Cardi B leads iHeartRadio Awards with 13 nods, Drake has 8

FILE - In this March 11, 2018, file photo, Cardi B accepts the Best New Artist award during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The awards will air live on March 14 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of the year. Drake follows Cardi B with eight nominations and is up for song of the year with "God's Plan."

Other song-of-the-year nominees include Ed Sheeran's "Perfect," Post Malone's "Better Now" and "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.

The iHeartRadio Awards will make its debut on Fox when it airs live March 14 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande earned six nominations, while J Balvin, Maroon 5, Post Malone and Marshmello each scored five nominations.

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