Lopez

“Life in Pink” – Machine Gun Kelly

“Love, Lizzo”- Lizzo

“Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi” – Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi

“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” – Selena Gomez (WINNER)

“Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl” – Shania Twain

“Sheryl” – Sheryl Crow

“Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby” – Lil Baby

Favorite Tour Style (Socially Voted Category)

Bad Bunny

Carrie Underwood

Dua Lipa

Elton John

Harry Styles (WINNER)

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X


Machine Gun Kelly

Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Favorite Residency (Socially Voted Category)

“An Evening with Silk Sonic” – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

“Enigma + Jazz & Piano” – Lady Gaga

“Let’s Go!” – Shania Twain

“Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend

“Love On Tour” – Harry Styles (WINNER)

“Play”- Katy Perry

“REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency” – Carrie Underwood

“Usher: My Way – The Las Vegas Residency” – Usher

“Weekends with Adele” – Adele

Favorite Use of a Sample (Socially Voted Category)

Beyoncé’s “SUMMER RENAISSANCE” – sampled Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”

BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” – sampled 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P,” Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay,” and Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”

Chlöe’s “Treat Me” – sampled Bubba Sparxxx & Ying Yang Twins’ “Ms. New Booty”

David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” – sampled Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”

DJ Khaled & Drake’s “Staying Alive” – sampled The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”

Doja Cat’s “Vegas” – sampled Shonka Dukureh’s “Hound Dog”

Jack Harlow’s “First Class” – sampled Fergie’s “Glamorous”

Latto’s “Big Energy” – sampled Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”

Lizzo’s “Break Up Twice” – sampled Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” – sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”

Taylor Swift’s “Question…?” – sampled Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods” (WINNER)

Yung Gravy’s “Betty (Get Money)” – sampled Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”

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